Growing up, I was exposed to a lot of different foods, including vegetables. I certainly didn’t like everything that was put on my plate, but I was never forced or coerced into eating anything. If I didn’t want it, I
When I look back on my formative years and the beauty standards of the time (the 90s), I remember being bombarded by images of stick-thin, statuesque supermodels. Tall, thin, and waif-like was the look du jour, and I started dieting
We’ve all seen the ads for the workouts like P90X and Insanity that claim to get you ripped and in the best shape of your life in 90 days or less. We see the inspiring transformation stories and and it’s easy
Low fat, high fat; low carb, high carb; Paleo, Primal, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, whole food…the list of diets and nutritional approaches is as vast as it is personal: Everyone has a reason for eating the way that they do, but not
Sitting down to write this, I realize that this blog should actually be titled “The Ugly, the Bad, and the Good about Being a Woman with Muscle,” because as a muscular woman, sometimes the Bad and Ugly seem to outweigh
I love muscles. I think they’re magical. Muscles are the key to feeling more comfortable in our skin; more in control of how our body looks; and less stressed about what we put in our mouths. Allow me to explain!
One of the most common and persistent myths about women and lifting is that doing it will make us bulk up. We’ve all seen the images of female bodybuilders and wondered if that’s what lifting heavy weights does to women.
Many of my clients sought me out as a personal trainer because they want to feel strong. They want to experience the mental and physical benefits of having a strong body that’s equipped to handle what life throws at them.