Confidence through Movement

I walked past the mirror and looked at my flabby body up and down for the fiftieth time today. All I saw was a bloated face with a ridiculous second chin. I saw the hanging gut, the thighs with too much jiggle, and a sagging butt. I didn’t see any beauty in my body atContinue reading “Confidence through Movement”

Screw the Scale

I woke up excited and jumped out of bed. Today was the day. Today was the day that I was going to see the scale drop. I went to the bathroom and stayed on the toilet for at least 15 minutes after I was done. Just to make sure there’s nothing left that could impactContinue reading “Screw the Scale”

Weight Loss Grief

When you have been overweight for a long time, the thought of actually losing the weight can be terrifying. The discomfort of being overweight is predictable, being on the other side is a completely different life. Admitting this is even harder. It’s similar to those who have chronic pain and illness. The pain is awful,Continue reading “Weight Loss Grief”

Importance of Hydration

I never go to the doctor. Ever. I avoid it any chance I can. So when I called my mom from the bathroom floor, asking her to take me, she knew something was wrong. She was on her way home from work so she called my sister to help me up and get dressed. ItContinue reading “Importance of Hydration”

Make Fitness Fit into Your Busy Life

“But I don’t have time to work out. I want to – but I can’t.” Give me just a brief moment to share some tough love: that’s a load of crap. If you wanted to, you’d make the time. We all have the same 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week. NoContinue reading “Make Fitness Fit into Your Busy Life”

How To Gain Momentum

 Merriam Webster defines momentum as: strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events. Strength is gained by motion. By moving forward, you become stronger. The moment you stop, that momentum is lost and you’ll have to begin again. This is why momentum is so important. What do I mean when IContinue reading “How To Gain Momentum”

How to Finally Set Goals that Stick

Y’all see it all of the time, especially at this time of year. Everyone is ‘setting goals’ that they’re going to magically follow through with on the first of the year. But really, are they real goals? Or are they just things that sound nice? Goal setting is one of the most important aspects ofContinue reading “How to Finally Set Goals that Stick”

The Truth of Spot Reducing and my Top 3 Ways to get rid of Fat

Whenever I hear this term my eyes roll back into my head. It isn’t on purpose – it’s just my natural response. I thought that the myth of spot reducing had well been dismissed. But when I heard from a fellow fitness friend that he believed it was possible, I realized it’s something that definitelyContinue reading “The Truth of Spot Reducing and my Top 3 Ways to get rid of Fat”

To the Friends of the Fitness Fanatic

This is a letter to the friends of the fitness fanatic. Of the one obsessed with the gym. Of the one who has decided to make changes towards a healthier lifestyle. It can be quite difficult adjusting to a new life. Having a friend that doesn’t do the same things she used to can beContinue reading “To the Friends of the Fitness Fanatic”

Confronting Self Sabotage

I want to address something that isn’t brought up nearly enough. What is keeping you from getting healthy? I don’t mean things like “I don’t have time.” That’s an excuse, not the reason why. I’m talking the dig deep personal reasons that you are sabotaging every attempt you make at changing your life for theContinue reading “Confronting Self Sabotage”