6 Weeks Postpartum: Back to the Gym?

Ever since I stopped formally working out during pregnancy, I wondered what my relationship with fitness would look like postpartum. Would my passion for fitness disappear? Would I have a healthier relationship with the gym than ever before? Would I freak out about the way my body changed and revert into my restrictive, self deprecating…

Day 1: Operation Period Update

I heard someone the other day say that they needed to get back on the wagon. They felt like they had been indulging a little too much, and that it was time to get back on track. This phrase is not revolutionary; in fact, it’s common for people to feel like they bounce on and…

How Not to Be Motivated to Go to the Gym

In the midst of all the hustle and bustle throughout the last few weeks, I have unfortunately added some extra baggage into my life. Quite literally, two bags have rolled under each of my eyes, and as much as I would like to leave them unclaimed, they keep coming around. Getting enough sleep never used…

Mussels for My Muscles

Before you may question me, yes. Yes I did post that I was returning to a vegetarian diet, and yes I did eat this whole pictured plate of food. How do these two things coincide? The answer is that they don’t, and that’s okay. Recently, my life has been a massive ebb and flow of…

From My Journey to Our Journey

Wow. This summer is going by more quickly than I could’ve imagined. It is crazy to think that in less than six months I will be wearing that iconic gap and gown and walking across the stage into full-blown adulthood. As that graduation date continues to draw nearer, the shear amount of questions I get…

Give it Your 100

Let’s pretend you just decided to incorporate weight lifting into your workout routine. You excitedly put on your favorite outfit to exercise in, pump yourself up, and enter the gym doors. Your heart sinks at the sight of strangely shaped pieces of equipment and weights that you don’t know what to do with. With just…

I Want the Happy Ending

This is hard for me to write about, but I would be remiss if I did not discuss more of the story behind my inspiration. Saying that the last few years were a mental and emotional battlefield would be an understatement. I have always struggled with anxiety in some form or another, but as I…