Samara Donald is: The Gym Coach

Make the most of your workout!

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

Hold the…. Healthy & Protein packed Chocolate Lava Cake?! Oh Yeah.

  Hello sweet tooth! Your life has been saved. Now that I’m in full on training and 2 weeks away from competition, I have ZERO room for cheats and error … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment


per·se·ver·ance /ˌpɜrsəˈvɪərəns/ Show Spelled [pur-suh-veer-uhns] Show IPA noun 1. steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement. 2.Theology … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Training Plan plan

“If you don’t know where you are going, how can you expect to get there?” – Basil S. Walsh Continuing on the subject of the Importance of Planning (the 3rd … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Meal Plan Plan

Even when not training for a race or competition, I have always found weekly meal planning the key to ensuring myself and my family eat healthy. Without a plan, it’s … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

Before we begin…

As I start my training this time around, I come to it gratefully no longer a novice, having 1 regional competition under my belt last year. A sense of not … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spring Training Begins

Sorry about the nearly monthly long hiatus I just took from my blog – if you noticed that is . I was on vacation! And had a fabulous time not … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment