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The Gym Should Be Your Safe Space.

Fitness

It’s been 2.5 years since I hit rock bottom— since I cried myself to sleep or in my car on the daily, or ashamed of what I saw in the mirror, or embarrassed to be in public, embarrassed to go shopping for clothes, embarrassed to eat in a restaurant, or felt like I didn’t matter— that there was no reason to exist.

Looking back it breaks my heart that I felt that way. ♥♥♥

It’s been almost 2 years since I found a place that welcomed me with open arms— a place that looked past the weight, the clothing size and cared about the individual. It was in that moment that I knew this place would forever have a special spot in my heart. It’s changed my life and I’m forever thankful for that.

During that time I’ve gained an incredible amount of knowledge around health and fitness, I’ve met some incredible people, …

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My Favorite Dairy-Free Creamers.

On The Side

One of the best decisions I made almost 2 years ago was to remove caffeine from my daily intake. At the end of the day caffeine isn’t really needed for the body— queue those people that will defend this with everything they have. Most people insist that they need caffeine to function each day, and sure, you may but that’s only because you trained your body to. I was drinking 2-4 cups of coffee per day and there was no need for it (and let’s be real, most “cups”  ...

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Daily Eats.

Daily Eats

Workout — OTF (634 cals / 754 active cals.) Breakfast — woke up legit craving a BLT (2 toasted slices sprouted grain bread, Primal Kitchen’s avocado mayo, 1/2 avocado, 4 tomato slices, 3 slices turkey bacon, s/p) Lunch — energy bite, gluten-free pretzels (the BOMB) and red grapes Dinner — I call this the “let’s see what I have on hand” skillet (97% lean ground turkey, sweet potatoes, chopped peppers/onions/zucchini/jalapeño, black beans seasoned with cumin, chili  ...

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Daily Eats.

Daily Eats

Workout — Wasn’t feeling it today, don’t hate! Back to regular workouts tomorrow! Breakfast — bulletproof tea (brewed hot tea, 2 scoops collagen peptides, 1 scoop vanilla plant protein, coconut oil, fresh pumpkin, honey, unsweetened almond milk and pumpkin pie spice. Blend together on high.) (~250 cals) Lunch — grabbed lunch with friends and got a salad (spring mix, carrots, onions, cucumbers, grilled corn, tomatoes and shredded chicken with balsamic vinegar/olive oil) (~600  ...

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