Awareness Is the First Step to Change But It Isn’t THE Change

“When am I going to start feeling like I’m living my life? Like… intentionally participating in my life instead of just feeling like I’m on the sidelines of my life going through the motions?” I asked my therapist that a few weeks ago. I knew the answer and I was fully aware of the problem… Awareness is *only* the first …

What Can You Let Go Of Today That Will Lighten Your Load?

Growing up, I always used two full bath towels each time I showered- one for my hair and one for my body. My mom never once got annoyed or asked me to stop. It was no doubt unnecessary for me to do that and it of course caused more laundry, more mess, took up more space; the whole thing could …

January – June: Taking Inventory On Your Life

It’s officially the second half of the year. If you’re anything like me, you’re big on taking your life’s inventory. Each week, I do an audit: how’d I do? How am I doing? What do I need to do more or less of? What progress am I making on my goals? Am I doing what I said I was going …

Health At Every Size: What Does It Mean And Why You’re Probably Confused

First- it’s HEALTH at every size. Not “healthy” at every size. The problem is when stuff becomes main stream it gets butchered and ruined. HAES, if we’re keeping it simple, just means that everyone can implement and incorporate healthful behaviors into their life regardless of their size. It also reiterates that intentional weight loss pursuits are not the pinnacle of …

Sick Of Having To “Get It Together” After Every Weekend?

Cleaning up your diet for the week is screwing you up. Admit it, you’ve done it hundreds of times. You come off of a weekend where you’ve totally overdone it. You wake up Monday feeling bloated and sluggish and then buckle down for the week ahead. Repeat cycle for 20 years before you realize that it’s the “buckling down” that’s …

Speak Differently – Your Words Matter

Stop calling the struggle into your existence. The words you say about your life matter. It’s hard because you keep saying it’s hard. You’re too busy because you keep saying you’re too busy. You’re not worthy because you keep saying you’re not worthy. You don’t have the money because you keep saying you don’t have the money. You hate your …

Why I’ve Been So Open About Going To Therapy

Why I’ve been so open about going to therapy – cuz your girl is nuts and needs some help. Jk. Actually the opposite of this- part of being open about being in therapy is dismantling the stigma surrounding mental health. I’ve slid it casually into as many conversations as possible- not as the focal point of the conversation but just …

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 …