What does it actually mean to “listen to your body”? And why is it such a big deal?

What does it actually mean to “listen to your body”? And why is it such a big deal?

You know what it’s like. Having that friend who can eat taco bell, drink vanilla bean frappuccunios and snack on gummy worms all day but STILL has washboard abs year-round. Meanwhile you work hard to stay in shape, eat right, not too much and make an effort to workout (sometimes) but for some reason, you never look like her. I used to do the EXACT same thing for years - until I learned the holy grail of what it actually means to listen to MY body.

How To Stop Self Sabotaging Your Weight Loss [Or Your Life In General]

How To Stop Self Sabotaging Your Weight Loss [Or Your Life In General]

Do you find yourself getting close to a Health goal (or a life goal in general) and then backsliding in bad habits once you reach a certain point? Read here for signs that you're self sabotaging your weight loss (or life general) and how to stop. ------ Okay... full transparency moment here: I've been writing this same post for a solid 3 weeks now. And I've literally found every reason in the world not to finish it. So I am bound and determined to finish this dang thing - because the irony of it is, I'm self sabotaging writing this post. And it's all because of perfectionism & unrealistic expectations. I feel unqualified to speak on something I still struggle with: Self Sabotage.

Why Eating Your Emotions Will Always Keep You Hungry – [Tips On How To Stop]

Why Eating Your Emotions Will Always Keep You Hungry – [Tips On How To Stop]

I know you can agree that there’s nothing better than a glass of vino or a box of thin-mints after a bad day... am I right? Turning on the Bachelor while tuning out the world. Just you, drama filled TV, and delectable sugar laden cookies. That first cookie: ahhhh, pure bliss. And that first glass of [...]

A Week of Free Fitness Studio Classes

A Week of Free Fitness Studio Classes

[A New Class For Everyday of the Week] I'm all about boutique workout studios like Orange Theory, Pure Barre, and FlyWheel. But I'm NOT all about the insane price it is when you just want a little sweat before Saturday Brunch. So: I hacked the system for you to try these main-stream fitness studios FO [...]

How to Love Your Body During the Holidays – [without obsessing over the scale]

How to Love Your Body During the Holidays – [without obsessing over the scale]

photo: toneitup.com I can practically smell it now…. The turkey roasting for hours, pumpkin pie being baked, and hot sourdough rolls fresh out of the oven. When Thanksgiving comes around, it’s almost like it’s a hidden rule that you wear your stretchy jeans and a big sweater because you just know it’s about to go [...]

September Goals

There's something so refreshing about a new month! I'm one of those weirdos that loves Monday's, early mornings, and new seasons. But what I'm most excited for this month is that it's the start of FALL! Bring on the PSL, college football, and all the fall bucket lists. I've really been shifting my focus this [...]

Feeling Like a Failure After A Cheat Meal? Get back on Track [5 Easy Steps]

Feeling Like a Failure After A Cheat Meal? Get back on Track [5 Easy Steps]

It's actually pretty funny that I write this as I munch on mini donuts and an almond milk latte. But let me tell you: no guilt here, sista frands. We found this adorable hidden gem of a cafe, safely tucked into the big oak trees of Raleigh.  The combination of natural lighting, exposed brick, and [...]