Fitness: A Gateway to Confidence

My first bikini competition was in March 2015. I was always athletic and loved participating in sports – gymnastics, soccer, football, cheerleading, kickboxing, running. I loved the working out and never took more than a month hiatus from the gym since college. However, my weight – and my body image, along with it – fluctuated regularly. In October 2014, I …

Gymtimidation

  I wanted to share a few things I’ve realized during my years of going to the gym:   If they are serious about their goals, they will not be paying attention to you.Most of my girlfriends that don’t know their way around the free weights and machines tell me they are intimidated. They worry they will look stupid. They …

What I ate for breakfast

I have been making some kick ass breakfasts lately. Usually, I’ll have savory breakfasts during the week and make a sweet breakfast on the weekend. As I was planning my meals for this coming week, I decided to make a sweet breakfast for the week and have a savory “breakfast” – or a “little lunch” as the French would say …

What the heck are macros, anyway?

mac·ro·nu·tri·ent ˌmakrōˈn(y)o͞otrēənt/ noun BIOLOGY plural noun: macronutrients a substance required in relatively large amounts by living organisms, in particular. a type of food (e.g., fat, protein, carbohydrate) required in large amounts in the human diet. a chemical element (e.g., potassium, magnesium, calcium) required in large amounts for plant growth and development. Macronutrients are the building blocks of nutrition. Macronutrients are measured …

Real, Sustainable Weight Loss

There are so many myths and lies out there about what weight-loss really looks like, no wonder people get frustrated and give up on having the body of their dreams. They start to think, “I guess it’s just not in my genes.”   Fast Weight-Loss is Rarely Healthy or Sustained Weight-Loss Seeing a new version of The Thirty Day Challenge …