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  • 2 practical tips to immediately make difficult things easy

    Posted on Sep 21, 2017

    Us humans waste A LOT of time.

    We accumulate wasted time in wee little segments throughout our day, throughout our week, month etc.

    Most of the time we aren’t even aware we’re doing it. The brain likes to put us on autopilot in the name of efficiency. I can safely say I catch myself compulsively opening facebook ALL THE... checks facebook... TIME.

    Those 5 minute space-outs add up quick.

    If you check social media just 3 times an hour (which I think is a pretty conservative estimate for most people), that’s 15 minutes an hour. In just 4 hours you’ve clocked in an hour of social media time. Ke...

  • How to become a push-up badass if you can't do any yet

    Posted on Sep 13, 2017

    Push-ups are awesome. But you already know that, because you’re reading this.

    So I won’t belabor too much about how push-ups are a killer exercise for boosting core strength, upper body strength, total body mechanics, hair sexiness, shoulder health, back health, lumbo-pelvic hip function, and giving you arms and shoulders that “pop”. Yeah, I won’t belabor that point toooo much...

    Ok anyway, you probz want to be able to bust out push-ups with your hands on the floor like a f%$#ing champ. You want to do real push-ups, not the one’s from your knees. FYI can we stop calling those “girl push-ups” b...

  • The truth about snacking after 10pm, and how to stop

    Posted on Aug 31, 2017

    Mindless snacking is often a big contributor to weight gain. If you beat the snacking habit you can make a huge impact on your fat loss. Much more so than if you change something irrelevant like drinking green tea or apple cider vinegar.

    Snacking is an easy way to overeat without even realizing how much you’re overeating. Snacking is sneaky because you forget about all those little bites and nibbles throughout the day.

    You’ll remember the burrito you ate, because why would you ever want to lose the memory of eating a burrito?

    On the other hand, you’ll forget the handful of cheetos, those 2 f...

  • What you need to know for a crazy successful cheat meal

    Posted on Aug 23, 2017

    I pretty much hate the term cheat meal because it implies you're somehow able to trick your body into giving you a grade you don't deserve.

    Terminological beef aside, the concept of a cheat meal is a great tactic to take your fat loss to the next level. Because it makes eating for fat loss feel less like a diet and more like something you actually want to keep doing.

    This is key for preventing post-diet weight gain.

    What is a cheat meal exactly?

    A cheat meal is a planned “off plan” meal... Ok, let me elaborate.

    If you want to burn belly fat, get strong, and build sculpted toned muscles, you...

  • How to be more energetic, focused, and fit with solid sleep habits

    Posted on Aug 17, 2017

    Ever had a long night of drinking where you get 3 hours of sleep? Then the next day you literally give zero fucks about what you eat?


    I mean… uhh… not that I’ve ever done that...

    Sleep is important, especially for fat loss. The body functions best on a full night’s sleep. Killer workouts, optimal recovery, and amazing results all come from solid sleep habits.

    The funny thing about getting more sleep is you don’t realize how dysfunctional and unproductive you are until you actually start getting 8 hours. At least, I certainly didn’t.

    “Welp, I’m not actually a complete emotional wreck. I...

  • Powerful advice to conquer the most frustrating workout mistake

    Posted on Aug 10, 2017

    "I want my shoulders to pop more in sleeveless dresses."


    "I want those lines in between my thigh and my lower abs"


    "I want to lose fat in my legs. I don’t want to be pear shaped."

    Sound like you? Still struggling to get those things? You are in luck my friend because I wrote this post for you.

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    I’m sure you’ve seen stuff like this before, especially if you’re on Pinterest (be my friend pleeeeease!). Here’s the thing though. These posts are based in my...

  • Why superfoods are BS (sort of) for fat loss and your metabolism

    Posted on Jul 19, 2017

    If you want to burn belly fat and build slim, toned muscles there’s something you need to know about superfoods. So in this post I share with you why the term superfood is misguiding your fat loss efforts. And of course I show you what to do instead to get a flat stomach and strong, lean physique with little body fat.

    Foods don’t boost your metabolism.

    So yeah, “superfoods” aren’t really a thing.

    Hear me out though before you rage quite this post, because I just want to help reach your fat loss goals so you never have to diet again.

    Sounds nice, right?

    A huge, and all too common, fat loss...

  • This Is 100x more effective than a detox/cleanse for losing belly fat

    Posted on Jul 06, 2017

    I don’t know why juice became such a thing in the fitness conversation. At any rate, the detox myth still seems, unfortunately, to be going strong.

    But it needs to go. Like. Now.

    Because doing a detox is at best unhealthy, and at worst dangerous.

    Let me give you all the juicy details

    When you juice fruits and vegetables, you get rid of most of the stuff that makes them healthy in the first place! While all the nutrients and shit in plants is awesome, what makes them good for weight loss is all of that glorious fiber.

    It’s healthier to eat the food whole because taking out all the...umm......

  • Something you already know about bodybuilding that could unexpectedly help with body image issues

    Posted on Jun 27, 2017

    Body image is a weird thing. I’ve had lots of conversations about it because one of the main things I help people do is feel more comfortable, confident and in control of their bodies.

    The weird thing is how arbitrary the whole concept is -- how you look at our own body isn’t how other people see your body. Like... literally. Not like “Oh, people find different things attractive”. People physically see different things.

    Ever heard your voice recorded on camera? Then it sounds nothing like how you think you sounds? It’s like that. How you hear your voice isn’t how other people hear it.



  • The scatterbrain's guide to getting your sh*t together

    Posted on Jun 14, 2017

    “Ok, on the weekend I’m going to do EVERYTHING I’ve been saying I want to do. Literally, once I just have ONE full weekend where I don’t have anything else to do, I’m going to get my shit together and start living the life I want to, whether that’s eating healthier or doing fulfilling hobbies instead of zonking out to Futurama reruns.”

    Sound familiar?

    As you know, that never happens. The weekend is gone. You find yourself spending sunday dreading work and “resting” so you can handle the week better.

    People have this same attitude with weight loss -- an all or nothing mentality where you pas...

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