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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 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

Hi. My name is Stacie, and I am a sugar addict. The first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem, right? πŸ˜‰ 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

I am no relationship expert… HOWEVER, I am an expert in breakups. lol πŸ˜‰ Yes, I have had my fair share of breakups over the years… Breakups from long term relationships, and breakups from brief love affairs. Some of them were my decision to end the relationship, and some of them were not. I’ve experienced heartbreak on multiple levels, for multiple reasons. Because of this, I have experience on both sides of… 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 want to take a second and talk about women and strength training. I’m going to use myself as an example… Many women are scared to lift heavy when weight training, or are scared to lift weights at all, for fear of becoming “bulky” or “manly”. So, they spend the majority of their time doing cardio. If they do attempt strength training, it’s very light weight with high reps… yet they can’t… 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