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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

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

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

Today I finished my most recent painting. Recently I saw the phrase “In a field of Roses… She is a Wildflower” which was the inspiration for the piece. I loved that saying from the moment I read it… you see… I’ve spent the majority of my life trying to fit in… working to be ‘enough’… hustling for love… striving to look as beautiful/thin as others… feeling inadequate next to others who are… Read More

I am no relationship expert… HOWEVER, I am an expert in breakups. lol 😉 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

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

Yesterday was World Mental Health Day. A day that brings to light an often taboo topic of conditions such as depression, anxiety, etc. Since I believe that true health goes beyond what you put on your plate, or what you do in the gym, I thought I would share my experience in this topic. I am not a licensed counselor or therapist, but I am a health coach… and this is a… Read More

I’ve had many discussions lately, with many different people, about the topic of success. Whether it be success in personal goals, business, weight loss/improving health, etc. I guess this topic comes up frequently because I’m constantly challenging myself in one way or another, and I’m not afraid to share these challenges and goals with others… even before I accomplish it. Whether it’s a physical challenge like a Tough Mudder, or a competition,… Read More

Today I am celebrating my 2 year anniversary of a life of sobriety. 🙂 When I first quit drinking I had no idea it would be a forever decision. I initially quit because of health concerns. The last time I drank alcohol I had a major reaction to it… I woke up the next morning swollen to the point that my eyes were almost swollen shut, my abdomen looked like I was… Read More

If you’ve been following me for a while you may have noticed I focus more on worthiness, self love, authenticity, and accountability than I do about food, calories, macros, exercises, motivation, etc. My education is in these practical things, but I know that telling people about calories, macros, exercises, etc. doesn’t do a damn thing unless a person is ready to change. What I have learned over the years as I’ve worked… Read More