I was told that it would be helpful if I wrote out what I eat in an average day. Please keep in mind that my workout days look different than my rest days. My workout days usually have more protein in them and my rest days generally are more veggies, sometimes no meat, and less calories. I'll try to lay out both for you.Read More
I’m just going to put it out there, if I’m being completely transparent, I just am NOT a fan of measuring your goal or success by how much you weight. Nope, nada, no.
Why? Well, I’ve never seen numbers be all that accurate. Nor do I think weight should be the ultimate health marker. I weigh 155 pounds! Holy moly! That seems like a lot. In fact, according to the height to weight ratio, I would be borderline overweight. Seems inaccurate given I am 12 percent body fat, don’tcha think? My fiance actually is borderline obese given his weight to height ratio. His body fat percentage, most likely even lower than mine.
This year is going to be different for you, my friend! I just KNOW it. Here's why, you're starting to wake up to the realization that losing weight, gaining energy, and loving your body isn't going to come from a restrictive diet that leaves your depleted, hungry, and falling back into old patterns before you can say "jumbalaya!" So get excited and get your head in the game for good. Here are FOUR tips for FINALLY losing weight, gaining energy, and loving your body for real!Read More
In case you didn't notice, the Holiday's are here and almost in full swing. I LOVE the holiday season; the snow, the hustle & bustle, families getting together, parties, buying gifts, sending love, and of course, baking + cooking! While we all know that it's not the healthiest time of year, we can try our best.Read More
When festivity fills the air, the holiday spirit becomes contagious. Winter, as it is, brings with itself a lethargy and longing for warmth that is found in the most indulgent of foods. Bakeries start stocking up, there are pies on window sills, mugs are topped with hot cocoa. Caution goes out the window and we stop fighting against the holiday spirit and put on the notorious burden we regret as soon as the New Year dawns: holiday weight.Read More
It's a complete & total honor to be featured in December's edition of Fargo Monthly! Check out page 32-33 to hear more about my goals, favorite places to eat, favorite local businesses, and my favorite Fargo drink! Which, no surprise, is the HoDo Hot Cider! Yum!Read More
Okay, that title may seem a little dramatic. Of course you're a good friend! I'm not about to tell you how to be a better friend... to other people. BUT, I did want to call you out on your relationship with yourself. So tell me, are you a good friend to yourself?Read More
So, what does stress do to your gut? Oh so many nasty little things. Let me explain the whole picture for you.
When we are stressed, we release hormones. One of those hormones being cortisol. Now, cortisol is great when we have an open wound or illness that our body needs to defend against. However, when we are stressed out because we're working 80 hours a week, our marriage is on the rocks, or we can't disconnect from the outside world for fear of missing out... that's a whole other story.
Enjoy this bodyweight workout outside!Read More
I find it's easy to get lost in the "to-dos" and simply stay "busy" and then get stuck in the mentality of not having enough time. So, what if we instead, decided on what our priorities were and stay true to those things? What if we committed to putting our energy & TIME into those top priorities?Read More