The Greatest Gift I Gave Myself
Health and Wellness

The Greatest Gift I Gave Myself

If I could gift every woman six months of weight training sessions I would. There has been nothing that has made a bigger impact not just on my body, but my body image, my self-esteem, how I view my self, my purpose in the world, and other women. I started…

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A Life-Changing Year
Health and Wellness

A Life-Changing Year

Guest Post by Amanda Miska Our culture uses the word life-changing a lot: a lipstick that doesn’t come off on your wine glass! Yoga pants that look like trousers so you can wear them to work! A gadget that removes the seed from the avocado (P.S. you can just use…

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I Started Weight Training One Year Ago: The Results
Health and Wellness

I Started Weight Training One Year Ago: The Results

A year ago, I was in the worst shape of my life. At 5’3” I was a bit over 200 lbs. I had back pain, knee pain, and occasionally got migraines. My allergies were terrible, I was always tired and felt as though I was living life in a fog.…

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In Direct Sunlight
Lifestyle

In Direct Sunlight

Gosh I used to hate when Karl would take photos of me in direct sunlight. You could see every roll, and often the seams of my Spanx. Karl took this while I was waiting for my Uber to take me to the Washington Post to see Robin Givhan interview Derek…

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What I Wore: Working Out
Health and Wellness

What I Wore: Working Out

I have never liked my belly.  I always felt it was too big.  In high school, I starved and purged until I was under 100 pounds but I still had a pooch. In college, I would do hundreds of crunches and live off canned tuna and vodka but still found…

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Before and After: Six Months with Elite Technique
Health and Wellness

Before and After: Six Months with Elite Technique

A couple weeks ago, I shared my workout journey. At the beginning of December, I signed up with visit their website or virtual training program.  This is NOT a sponsored post.  I wasn’t paid to do this post. I am just doing it because I am so psyched about my…

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My Workout Journey
Health and Wellness

My Workout Journey

I ached all over. Maybe it was my pillow. Maybe we needed a new mattress. I wasn’t sleeping well, and even if I did get more than five uninterrupted hours I still was exhausted the following day. I had quit my job, but my life hadn’t really changed. I still…

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Caution, Steep Grade Ahead
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Caution, Steep Grade Ahead

I love this text exchange between me, my sister, and my mom. It really sums up who we are, our relationship, and our attitude about life. Things go wrong. Things get sad, or bad, and dark. We fall into pits of despair. And then dammit, we find a way to…

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