Summer

Want to be ready for summer? Try these 4 things!

I cannot WAIT for summer to be here.   I don’t know about you, but I’ve got some major cabin fever going on. I am looking forward to the day when I can leave the house WITHOUT having to wear multiple layers of clothing.   If I’m completely honest, I need the warmer to weather […]

Focus on being more, not less.

A big shift happens when your focus moves from being less to being more… I was at the gym the other day and couldn’t help but notice that for the first time, other gym members weren’t invading my space.   By space I mean that area around you that feels invasive if others cross it. […]

The Hamburger is NOT “Bad”

For years I believed that certain foods were “good” and certain foods were “bad.” Chicken and broccoli? Good. A hamburger? Bad. I grew up eating hamburgers during the summer with my family around the BBQ, so it definitely wasn’t my family that taught me hamburgers were bad. Health and fitness magazines, coaches, “clean eating” gurus…hmm…yes. Also? Me. I’m […]

I Thought I Was Okay Not Having A Goal…

When I first started to get serious about fitness, I always had a specific goal in mind.   Goal #1: Lose 30lb Goal #2: Run a 1/2 marathon Goal #3: Gain muscle and stay lean Goal #4: Compete in a figure competition Goal #5: Lose 30lb…again   And so on and so forth. I was always working toward […]

Shut Down the Inner Critic. It Doesn’t Deserve a Space.

The inner critic.   The voice inside of our head that tells us we can’t do it. That we’re not smart enough, pretty enough, thin enough, etc. etc. that keeps us from doing the things we truly want to do.   It’s the voice that tells me to keep eating late at night because I’m […]

Are you beach body ready?

As I was waiting in line at the grocery store the other day, I looked around at the magazine stand. Most, if not all, of the women’s magazines had some variation of getting that perfect summer body  on the cover. This, alongside a beautiful, slim cover model and you’ve got the typical targeted advertising for just […]

It’s time for me to throw away the bikini and hang-up the heels

I have been hesitant to write about this topic. Writing about it makes it feel more real, more permanent. But, in sharing this, I am coming to terms with it myself, and it may even help someone else who is struggling. Before I go any further, I want to state the following: I have competed […]

Can We Stop With Body Shaming Already?

It’s time for a bit of a rant. Fat shaming is NOT cool. Skinny shaming is NOT cool. Muscle shaming is NOT cool. Basically, putting others bodies down in an effort to make yourself feel better is just NOT cool! So why are we still doing it? It’s a trend I’ve seen on social media and […]

Is Instagram Making You Miserable?

We wake up and often the first thing we reach for is our phone. We scan through our social media feeds, often ending with a mindless scroll through our Instagram feed. We see pictures of others living their life and doing things that we either want to do (travel, take a vacation), should do (meal […]

It’s A New Year. What Now?

Over the last few days, whenever I’ve been on social media, I’ve mostly seen two types of posts: those who are making resolutions and those who are against them. I’m just going to go right out and say this: why does there have to be an either or? Why fight against resolutions and those that […]