With summer fast approaching, I have had more and more conversations with people who are dreading swimsuit season. One of the top fears I hear is about cellulite--everyone wants to know how to make it disappear and everyone is scared of others knowing they have it. Cellulite is a tough topic because we have been … Continue reading What the Diet Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know About Cellulite
This past weekend I went on a quick getaway to North Carolina to reset. It was a much needed chance to regroup, plan for the months ahead, connect with my husband, Chris, and enjoy a LOT of really good food and really good hiking. Definitely more food than hiking, but sometimes balance means leaning a … Continue reading The Case for Hiking as the Ultimate Workout for Mental and Physical Health
We're 7 weeks into the new year and by this point most people have long given up on their resolutions. It turns out January 12th is the fateful day that most of us throw in the towel and go back to eating chocolate donuts from the break room for lunch because old habits die hard … Continue reading What Happened to Your New Year’s Resolutions?
We all know about the obvious benefits of exercise--lose weight, boost your metabolism, get those endorphins, blah blah blah. We get it. I, and countless others, have talked that to death so today I want to share a benefit of resistance training that you may not be aware of. Weight bearing exercises can actually make … Continue reading The Ideal Workout for Better Skin
I am a HUGE proponent of baths. Bubbles, candles, an episode of Grey's Anatomy, maybe a glass of wine if the mood so strikes--I go all in on a relaxing night in the tub. And while the relaxation alone is a great reason to slide in, there are some big health benefits to bath time. … Continue reading Bath Time: Just for Kids or the Secret to Achieving Your Fitness Goals?
I have a love-hate relationship with the fitness industry. One the one hand, it is full of truly inspiring people who help others dramatically improve their health, but there are also large parts of this industry that are built on a "no pain, no gain" mentality that preys on an individual's insecurities. People are driven … Continue reading Hating Your Way To A Hotter Body
I get it. I really do. I used to love having one day a week where all nutritious thought went out the window and I could eat pints of ice cream and boxes of pizza until my pants got uncomfortably tight while still thinking I could reach my goals. That can be a fun bubble … Continue reading The Problem With Cheat Days That Could Be Ruining Your Progress
It seems like something always has to be the villain in diet culture. "Oh, fat is making you fat!" "Carbs are like glue, they just stick to your intestines and make you gain weight!" "Don't eat fruit, it's full of sugar!" "The only way to lose weight is to stand on your head every time … Continue reading Keto: A Healthy Diet or Dangerous Game?
Confession time: I'm naturally a very anxious person. You might not think it since the internet is a place where nobody likes to air their dirty laundry (myself included!), but I have been dealing with panic attacks and bouts of depression for over a decade. I'm talking full on, shaking, can't breathe, feel like my … Continue reading Stress and Weight Loss: Here’s What You Need To Know
Confession time: I'm naturally a very anxious person. You might not think it since the internet is a place where nobody likes to air their dirty laundry (myself included!), but I have been dealing with panic attacks and bouts of depression for over a decade. I'm talking full on, shaking, can't breathe, feel like my … Continue reading Could Stress Be Making You Fat? Here’s What You Need To Know