Beginners Guide to Group Fitness

Hi Friends!!

I have always been a huge fan group fitness. I love the positive atmosphere and the unique culture that each class seems to possess. For a few years, I worked out at a local Crossfit Box and I truly loved it. I even filmed a few really awesome lifestyle segments there for the Miss USA video packages. However, Crossfit isn’t for the faint of heart. Even though it is adaptable for all fitness levels, it incorporates a lot … Read More

Cooking with Hello Fresh

The Not-So Pioneer Woman Cooks

Last week, I conducted a little kitchen experiment using Hello Fresh. Hello Fresh is a meal kit delivery service that sends healthy portioned meals to your door with detailed cooking instructions. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not very skilled in the kitchen to say the least. (Earlier this year, I had the “Great Egg Explosion of 2017” in my kitchen after the simple task of boiling eggs went south!) Despite my past … Read More

Workout and Diet Q&A

Hello Everyone!

In my last blog post, I asked you to submit your diet and exercise questions for me to answer. Here is my Q&A on what I did to get ready for swimsuit competition!


Due to your experience in pageants, you’ve prepared for a LOT of swimsuit competitions. What did you learn during your prep for Miss USA SS that radically changed your usual SS prep habits?

I went about training for the Miss USA swimsuit competition way … Read More

Beauty | Brand | Believe Expo

I am extremely excited to travel  to the Beauty|Brand|Believe Expo this weekend! It is the Premier Northwest Beauty Expo that focuses on helping state and national competitors improve their confidence, interview skills, and overall presentation. (You can read a little bit more about the event and the speakers here.)

I will be attending this event with my good friend and personal trainer for Miss USA, Quincy Alexander. Quincy and the Elite Training team were a HUGE part … Read More

How to (Almost) be a Morning Person

Anyone who knows me is aware that I am a horrific morning person. I usually struggle to get out of bed, hit snooze a million and one times, rush around, pull myself together enough to make coffee and hit the road. I often dream of having a life where I do not have to wake up to the alarm clock. One where I can quietly drink my coffee while I watch Kathy Lee and Hoda. But until then, I have … Read More