If you aren’t growing…you’re dying.

❣️In my peak physical condition. ❣️Feeling strong in body, mind and spirit. ❣️Energized by the challenge, the competition, the edge. People wonder why I would want to do a bikini competition at “my age.” All of the above. 💪😍 I’m one of the weird people who believes if...

What’s Holding You Back?

I’m currently training for my very first bikini competition!  If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, I’m sure that that’s no news to you!  BUT….even though I’m dabbling in this new world of fitness and nutrition…I’m still offering my Challenge Groups!! If you...

Get yourself a Support Team!

You know, when you decide to lay on the floor and do glute exercises, which cause you to grunt and groan and even cry out in pain, while watching a Netflix show, and your husband doesn’t bat an eye…well, maybe he raised an eyebrow…and when asked if your...

Posing Practice!

Sigh…the posing makes the workouts seem easy! 😳😭AND the arching REALLY makes my bruised ribs ache. OK, whine time is over. 3 weeks til the big day! Posted by Deborah Painter Baska on Sunday, October 21,...

Seriously. I know “normal” people don’t post pics of their bum on social media. But I have no interest in being normal, so here it is. 😂🙌😜 What I’ve learned as I’ve trained for the NPC All Star Championships (my first bodybuilding competition), is that incremental...

Too Fine for Wine!

I Got tired of all the graphic tees with sayings like: “Mama needs some wine”, “Fine like wine”, “They whine; I wine” 🚫🍷🚫🍷 Oh I used to think it was cute, but then I realized there was really nothing cute about sipping on “mom juice” all day — while I was...

I have cravings too!

When you tell your hubby you are totally jonesing for some sugar and might run up to QT to get an apple fritter…and he says, “I wasn’t going to say anything..but…that won’t do you any good in November.” 😳 And your grand plan is...

Walking Practice!

This is so much harder than it looks!  There is so much to remember…but…practice makes perfect! Xo, Deb When your bikini competitor NAILES the walk!!! Nice work Deborah Painter Baska#TwinFitnessKC #TwinFitness #fitfam #NPC #bikiniPrep #goals #NPCstage...

Comparison is the thief of Joy…

I have to admit. Yesterday I was looking at my social media feeds and kept seeing posts from some of the amazing fit and fabulous 40+ ladies that I follow, many of them bikini competitors. And as I saw them post about “gotta shed the body fat” or “gotta build the...

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