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Fitness Competition Recap

By Kate Horney I can’t believe last weekend was our big fitness competition.   I’ve gotten lots of questions about how I prepared for the fitness competition, so here’s a recap.   Even if you’re not training for a bikini competition, the information I’m sharing with you below can be used for dialing in your current physique for a wedding, vacation, or a ...[Read More]

3 Weeks Out- Bikini Competition + Refeed Day

3 Weeks Out- Bikini Competition + Refeed Day

By Kate Horney We’ve got just 3 weeks left until my bikini competition; and I’m doing everything I can to get in competition shape while staying sane… That means focus in on the the right type of workouts (Two-a-day cardio sessions? No thank you!), proper nutrition and…The missing piece of the puzzle:  keeping my metabolic hormones balanced! Training for a bikini competition withou ...[Read More]

4 Weeks Out – Carb Cycling Diet

4 Weeks Out – Carb Cycling Diet

A common mistake when women begin dieting is to cut out carbs- even the good ones. If you choose the wrong carbs, or eat too many carbohydrates, then yes- carbs will cause you to store fat. Limiting your carbohydrate intake is important if you looking for fat loss results, but some carbohydrates are needed for energy, and not all carbs are created equal. That’s why one of my favorite advance ...[Read More]

Healthy Strawberry Shortcake

Healthy Strawberry Shortcake

My family is so excited that fresh strawberry picking has started!   One of my favorite memories as a kid was picking fresh strawberries with my family, and then coming home and enjoying homemade strawberry shortcake with my dad.     The traditional version of shortcake has lots of carbs (hello, sugar and flour) so now that I’m preparing for my upcoming fitness competition I’ve been ...[Read More]

6 Weeks Out – Bikini Competition Workouts

6 Weeks Out – Bikini Competition Workouts

By Kate Horney When it comes to bikini competition workouts, if you’re focusing on the right type of training all year long, you won’t have to change much when it’s time to “prep”. My focus for this competition prep has been on burning fat while preserving my lean muscle mass.   This change in body composition is what gives bikini competitors the tight, toned, and lean ...[Read More]

7 Weeks Out- Bikini Competition Diet

7 Weeks Out- Bikini Competition Diet

By Kate Horney Since learning how to balance my metabolic hormones through what I eat and how I train for my body type, reaching and maintaining my fitness and fat loss goals has become almost effortless!   After baby #2 (Warren James) was born I completed 12 weeks of my postpartum fat loss program (Beyond baby) and since then I’ve kind of coasted in maintenance mode… But I’m ready ...[Read More]

Kate’s Top 6 Kitchen Must Haves!

Kate’s Top 6 Kitchen Must Haves!

By Kate Horney   Everyone knows the saying “Abs are made in the kitchen” and I have to be honest with you: it couldn’t be closer to the truth!   If you want results when it comes to your health, fitness or fat loss, you need to focus on eating the right types of nutritious foods…. And that means you also need to learn to prepare those foods (preferably in the easiest, most time efficient ...[Read More]

The Top 13 Things I Learned in 2013

By Kate Horney Hey BeyondFit Moms! As I take a moment (a very brief moment, with a toddler screaming and pulling on my leg) and reflect on 2013 , and as I say goodbye to the year, I think of this past year with joy and happiness…. First, I continued to adjust to being a busy mom.  We celebrated Jackson’s 1st birthday in September, and much of 2013 was spent with diapers, spit up and chasing a craw ...[Read More]

Figure & Bikini Competition: Wendy’s Story

By Kate Horney In case you missed it, Patrick and I recently competed in our first fitness competition.  We had a BLAST and were really pleased with the results we got from a healthy, happy and balanced approach to contest prep. The world of fitness competitions- whether it be bikini, figure, or physique is unfamiliar to most women.  Even women who understand what the sport is about (no, we don’t ...[Read More]

Competition Recap: 2 Thoughts (My 2 Cents)

By Kate Horney This past weekend Patrick and I competed in our first fitness competition! Not only did we step on stage in the best shape of our lives (yes, even 8 months after having Jackson) but I can truly say that we enjoyed the journey leading up to the show AND that we had a blast on stage. It was a great day for me as I completed a personal goal and hopefully, in a small way, was able to sh ...[Read More]