The killer of dreams

The killer of dreams

Have you ever used the phrase “When ________, then _________…​”? Let me give you an example: WHEN things in my life calm down and I can focus, THEN I’ll lose the weight and get in shape. Or… ​WHEN​ I have a little more money, ​THEN​ I’ll invest in myself. This phrase is the dream killer and…

Love what you do

Love what you do

I fully believe that at least one thing every single day should make you think to yourself “I love what I do!” Fortunately, I’m usually lucky enough to have a lot of those moments throughout the day.  The past week or so hasn’t disappointed either!  I’ve received a slew of messages like this from ladies participating…

“No Service”

“No Service”

I had a magical weekend. And for much of it, the screen of my phone looked like this: Saturday I hiked in Pisgah National Forest about an hour from home for nearly 4 hours.  It was an incredibly beautiful hike with waterfalls, a river, wide open spaces, and very few people. Sunday I drove out…

What drives you?

What drives you?

​I wrote about how to stay motivated here a while back, but I want to explore motivation with you further today because it’s one of the most common objections I hear around why people don’t achieve their fitness and fat loss goals. There are 4 types of motivation: 1. Fear-based motivation – this is where…

Gaining weight is cool

Gaining weight is cool

I’ve wanted to share this for a while.  A few months ago the #GainingWeightIsCool movement was going on across social media.  It was largely in effort to help people (mostly women) find self-love on the other side of various circumstances or as a way to show that positive body change doesn’t always come in the…

Just let go…

Just let go…

I’m writing this at 6pm on Wednesday night.  I’m TIRED today.  Mentally and physically exhausted. I haven’t been sleeping well this week, and I had a really tough workout last night followed by another one early this morning, only giving my body about 12 hours of rest in between. My brain was in overdrive today, so combined with…