Everyone handles emotions in different ways. They handle different types of emotions and high emotional events in a variety of ways. Meaning some could go even further into a fitness program and some may become so stressed that everything goes out the window. I’ve been in both situations. When my Grandmother passed away earlier this … More Handling High Emotional States
Every week with my coach I do a check-in , which includes weight & pictures. For someone that has struggled with weight and being haunted by the number on the scale, I sometimes avoid this aspect of it. Understanding that the number on the scale is simply a number is vital when it comes to … More The Scale is Just a Number.
So many people in the fitness world are so hooked on tracking everything. Their lives revolve around tracking macros and never missing a day at the gym. Every waking moment is spent thinking about their next workout or their next meal. It’s almost like they’re always one step ahead and fail to embrace the world … More It’s not all about Macros.
Over the past couple of weeks I have struggled immensely with my body image following my vacation to Vegas. Before leaving I felt amazing. I was more confident with myself than I had ever been before. I was following a meal plan that I loved and seeing a lot of progress. While in Vegas I … More Coming off Vacation
Over the past year I’ve been seriously thinking about competing. Thinking about the amount you have to push yourself to new limits both mentally and physically is extremely appealing to me. Maybe it’s the idea of something new to compete in, or maybe it’s that so many people ask me if i’m currently prepping. With so many people around me prepping … More Contemplating Competing
Not only are our bodies changing over the years as we age but they are constantly changing every week , and every month. I’m not talking about related to altering your macros and your workout regime kind of change, but the changes that we see throughout the month as our hormones change. Everybody’s body changes … More Bodies Constantly Change
I have seen numerous posts about self-care and how important it is to utilize it in your daily life. I can honestly say that this is probably one of the key things that i’ve learned throughout my years in therapy. I used to think that it was bogus. That it didn’t matter what I did, … More Self-Care
Working with a trainer is effective and there’s no doubt about that. I’ve worked with different trainers in the past and they’ve all had different ways of doing things when it comes to meal plans and work outs. So how does someone find a trainer or coach that works for them? Sometimes you’re lucky and … More Finding a Trainer / Coach
Recently the hashtag “gaining weight is cool” took over Instagram to promote mental health awareness and the incredible things that recovery leads to. Gaining weight has a stigma all on it’s own. From the idea that women are supposed to weigh a certain amount or fit into a certain size, and have a certain body … More Gaining Weight is Cool
People preach about finding balance. The balance between work, school, and rest. The balance between food and fitness. The balance between friends and relationships. No matter what it is, there is always something that you need to balance with it. The hardest part is when you lose track. You get so caught up in … More Losing Balance