You Can Reach Your Goals in Six Easy Steps

It was this time two years ago that I decided to take control of my health, no, for real this time. I decided to get serious, get a coach, and make some major life changes prior to my upcoming birthday in March. I decided to compete and be in the best shape of my life – quite an aspiration for …

How to survive the holiday season

How to survive the holiday season – Fitness Advice Column – Episode 1 I wanted to share – with permission – a recent email that I had because I have heard many people share this sentiment lately, as they try to balance all the Christmas parties and celebrations with their healthy lifestyle and goals that these parties can sometimes interfere …

How to Fall in Love with Yourself

Be grateful – Even in the smallest circumstance, practice gratefulness. If you’re stuck in traffic, perhaps instead of cussing (which I have been guilty of more than once), maybe I could be thankful that I wasn’t in the accident I witness as I pass by. Yes, perhaps I’m later to work than I’d planned, but I am safe and secure. I am not in danger. I am free. …

An Attitude Adjustment and Angie

Recently, a friend had a huge breakthrough with regards to their pursuit of a new career. This friend is a hard-worker and absolutely deserved the success that they were experiencing. However, I couldn’t help but feel a tinge of jealousy as I watched their dreams seem to come true before our very eyes. I’ll change the name and situation slightly to provide …

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 …