09
12
2018

Real Life Blog…

Want a real life blog? In case I haven’t been real enough with you yet, here it is. First of all, as I type this, I’m in pain. Not from a workout. Not from the human growing inside of me. Not emotional pain. Pain from a virus that is causing my throat, hands and feet to literally, burn. I’m fine as long as my baby is fine. That being said, being on my phone today doesn’t feel good. Walking doesn’t feel good. Washing dishes doesn’t feel good. So today’s real life means that after I post this blog...

07
24
2018

F*CK BEING PERFECT.

F*CK BEING PERFECT. PERIOD. Perfect does not exist in food. In bodies. In life. In jobs. In another person. In you. It doesn’t. It is unattainable and unsustainable. So why do we feel we need to be perfect, in any way? I used to plan sooooo much. It gave me peace. A false sense of control. And nothing ever went fully according to plan. Nothing ever went perfectly. When you expect another person to be perfect, when you expect every meal choice to be perfect, or you expect you can make your body p...

07
24
2018

WHAT REALLY MATTERS: QUALITY VERSUS QUANTITY

WHAT REALLY MATTERS If there is one thing pregnancy is highlighting for me, it’s genuine health and nutrition over counting calories and macros. It’s funny how sometimes we wait until there’s a human growing in us to make us think more about what we are eating. What’s even funnier is that SO much “diet” food is NOT EVEN HEALTHY. We have lost touch with health, a pursuit of health, and what really matters. We have exchanged that for weight loss, smaller pants sizes, and pursuit of an image of hap...

07
15
2018

IT’S HAPPENING…Coming Soon, JANUARY 2019

It’s happening!! I couldn’t be more excited to announce that Dave and I are expecting our first baby in January!! It has been soooo hard to not share everything I’ve been experiencing from the physical to the emotional and even more so mental. I am extremely grateful for this blessing for us and for the ways I feel I will grow and better serve you guys as well. As one wise man said, the only thing constant in life is change. So with that being said, I want to be able to share all the changes tha...

07
15
2018

UNMOTIVATED TO WORK OUT???

UNMOTIVATED TO WORK OUT??? One of the most popular questions I get is, “Lisa, are you ever just not motivated to workout?” The short answer is, yes.  And this answer may scare you. I’m going to try to keep this simple and see if you can follow my mindset shift that happened so that I no longer fear NOT being motivated to workout. 1. If you are forcing your workouts, you will likely lose motivation at some point. 2. If your workouts are extrinsically motivated, (weight loss, six pack, goal weight...

07
15
2018

MEAL MAKE-OVER

Yogurt and fruit. Why we typically think this is a “good” choice… Fruit is good for us. Yogurt is low in fat. It’s not a high calorie meal. How this snack PROBABLY makes us feel… Good in the moment. It’s yummy. We think we are “being good.” However, about 2-3 hours later, if that,  we are hungry again or normally craving more food and probably a carb because this snack, albeit low fat, spiked our blood sugar. That caused a release of insulin. As insulin brings our sugar back down, ou...

06
24
2018

10 REASONS I LOVE 30 MINUTE WORKOUTS… and you should too!

Hey you!! Guess what??? Your workouts don’t have to take an hour plus to be effective. Nope. They don’t. Besides, do you have over an hour a day to dedicate to working out? I don’t. I have other things I want to do and experience and take care of. If I’m spending too long on my workouts, exercise becomes stressful instead of fun because it is taking up too much of my time, delaying other things I want to do, and adds pressure to find that MUCH time to workout, increasing the likelihood that I wo...

06
24
2018

A LESSON FROM MY EATING DISORDER

Disordered eating. The darkest time of my life. There was no logic that would work for me. No change in perception. No mindset shift was going to end my compulsive weight loss journey. I didn’t start it because I was fat and I wasn’t continuing it because I thought I was fat. I started out of fear, continued out of excitement, and couldn’t stop out of compulsiveness. What changed? Pain. Opening my eyes to the present moment. Not avoiding what I was and not fearing what I may be.  But being what...

06
10
2018

WHEN FITNESS GOES AWRY: How to handle the wrenches in life…

This may be one of my most practical blog posts yet. Ok. So you have a plan. You prep your food. You work out. Maybe you even track your food. You have a typical routine. You like things to go according to plan. You have every good intention in the world to follow your food and fitness plan, but life says otherwise. Maybe life says this weekend you aren’t going to be home for more than 5 minutes. Maybe it says you’re going to get to bed much later than usual. Maybe it says this is the food that’...

06
06
2018

BLOG: MY FRESH, FEEL GOOD APPETIZER (or meal, if you’re like me)

  My sister introduced me to this years ago, with absolutely no “diet” intentions in mind, which is partially why I still love it today. While it’s great year round, summer is best. It’s basically a chop and dump recipe, and it allows room for your own variety. My measurements are very flexible and estimated because I don’t measure, and you can add more or less of what you want. So without further ado, the GREEK in me presents to you…. ——- GREEK DIP Your favorite hummus (medium packag...