05
20
2018

WHAT I CAN OFFER YOU…

Hey you, the one who’s like how could Lisa help me?? What does she know, she’s in shape and likes to workout. She doesn’t have a giant weight loss story or transformation.❗️ —— While all of those are true, I believe I can offer you something even better. I can help you stop being obsessed with food, fitness and your body. My life doesn’t revolve around food anymore and because of that, it doesn’t revolve around fitness and my body either. —- I am not offering you my help to get you to your goal...

05
20
2018

ONE THING YOU MUST STOP FIGHTING TODAY

This picture isn’t to be like look my waist is too little for my legs like the girls who say how hard it is to find jeans.  I don’t have a waist. Not a tiny waist. Not hourglass. Not pear. Not Apple. I’m a board. Straight as an arrow. No big boobs or big butt. No voluptuous hips. Straight. The only way I got shape was because of my muscle. But when I decided to take this picture, I wasn’t mad. I was actually laughing. It’s ridiculous. Buying jeans is ALWAYS an issue for me. And not cuz “I have a...

05
20
2018

F*** PERFECTION

Just a friendly reminder for you… If your diet doesn’t have to be perfect, you can’t fall off the wagon… ❗️There has to be room for us to eat something that isn’t great for us. There has to be room for a step back or a rest day. There has to be room for not getting the laundry done this minute or letting the dishes soak for a few hours. There has to be room for sharing ice cream with your kid, wine with your bff, or eating the chocolate your spouse got you. There has to be room for l...

05
20
2018

MY FAVORITE COPING MECHANISM (and why it no longer appeals to me)

I was a compulsive dieter. I’ve dieted, cleansed, detoxed, restricted, changed my lifestyle, whatever you want to call it, more times than I can count. And yet here I am, NOT at the sparkly goal weight I was constantly trying to obtain. Not that I never reached it, but because as many times as I dieted, I also rebounded. Living life like a pendulum, between 2 different weights. 2 different wardrobes. 2 different lifestyles. 2 different self confidence levels. See, we diet. It works, initially. W...

05
13
2018

A SUPER SIMPLE SUMMER SALAD

   A SUPER SIMPLE SUMMER SALAD 🥗 —— I hope you are lucky enough to spend this Mother’s Day with a very special mom, whether she’s your mom or not. I hate when holidays become stressful because of fearing food or having too much to do to host a meal. So for my blog this week, I just want to share one of my favorite recipes with you. It’s simple and delicious. My entire family loves this and it’s always a hit at social gatherings. It couldn’t be more simple and stress free, plus nutritious! I...

05
06
2018

ARE BINGE EATING, OVER EATING, & LACK OF CONTROL REALLY OUR PROBLEM?

This blog is going to get right to the point. If you feel like you’re problem is binge eating or overeating, or lack of control around food, I’m about to blow your mind. What if… Binging, overeating and lack of control are NOT actually the problem?? What if… Our rules, restrictions and white-knuckled attempts at control are the ACTUAL problem?? Here’s the thing. Tell me if you disagree. We can only feel OUT of control if we are TRYING to be IN control. Right? If we weren’t focused on...

04
29
2018

DO YOU WAKE UP LIKE THIS??

Do you wake up Monday in fear? Afraid to assess the damage from the weekend? Or your Sunday night binge? Maybe you feel your stomach. Or pinch your love handles. Maybe you splash cold water on your swollen face. Do you wake up afraid to put your outfit on? Afraid of what will be tight? Or squeeze? Do you wake up not even wanting to look in the mirror? Avoiding it as you get in the shower and after it when you get dressed? Do you wake up with a sore lower back? Or your rings squeezed by swollen f...

04
29
2018

HOW TO GO TO A PARTY AND NOT DO THIS…

My DO NOTs and what to do instead to conquer one of the biggest food fears… OVEREATING. 1. Do not go hungry.  Have a snack an hour or two before you go. Good choices would have a protein or fat, if not both. Fiber would be great. Turkey in lettuce wrap Veggies with guac Handful of almonds Plain Greek yogurt 2. Do not starve yourself all day to make room for that food.  This will only backfire. How many times have I saved up calories only to black out and stuff my face without even realizin...

04
22
2018

DO THIS TO BURN FAT AND HAVE FUN

Spring is here which means I’m getting my butt outside as much as possible!!! Though I own a training studio, my favorite place to sweat is still outside, playing sports. ️ It’s been a long winter here in buffalo. I rarely complain about the weather because I have zero control over it, so instead I have something I love about every kind of day. However, since we came home from Hawaii in March, it’s been a crappy six weeks, not gonna lie. I’m writing this for you because I’m all about fast, fun a...

04
15
2018

5 STEPS SPECIFICALLY FOR FOOD FREEDOM

First of all, thank you so much for your support and kind words regarding my mom’s breast cancer journey. It felt good to share it because it is a huge piece to the major change I made in my life. So today, I want to take you back to day one. The day I decided to stop what wasn’t working for me, once and for all. It was an experiment, really. One brewed from frustration and the thought, “What have I really got to lose? Another ten pounds so that I’ll gain back 20?” It was that time of the month,...