Eat Fast to Gain Weight: A Cautionary Tale

True Story I’m standing in line in Naval Basic Training in Chicago, and I’m dead last because I’m short. We are marching to the chow hall for my first meal away from home at 18 years old. Getting food at this new cafeteria didn’t seem much different than high school, so at least that was familiar. I add spaghetti to …

Be Present: The Smartphone Edition

Multitasker or unitasker? Are you a multitasker, or do you need to focus on only one thing at a time to be your best self? That’s not a trick question, and there is no wrong answer.  I’ve always considered myself a multitasker. Sometimes I even feel like I need to have some other distraction going on to do my best …

Better Posture in One Simple Step

Don’t end up doing the old lady shuffle… I used to think everyone knew the fundamentals of good body movement and posture inherently so I didn’t focus on them when I first started working with clients.  I wasn’t wrong, I just forgot that we all grew up and most of us lost it. I had an epiphany while watching a …

Want better results? Don’t do EXACTLY what you’re told.

You don’t need to do exactly what you’re told in order to get the results that you’re sold. Wait, what??? Now you’re thinking, “But how can I expect to get results if I don’t do what my coach says? Why would I invest in a program where I do something other than what I’m told? I mean, isn’t that why …

“It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change”

IT’S NOT A DIET, IT’S A LIFESTYLE CHANGE Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m not on a diet. I’m making a lifestyle change,” or even said it yourself? Guilty as charged! There was a time that I believed you could actually make a lifestyle change by finding a magical way of eating and working out then sticking to it …

Life on the Continuum

HELPFUL FOR YOUR WAISTLINE Thinking in terms of life on a continuum is helpful for your waistline. But that’s not what typically happens, is it? Especially when it comes to making choices around your health or what will make your waistline smaller. When you think of what you should be doing around health and fitness, it sounds more absolute. It’s …

I Tried Eating Crickets For Protein Here’s What Happened…

JOURNAL ENTRIES FROM MY CRICKET EXPERIMENT Nov 25th: Just ordered my very first crickets from Entomo Farms. I can’t wait to try out this new source of protein! Nov 30th: Crickets have arrived! Wow. They really are crickets. I think I’ll put them on the shelf while I think of the best way to try them. Dec 6th: I can’t …

Finding Joy

As soon as I came home from the hospital after giving birth to my baby girl, all of my priorities shifted. While recovering I couldn’t physically keep up with the chores I’d had before (which was practically everything), and it didn’t get much better when I was all healed up. I suddenly had to spend hours breastfeeding and playing with …

Pregnancy Skincare for Sensitive Skin

When I got pregnant, I was so excited to have ten months of glowing, gorgeous skin. All my life, I’d heard that pregnant women don’t get acne. As my hormones started changing, I was devastated to find that was not the case for me. Just before I got pregnant, I’d finally cleared up my skin, and now here I was …

Overcoming My Fear of Childbirth

From the moment I found out I was pregnant, I became filled with an intense fear of giving birth. I’d heard all my life that giving birth is the most painful thing in existence. How in the world was I, someone with a low pain tolerance, going to survive this? I’ve always been an avid googler, but that’s really the …