10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Working Out

I've been actively exercising for about four years now. It's been a long–and sometimes difficult–journey, full of rough periods of plateau, injury, and frustration. But I've made it through, and come out at lot stronger on the other side (both figuratively and literally). Along the way I've picked up quite a few lessons that have … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Working Out

How Do I Start Eating Healthy? Prioritize Balance, Not Extremes

One of the things I find so frustrating about a lot of lifestyle and health influencers–and health culture in general–is the focus on extreme diets or non-science-backed cleanses. Consider the Keto diet–a high fat, low carb diet plan that attempts to put the body into a fat-burning state. It's everywhere. The ice cream section at … Continue reading How Do I Start Eating Healthy? Prioritize Balance, Not Extremes

Some of Us Will Never Look Like Influencers, And That’s Ok

 In the last handful of years, fitness influencers have popped up everywhere. Women around the world are creating careers out of social media posts where they post selfies of their athletic bodies, advertise fitness products in deals with brands, and share fitness advice with followers who can't get enough. Some of these women have a … Continue reading Some of Us Will Never Look Like Influencers, And That’s Ok