When I was in college I would restrict myself all week long and eat only “healthy foods” and then the weekend would come around and I’d have a huge cheat day with the greasiest food and lots of alcohol. Here is how I changed my mindset around this habit.
January 30, 2023
A gallon of water is a lot. I’m not going to lie, I have to be really cognizant of drinking it if I am going to drink all 126 ounces of water daily. If I don’t think about it, I can easily drink 40-60 ounces for the day. Here are some things I incorporate into my day to make sure I’m drinking enough.
January 16, 2023
I write a lot of workout plans for clients and myself but I always end up reverting back to my tried and true lifts. These are ones I don’t do every single week but always switch in. Some are compound lifts where I try to increase my strength whereas others are accessory lifts to do towards the middle to end of my workouts!
January 5, 2023
I get it. We all have jobs, relationships, a house to keep clean, laundry to do, grocery shopping, commute times, wanting to sleep 8 hours a night, and the plethora of other things we do day to day.
However, we all have that. And some people manage to make time for their workouts & meal prepping while others don’t.
October 21, 2022
We are 3 weeks away from the big day and we are slowly dwindling out to-do list down. But there are so many last minute items that can slip through the crack. I’m also on wedding tiktok where everyone is in procrastination mode and it has me stressed more than I need to be!!
September 19, 2022
We have had enough teachers. It’s time we take back our mental health this year and start focusing on us without feeling guilty for it. Through the last couple years and the mass exodus of teachers leaving the profession, we cannot keep doing what we’ve been doing and think we won’t get burnt out too. There’s a lot that needs to change from higher levels of the education world to make significant changes to our schools and profession. But we can’t wait around for that. It starts within us. And it starts this year.
September 2, 2022
Well, I officially have 4 months before the wedding and I am starting to get into the zone on my nutrition. Over the course of the last 6 months I have been working on increasing my calories to build up my metabolism and put on a good amount of muscle. Now over the course of the next 4 months I will be working in the opposite direction to slim down!
June 20, 2022
I definitely played into the belief that the only thing that mattered in my nutrition was the macros on the nutrition. I literally wouldn’t care about how many ingredients or what those ingredients were, where the food came from, etc. Until I started to feel bloated, tired, more anxious, and wasn’t seeing results like before. So, this summer I have dedicated it to my own health, not my physical body!
June 13, 2022
There are many variations of ab exercises you can do to continue to build a strong core. Having a strong core is going to be more useful than simply looking jacked and having a 6 pack. It increases stability, performance, balance, decreases chance of injury, and helps improve strength in all other exercises or cardio.
April 24, 2022
People have complicated teaching. You can disagree with me on that but I think back to my years in elementary school and middle school and I remember half of the things I learned.
April 10, 2022
My next big home project is re-doing my home office. I got it all painted but now I have a ton of mix-matched furniture and decorations that just need to be updated. It’s like things from my parents house I took back, stuff from college, and other things from all over the place I’ve collected. So, we need some updates and I’m trying to do it as cheap as possible!
April 5, 2022
Everyone knows the feeling of trying to cover up their body in the gym and stay hidden away because they don’t want anyone to see them. You may have been embarrassed of the how you looked, what you were wearing, not knowing if you were doing an exercise correctly.
March 30, 2022
On Friday I went and got dry needling done for the first time at the gym I work at. I was in for a movement assessment and the PT asked if I wanted to try it out on my shoulders and I said why not! It was very interesting and something I’ve never done before and here’s how it went.
February 20, 2022
In college I would restrict myself all week long and eat only quote unquote healthy foods and then the weekend would come around and I’d have a huge cheat day
February 10, 2022
It has been almost a year since I had a fitness coach but I realized I was cheating myself out of everything I wanted in life and I was going backwards. I invested in my coach less than a month ago and my life has already starting progressing.
January 21, 2022
We all start somewhere but when I started getting into weight lifting I knew nothing. Absolutely nothing. I would get all of my workouts off of Pinterest and I’d be spinning my wheels in the gym for an hour. 6 months later and I wasn’t seeing many results. Fast forward to now and I coach people who are new to the gym to help them not make some of the mistakes I have!
December 29, 2021
Honestly it’s never easy but I would say 75-80% of the time I look forward to going to the gym and eating healthy. I think everyones different and some people are naturally inclined to it vs others, but these are some of things that help me stay motivated throughout the year!
October 16, 2021
Everybody wants to lose weight, but what you actually want is to lose fat. The scale shows you every thing in your body in relation to how much it weighs. It doesn’t care if that means it’s fat, muscle, or your organs – it measures it all. When people come to me saying they want to lose weight, they really just want to lose the fat around their muscles so they look lean. In this blog I am going to give you 5 secrets to fat loss. If you do these 5, you’ll see progress.
August 29, 2021
Bloating shouldn’t be normal but often times we are stuck feeling so gross after a meal or at the end of the day. Your bloating is your body gaining inflammation so that it protects itself from something it doesn’t like. But, our goal is to stop that from happening as much as possible because there is something going on in your body that it doesn’t like. The key is really getting to the root of it.
July 19, 2021
Hi! On this blog post I share simple lifestyle habits you should be focusing on as you try to live a healthier life. There’s so much out there about weight loss, muscle gain, etc. but not much about just simply wanting to live a healthier life. Don’t worry, I break down some key habits you need and how to stay on top of them!
July 11, 2021
I’ve seen more things coming out recently about training failure or not. There are people on both ends of this spectrum who think there is a right and wrong way to train but to be frank, there’s reasons for each side that are substantial. Read the blog to find out if you should train to failure or if there’s a better way – I’m breaking it all down for you.
June 14, 2021
In this blog I’m giving the run down on what active calories are on your Apple Watch or other smart watch and if you should eat those calories back the rest of the day. Do you change your macros on the days you workout? Do you earn more food after lifting? Click here to get the scoop!
March 27, 2021
Journal prompts you need to build your best life. I have found journaling to be a therapeutic and necessary habit to keep up day to day. It has helped me start to understand myself better, show up authentically, and live my life with purpose and understanding. I hope you enjoy these prompts – to get the most out of it, really dig deep into them and go farther than surface level. They are meant to make you think!
March 17, 2021
Trader Joe’s is a go-to grocery store for me and I’m so sad it’s not closer to my house. In this blog I cover all my healthy (and not so healthy) must have items on my grocery list each time I go there! Let me know if you love any of these or if there’s anything else I need to try!
February 14, 2021
Drinking water is so difficult as a teacher (and for anyone else) because unless you’re strategic about it, you’ll be left with 64oz to drink before bed. Many people also think it’s ridiculous that I drink a gallon of water each day, but it is the most under utilized and well known healthy habit out there.
February 2, 2021
We all complain about not having enough hours in the day, but I think the issue really isn’t about having enough but making the time. We can all complain about our work schedules, but if you just got up the hour and a half earlier, it would be fine. In this blog I share my tips on how to get up in the morning to workout.
January 5, 2021
It’s that time of year again when everyone in the fitness community comes out and shares ‘the secret to see progress over the holidays’ or ‘get ____ so you can still lose weight and start your new years resolutions early’ We’ve all heard it so here’s a list of do’s and don’ts as we stroll through this busy holiday season!
November 2, 2020