Have you ever felt like a fraud in what you do for a living? I have. I do. Right now. Three days ago I had surgery to remove my breast implants that I got when I was 22 years old. I made this decision because I believe they were causing various health problems I’ve been experiencing, and autoimmune issues I’ve been having in the past few years. Leading up to the surgery… Read More

I have decided to have my breast implants removed, as I do believe they are contributing to my autoimmune issues and declining health. I’m sure that may come as a shock to some, as most people are unaware that I have implants, as they look natural. When I was 22, I decided to have breast augmentation surgery. Why? Honestly, I don’t know. I actually didn’t hate my breasts… I hated sooooooooo many… Read More

If you’ve ever watched my stories on social media, you’ve probably seen pictures of the food I eat in a day. I realize these stories are not the most exciting thing to watch about my day, and by no means do I feel like anyone really cares what I eat lol… BUT, as a nutritionist/trainer, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is “What should I eat?” or “What do… Read More

A rainy afternoon in, with the kiddo, calls for a sweet treat. πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§ We didn’t feel like baking, so we made edible β€œcookie dough”. Easy to make, yummy, and good for us too. πŸ˜‹ πŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺπŸͺ Edible Collagen Cookie Dough β€’ 2 Tbsp cashew butter β€’ 2 scoops collagen (I used Ancient Nutrition vanilla for me and chocolate for the kiddo https://store.draxe.com/products/collagen-protein ) β€’ 1/2 Tbsp coconut flour β€’ Coconut milk to desired… Read More

I debated whether to post this publicly, but I decided to go ahead because I want to be a beacon of hope to anyone who needs it. A few weeks ago I was diagnosed with Lupus. For almost 3 years I have been struggling with chronic pain throughout my entire body, EXTREME fatigue, brain fog, swelling of my face and body, weight gain despite my impeccable diet and consistent exercise, and many… Read More

I had a few ripe bananas that needed to be used, so kiddo and I decided to make banana bread. πŸ˜‹ 🍌 It’s gluten free, with very little added sugar, but it’s super moist and delish! 😁🍌 The topping makes it ooey gooey, as you can see in the next pic. Banana Walnut Bread with Butter Pecan Crust 🍌 For the bread: 3 ripe bananas 3 eggs (I used Happy Egg) 1/4… Read More

I am often told I don’t look my age. Most people guess me to be in my late 20s or early 30s when they first meet me. They’re surprised to find out that I am actually the ripe old age of 40. I’m not complaining about this one bit! πŸ™‚ Nope, I’m trying to hold onto my youth just as much as the next person, but I try not to obsess or… Read More

As a personal trainer I’m often asked what type of exercise is the best one to do for weight loss. The answer I give is often surprising, as well as somewhat frustrating, to those asking me this question. So, what is the best type of exercise? The type of exercise you will stick with. For a world that wants to be told exactly what to do in black or white, right or… Read More

When trying to lose weight, most people simply rely on the scale as a way to track progress. But, the scale is not a very effective way of tracking progress. Body composition (body fat vs lean body mass) is much more important that what the scale says. A reduction in body fat, not body weight, is what you should be focusing on… to track this there are several methods that will tell… Read More

Yesterday I woke up at 3:15am… Why? I don’t know. I’ve struggled with insomnia off and on my entire life, so this was just one of those times, I guess. Since I was wide awake I decided to get up and make my coffee. The kiddo is gone this weekend, so I have the place to myself… my Christmas tree is still up, so I enjoyed the silence of the early morning… Read More