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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

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! 🙂 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

It’s been a week since I took on the challenge of World’s Toughest Mudder 2018, a 24 hour obstacle course race just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Now that I’ve slept and my emotions have calmed, I’ve had time to reflect on my experience, and determine how I feel about it… A year ago I decided I would take on the Tough Mudder challenge the #questforthegrail to celebrate my 40th birthday this year…. 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

Growing up I loved the Superman movies with Christopher Reeves. I used to watch them frequently thinking they were pretty awesome. Watching them as an adult I see how cheesy they are and how bad the graphics are. lol… but, that doesn’t change the fact that Superman is my still favorite superhero. I always joke that Clark Kent is my perfect man… not only is he tall, dark, and handsome, I like… Read More

In the quest to lose weight have you ever been told “Just cut your Calories.”? Pretty simple, right? Eat less, exercise more… and the pounds should melt away. So, why is it that it is so much easier to gain fat than it is to lose it? Well, it’s because there are more factors than just Calories consumed vs. Calories burned that determine our body composition. First off, what is a Calorie?… 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

One of the most common requests I get as a personal trainer is “I want abs.”. Ahhhh… the Holy Grail of fitness – the 6 pack. It seems as though that is the thing that will validate everyone’s hard work in the gym, and give everyone the confidence they need to finally love their bodies. To be able to strut around with a tight, toned midsection void of muffin top or “flab”… Read More

I had a discussion with a client the other day about loving ourselves, right where we are, while also working towards our goals. My client had the mindset of “I’ll love myself when I lose the weight.” I must admit I’m guilty of this myself. Self-love is something I’ve struggled with my entire life. As a very young girl, and well into my 20’s, I honestly bordered on hatred of myself… hatred… Read More