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I think we've all, at some point, found ourselves in what I'll call a fitness or diet "rut." You want to exercise and eat healthy, but you fall off the wagon and find yourself unable to get back on. I often receive emails from people saying that they used to eat so healthy, or they used to go to the gym every week, but now they can't seem to get back into that lifestyle. If that sounds familiar to you, trust me when I say, you're not alone. I made the decision to change my lifestyle 2 years ago, and...

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Many people struggle with Seasonal Depression, also (appropriately) referred to as SAD: Seasonal Affective Disorder. Some people only suffer from depression seasonally, while other people (like myself) live with depression all year round, but feel that their depression worsens as the seasons change. SAD is said to be more likely to affect women, though it can affect anyone, even people who have never struggled with depression before. So, let's talk about it, shall we WHAT IS "SAD?" Seasonal Affective Disorder is a type of Depression that emerges when the seasons change. It's also referred to as Seasonal Depression. Some people...

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I've gotten so many messages over the last few months from people asking me how to find motivation - motivation to lose weight, to go to the gym, to change their lifestyle. Here's the thing, motivation is overrated. Now, don't get me wrong, motivation is an important piece of the puzzle. Motivation is almost always what gets you started, but it's unlikely that motivation will be what keeps you going. Why? Because motivation is fleeting, it comes and goes, and rarely ever remains a constant in our lives.  Yes, there may be some people who wake up motivated every single...

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How many of you rely on the scale to track your progress? How many of you find yourself weighing in daily or weekly? How many of you feel really good about yourself until you step foot on the scale and see that the number has either stayed the exact same or gone up?  What if I told you that the scale is, in many cases, an unreliable way to track your progress? Truth Bomb: The scale measures the weight of your body. (Duh.) What it DOESN'T DO is differentiate between muscle mass, skeletal mass, body fat, or water weight. It...

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Sponsored posts and ads seem to be flooding Instagram, especially with the rise of "Influencers" and "Brand Ambassadors." Though I do have a following on social media (which I am unbelievably grateful for), I don't consider myself to be an Influencer, and I've yet to become an ambassador for any brands. (Probably because I curse too much.) While everyone has their own opinion on this Instagram "phenomenon", I thought I would share my own honest thoughts, as I have been approached by different brands - some of which I've declined, and some of which I've agreed to partner with. (Before you...

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