Setbacks: Lessons in Disguise

Do you have aspirations, hopes, or dreams? Have you ever worked towards something with the hopes of improvement? Have you ever dedicated hours to the pursuit of a goal and then missed the mark? I thought so. We’ve all been there. I wanted to touch on this subject because it’s certainly related to the over-arching… Continue reading Setbacks: Lessons in Disguise

5 Healthy Ways to Destress Without Spending a Dime

"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the year!"  I really do love the holiday season. Really, I do. But, let's face it, the traditions, familial obligations, and social interactions can get quite stressful and draining if we're not careful with our space and commitments. Besides setting clear boundaries and protecting yourself by saying no when… Continue reading 5 Healthy Ways to Destress Without Spending a Dime

SMARTer Goal-Setting for the Win!

When I was a kid, I had a vision. I could see the me of the future. I would be thinner, more outgoing, involved in fun activities, and radiating happiness. I had three older cousins who I truly admired. They were cool and their lives seemed so interesting. I remember thinking in my 10-year-old head… Continue reading SMARTer Goal-Setting for the Win!

Sneak Peak Into the Food Diary of a Fitness Professional

*The following journal was recorded previously and shared at a later date* I cannot tell you how many times I've been hanging out in a group setting and someone has apologized to me for what they're eating. Time and time again I've heard, "Oh, I know you don't eat [insert decadent dessert or rich and… Continue reading Sneak Peak Into the Food Diary of a Fitness Professional

How to Lose Weight Without Trying (Well Barely Anyway)

First things first: I am the anti-dieter. I mean it. I've done enough diets over the years that I can guarantee their uselessness. It's a sure thing. Bet on it. Take it to the bank. You get the drift... But, realistically there are times when something must be done to drop a few, or quite… Continue reading How to Lose Weight Without Trying (Well Barely Anyway)

On Body Positivity

I began my journey into the fitness industry with a lot of hang-ups concerning whether or not I would be able to pull this off. Not because I feared I wouldn't be able to learn and be properly certified, or that I lacked enthusiasm and passion, or even that I couldn't connect with potential clients.… Continue reading On Body Positivity