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Tomorrow I will be 5 weeks post-op from my breast implant removal surgery. I had them removed because I believe they were causing me to have autoimmune issues from Breast Implant Illness (BII). Since my surgery I have seen small improvements… brain fog is better, my eyes and skin are brighter, inflammation has decreased in my face and body, joint pain has reduced, chronically peeling skin on my hands and feet have… 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

Hi. My name is Stacie, and I am a sugar addict. The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, right? 😉 People who know me today may be surprised by this admittance, but it is absolutely true. Blame it on my Danish heritage, or something else completely, but sugar has definitely been one of my drugs of choice throughout my lifetime. The more decadent and sugary something was, the… Read More

We’ve all heard the expression “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” Well, my response to that is “It’s a good thing people aren’t dogs.” 😉 Making a change is hard. We all know this… but, why is this? Is it that the new behaviors we’d like to incorporate are that much more difficult than our current behaviors? No, it’s just that they are unfamiliar to us. We tell ourselves that… Read More

There are so many dietary approaches out there, but which one is the best one? High fat, low fat, high carb, low carb, Vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, Keto… to intermittent fasting, to one meal a day, to small, frequent meals every 2 hours… to extreme things such as cabbage soup diets and juice cleanses. It seems like each week there is a “new and improved” way to eat. When someone decides to change… Read More

The other day I heard the statistic that only 2% of American women think they are beautiful… ONLY 2%?! That was mind boggling to me. So much so, that I had to look it up myself and confirm it…. Sure enough, there it was, the first article on Google. The article described the many variables that may contribute to this extremely low percentage – the unrealistic images portrayed in the media was… Read More

I’ve been decorating my new apartment the past few weeks. Tonight I painted 3 pictures for a wall that just needed something on it, but I haven’t been able to find exactly what I wanted in stores because it’s an odd-shaped wall with a cutout looking into my kitchen. So, since I couldn’t find it, I made it. Now let me preface this by saying – I AM NOT AN ARTIST. I… Read More

People often ask me if I watch what I eat. I always reply “No, not really.” I thought about this response the other day, and how it may seem to others. I’m sure to some this is interpreted as I can eat whatever I want, and never gain a pound… Well, let me tell you – that is far from the truth. I am not one of those genetically blessed people… Trust… Read More

The last time I posted I had just started my next competition prep… I had huge ambitions of hitting the stage again, writing frequently, studying and obtaining my personal training certification, starting a part-time business in my free time, and of course, an engagement to my fiance and eventually a wedding. Well, about 3 days into week 2 of my prep my world came crashing down… again. My fiance decided to end… Read More

So, today marks my first official week back on plan with my coach, Ruben Sandoval, from Fit to be in Your Kitchen. I started on Labor Day. Let me tell you… it started out rough. First thing that morning I accidentally brewed my coffee all over my kitchen counter because I didn’t have the pot lined up right in the coffee maker… Strike 1. Then as I’m cooking my breakfast I realize… Read More