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 …

Breaking All The “Fashion Rules”- And Why You Should, Too

“These pants make my legs look big, I’m not wearing them.” Black is slimming, ya know? Light colored, neon pants on someone who’s bottom heavy (hey, hi, that’s me!) is something I learned to steer clear of. Have you ever done that? Curated a wardrobe from a place of “I want to hide my body as much as possible” versus …

5 Reasons I Broke Up With Cardio

5 Reasons I Broke Up With Cardio: 1️⃣ I used it for years as a way to earn or burn off my food. 2️⃣ it was always my first line of defense whenever I was “feeling fat” or guilty for the way I was eating. 3️⃣ it made me HUNGRY AF. Which, when you’re trying to relearn how to eat …

Why I Will Never Try to Lose Weight Again

I will never try to lose weight again. I went on my first diet when I was 10. I talked my parents into buying me Slim Fast- and the madness didn’t stop for YEARS. When I was 15, I bought a “top secret” weight loss plan and was guaranteed to lose 11 pounds in 10 days or my money (my …

You Are Not Your Thoughts

We all have stories. And I don’t just mean funny ones from being drunk in college and stumbling around campus. I mean the ones that show up and dictate how we do things and why we do things. I mean the stories that we have about ourselves that we don’t say out loud or don’t even know exist. The stories …