Surviving the Holidays

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Making it through the holidays without losing all the progress you’ve made through the past months can be difficult. We are surrounded by cookies, cakes, candy and all kinds of delicious treats from co-workers to family members. I won’t lie it is hard not to indulge in these tempting treats, so here is a few tips to help you make smart choices. Read More »

Just Breath

63c85e7e7f11e2a4982359bf551bd058Its been 4 weeks since my bikini competition and well I’ve lost control. I feel anxious and overwhelmed with where to go from here in my fitness goals. So, I finally sat down and accessed my current situation.

I want to continue to grow, get stronger and healthier. Forget about being a certain body fat percent or weigh a certain amount, which sounds easier said than done. For the longest time I’ve worked so hard to lose weight and have struggled. Not because I eat crappy food or because I cheat on my diet all the time, or from lack of effort. Its all thanks to an uncooperative thyroid and an autoimmune disease I didn’t know I had.Read More »

Sharing for Inspiration

IMG_4249Yesterday I decided to share my story on a Facebook Hashimotos support group. I was filled with joy from all the nice and encouraging comments from the ladies of this group. I wanted to share my story with them to encourage them not to give up on their battles with weight and fighting this disease in general. Little did I know that I would be shamed for ONLY losing 10lbs. I know for every 10 people who are positive on social media there are 5 who are complete assholes. But I brushed it off, because my journey has been hard and I have fought with every once of my body to get to where I am today. Read More »

The Struggle

07fa532dac913895debd1211c79bc254During my prep for my bikini competition, I swore I’d have a plan for after the competition to slowly get back to normal. I never actually realized how hard it was going to be to get back in the groove. After 4 months of low macros and 6-7 day works outs, all my brain wants to do is sleep and eat everything. Read More »

Dreadful Gimmicks

One of the things I hate the most is ridiculous articles about losing fat in unhealthy and unrealistic ways. I have no idea where they get their information or what nut jobs write this stuff, its all fake! I’m writing this to inform everyone that it doesn’t work!! I know because I’ve tried them, I have been victim to these scams and I hope to save some of you from wasting your money and time.

6bc9c3c5be3c50b6b18b06a0a06c929aTo theΒ “How to loose 10 lbs in 1 week” articles, ummm HELLO this is ridiculous and completely unhealthy, starving yourself, detoxing with teas, and dehydrating yourself all put your body at risk and will make you ill eventually. Read More »