Posts in category "Inspirational"

Fat. Thin. Muscular. STOP BODY SHAMING!

Fat. Thin. Muscular. STOP BODY SHAMING!
Body shaming has become somewhat of a norm in our daily culture, which is saddening to think about. We are in a vicious cycle of attacking each other on how we look. Those who have extra pounds get shamed for being confident and wearing what they want. Likewise, however, people get shamed to being too... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Fifteen Of My Favorite Motivational Images For Fitness Goals

Fifteen Of My Favorite Motivational Images For Fitness Goals
A big part of success in fitness is having the desire, the drive, and the motivation to achieve what you are going after.  I run regular fitness challenge groups on Facebook, and one of the things I do is encourage challengers to share motivating images that they find particularly inspiring.  They found some amazing ones... Read more »
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What I Wish I Knew About My Weight Loss Journey When I Was Younger

What I Wish I Knew About My Weight Loss Journey When I Was Younger
No matter how hard we try, we will never know everything there is to know about fitness and weight loss.  We will never have the perfect answer.  We will never truly know what the best option is.  All we’ll know is what we want our ultimate goal to be, and we’ll know that gut wrenching... Read more »

New Webcomic Promotes Fitness Awareness And Education

New Webcomic Promotes Fitness Awareness And Education
It’s becoming more and more apparent every day that fitness and wellness are important topics that should be discussed, but it seems like we continually fall short no matter how hard we try (or we are distracted by fads or gimmicks).  Besides being a fitness professional, I’m also a self-confessed nerd (and many people have... Read more »

A Sad Day For Athletes; My Thoughts On The Boston Marathon Tragedy #ToBostonWithLOVE

A Sad Day For Athletes; My Thoughts On The Boston Marathon Tragedy #ToBostonWithLOVE
It truly is a sad day.  Not too long ago today, my Twitter feed started filling up with posts about a bombing at the Boston Marathon finish line.  I couldn’t believe what I was reading, but sadly, the news isn’t surprising, either.  What has this world come to that people feel the need to do... Read more »
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The Superhero Fitness Challenge Returns To C2E2!

The Superhero Fitness Challenge Returns To C2E2!
Last year the Superhero Fitness Challenge made a splash at C2E2 (Chicago’s BEST Entertainment and Pop Culture convention) by being the only health and fitness related booth there!  People engaged in our fitness challenge and earned great prizes!  We brought an excitement for living healthier lives into an area where it’s been pretty non-existent up... Read more »