Entries by Vicki Diaz

Cauliflower Linguine with Italian sausage

Finding healthier versions for family meals is a daily challenge for me.  I’ve done a lot of experimenting in the kitchen during Stay-at-home orders.  Comfort food has been the first request from my quarantine crew! This healthier version of pasta and Italian sausage was a hit!  Not to mention, I was able to sneak in […]

Upper body TRX workout

  As a professional physique competitor and trainer, I rely on resistance training to build and shape my clients’ physiques. I use the TRX suspension trainer often as a warmup and/or finisher. During our Quarantine time, I’ve used my suspension trainer more often than usual in my workouts.  This upper body and core workout was […]

Minimal equipment glute circuit

In a hurry, no need to worry!  We’ve got your glutes covered with this minimal equipment glute workout. Equipment: Dumbbells 8-15lbs. Hip Circle.  I used the Glute Loop by Bret Contreras Lateral steps with hip circle just above knees – 30 alternating Band should be just above your knees.  Sit back slightly putting weight into […]

Are you ready to start contest prep?

Preparing for a physique competition can be one of the most exciting times of your life. After months of disciplined eating, workouts and posing practice, getting on stage is a celebration! The sweat and sacrifice is hard and that’s what makes it GREAT! The thrill and personal accomplishment that accompanies knowing that YOU did the […]

Aging Younger While Pursuing Fitness Goals

I recently celebrated another birthday! As I reflect on memories, accomplishments and future goals, the concept of “aging” has been on my mind.  What does “act your age” even mean? There are days when I wake up and think, “I’m getting older and aches and pains are part of that.” Or, one I heard about […]