First and foremost, start SLOW!! As a person, who once they’ve decided to do something, goes all in, completely balls to the wall, I know how hard taking it slow can be, but truth is going from 0 to 100 is completely unsustainable in the long run. You are way more likely to fall of … More Top 3 Tips to Start a Health and Fitness Lifestyle
Recently a friend asked me if I ever felt like I wasn’t in control of my own life. I stopped and thought for a minute, before saying, No, I haven’t felt like that for a long time. This reaction made me sit back and think for a moment. For a long time I felt like … More How Meditation and Affirmations Are Changing My Life
Being in your 20’s can be a difficult time. Especially, when you tend to be introverted, a homebody and prefer to keep a small group of friends. I have never been one of those people that has tons of friends and an active social life. I like to be home, I enjoy hanging out with … More How To Be Happy Alone
So, you’ve decided that you want to change your life. You want to get healthy, eat better and workout. The only problem is where on earth to start…? There are so many diets and fitness programs out there that it can all seem so overwhelming. You’ve likely tried fad diets and workouts. Maybe you got … More What Came First, The Chicken or The Egg?
Have you ever had something magical sitting right in front of you and you never even knew it? You wrote it off, thought you were too good for it, or maybe that you weren’t good enough for it. Maybe you decide to go for it, but did so haphazardly, didn’t put your heart and soul … More Starting New
Why Isn’t It Working I’ve found through all of my struggle to get fit and lose weight that everyone’s body functions differently, what works for one person doesn’t necessarily work for another. In my newest expedition to get fit, not just skinny I started to do HIIT. I have never been huge into cardio even … More Why Isn’t It Working
Part 8: The next bump in the road of my fitness journey happened to be a boy. I had not had any boyfriends or time consuming distractions quite like this before. At the time I was 25 and he was a few years younger than me. If you’ve ever dated before, you’ll know that early … More Boy Oh Boy
Part 7: Over the last year my previous roommate and her ex-boyfriend moved out of my apartment and I got a new roommate. Soon after my new roommate moved in she began training for the twin cities marathon. She had never run a marathon before, but she ran cross country in high school and found … More What Are You Running From?
Part 6: Enter Diet Pills Stage Left During this two year period of restrictive dieting and limited exercise I was introduced to diet pills. Now, I had known about diet pills for a long time as they are advertised everywhere, but I had always been skeptical of them and even a little afraid of them … More Enter Diet Pills, Stage Left
This time, much like the last time I started to lose weight I was really devoted to being skinny. I did not care about being fit or healthy what I wanted to be was skinny. I did a lot of things during this time in hopes of looking a certain way. When I started this … More The Journey to Skinny