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The Number One Reason You’re Not Losing Weight

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I’ve done it myself. For a long time… “As soon as I lose weight I can… (insert spectacular life event you’ve been putting off here)”. “When I get to my goal weight… (insert what you think people’s perceptions of you will be here)”. I’d go on social media and compare myself to the Instabodies I’d […]

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A Personal Experience…

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So for the past 2 weeks I’ve slacked off. Both unintentionally and intentionally. I’m resetting. Why? Because I found that when I track what I eat for too long then I start to really make a bad relationship with food worse. I’ve been trying to be precise for years and for me, that’s way too […]

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Why Do We Admire Celebrities?

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I went to a concert this past weekend with my church group. We went to PNC arena in Raleigh for WinterJam 2018. Such an awesome Saturday night! My new fav band, Skillet, was at the end and lemme tell you they made me a new fan. But while I was there, part of my amazement […]

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Overcoming Self Doubt

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Self doubt is a really funny thing… it’s one of the only things that still creep up even if we’re making progress on what we’re trying to accomplish. Staying confident 100% of the time is impossible, we’re human. And since it’s impossible to be confident 100% of the time, we need ways to reel that […]

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“Diets”

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Let’s talk a little today about “diets”. And I put that word in quotes because it means something different to everyone. Diet refers to your way of eating. Period. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in a caloric surplus or deficit. It’s just simply your way of eating. You can have a good diet or a […]

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Are nuts good for you?

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Nuts are a subject that a lot of people are confused on. They’re a tricky food and super convenient when you’re in a convenience store looking for something better than Doritos. So as a broad general answer, yes. Nuts are a healthy food. They have some protein and lots of healthy fats. Side note: If […]

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One Way To Ensure You Stick To Your Program

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A common thing I see people doing ALL the time is they get all motivated and they start out on a fitness journey. Pure willpower and determination get them through the first few months. They’re making progress and everything is great. Then… It all comes to a screeching halt. Or worse yet, they start down […]

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Endomorph, Ectomorph, and the Mesomorph

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You may not know this but everyone has a different body type. This is why what works for one person may not work for another. Have you ever wondered why your neighbor is super skinny and eats whatever he/she wants while you have trouble keeping your fat level down? It’s because your neighbor has a […]

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Benefits of Exercising Outdoors

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Now that winter is over there’s nothing like getting back outdoors…ESPECIALLY for working out. Today, I went to my fav place so far in NC and since I absolutely love it up there, I decided to write a blog post around it. I get my weight training in at the gym but love getting my […]

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Proteins, Carbs, and Fats Explained

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I’m so happy that more and more people are recognizing that a balance of the macronutrients (protein, carbs, and fat) are super important. But most don’t know much about these macros and why they’re important. Protein Proteins are made up of amino acids. There are 20 amino acids total, 9 of which are essential, which […]