Candid Thoughts On Hating Your Body Until It Changes

Have you ever ended up with a car that wasn’t your dream car or one that you had for so long it started to rust, and just… got old? You realize your car works literally fine. And you realize there’s no way that you can get a new one… at least not for a while. So what do you do? …

How Much Can You Tell About A Woman’s Health Based On Her Weight?

Let’s stop pretending that you can tell anything about a woman’s health just by looking at her. Let’s stop pretending that weight loss is some sort of inherent shoo-in to health. In fact, many women pursue weight loss DESPITE their health. Let’s also stop pretending that “health” isn’t some sort of social construct. That it is some hard and fast …

Who Are You Taking Advice From?

Pay attention to who you’re taking advice from. Sure, maybe they LOOK how you want to “look,” but do they LIVE how you want to live? Do you want to have to scour every menu before you go out to eat to see if you’re “allowed” to eat there? Do you want to have to pack all of your own …

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, …

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 …

Why I’m Sad About Losing Weight

I lost weight and I’m sad about it. And why your scale is screwing with your head: I weighed myself with the intention of writing about what I thought would be “weight gain.” Instead, I’m sitting about 5 pounds below where I normally sit. Yep. Lost 5 pounds in 4 weeks & I’m sad. Many women would kill for this. …

6 Reasons You’re Not Getting Stronger

6 reasons you’re not getting stronger: 1) you’re lifting too often. Yes. I said it. The body gets stronger as it rests. At the height of my strength, I was deadlifting heavy twice per month. That’s it! Assess the frequency of your training and adjust the different areas as necessary. This is more about under recovering vs over training. Many …

7 Lessons from 2018 That I’m Bringing With Me Into 2019

Fear is a liar. The worst WILL happen, but never when you plan for it. Might as well stare fear right in the face and dive in head first. The worst happens when you least expect it. In the meantime, live fearlessly. Do more things that make you forget about your phone. Plan for more fun, and plan for less …