Samara Donald is: The Gym Coach

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The Art of Losing

My husband will be very upset with this title. He continues to correct me when I assert that “I lost” with “No, you didn’t win, it’s not the same thing.” … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Patience (…is not my strongest skill!)

Someone asked me the other day “When is the best moment during your competition; the show itself or  when you win?” This was an interesting question I had to consider … Continue reading

July 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

2012 in review

Thanks to Everyone and Anyone who read my blog in 2012!! I love posting and hope that you have found something interesting to help you MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR … Continue reading

January 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Part 1: Making the Decision to Compete

People enter fitness competitions for many reasons. From the outside it may seem like a completely vein and selfish pursuit. For me personally, I have always been inspired by anyone … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

What I learned from my first competitive fitness experience (Introduction)

I’m introducing a blog series here, based on my first and recent NPC competition. If you don’t know what NPC is, you’re not alone. NPC stands for “National Physique Committee” and is … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment


I looked up the definition of commitment today and was somewhat surprised: com·mit·ment [ kə mítmənt ] (noun): 1) responsibility: something that takes up time or energy, especially an obligation. 2) loyalty: devotion … Continue reading

May 18, 2010 · Leave a comment

Looking your best, even when you’re not

I have an event tonight – a formal charity auction dinner with a lot of swanky folks from the city. I’m quite excited about it, though if you’ve read my … Continue reading

March 13, 2010 · 1 Comment