My Fitness Journey (2012-2016)

Whether you’re new to lifting or have been doing it for awhile and feel like giving up because you aren’t seeing what you think you should be, I encourage you to hang in there because it takes time. Read More

Leg Day Motivation

It’s Tuesday, which for me means leg day- with extra emphasis on building the glutes. If you’re like me, sometimes leg day can be draining, just thinking about your workout. Extra motivation is always helpful on these kinda days, which is why I decided to share this video by IAMBUILT. Read More

The Power of Self-Talk

Have you talked to yourself today? Of course you have – we all do, constantly throughout our day. But something I want to discuss with you is how we talk to ourselves and how big of an impact the way we think fuels the way we perceive others, and arguably most important- ourselves. Read More

Why So Serious?

This post has nothing to do with fitness. It does however have to do with my growing concern for society.

We are more connected than ever. Have more resources and technology at our disposal than ever- yet you look around you and many people have this serious, somber look on their face. Read More

“I Want to Lift, But Don’t Know Where to Start”

Jumping into the lifting lifestyle at first can be intimidating. You don’t know where or how to start.

You go into the gym unsure of what you’re doing, (usually) surrounded by big, loud, cocky guys, and girls who are more concerned about how they look than their actual “workout.” But you just really want to get fit, but don’t know where to begin. Read More

“Don’t You Get Tired of Lifting Everyday?”

If lifting is your lifestyle, chances are, you have received this question quite frequently.

People ask what your hobbies are and you respond with lifting; or if they know you well, they may flat out say, “I don’t know how you do it. Don’t you get tired of going to the gym everyday?Read More

Lifting Depression

I was diagnosed with clinical depression during my senior year of high school. Now, I realize that you may not believe in depression (clinical or another form). Here in the U.S., the most common solution is to take a pill to solve all your problems- I get it.

But let me tell you from my personal experience that clinical depression is real. Horribly real. Read More

The Poison of “Fine”

“I’m fine.” We say it all the time- whether it’s to others or to ourselves. But here’s the problem with being fine. Nothing grows from it; nothing changes.

Being fine is being content- in a bad way. It’s settling. It’s accepting things the way they are, because you are too fearful or doubtful to even attempt something because you’re afraid you’re going to fail. Read More

Mental Obsession = Physical Results

Most of us have been told since we were young that “you can do anything you put your mind to.” Now that may or may not apply to almost everything- there are some things that are honestly out of our control. However, in fitness, unless you have a health condition, or even with certain conditions, you can achieve anything you put your mind to. Read More

Gym Limbo. Don’t Do It.

Gym Limbo: Doing the same exercises and/or routine because you’re too scared, lazy, or narrow minded to learn and do other exercises.

The consequence: an imbalanced physique.

Have you been there? If you have it was most likely when you first started lifting. I know it was at least for me. Read More