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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Salt City Championships 2016

This day was everything I wanted it to be!  It was the best birthday celebration ever!  During my finals routine the announcer had the crowd sing the happy birthday song to me.  You'll notice I'm giggling and grinning in a couple pictures when they were singing!  I'm so grateful for amazing friends I made back stage that day!  These ladies are so supportive and uplifting, it's really awesome!  I'm still honored to have placed so well among these badass athletes!

Prejudging individual quarter turns

 Prejudging quarter turns, Masters Figure A

Quarter turns Novice Figure B

Quarter turns Open Figure C

 Finals Individual Routine

Masters Figure A Winners 
Left to Right 4th, 2nd (Me! Yay!), 1st, 3rd Place

Novice Figure B Winners
Left to Right 4th, 2nd, 1st, 3rd (Me! Yippee!), 5th

Open Figure C Winners
4th (Me! Hooray!), 2nd, 1st, 3rd, 5th

Backstage shots!



Tuesday, June 28, 2016

One Year of Muscle AKA Transformation Tuesday

When I first wanted to compete, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into.  I had no idea how long it really takes to build muscle.  I had no idea how much smaller I'd look after cutting and trying to get shredded.  I had no idea how hard it would be to lose that last stubborn belly fat.  All I knew was that it would be fun (because I like doing hard things) and it would be a lot of work (also fun).  My journey has been fun and it has been hard.  Sometimes really really hard. Sometimes I wanted to quit.  Sometimes I cried.  Sometimes I was a total jerk to my family and friends (I'm sorry family & friends, I love you! You are the best!).  But it all has been worth it.  100%!  

Looking back at my competition pictures from last year I am so proud of how far I have come, and am looking forward to making improvements over the next months until I decided it's time to compete again.  I would like to compete again, but not until next year.  I really enjoy it, but competing takes a lot away from my family and my business and my other hobbies, like blogging.  And I know you miss my posts while I'm prepping for a competition! 

Of course, it would have made too much sense to put all of the before pictures on the same side of each photo.  But ya'll are smart and can clearly tell which photos are from last year and which are from this year!


Not too shabby for a forty year old mom of three, huh? 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Eat this now! Protein Ice Cream

I have been playing with protein smoothies and protein ice cream for quite some time.  Then, thank you Instagram, I came across this gem of a recipe!  Obviously, I cannot take credit for this masterpiece, but it is deee-licious!  It does make quite a bit of ice cream, though, so you might want to have a friend handy to help you eat it all! 

Thanks to @katielynnbutler for sharing!
6oz almond milk
2 Scoops chocolate protein powder (she suggests Orgain, which I've used and is super yummy, but I chose RawFusion)
1T dark cocoa powder
1T Stevia
1/2 t hazelnut extract (however I didn't have any on hand, so I used almond extract and it was fab!)
2 1/2 C ice

Use a high powered blender like my beautiful Vitamix and blend all the above ingredients, then add 1/2 t xanthan gum (this is what gives it that creamy ice cream texture, so don't skip it!)

This protein ice cream is so delicious, that, with a little added love it even makes an awesome "cheat" or as one of my clients says, "treat yo-self meal!"

What are you waiting for!?  Go make this now and don't forget to share your joy on social media and tag me!
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Twitter @RunReneeBlog
Facebook @ReneeYeomanCPT

Thursday, June 23, 2016

My Second Figure Competition

I did it!  My second figure competition!  I competed in the Salt City Championships (the same show as last year).  It was SO fun and I am thrilled with my placings!  I brought home trophies in all three categories I entered.  
2nd Place in the Masters
3rd Place in the Novice
4th Place in the Open (the toughest, and the trophy I'm most proud of!)

Here is a bit of the behind the scenes.... 

The night before.  ABS!
 Getting ready to head to prejudging.  My darling son, with tissue stuffed up his nose.  At least it gave me a good laugh!
 My awesome kids!
 In the truck on our way!  Jeff is the best coach on stage day! 

 Got my number at the day of, competitor check in. #70
The line up! These are in numerical order.  That's how we file onto stage.  

 Jeff, touching up my tan and getting me oiled up!
 It's really so much fun to be backstage with such an amazing group of women!  So many inspiring stories and so much love and support go around!


 Competition day happened to be my 40th Birthday!
 My friend and massage therapist, Alisha, right after I came off stage with my final trophy!  I was in tears!  So much joy!
 My coach, Jerry Shannon
 SkillPT trainer, Natalie and I.
Katherine!  Love this girl!
  I didn't quit grinning for about three days!  :D
 Last order of the night---> Birthday cake!

Thank you to everyone who supported me and encouraged me along the way!  Your kind words and support meant so much! 
Special thanks to: 
my husband, Jeff 
my three children, Kurtis, Lila, and Clarissa
my coach Jerry
team SkillPT trainers Kenzie & Natalie
my sister from another mister, Katherine
my mom, Lois