When and Why to Forget About “Balance”

Balance. I feel like this is a word thrown around a lot lately, and everyone is talking about it - either finding balance, having balance, what is balance even, etc. Lets start with what is balance? Well, I'm sure it will mean something different to everyone, very much like the word "healthy" is different to everyone. Lets start with a fitness example, of course. Some people may think balance means not counting their macros and exercising how and when they want, but some people may feel more balanced when they do count their macros and having a specific plan to follow. Neither way is right or wrong, it's just different to different people. I feel like there is a lot of tension around this word, very much like there is a lot of tension … [Read more...]

How To Figure Out Your Path in Life

Don't know what you want to do with your life? Welcome to the club. Seriously, neither do a billion of us millennials. Sometimes I have this feeling where I'm like, "Oh, I'm only 23, it's fine". But most of the time, it goes a little something like this: "Shit. I'm already 23. Which means I'm almost 24. Which means I'm definitely officially old now." "I'm graduating college in 2.5 months, WHAT IS LIFE." "Do I even know what I want to do? Am I even going to, or want to use my degree?" Okay, obviously I'm exaggerating juuuuuust a bit, but I'm sure we've all had this feeling at some time in our young lives. First of all, breathe. It's okay if you're not really sure what you want to do with your life. It's completely normal, … [Read more...]

Instead of New Years Resolutions, Focus on This

I never make "New Year's Resolutions". I have nothing against them, but let's be real, I completely forget about them in a couple of weeks. Yup, guilty. Resolutions can also mean "fixing a problem". Sure, we all got through shit in life. However, I don't things should necessarily be seen as problems that need fixing. A lot of people also tend to make resolutions based on themselves, which is the main reason why I don't think you need to think of yourself as a "problem". The good thing about a new year, is to leave whatever happened in the year before behind you. You live and you learn. Everything that happens in life is a learning opportunity, whether it was something good or something bad. That's life. Instead of making … [Read more...]

How to Get Motivated – Top 3 Tips

One of the most asked questions in the fitness industry is "how you you get/stay motivated?" I see this ALL.THE.TIME. Not only do I get asked that, but I see other fitness professionals getting asked this pretty much ever day, or multiple times a day. How do you get motivated? How do you count macros? How do you eat healthy? How do you do x,y,z... I really wish I had a special fairy dust that I could sprinkle on everyone and BAM everyone has this intense motivation they are looking for. Wishful thinking.... The reality is, no one can make you do anything. It honestly has to come from within (even though that sounds so corny) YOU HAVE TO WANT IT. It's really as simple as that. If you want something bad enough, you will make it happen, … [Read more...]

How to Give up Worry Towards a Fulfilling Life

Have you ever felt something tugging on your heart, but you were afraid to take the first step? You felt a strong urge that you are meant to make that move, but you constantly worry, doubt, and fear that something will happen. You keep going over the "what-if's" and it holds you back from making that decision. Worry and fear is something that we all go through, but it just holds us back from the things that we need to do in order to make the right change in our lives. There was a time in my life where I just stayed in my little comfort bubble. Guess what happened there? Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zero. Change can be scary, and it's so much easier to stay in our comfort zone. It's human for us to not want to change, but what does that do … [Read more...]

How to Get in Tune With Your Intuition Now

A couple of years ago, I wasn't really in tune with my "intuition". In fact, I would always wonder why I never was. Sure, I had gut feelings about certain things, but I wasn't ever sure about my gut feelings - I would just second guess everything. I noticed this because I started getting more into my faith, and would talk to my mom about how I didn't understand how she was so in tune with her intuition. Whenever she would start talking about something, or asking for a sign, she would get that sign she asked for immediately. Me on the other hand, I would do the same thing and got nothing. "WHY do I never get these clear signs that you get?" I would complain to my mom. I would ask the universe multiple times about various things. I … [Read more...]