Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

Afraid of looking like a fool? This one’s for you. I took a movement/pain course this past weekend and the entire week leading up to it I was like “what if I’m the dumbest person there?” I made up the story in my head that I didn’t deserve to be there, that I was in way over my head, and …

Rest Longer To Push Harder – Why I Sit Down Between Sets

Rest longer to push harder. Should you? Maybe. Probably. Yesterday during sprints, I didn’t rest long enough between sprint number 1 and 2. And I thought “you can run faster than that.” So what did I do? Rested longer. Probably close to 3 minutes. It was enough to recover so that I could push again at 100% without sacrificing speed …

Why The Phrase “I Am Trying” May Be Keeping You Stuck

We’re always making choices that either keep us stuck or move us forward. And a lot of it has to do with how we identify with ourselves. The way I always explain it is: the most powerful word is the one that completes the sentence: “I am….” In many cases- “trying” is fine. After all, we can only control our …

After Over A Decade Of Trying To Shrink My Body- I Decided To Grow

Getting strong and building muscle was instrumental in ending the war with my body. After over a decade of trying to shrink my body- I decided to grow. Over 10 years ago- a girl I worked with said “your legs are so big.” I was ashamed, embarrassed, and pissed. I literally went home and wrapped my legs in SARAN WRAP …

It’s Okay To Ask For Help – Actually, It’s Smart

“I can do it all by myself.” Sounds empowered and all until you realize you can’t. Take it from me, the girl who’s done it “all by herself”- I’d be so much farther along had I started asking for help sooner. First, I did it with my fitness. And why wouldn’t I?! I have a degree and all- right? Wrong. …

Quitting Is A Habit – Try Not Quitting And See What Happens

How many times have you wanted to quit something you started just because it was hard? Or worse- never started something because it *might* be hard? Nothing worth having is easy. And there’s a difference between something being challenging and difficult vs just down right miserable. Don’t do things that make you MISERABLE- but stop digging your heels into your …

Eating Cake Can Be Just As Nourishing As Eating A Salad

Unpopular opinion: you don’t need anymore nutrition science info. When I was in the throes of my disordered eating, I gathered as much information about food as possible. I was literally *the* most knowledge person regarding nutrition science in any circle I was in. I knew everything- down to the molecular structure of carbohydrates all the way down to the …

The One Rule to Follow When Your Eating Feels Out of Control

One thing to do when you’ve been feeling out of control with your eating: Add stuff in- take nothing away. I was stuck in that never-ending loop, too. “Ughhhhhh I feel so gross. I’m just going to clean up my eating this week.” ENTER ALL THE FOOD RULES. I’d take away everything that wasn’t arbitrarily labeled as “clean” or “healthy.” …

Why Their Comments Don’t Matter

Words that made me, the non-crier, cry: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives …

BIZ 004: Fix This Social Media Mistake + Tips for a Better Social Media Approach

Love it or hate it, social media isn’t going anywhere. While it can be time consuming, frustrating, and sometimes feel like you’re screaming into the abyss, social media bridges the gap between “stranger” to “client.” Social media has offered me so many wonderful connections and relationships- from colleagues, to peers, friendships, and of course- clients. But there’s a lot of …