• Stop Beating Yourself Up

    When you beat yourself up, you tear yourself down. We do it so often, but don’t realize how much it affects our energy and drive.  These all to familiar words: I’m not good enough. I wish I could do it like her. What is wrong with me? I could’ve done…

  • The First Step

    Having passion and energy to start making changes feels amazing. When you first discover you want to lose weight or that you CAN actually get out of the black whole of negative emotion, it lights a fire in your belly and you feel all-in. That alone is not going to…

  • Time to Relax

    I used to think that sitting down to Netflix and eating whatever I wanted was relaxing. I’d come home after a long day, feeling stressed out and look forward to the escape. Funny thing though… I wasn’t refreshed. It was great blocking everything else out and spending the evening without…

  • How to Create Motivation

    Do you feel unmotivated? I used to push away the idea that I could do something new or start a new schedule because I was so afraid to fail. I wasn’t able to keep motivation in the past, so I didn’t know how to keep it up for my future. …

  • A Valuable Relationship

    What would you say is the most valuable human relationship you can have? Parents, spouse, mentor, ……insert here. Have you ever thought about yourself? Most of us don’t. We feel better when close friends pump us up, or when we get positive feedback from others whether it’s work or socially.…

  • What We Gain

    Of course, I had to do a play on words for this because I love a good pun. I was thinking a lot about why I constantly was on a lose-regain cycle of weight loss over the years. I did a quick calculation. The difference between my highest weight and…

  • You Are Stronger

    There are so many people in my life that I admire. There are many reasons why. 🙂 Some of the people I love the most have been through some really hard stuff. A combination of things that you wouldn’t even think possible. There’s not a lot I think of as…

  • Comparison isn’t fun…

    Comparing ourselves to others doesn’t work as a motivating force. It actually ends up doing the opposite. Comparison generally works two ways: They’re better than me. (I’m not good enough.) I’m better than them. (Looking for something to flaw). In either case, this feels terrible. Let’s break these down a…

  • Pain is human right now

    If you deal with chronic pain, you know what I’m talking about. It’s hard to explain how this type of pain effects you. I got to a point some time ago when I decided to look at my pain as my ‘suitcase.’ I carry it around. It’s heavy. I can’t…

  • I thought I wasn’t good enough.

    I lost weight and gained it back so many times that I lost count. Every time I started I was genuine and really was ‘all-in’ for results. The amount of time that I lasted varied, but inevitably, I’d get overwhelmed, disappointed in myself, frustrated with the process, or some combination…