Seeing The Other Side of Autoimmune Disease & Depression

Seeing The Other Side of Autoimmune Disease & Depression
I am the type of person who wants to have a solution for everything in life. If there’s a problem, you can bet your bucket that I will try my hardest to solve it! So, you can understand that it gets really frustrating for someone like me when they are presented with some things for... Read more »

Join the "No Shame Summer" Movement and LOVE your body!

These two started the movement!  Thanks Andriana and Jason!
How often do you find yourself saying negative things about your body?  Once per day?  5 times per day?  20 times per day?  We all do it.  Our bodies are amazing vessels and are awesome, but we constantly tear ourselves down, mentally, because something about our bodies doesn’t live up to the standard that we... Read more »

Unhealthy Relationships With Food & Food As A Reward

Unhealthy Relationships With Food & Food As A Reward
The relationship that most people have with food is an unhealthy one.  I’m really no different in that, I still have good days and bad days, but I consistently work to get better, and I hope you do too.  I’ve struggled with binge eating and also the mindset that I should reward myself with food. ... Read more »
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Do You Have Proper Gym Etiquette?

Do You Have Proper Gym Etiquette?
A lot of people workout by going to gyms.  A lot of these same people complain when things aren’t kept clean, put back where they belong, or any number of things.  Let me tell you, puppies, that is on you!  One of the main reasons things get out of order at gyms is because we... Read more »

How To Modify Push-Ups To Prevent Injury and Build Strength

How To Modify Push-Ups To Prevent Injury and Build Strength
Push-ups are the nemesis of many who pursue fitness.  Whenever I’m teaching a class and announce that it’s time for push-ups, there’s usually an array of various groans from around the room due to people not really wanting to do them.  The reason a lot of people don’t want to do push-ups is because, well,... Read more »

Are You Treating The Cause, Or Only The Symptoms?

Are You Treating The Cause, Or Only The Symptoms?
I need to be honest with you, I hate prescription medications.  I realize that some serve a purpose and are actually helping to keep people alive and keep certain pieces of their body functioning, but there are so many out there which are only treating the symptoms of disease and not even addressing the cause. ... Read more »
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Are We Too Obessed With Physical Perfection?

Are We Too Obessed With Physical Perfection?
There’s a lot of talk on the web, currently, about the Photoshopping of celebrity and model images in media to make them appear thinner and more “perfect”.  The media is being bashed for adjusting images for public view, and I get that.  However,  it seems like a constant tug of war where people need to... Read more »

Turkey Eggplant Chili With a Kick!

Turkey Eggplant Chili With a Kick!
I’m not usually one for sharing “my” recipes, mainly because I’m an experimental cooker.  I rarely follow recipes, and when I add spices it’s usually just varying amounts of various spices… I never measure!  However, I’ve found a combo for making chili that makes my heart sing.  I love chili because it’s a great way... Read more »

How To Modify Exercises For Your Needs

How To Modify Exercises For Your Needs
A lot of people start exercising in a group fitness class, or with a home video, and assume it’s supposed to be “Simon Says.”  They assume that you need to be doing all of the repetitions, the same amount of weight, the same speed, the same version of the move, etc., and if they aren’t... Read more »
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The Triumphs of a Chubby Superheroine

The Triumphs of a Chubby Superheroine
For those who may not know, which is most of you, I dress up like a superhero from time to time.  Cosplay is something that has gained a lot of popularity in recent years.  I’ve been doing it since around 2007, simply because I went to school for theatre and I’ve always enjoyed wearing costumes... Read more »