108: Be Your Own Valentine & A Different Approach to Self-Care

I feel like Valentine’s Day is just so… weird. Especially if you buy into the hype. You’re either under pressure to do something or expect something romantic from your partner or you’re participating in what feels like an obligatory “I love being single” meme-fest and measuring your bed to see how many cats you can *really* have at once. But, …

107: What the Marie Kondo Method Isn’t Teaching You

So, if you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve seen a wave of people “Marie Kondo-ing” their lives. They’re organizing their stuff, throwing things away, and trying to hold inanimate objects to discover what brings them joy. But, why did we get so disorganized in the first place? Why do we have so much stuff? The way I see …

Why I’m Not Freaking Out About Skipping Several Workouts Recently

I know you freak out when you skip your workouts. What if you don’t lose weight this week?! What if you don’t win the weight loss challenge?! What if you gain all your weight back?! What if you lose your momentum and never workout ever again?! What if you lose all your strength or muscle?! No. None of that. First, …

101: Do This The Next Time You Feel Jealous

I used to be jealous all of the time. It was the place I operated from more often than not. I was jealous if someone looked cuter than me. I was jealous if someone started a new relationship. I was jealous if someone landed a new job. I was jealous if someone got a new car. I was so insecure …

Be Willing To Take Up Space

I want you to give yourself permission to take up space instead of shrink. This is exactly what lifting gave me. Commercial gyms were clogged with women there to shrink as I swerved around the sea of bros checking out their newest bicep vein in the mirror. I deserve to be here, too. I was there to grow. My character, …

Take Failure as Feedback

Take each failure as feedback. If we take failure personally, we close off the opportunity to learn and grow from it. I fail all the time- and I use it as a springboard to assess where I could have done better, so that NEXT time, I can actually do better. I failed miserably at setting myself up for a restful …

You’re Trying to Eat Too Healthy & Why It’s Keeping You Stuck

You’re trying to eat too healthy…no, really. Instead of trying to get rid of everything you’re eating, try focusing on adding things to your plate. Diet culture is rooted in less. It’s rooted in deprivation and it calls itself a lifestyle with hashtags like “clean eating” and “healthy living.”🙄 But, on the other hand, yes. You’ll likely perform better, have …