Why I Stopped Tracking Macros

For several years, I tracked my macros in MyFitnessPal based on daily gram goals I set for protein, fat and carbohydrates. Why? I believed cycling my carbs (some days were under 50g net carbs while some days I ate over 200g carbs) and pairing my workouts to my nutrition would result in fat loss and

Day 1 – Lower Your Standards

Forget a moment about needing workouts, diets, and homeschooling from a perfectly clean house. Are your basic needs being met? If you’re someone who’s used to operating at full speed to crush goals and be all the things to all the people, that’s likely not sustainable during this crazy time of quarantine. In Part 1

Deceptions of the Scale

It’s so easy to get scale obsessed and calorie counting obsessed. I can fall into that vicious pattern too and even have gone through periods in the past where I’ve put my scale in a closet for several months. It’s the main reason why I can’t do programs like Weight Watchers where your weekly weight

Friday Motivation!

Friday Motivation! This is SO true! I saw a variation of this idea written in a fellow Sweat Pink ambassador’s comment, and re-worded it. It reminds me of Rachel’s shocking reveal on Biggest Loser, and how almost every woman I know (including myself) has gotten to their lowest weight by some really unhealthy methods like starvation.

Trade Expectation for Appreciation

At yoga this morning, my teacher appropriately kept the focus on gratitude for what we have, what our bodies enable us to do, and appreciation of our accomplishments. She quoted Tony Robbins several times throughout our practice,   Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes instantly She went on to explain that our

Live Life Purposefully

I focus a lot on nutrition and fitness on this blog, but I also am very aware of the importance of spiritual and emotional health. You can be running marathons and following a strict paleo diet, but if you’re in a job you hate, a toxic relationship, or in an unhealthy situation, those efforts in

Unite for HER

This past Friday I had the honor of massaging a cancer patient thanks to an amazing program Freedom Massage participates in called Unite for HER, which subsidizes holistic treatments & services for women with cancer. This was the first time I had heard about this non-profit group, so I did some research in hopes of

Setting Weekly Goals: Week 1

Every Sunday night I like to reflect on my past week, and set a new weekly goal for myself.  Part of the reason I do this is to make up for years of “Sunday night dread” and negativity, but I also think it’s an excellent way to create a plan of action and make yourself

Happy Celiac Awareness Day!

Today is Celiac Awareness Day! Normally I don’t fall for the slew of national <insert random food or activity here> day of celebration, but I believe this is one that deserves recognition. The main reason it is important people are aware of the severity of celiac is because the disease is over-shadowed by celebrities people

How To Change Your Life

At the end of last year, I quit my job. Many people thought I was crazy, especially in this economy, but I did it anyway. I’m often asked why and how. It was not a decision I or my husband made lightly. It took a lot of soul-searching, financial planning, and a huge leap of