My Early Morning Routine

I have a new morning routine, and it is AMAZING!  No, stop. Stop right there. It’s actually incredible. I really mean these adjectives… so much.  Anyone who knows me well knows two things about me: I love sleep, and I love food. For the point of this post, we’re going to focus on the former. (Dangit,Continue reading “My Early Morning Routine”

Imposter Syndrome and Being Afraid to Take Up Space

I’m a people-pleaser, and at times it can be quite debilitating. I 100% prefer to inconvenience myself rather than other people. I was laying in bed last night wondering why. Why are most women I know like this? Why are we afraid to say no, stick up for ourselves, and prioritize our own needs? IContinue reading “Imposter Syndrome and Being Afraid to Take Up Space”

I Can’t Be the Only One Afraid of This

I’m terrified, genuinely terrified, to live an average life. I have wonderful, big, extraordinary dreams, and some days I get so frustrated that I don’t know each and every step it takes to get there, that I want to give up. In these moments, I believe that I’m crazy and unrealistic. What makes me capableContinue reading “I Can’t Be the Only One Afraid of This”

I Just Took a DNA Test – Turns Out I Don’t Have Time

Do you know what I realized? I don’t have time to dislike my body or myself. Like none… at all. When I hate who I am and how I look, it consumes my mind, my energy, and my time. I look at pictures over and over and end up not posting them on social mediaContinue reading “I Just Took a DNA Test – Turns Out I Don’t Have Time”

Making Fitness Personal

I workout for me and not anyone else. Every time I lose sight of my own “why”, I quickly lose all motivation. Health and fitness are such personal things! Have you ever really thought about that? That our reasons to exercise and focus on health fall under large umbrellas, but that the specific reasons eachContinue reading “Making Fitness Personal”

Not Many People Know This About Me

I’ve been thinking a lot about how most people don’t really know me. It’s so easy to assume people know what I think, what I believe, and what my intentions are because, well, I spend so much time in my head; I easily forget it’s not common knowledge! As I seek to inspire and encourageContinue reading “Not Many People Know This About Me”

Bare Face, Invisalign, and Pimples, OH MY!

Bare face. Pimples. Invisalign trays. Loving it all.  Self-love is one of the greatest gifts we can not only give ourselves, but our families, friends, colleagues, and community. When you love yourself, your capacity to love others grows exponentially; your self-love overflows onto everything and everyone.  It’s a battle that isn’t won just once orContinue reading “Bare Face, Invisalign, and Pimples, OH MY!”

I See Beauty in All Women!

Do you know what I hate seeing? I hate seeing women being ashamed and/or apologizing for their bodies. I know too many women who I seriously think are just stunning with KILLER bodies – curvy women, strong women, tall women – who don’t see what I see at all.  I compliment them (this is soContinue reading “I See Beauty in All Women!”

I Never Envisioned Life as a Personal Trainer!

I found myself through two things that will forever be massive parts of my life: my faith in God, and the gym. I had never joined a gym prior to 2016 and knew very little about fitness and nutrition. Like very.little. y’all. I hated my body. I felt weak. I felt exhausted. I felt trappedContinue reading “I Never Envisioned Life as a Personal Trainer!”

Choosing to Believe in You

“It doesn’t matter if your dreams make sense to other people; they are YOUR dreams!” –Rachel Hollis Y’all, I have such big dreams and have since I was really young. I imagined, all the time, what my life would look like if I got to have everything I wanted – to go to college, getContinue reading “Choosing to Believe in You”