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Year: 2016

Buckling Down & Giving Fucks

I talk a lot about moderation and still being able to enjoy yourself whether you’re maintaining your weight or trying to drop fat. But it would be dishonest of me to paint the process as easy. Moderation still takes work; there’s a balance to figure out. Obviously you are not going to be able to […] Read more…

The Argument for Weighing Yourself

The scale carries a lot of weight–both literally and figuratively. It is simply a contraption to measure an object’s mass, but it has also become a measure of our self worth. That’s why many coaches advise folks to not weigh themselves. The day to day fluctuations of our weight can prove to be too stressful, […] Read more…

The Glute Guide

If there’s one thing Instagram has taught us, it’s that ass is in. It always has been in my book, but with the rise of social media fitness figures, the booty is in your face like never before. A shapely and firm backside is aesthetically pleasing, but strengthening your glutes is also paramount for improving […] Read more…

Motivation Blues

Nist6dh. Flickr. The Bait. CC2.0 The number one complaint I hear from people regarding fitness is that they don’t have the motivation to consistently workout. It’s even one of my gripes. If only they sold motivation in a bottle. Our goals would be met, our productivity would skyrocket, and our dreams would come true. The […] Read more…

A Day In The Life

So I decided to do this post not because my life is particularly interesting or exciting, but because I thought it would be helpful to show people how I practice moderation, especially when I’m on a cut. This was from Friday, Nov. 11 and I was actually a bit tighter with what I ate than […] Read more…

Give Yourself Permission to Slack Off

We all have those days where we don’t feel like doing SHIT. Sunday was one of those days for me. I drank the night before and ended up taking two naps during the day, which zaps my energy. It could’ve been so easy for me to just say screw it and start over on Monday. […] Read more…

What It Takes to Reach Your Goal Pt. 2: Action!

In my last post I spoke about the mindset that is most likely to get you to your goals. While that’s important, you might want to know what you can actually DO to be successful. The way you eat and exercise are critical, but this post isn’t a nutrition or workout 101. Rather, it’s a […] Read more…

What It Takes to Reach Your Goal: Going Mental

  As the “fitness girl” in many of my social circles, I get asked for advice every now and then. The number one question is usually, “How can I lose weight?” When people ask this they’re looking for advice about specific diet and exercise protocols, but in my opinion, eating healthy and working out is […] Read more…

The Maintenance Game

The health and fitness world is overwhelmingly preoccupied with fat loss, but what happens when you actually reach your goal and have to learn how to maintain it? So I gained 20 pounds. And then I lost most of it. But this isn’t a story about how I put on the weight (fried food, alcohol, […] Read more…