I struggle with weight, food, and body image. Living a healthy lifestyle has always been a challenge. Follow my journey to health, wellness, and self-love.
If I’m being completely honest, I probably look about the same – the same height, the same weight (give or take a few pounds), and definitely the same eating habits (a constant work in progress). But I’m not the same.
Date of Visit: March 29, 2017
I’d heard about Orangetheory from a few people at SoulCycle and decided to give it a try. According to their website:
I remember being immediately intrigued because I was looking for a total-body workout to really help me...Read More »
Living a healthier lifestyle is about so much more than exercise – it’s about fueling your body. This is where I’ve struggled the most. Sure, I can go to SoulCycle four times a week, but that means nothing if I’m stuffing...Read More »
I am in desperate need of some new clothes. I could use a ton of leggings, maybe two pairs of jeans, some sweaters, and, of course, quirky tops that cover the huge mass between my boobs and my, well, you know.
I need clothes for work. I need clothes for school....Read More »
This post was updated with pricing information on 9/19/16.
It’s been a tough week, guys…like, a really tough week. But before we get to that, I just want to say thank you to everyone who messaged, commented, and reached out to me after SOUL squad was published. Your kindness, support,...Read More »
Ten years ago, this past August, I found myself standing on the streets of Pennsylvania in the rain with no shirt and no shoes. My boyfriend of two years had beaten me, raped me, and left me on the side of the road.
As I walked six miles to the train...Read More »
This post was updated with price information on 9/6/16.
So, last week was a weird week. I wasn’t able to stay on plan the whole week, but I did have three days where I went really strong and stuck to it. The last two, I went rogue and took myself out...Read More »
Guys, I have to be honest with you – as happy as I am to get back to school, I am really not looking forward to this week. It’s not because of the food or anything, it’s just going to be a rough one! Here’s next week’s lineup:
Once upon a time, I had an amazing trainer named Dean. Dean is one of those people who is truly in the business of helping others. We high-fived during times of success, and he taught me how to convert my setbacks into strength. My goals were his goals. And throughout...Read More »
This post was updated on 8/22/16.
Hey, everyone! This week’s meal plan is a lot different from last week’s. All right, let’s go through it:
So, I was worried I was eating too heavily post-SOUL (since I usually take the 6:15pm class and don’t eat until 7:30pm). I...Read More »
This post was updated on 8/15/16.
Hello, dedicated readers! I hope you’re having an awesome week so far, and that this post finds you well. Once again, I’ve put this week’s meal plan up a little early in case you want to follow along with me. I’ll also be cooking and...Read More »
Whether or not you’re a smoothie fan, a good blender is a kitchen staple for most. I have a Ninja Professional Blender (BL 660) and I couldn’t be happier. Mine cost $109.99 but it was well worth the money.
I make smoothies, pesto sauce, and purees for yogurt. It...Read More »
This post was changed on 8/5/16.
I decided to post this week’s meal plan a little early in case some of you want to follow along and use the weekend to prep (as I often do!). Here’s what we’re looking at:
A couple of things to know about this week’s meal...Read More »
Change your body. Take your journey. Find your soul. This is the mantra of SoulCycle. It echoes through each class and is plastered around the studio in neon lights.
Yesterday was my third time at SoulCycle. It hasn’t gotten easier, but it’s gotten better. I’m still not 100% with the...Read More »
I’m the type of person who uses Google Calendar to make plans with friends. My time is always accounted for because, honestly, I have too little of it. Often, this has been my excuse for eating poorly. I’d say things like, “I need to eat McDonald’s because I don’t have...Read More »
There are two things you need to know about me when it comes to food: 1) I love to snack and 2) I love food that requires minimal effort. The latter is definitely a vice, but I’m a firm believer that knowing your weaknesses is what allows you to turn...Read More »
I’ve never been what you’d consider to be an athletic person. I was on swim team in high school, but only because we practiced at the all-boys school by my house.
Fitness is so much easier to incorporate into your life during high school because someone is literally forcing you...Read More »
I haven’t been thin since high school. This is due to the fact that once I graduated, I became responsible for my own health and wellness, and had no idea what that really meant. In fact, there are days where I still don’t know what that means.
Loving myself is a...Read More »
Friday Finds is a section of my blog where I share products I’ve found to be useful. I am not compensated by, or endorsed by, any of these companies to provide a positive review.
When I first started rethinking the way I ate, one thing took me by surprise:...Read More »
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Not sure who “they” are, but I can tell you that my trainer, dietitian, and mother all agree.
I never put stock in breakfast because I’m usually running back to the apartment to grab my phone, hoping I don’t get...Read More »
Whether you’re trying to get healthy, or are supporting someone who is, there are certain things you need, and others you can definitely live without. In this post, we’ll go over right and wrong ways to be supportive, how to make positive changes without going insane, and look at some...Read More »
Like most life-altering issues, my problem with health and wellness started off small – I’d be a little out of breath going up the stairs, needed to recline my car seat back a little further…went up a size. Nothing too drastic, which is why I was shocked to look down...Read More »
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