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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”

why exercise and diet can sometimes be bad for you

For a good chunk of my 20s and 30s, I lived with severe refractory #ulcerativecolitis. And all that time, I thought I was doing an excellent job of faking it. My clients and those close to me knew better. I spent far too long putting being sick “on hold” until my stomach disease told meContinue reading “why exercise and diet can sometimes be bad for you”

what book has made the most impact in your #selfcare?

Some of us have been reading more than usual, ya know #quarantinelife. Perhaps, your are making your way through that previously-neglected book pile lately. And sometimes, we find that book that makes a positive impact on our day to day. If so, waht book did that for you? Leave that book title below and be sureContinue reading “what book has made the most impact in your #selfcare?”

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””

are you in a weight loss plateau?

Can you guess the ONE word that dieters absolutely dread? It starts with the letter P… Not yet? It’s PLATEAU! I get it completely. When trying to lose weight, if the scale ain’t moving, you feel STUCK, defeated, doubtful, and overwhelmed. And sadly enough, this is the time when I see clients throw in theContinue reading “are you in a weight loss plateau?”

hormonal fat loss players

Is losing body fat an uphill battle for you? Does it feel like you just can’t seem to lose weight despite exercising and eating right? You could say these last 5 years have been a hormonal roller coaster for me personally.  At 36 years old, I was told I was approaching menopause while I enduredContinue reading “hormonal fat loss players”

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”