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04
2018

SUPERBINGE SUNDAY

SUPERBINGE SUNDAY The second biggest eating day of the year, behind thanksgiving, is here. SUPERBINGE, I mean super bowl, Sunday. I thought of all of you this morning as I was in line at a popular doughnut shop. Yes, you read that right. I’ve been craving a doughnut all week and we decided we would get one this morning after the gym. DOUGHNUTS ON SUPERBOWL SUNDAY? Even though we will pig out tonight? Yup. That’s what I used to think. Actually, I used to think, “Why not doughnuts? I’m already gon...

01
28
2018

5 CHANGES I MADE TO END MY OBSESSION WITH FOOD, FITNESS & MY BODY

CHANGE #5 – I HIRED A COACH (SEVERAL, ACTUALLY.) Change. We love it. We hate it. We fear it. And man, sometimes do we need it. It is extremely hard to change yourself. Anyone will tell you that. And I won’t argue that. However, I will say it’s possible. See, most of what we do in life is habit. Automatic. Our brain likes efficiency. It doesn’t want to have to think about things. It likes to make pathways and dig them deeper and deeper by repeating things over and over until it’s automatic...

01
21
2018

5 CHANGES I MADE TO END MY OBSESSION WITH FOOD, FITNESS & MY BODY

CHANGE #4 – INTUITIVE EATING / CHANGING MY MIND AROUND FOOD   Grocery shopping used to take me hours as I scrutinized nutrition labels and fantasized about meals I couldn’t eat OR it consisted of a cart that looked like a death trap because it was all previously “forbidden food.” Deciding where to go out to eat was like solving a rubics cube which often ended up in time lost and me frustrated while ultimately choosing the “wrong” place to go anyway OR it was still a hard decision beca...

01
21
2018

5 CHANGES I MADE TO END MY OBSESSION WITH FOOD, FITNESS & MY BODY

CHANGE #3: I FOUND PLEASURE IN OTHER THINGS It’s amazing what you learn about yourself when you give yourself the time to. Life is busy right? Who wants to spend all their free time, and even not free time, dedicated to thinking and planning their food and workouts. All I could think about was what I ate, what I was going to eat, what my body looks like, what it would look like after I ate whatever, when I could workout, what cardio I could fit in, how would I fit it in, what would I weight tomo...

01
12
2018

5 CHANGES I MADE TO END MY OBSESSION WITH FOOD, FITNESS AND MY BODY, #2

#2: I FELL IN LOVE WITH HAVING ENERGY AGAIN   As I sat down to write this blog, I started by picking which photo/quote would go with it. And holy cow. I found one of our major problems. One of my major frustrations with the fitness industry. I typed in “overtraining” and meme after meme came up, quote after quote I read, and almost all of them praised overtraining or at the very least, mocked rest.  And so here I am today, fighting the battle to get people to break this mentality. This ment...

01
05
2018

5 CHANGES I MADE TO END MY OBSESSION WITH FOOD, FITNESS AND MY BODY

#1. BODY IMAGE FACT: We would never begin to diet if we did not in fact have some smidge at least of poor body image.  Why would anyone diet if they already were 100% satisfied, confident and happy with their body? So then, why would we think that any diet would ultimately fix our poor body image??? Why do we think dieting is the answer to loving our body and ultimately, ourselves? This is a very valid question and one I want you to actually sit with a minute. I want you to ask yourself… D...

12
20
2017

WHAT MONEY CAN’T BUY… and a heads up

I really, really love Christmas. I love giving gifts to people I care about. I love my mom’s lasagna tradition. I love having nowhere to be but with family. I love when we have snow that acts like a blanket of tranquility. I love the crisp, cold air that brings a peacefulness to every breath. I even love the nostalgia of Christmas during my childhood, waiting at the top of the stairs in the morning for mom and dad to say they were ready for us to come down for our gifts. So, this week’s blog has...

12
10
2017

COMPARISON IS THE THIEF OF JOY

These may be the only Abs I’m getting today… and I’m ok with it. On the surface, this blog looks like another example of me not letting fitness and my body rule my life. 💤💤💤 However, if you read it and then think about it, it’s more than that. In a world where you are basically told you’re a piece of shit if you don’t workout most days… If you don’t kill yourself in your workouts… If you make a choice to do something that doesn’t burn calories or to eat something that isn’t a p...

11
26
2017

A THANKSGIVING MIRACLE

⭐️ Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s family. It’s great food. It’s love and it’s togetherness. But this year it was a little different. We rented our complex’s clubhouse so we would have more room since the kiddos keep multiplying.  They could run around and play more easily. My mom’s place wouldn’t be a million degrees from cooking. We wouldn’t be trying to fit 9 dishes, 7 adults, 5 kids and a dog into one dining room! So we get to the clubhouse, minus my sister and her...

11
19
2017

LOSE YOUR IDENTITY & DISCOVER YOURSELF

Are you exhausted? Exhausted of trying to be a certain way? Fit a certain image? Label? Look a certain way? Have a certain job? Portray a certain message? Are u exhausted?? I was. I hated when people would say be your authentic self. I cringed actually. For years. And then I realized.. that discomfort was telling me something. It was telling me that that is what I needed. I needed to be authentically me. But first, I had to learn who that was. I can say that I have acted authentically in terms o...