“Bikini Body”

every.single.year when summer approaches, you constantly hear the "I need to get in shape for summer" or "I need to get bikini body ready". When I was younger, and larger, I never thought about it. After all, my mentality was basically that I was so large that I'd either (A) look like a whale or... Continue Reading →


“Plus Size”

These two words have haunted me A LOT. Yes, I used to be "Plus sized", whatever that means. But do you know how much damage that label does? Unless you've experienced it, you probably don't. Let me paint you a picture, you go into a clothing store and can't find your size. Or, more frequently,... Continue Reading →

Quick 20-25 Min workout

When I started this blog, I vowed to share some of my workouts, and I have yet to do that. Well prepare yourself, below is an example workout which is pretty typical of what I do 3-4 days/week. Before I lay it out there, this workout should take 20-25 minutes. While a lot of the... Continue Reading →

Quick & Delish Jambalaya 

If you like a little heat and a bowl of delicious, this jambalaya recipie is for you!  It's seriously so simple and is a breeze to make. There is also a ton of versatility with this recipe - we used pork sausage but it can easily be replaced with steak, chicken, ground beef, tofu, and... Continue Reading →

How Bad Do You Want it?

"How bad do you want it?" - results that is. How important is it to you to reach your fitness goal? This, in all honesty, should be question number 1 when you embark on your fitness journey. Fitness is unique in the sense that importance really dictates commitment which dictates results. If it's not important,... Continue Reading →

Social Media and Your Fitness Journey

Unless you live under a rock, I'm sure you've noticed that a growing number of people are sharing their fitness journey on social media - myself included. You might find this incredibly annoying, or if you're like me, you find following other people's successes to be motivating. People's motives for sharing their journey can differ... Continue Reading →

Gym Faux Pas

Can we take a brief moment/post to review gym etiquette? I'm not talking about a gym's written rules - I'm talking about those unwritten, common sense, considerations and respects for the other people in the gym. Please note I use "common sense" liberally here because its not so common :(. Recently, I've had my fair... Continue Reading →

#TheySaid Movement

I was doing my usual morning peruse of Buzzfeed while drinking my coffee and I stumbled onto this article about women sharing their body shaming stories. The title immediately caused flashbacks for me. For those of you who haven't heard about this movement, or hashtag, a woman named Sally Bergesen started the trend by sharing... Continue Reading →

Post Weight-loss Wardrobe Conundrum

Losing weight has a lot of great benefits, one of those is the need for a new wardrobe. When you're clothes become too large, its quite exciting to NEED to go shopping for new clothes, but it also poses 2 questions; Do you keep your "fat clothes"? If you're not done losing weight, how many... Continue Reading →

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