Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Yesterday, I had my first session with Jeff, my personal trainer in preparation for Miss NY!I have been working out at the Buffalo Athletic Club for three years now but, I never had the opportunity to work with a trainer. I am so excited to feel the burn of a intense workout.I'm so ready to really lock in those hours to have that fierce swimsuit body! I am extremely sore but I don't think I could ask for anything more! Ha ha! Six pack here I come!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Congratulations to the new title holders! Kaitlin Monte, Miss Southern New York, Kate Perkins, Miss County Queen, and Kasey Waters, Miss Greater Gotham! Welcome to the Miss New York Class of 2011! One more pageant to go, and the Class of 2011 is complete!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Growing up, I spent most of my time playing outside, rather it be roller-blading, biking or simply racing friends to the other end of the street. Unfortunately times have changed...Today, children experience a very different lifestyle. Walks to and from school have been replaced by car and bus rides. Gym class and after-school sports have been cut; afternoons are now spent with TV, video games, and the internet. Parents are busier than ever and families eat fewer home-cooked meals. Snacking between meals is now commonplace.
Because of this...
childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. Today, almost one in every three children in our nation is overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40% of the children are overweight or obese. If we don't solve this problem, one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some point in their lives. Many others will face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma.
This year marks the one year anniversary of the Let's Move Campaign. Let's Move is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.
Already I have spent countless hours in the community centers and schools ensuring and helping kids become more physically active through dance.
Check out this article I found on a Kansas city school initiative to get moving! Also money raised for their event benefited the Children's Miracle Network, Miss America's national Platform! I Love it!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Due to Friday's 9.0-magnitude earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent after shocks, Japan is suffering from what its prime minister is calling the "worst crisis since WWII." The country's northern coast has been totally devastated, leaving the land and the people in ruins. I recieved a email from Livingsocial.com at website that offers the best daily deals. Today Living Social wants to make your donation count. For each $5 donation through their offer, Living Social will also donate $5 to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund.Promotional offer Expires today.
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I am so honored and excited to be YOUR Miss Greater Rochester 2011! The pageant was held Sunday March 13, 2011 at Robert Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York. Eleven beautiful and talented women competed for the chance to represent such a great city! Each contestant was extremely remarkable and I am so proud to be representing them and Greater Rochester for the 2011-2012 year! I am also, extremely excited to be joining the Miss New York Class of 2011!
As I turn 24 this year, sadly this is my LAST and final year in the Miss America Organization. :( I have been competing since I was 17 years old. This is a BIG YEAR for me. Wow,time flies! What I find interesting is that this amazing organization that I found at 17,I have not been able to let go! I thank my Artistic Director of the dance school I attended for getting me involved. As a child I was extremely shy, hard to believe now! But I can remember the fear that would rush through my body when meeting new people and the lack of confidence I had. My dance teacher felt through the art of dance this ultimately would cure my fear...Was she right? Absolutely!
Also,I am extremely excited to be working with Calista Amering and Katie Martin, as I prepare for the exciting year ahead! I had the opportunity to work with Calista last year as Miss Genesee Valley 2010 and roomie/sister queen Katie Martin, and they were wonderful.I would also, like to say thank you to all the volunteers and judges, without you we could not have made this happen! I think I can speak on behalf of all the contestants in giving special thanks to Robin and Val who assisted with our hair and make-up. These girls were fabulous at making sure we had that extra curl where needed. They made sure we looked perfect for stage. Robin, I can promise you those 2 year old false eye lashes that I insisted on continuously wearing... are now in the garbage :) haha.
As I make local appearances, promote my personal platform, and work in promoting Childrens Miracle Network I will be sure to keep you updated as Miss Greater Rochester 2011!
Miss Greater Rochester 2011