Hunger Comfort

Today I heard a great piece of advice: Don’t be afraid of hunger. The sensation of hunger means that your body is switching from using food as energy to using your fat as energy. This is precisely the reason why I always seem to see great results when I eat an early dinner (around 5-6Continue reading “Hunger Comfort”

To Cheat Or Not To Cheat

I have found myself struggling with this question for years now–when I am following a strict diet plan is it better for me to follow that plan ALL of the time or to incorporate cheat meals once a week like many bodybuilders? After years of testing, failing, and trying again, my final conclusion is thatContinue reading “To Cheat Or Not To Cheat”

When the Gym Becomes the Playground

The first few weeks of an exercise routine are always rough. Maybe you’re out of shape, maybe you have been inconsistent with your training, maybe you’re starting a completely new program and the exercises as foreign to you as that language you always wished you spoke. Whatever the case, the excruciatingly sore muscles are neverContinue reading “When the Gym Becomes the Playground”

Intuitive Thriving

Reshaping your body can be a funny process. One night you are totally down on yourself, caught up in the details, afraid of the days you won’t be able to count your macros if the progress is THIS SLOW when you are counting every gram. Imagining how long it is going to take if yourContinue reading “Intuitive Thriving”

The Weight of Words

One time, when I was in the best shape of my life, I had a new friend tell me that I was lucky because I was naturally lean. She had to work so hard to lose weight. This was laughable to me because it could not be further from the truth. I had been prettyContinue reading “The Weight of Words”

Operation Taste My Food Again

If I’m being honest with myself, I have an addiction. And that addiction is artificial sweeteners. It has been a long time coming for me to finally quit. The other day I read an article saying that they are more addictive than cocaine, and that same day I listened to a podcast by Mind PumpContinue reading “Operation Taste My Food Again”

To Think Or Not To Think

Do you guys ever wake up feeling like a lump of trash? Groggy, sore, and possibly sick? Well that was me this morning. There was really no explanation for it besides going to bed too late and training legs really hard yesterday.  But then I recalled thinking to myself yesterday, “Wow, I haven’t been sickContinue reading “To Think Or Not To Think”

Should I Track My Food?

There are two types of people: Those who thrive with spontaneous food choices Those who thrive when they plan their food ahead of time These two types of people are like the difference between introverts and extroverts. Extroverts will never fully understand introverts and vice versa. I was sitting at the dinner table with someContinue reading “Should I Track My Food?”

Breaking Up With HIIT For A Bit

Update on me! I returned from Denmark and a three week trip around Europe about 5 weeks ago, took a summer Anatomy & Physiology course, and now I am ready to get back to BUSINESS with my blog and wellness adventures 🙂 I have always loved doing little experiments on myself relating to health andContinue reading “Breaking Up With HIIT For A Bit”

Why I’m Hitting on HIIT

I am in a long-term relationship with HIIT workouts. We may even be married. Out of all of the fitness plans I have ever tried, my HIIT workouts have by far been the most effective. I got into the best shape of my life doing “Bodyrock Bootcamp” workouts with Lisa Marie (bodyrock youtube), and sinceContinue reading “Why I’m Hitting on HIIT”