Skip to main content

Strong Is the New Skinny!

I used to take it very personally anytime someone made a negative comment about my body.  Sadly, It actually made me start to hate it.  So I thought, "the less I ate the 'skinnier' I would be." I even took it to extremes by starving myself which was completely unhealthy.  I would literally have a Starbucks skinny latte and apple for breakfast, salad for lunch and very small servings at dinner.  My workouts consisted of hours of cardio. So thankful that something woke up inside of me and I realized how unhealthy this was.  

So I surrounded myself with people knew more about fitness and nutrition and started using food as fuel.  Fuel for weight training.  Fuel to nourish my body.  Fuel for energy.  Overtime my body started to change from 'skinny fat' to strong and fit!  Working out and eating healthy has changed my life in so many ways.  I am more confident.  I have more energy.  I am setting a good example for my family and paying it forward to others who want to make this apart of their lifestyle. 

If you are uncomfortable in your own skin I would be happy to help share with you what I have learned and how it has changed my life.  Regardless of where you are in your journey, know that you are beautiful and love your body for all that it is.  Might as well, because it's the only one you'll get! 




Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Post-Op and Recovery Update

Tomorrow will be one month since the removal of the GIST (Gastro-intestinal stromal tumor) in the lining of my stomach.  Quite a few people have been reaching out to see how I've been feeling and for an update on what's next. First off, the surgery went well.  My surgeon only had to make one incision in the mid-line of my abdomen, because as he started to cut, the tumor was visible immediately.  He said I was a "surgeons dream" since there wasn't much to cut through!  My pain was controlled well post-op and I did not have near as much nausea from the pain meds as I did from the lung biopsy.  They made sure to stay on top of giving me anti-nausea meds and even put a scopolamine patch behind my ear pre-op.  I stayed in the hospital for two nights and then was able to go home.  Recovery went well with no complications.  Over the last month, I've had a lot of emotional ups and downs.  Waiting on the results from the pathology on the tumor was difficult.  O

Surgery Update

If you read my last blog post, I left off with that I was home from my lung biopsy recovering and that the preliminary results showed up as "Organizing Pneumonia".  They did confirm that on the pathology, so my lungs are cancer free!  Praise God! I met with my Surgical Oncologist, Dr. Jeffery  Hardacre which let me tell you is one amazing man.  Not only does he seem highly qualified to care for me, but he has an incredible bedside manner.  He took his time to explain everything to my husband and I and answered all of our crazy questions.  I feel very confident in his hands and he seems to be very optimistic about things.   I am scheduled to go into surgery with him tomorrow for the removal of the gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST).  If you haven't heard of this type of tumor, it's not your typical "stomach cancer".  Stomach cancer actually grows inside your stomach and could be a lot worse than a GIST.  This tumor is in the "wall/lining" of

Make Every Day Count

I woke up Tuesday June 18th of this year not feeling right.     Every time I stood up I felt light headed and nauseous. I thought to myself, “here comes baby number 3” and laid back down in bed.     If you know me well, then you know I sent my husband to the store to get a pregnancy test.     I am always taking those things with the slightest inkling that I might be pregnant.     When I saw the test was negative I was surprised.     As the day went on I became more light headed, and my heart was racing just walking from room to room.     This was so far from my norm, so I decided to go to the emergency room.     The doctors ran a few different tests and found that my hemoglobin level was 8.1.    For those of you who don’t know what hemoglobin is - it is the oxygen carrying component of red blood cells. The normal range for a female is 12-15.    This explained my symptoms, but we weren’t sure of the exact cause.    You also don’t normally get a blood transfusion until your leve