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exposure therapy + my current physique

Exposure therapy. Have you heard of this? It’s doing something you’re uncomfortable with repeatedly over time with the idea that this repeated exposure eventually decreases one’s discomfort. I’m into it cuz this is the exact process I’ll do with myself with the scale. If I don’t go on the scale for months, the first hundredContinue reading “exposure therapy + my current physique”

crossing the finish line was the wrong goal 

When I stopped focusing on the finish line, stuff started to fall into place.  I spent over 20 years chasing a literal finish line racing triathlon. My coach would always remind us that race day, coming across the finish line – all that would be the icing on the cake. The meat of it, theContinue reading “crossing the finish line was the wrong goal “

weight regain, rebound and self loathing

The number one reason why diets fail?  👉🏾 the restriction is too much too soon for too long  I know this vicious cycle all too well.  As a #chronicdieter for DECADES, I paid a hefty price to hold an “average” weight (155lbs) with a higher body fat (29%) despite a shit ton of calorie restrictionContinue reading “weight regain, rebound and self loathing”

“lifting weights will make me big”

I remember when I started my live and die by the scale dieting in 1997. Jenny Craig told me not to lift weights because we were focused on hitting that magical number on the scale. I am sure it’s different now, but I remember all of these statements running through my head. And it’s comeContinue reading ““lifting weights will make me big””

lifting weights and NOT seeing results?

Lifting weights and NOT seeing results? Are you constantly putting in the work but continue to feel like you’re not really seeing any reward? You’re not alone. Here’s the thing, for most of us…It’s not lack of effort. It’s not lack of consistency. It’s not lack of motivation.IT’S A LACK OF PROPER NUTRITION! Ladies, listenContinue reading “lifting weights and NOT seeing results?”

learn to love yourself

I’ve spent the last year under going fertility treatment, eating more and decreasing my exercise all as a means to provide the most thriving environment for pregnancy. I knew with 100% certainty that I would gain weight and I vowed to myself to not revert back to old eating and exercise disordered behaviors as “damageContinue reading “learn to love yourself”

dieting gave me brain drain

I used to OBSESS about having a pre and post workout meal within 30 minutes of my workouts. I would FIXATE on making sure I ate an exact 35 grams of protein with every meal. I would ZERO IN ON every ingredient of every food label of every food that I would eat. And IContinue reading “dieting gave me brain drain”

on the go protein snacks grab n’ go

Struggling to eat healthy while busy and on the go? Let me help you protein snack prep! These relatively healthy protein snacks can be found anywhere, including at your local gas station or convenience store! Whether you are on a road trip away from home; in a time crunch and need some munchies ASAP orContinue reading “on the go protein snacks grab n’ go”

as for the rest, just do your best

OMG! It’s Monday. I am gonna wake up early, go to the gym to lift and do cardio. I’ll have all my meals with me. After work, I am going to do some stretching, maybe a quick cardio video followed by my clean final daily meal. I won’t have dessert and I definitely won’t beContinue reading “as for the rest, just do your best”

5 minute quickie movement for you!

Got 5 minutes? Sure you do! You are here on the net after all! Save this quickie movement series and be share to share with a friend. You can do this anywhere and all it will take is 5 minutes! You will feel SO GOOD after this, I promise! Remember, something is always better thanContinue reading “5 minute quickie movement for you!”