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,...

04
15
2018

LISA, WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO??

April 20, 2015. My mouth waters with sickness as I write this, even today, replaying that day in my head again. It was overcast and gloomy, like God already knew the results.  Yet on our way there, we belted out “girl crush” by little big town, like our lives weren’t about to change forever. *** “It’s cancer,” the doctor said. My mom and I looked at each other and couldn’t fight the quivering lips or the fear running down our face in the forms of tears. No. No. No. NOT my mom. She’s young. She’s...

04
08
2018

WHEN SATURDAY NIGHT GOES “BAD”

Chips, salsa, guac, pulled pork burrito with pineapple salsa. That sure doesn’t sound like a meal on any dieter’s meal plan, huh? Well, it’s what I ate last night. It’s one of my favorite meals at a restaurant I enjoy with friends I love. In the past, I would have “saved up” all day and gone to dinner starving, worrying about how I’d get all the chips I wanted and stuffing myself without even realizing it. Sound familiar? Or maybe you tell yourself since you’re out to eat it’s permission to eat...

04
01
2018

MY 10 MINDSET TIPS THAT KEEP ME FEELING GOOD

1. Have FUN and SWEAT. I sweat most days. A couple days without sweat has me craving it. And if it’s a hair washing day? I absolutely want to drip sweat. It isn’t because I think it burns more calories. It is because I actually like it. It feels invigorating.  Plus, I love the hot shower after it. Aside from a feel good sweat, I want to have fun doing my workout. It is not to punish me for what I ate or to make room For what I’m going to eat, but to just feel strong and good. And No, not every w...

03
25
2018

STEAKHOUSE, ITALIAN, MEXICAN, DESSERT, ALCOHOL…OH MY!

Steakhouse. Italian. Mexican. Dessert. Alcohol. This is the food I’ll be celebrating my birthday with. One with my fiancé, one with my dad, one with my mom and sisters and one with my friends. All in the same week.  Oh and let’s throw PMS in there, too. Just to make this really juicy. I wrote about my birthday festivities last year and I decided to do it again because I honestly wasn’t sure I’d still be a recovered food restricting, over exercising, binge eating, yo-yo dieter another year later....

03
18
2018

Happy 6th Birthday, IN MOTION FITNESS

It’s that time of the year again. Yup, my gym, In Motion Fitness, is celebrating its birthday. It’s 6th birthday to be exact. When I opened, we were the only fitness facility on our village strip, aside from a 24 hour access gym. Today, every few buildings consists of a fitness facility. And we are still here. When I opened In Motion Fitness, I was just looking for a private place where I could serve my clients. A place that was clean and inviting that didn’t consist of many members of a public...

03
18
2018

I DON’T GIVE A GUAC!!!

I love food. I love being fit and healthy. For the longest time, I thought I couldn’t be fit and healthy unless I denied my love for food. I thought I couldn’t eat my favorite foods and be fit and healthy because everything I read and saw told me otherwise. It told me that I needed more willpower. It told me to keep my eye on the prize. It told me any of my favorite foods were reserved for “cheat” days only. It told me I was basically pathetic and would die for eating “bad” food. It told me rest...