03
04
2018

THOU SHALL NOT FEAR VACATION

I’m writing this blog for those of you who fear vacation. For those of you who fear gaining weight on vacation. For those of you who fear not having fun because you’re too self conscious. And for those of you who fear “losing your progress” on vacation. I hear you. I posted a picture of my body on day one and day ten and a few in between. This is to show you that I didn’t fear my vacation and I also didn’t “get fatter” or “lose my progress.” I also posted a collage of all the “scary” foods I ate...

03
04
2018

WHY I DON’T COUNT MACROS

In case you weren’t sure…️ I’m a nerd. A love math. I love the step by step approach to get a final answer. To get a specific answer. You’d think I would LOVE to count my macros. Make all the puzzle pieces fit. Make my equations work out just so. But actually, I really don’t care to track my macros. Scientifically, this approach works. And for some people, this approach works. However, I really found I didn’t want to be preoccupied with tracking and doing math just to eat a freakin meal. T...

03
04
2018

THE ONE THING I WANTED TO LIVE WITHOUT

So you gained weight, you’re ok. Do you freak out when you’ve gained some pounds? Do you go into panic mode like you need to make the changes today so you can get those said pounds off ASAP? And let’s say you lose them. Have you stayed there?? I am a self confessed recovering yo-yo dieter. And from my past, I can 100% support the fact that NOTHING IS FOREVER. NOT 12 pounds up and NOT 12 pounds down.  Our life is and always will be, seasons and stages. We are lying to ourselves if we think otherw...

02
11
2018

An Ode to Valentine’s Day – A Few of My Loves – Food, Fitness & Wardrobe Style <3

This week, I am giving you all a Valentine’s Day gift!  As a chocoholic, Valentine’s Day is not that much different than any other day of the year, to me. My fiance and I will workout together.  I will cook our favorite meal.  And I most certainly will eat some chocolate.  But, for this Valentine’s Day, I want to share with you all of these things, and then some. 🙂 These are my current LOVES, in no particular order 😉 1.  MY FAVORITE LEGGINGS:  I know these are not the most affo...

02
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...