A New You

Forget January 1st, and New Year's Resolutions and "starting fresh" once numbers on a calendar change. Forget making promises simply because it's believed a smaller pair of jeans will fix everything. Forget looking in the mirror and picking out flaws. Forget calorie restrictions, and "diets" and skipping meals. Forget crying over a few extra calories …

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You’re Not Broken, You Just Need To Love Yourself

In honor of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, here's a post I've been mulling over: On Valentine's Day, I woke up wanting to bury myself deep into the covers. I felt ugly. I felt fat. And I wanted to hide. Did you know in European folk traditions Valentine's Day signifies the coming of Spring-- rejuvenation, regrowth, …

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Let’s Talk About Fear, Baby!

In my quest to be a better me I have been following and signing up for every Bodybuilding.com Transformation challenge. I stick to the commitment for 2-3 weeks before jumping off the deep end. Now, this baffles me quite a bit. In 2012, when I started running and spinning I managed 4-5 workouts per week for a good year …

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In a Fitness Rut? Press Restart!

Oh, hello there! I've been M.I.A. the past few weeks. I wanted to take some time to myself, to mull over what my next steps in this Fitness journey would be and to regain my motivation. Restarting can be frustrating, especially if you feel as if you "let yourself down" by losing momentum. It is …

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Let It Go! Why You Should Stop Worrying About Every Bite & It Hurting Your Progress

I would not say my eating patterns fall under "IIFYM" but there are definitely days, like yesterday, where I have simply said screw it. Maybe I can call it intuitive eating, but honestly I do not have any need or want to label it anything at all. Primarily, I focus on eating for my goals: …

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