Archives for November 2014

Women Empowered by the Iron OWN It

A turning point in my life was when I became a fan of other women instead of their competitor. This happened more recently than I like to admit. I spent many years overwhelmed with insecurity and doubt that turned outward as hot envy and judgment. I hardly ever think of that time now; I’m a vastly different woman. But I can still remember its wretched hold over me. Who’s That Girl? One day, as I sat in my car waiting for the crosswalk to clear, a woman caught my eye as she walked by. {Read More…}

Clarifying Clean Eating: The 80/20 Principle

Six years ago I was a lethargic woman who couldn’t eat anything without bloating up three waist sizes.  Sometimes it was so bad that I had to lie down to alleviate the cramps. I thought this was just normal for me: eating equaled pain. I never even considered that eating refined, overly  processed foods high in sodium, fat, and additives was causing my digestive issues. It might seem far-fetched that I just carried on this way, but when you aren’t aware of what a truly nutritious {Read More…}

Weightlifting at 50 and Beyond: You Got This!

I once saw an article saying that after age 40, you should lie down and face the facts: You’re fragile and ancient and you won’t see GAINZ again. In fact, you’ll be lucky if you don’t disintegrate into a little mound of dust. That’s bullsheet, friends. Listen, you will notice differences – your body just doesn’t respond the same way it did. But that doesn’t mean you can’t build muscle and strength and be a complete badass in the weight room. I’ve had many training clients over the {Read More…}

56 Reasons to Lose Weight BEFORE the End of the Year

I see you over there, shutting your calendar. You’ve decided to lose weight, alright – but you’re waiting til the new year. But not so fast – there are 56 days left in this year. That’s two whole months (or about 1,344 hours, to be precise). I can’t think of a single reason to wait til the new year to start losing weight. Not one. Oh, you might have your reasons: “Why should I deprive myself  when everyone else is devouring homemade fudge and holiday gift baskets?”  {Read More…}