The Prison of Perfection

The Prison of Perfection

Daily we are bombarded with images of “perfection.” Every time we turn on the television, open a magazine, or sign into social media, our eyes cannot help but focus on all the perfect bodies, perfect careers, perfect families, pets, vacations, and airbrushed Kardashians. These images paint a picture of what we’re “supposed” to want, what we…

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My 2016 Permission Slip

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Remember school field trips? The sheer joy and anticipation of spending the day outside the classroom at a play, a museum, or some other historical site? You’d rush home to deliver the all-important permission slip to your parents (and silently pray that they wouldn’t elect to chaperone). As children we’re required to ask for permission…

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Me Vs. Spartan, Round 2

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Today I officially began training for my first “Summer Fitness Adventure” of 2015: The Spartan Sprint to be held in Breckenridge, Colorado on June 13th, 2015 What’s a “Summer Fitness Adventure” you may ask? Well, I define it as something that’s out of your everyday comfort zone, a skill that you’d like to acquire or…

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My Fitness Journey and the Road to Flexible Dieting

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It seems that some people are born with natural athletic ability. I, however, am not one of those people. Everything I’ve achieved has been earned through dedication, persistence, and sometimes sheer stubbornness. I’ve succeeded, I’ve failed, and  I’ve learned the hard way on many occasions Starting Out I never excelled at school sports. If there…

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In Response to Fit Mom Memes, Fit Shaming, and Women In General

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As I begin this article, I want to state for the record that I am not a mom. However, I am a career fitness professional that trains primarily women and makes it a point to stay on the pulse of what’s happening in the fitness internet universe. And I do not have a six pack. …

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