Natalie Newhart between ab exercises

The Dark Side of the Bodybuilding Diet- Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, I talked about the eating disorder issues I experienced after my first show as a result of my first attempt at the bodybuilding diet and prep. In Part 2, I wanted to share the negative affects that the show had on my own body image and how I’ve dealt with them. As I’ve said …

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The Dark Side of the Bodybuilding Diet- Part 1

Refeeding After the Show It was the night of my first physique show and I had just won my class and the overall, earning my right to compete at the next level, a National ranked show. I was happy with the results but definitely not satisfied. Although the bodybuilding diet and training was certainly difficult, I knew I was capable …

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My First Bodybuilding Competition

Hungry For Greatness When you know you’re destined for greatness, your potential haunts you. It keeps you up at night, and you won’t feel complete until you succeed. That potential had been haunting me for 10 years since I started CrossFit, and now it was worse than ever being so close to my version of success  only to have it …

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Why Bodybuilding?

In March of 2016, my unfinished dream of competing in the 2016 CrossFit Games was stripped away from me (see previous blog: Why I Did It) and I was forced to find a new aspiration. It felt like I was inches away from the finish line of the world’s longest marathon, when suddenly the race gets called off and rescheduled …