Category Archives: Thoughts

Find your STRENGTH

To all the women out there hating their legs….please stop.
Your legs carry you through life.
They allow you to run, jump, even just walk.
I always used to HATE my legs. Too muscular. No thigh gap. Just heavy. Since then I’ve grown to see them differently.
They are my strength. 
They are my movement.
They are there when I fall (and I do A LOT)
Never be ashamed of your strength, your imperfections. It’s OK to show up to the world in a very BIG way. Stop playing small, pretty, and perfect. 💕

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Consistency is KEY

What you do consistently over time > what you do or don’t do one day.

Full Disclosure. I LOVE to workout. I crave that post workout high. Love nothing more than being in an empty gym, and genuinely look forward to my workouts every day.

Having that love of fitness has been AMAZING but that doesn’t mean I don’t have my fair share of struggles too. 💕
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I HATE vegetables.
I STRUGGLE with emotional eating. 🍿
I get HUNGRY often.
I would rather SNACK than eat whole full meals.
I have the world’s biggest SWEET tooth. 🍫
Nutrition has always been a struggle point for me, and is something I will forever be a work in progress on.
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So how do I tackle it?! I recognize that nobody is perfect and focus on the fact that what I do consistently over time, will always outweigh what I do or don’t do in one day. So I balance it.
I stick to my consistent daily workouts that I love.
I try to make the BEST nutrition choices I can each day. 🍓
I set myself up for success by planning and prepping my meals. 🍴
And I also cut myself some slack and don’t beat myself up when I have an off day, eat a cookie, or find myself munching out of stress. I just do the BEST I possibly can. 🍪

Remember: What you do consistently over time > what you do or don’t do one day.

Which do you struggle with more FITNESS or NUTRITION?

 

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I am NOT Enough

I received a message yesterday from a girl who was starting a college nutrition program. She was WORRIED that she wouldn’t be a good nutritionist because she didn’t LOOK the part. 
And trust me, that FEAR held me back for SO LONG.
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I put off personal training because I didn’t think I looked FIT enough. 💪
I quit dance because I wasn’t THIN enough. 💃
I was terrified to promote my nutrition coaching with the FEAR that no one would want to look like me. 
And I’ll never forget the STING of overhearing someone say… “she has a degree in nutrition and doesn’t look like it.” (definitely cried after that one).
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But then something AMAZING happened when I actually started coaching…. My own nutrition, body image, and weight started to fall into place. 💕
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As I continued, I learned just how VALUABLE it was to be able to RELATE to people. To have the power to share my OWN struggles… and admit that yes, I too was still on my journey.
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So NOW when people tell me they can’t be a coach because they don’t look the part, don’t know enough about nutrition or fitness, or aren’t finished on their OWN journey yet, I just smile…
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Because I know that once they GET IT and start their coaching journey their LIFE is about to CHANGE 
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Wanna change yours?! 👯

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Transformation Tuesday

Transformation Tuesday has never gotten easier for me. I still get nervous to share my story every single time but what I do know, is a lot of ladies can relate to how I used to FEEL and want you to know that there is hope on the other side. 💕
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The girl on the left was me. I just graduated with a Master’s degree in nutrition and was miserable in my own skin. I had convinced everyone around me I was recovered from an eating disorder but deep down I was miserable, insecure, and lost. I was embarrassed by the fact that I was a nutritionist, yet couldn’t get my weight under control.
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Nothing worked.
New diets started every Monday. 🍓
I spent HOURS on the elliptical, treadmill, anything to burn calories. 💪
Food literally TORMENTED me. 😩
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The girl on the right knows better. I’ve found freedom from food and body insecurities. I’ve found what works for ME and I’ll be fully honest…. while my body image has definitely improved, it is still a work in progress, and likely forever will be.
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The best part though, is now I get to work on making it a little better every day for not only myself but my other ladies too, in the most supportive community I could imagine. 💛
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Feeling blessed and grateful. I promise it’s possible for you too. Always here… wanna join me? 

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