Exercise Improves Your Health, Whether You Lose Weight or Not

Exercise Improves Your Health, Whether You Lose Weight or Not

For decades, the diet and fitness industry has been focused on one thing: convincing you that you need to lose weight. An enormous amount of products, programs, and challenges exist to help people shed extra pounds effortlessly. Weight loss isn't just marketed as a...

Why I Encourage All Women To Be Bigger

Why I Encourage All Women To Be Bigger

Last week, while standing in a rather long line at a natural foods grocery store, I noticed a common thread among the women's health magazines that hit me like a ton of bricks. Each of the eight magazines had at least one headline dedicated to achieving six-pack abs,...

Your Health and Happiness is Not a Destination

Your Health and Happiness is Not a Destination

Many people go through life chasing happiness as if it can be found at a certain destination. “When I lose the weight, I’ll finally be happy.” “Once I resolve this health condition, then I'll start loving my body and be happy.” "I'll finally be happy once I'm...

How to Stop Falling “Off” the Wagon (for good)

How to Stop Falling “Off” the Wagon (for good)

If you've ever fallen "off" the wagon before, you know there's a lot more involved than simply having a few indulgences at friend's party. When people go outside of the rules they're trying to follow or keep, it often results in feelings of inadequacy, disappointment,...

5 Ways to Tackle a Weight Loss Goal (Without losing your sanity)

5 Ways to Tackle a Weight Loss Goal (Without losing your sanity)

Interested in losing a few pounds? You're not alone. In fact, over half of Americas report wanting to lose weight, with 25% currently working towards the goal.[1] While motivations can vary, the most common reason people desire to lose weight is to be more in control...

An Open Letter to Women Who Say “I Just Want My Body Back”

An Open Letter to Women Who Say “I Just Want My Body Back”

The other day, while doing some work at the local coffee shop down the road from my house, I overheard a conversation between two women in line. It looked as though they had both just gone for a long walk or run together - complete with kids, sippy cups, and...

8 Mistakes I Made When Trying to Change My Body

8 Mistakes I Made When Trying to Change My Body

For the majority of my early adulthood, I was entirely consumed with how to change my body. When I needed to make a decision relating to food, training, the gadgets I was going to buy, or the next book I was going to read, my thoughts were consumed with how to...

Why I Don’t Want Six-Pack Abs

Why I Don’t Want Six-Pack Abs

If you're one of the couple billion people currently using social media, you're likely aware that six-pack abs are a highly coveted physical attribute in the world of health and fitness. It's virtually impossible to avoid being bombarded with "fitspo" images promoting...