You are not your mind...

Uncategorized Nov 28, 2023

"I've had thousands of problems in my life, most of which never happened." - Mark Twain

Guilty as charged! I've been there, creating scenarios in my head that were nothing but illusions. Maybe you can relate? The mind has a way of taking us on wild rides, convincing us of things that aren't even real—whether it's the fear of judgment, the doubt in our strength, or any other mental hurdle.

But here's the truth: Training and managing your own mind is the ultimate key to both happiness and success. And yes, I speak from experience, having battled through my own mental challenges, torn ACLs, and more.

So, how do we train our minds to be the powerful allies we need them to be?

1. Observe Your Thoughts: It's like watching a movie. Sit back and observe your thoughts without getting entangled in them. Recognize when your mind starts spinning its own tales.

2. Be Aware, Not Absorbed: Awareness is your superpower. Be aware of your thoughts without letting them...

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I stopped drinking and here's why...

Uncategorized Nov 21, 2023

Before we dive into the fitness talk, I wanted to share a personal journey with you. Life has its twists and turns, and one decision I've recently made is to stop drinking. I've always been a bit of a straight-edger, and as I grew older, I realized that alcohol wasn't serving me in a positive way. So, I took the leap, and it turns out, my friends and my boyfriend were not just supportive BUT impressed by my decision.

Now, let's get into the science of it all. If you're aiming to lose body fat and get stronger, alcohol might be holding you back. Your body sees alcohol as a "poison" and it prioritizes getting it out of your system, putting everything else ON HOLD. This process could take up to 72 hours. My friend Molly Galbraith breaks it down even further in a reel about how alcohol affects women, especially as we age. Check it out here.

Molly highlights that women face higher health risks than men when it comes to alcohol...

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Feel the Fear, do it anyways 💪

Uncategorized Nov 14, 2023

In my morning routine, I stumbled upon a gem that I had to share with you: "Action is the bridge between the inner world and the outer world." Powerful, right? But here's the kicker – fear, doubt, and worry often stand between us and the actions we know we need to take, not just for success but for happiness too.

But guess what? The most successful people still feel fear and doubt. The key is they do it anyway, even before they feel ready. If you find yourself making excuses like not having enough time, being too busy, or lacking funds, you're not alone. But even when the "perfect" moment arrives, something might still stop you – not because of the challenge's size but because of your own.

So here's the truth bomb: 

If you only do what's easy, life will be hard. But if you're willing to do what's hard, life will be easy. Embrace the discomfort because staying in your comfort zone won't help you grow.

Here are a few things I personally took...

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What's your worst-case scenario?

Uncategorized Nov 07, 2023

Today, I want to talk about a topic that's close to my heart - facing your worst-case scenario. We all know that feeling when we're on the brink of taking that leap towards a massive goal, but fear of failure holds us back. I've been there too, in business, athletics, and relationships.

But here's a question for you:

Have you ever taken a moment to ponder your worst-case scenario? Is it really as bad as you think?

Chances are, it's not as dire as you imagine, and you will make it through. After all, you've already overcome so much adversity in your life, which has made you the amazing person you are today.

Let me share a few worst-case scenarios from my own journey:

1 Leaving my high-paying pharmaceutical job to become a "fitness instructor."

Worst-case scenario? I fail, and I go back to find a "real job" again. Not so bad, right?

2 Closing down my gym to chase my dream in NYC and possibly disappointing those I've helped.

Worst-case scenario? People may be...

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What season are you in?

Uncategorized Oct 31, 2023

Have you ever considered what season you're in personally? It's a question that has been on my mind recently, sparked by a live podcast session I attended with some incredible women I've always looked up to, including @loriharder, @Iamnatalie, and @lindseyschwartz. They opened up about their life and business journeys, sharing the ups and downs of their personal seasons.

While we're technically transitioning from Fall to Winter, your personal season may not always align with the calendar. We're not always meant to be in a perpetual "Summer Season" of success, excitement, and achievement. The "Winter Season" is equally essential, a time for recovery, reflection, and growth.

I've had my share of Winter Seasons, even though it might not have seemed like it. Despite showing up every day to be my best for my clients, I wasn't feeling my best inside. I missed the adrenaline of competing on Ninja Warrior, gracing magazine covers, and achieving those big milestones. This past...

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Hold onto those moments that things feel "right".. ❤

Uncategorized Oct 24, 2023

Hey there!

First and foremost, I want to remind you of the importance of holding onto those moments when everything just feels "right". Life can throw us curveballs, and sometimes it's easy to get caught up in the chaos. But it's the moments when we find our inner peace that truly matter.

I've been through my fair share of ups and downs, tearing my ACL not once, but twice. It was tough, it was challenging, but I found my way back to the top. My journey wasn't just about physical strength; it was about mental resilience and unwavering determination. If I can do it, you can too.

Recently, life has been throwing a little extra anxiety and pressure my way – nothing too serious, just that usual ebb and flow of life's challenges. But the other day, I decided to take a moment for myself. I woke up, put on my daily mantra (I've recorded my future self to remind me of my goals), and played my Spotify playlist, Discovery Weekly. It was perfect, just what I...

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I missed the mark...😪

Uncategorized Oct 17, 2023

Hey there!

I hope you're doing well.

Today, we're diving into a topic that's close to my heart...

Facing Challenges Head-On

Have you ever felt like you absolutely nailed something, only to receive feedback that leaves you questioning your own abilities? That's exactly what happened to me recently when I gave a speech at Purdue University in front of 2,000 students. The speech, which I believed was inspiring and impactful, didn't align with the expectations of the team that rated it a 3 out of 10.

It's an odd feeling when you put your heart and soul into something, and it doesn't quite hit the mark. But hey, that's part of life, right? We all face moments of self-doubt, and we all encounter obstacles. The key is how we deal with them.

What I Did to Bounce Back?

I turned to my "What if it all goes right" mindset to navigate this situation:

 Acknowledge Your Feelings: It's okay to feel disappointed, angry, and upset when things don't...

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Hello from my "Flat Ass" 🍑😄

Uncategorized Oct 10, 2023

Hey there!

If you're new here, you might be wondering why I'm starting this blog by joking about my "flat ass". Well, let me fill you in on a little story and share some insights on body image that I hope will inspire and empower you.

Recently, I had a rather amusing encounter with a guy who just couldn't resist pointing out that I have a "flat ass". He mentioned it on multiple occasions as if he had made some groundbreaking discovery.

Now, here's the thing: This experience got me thinking, and I want to share three key takeaways with you:

1. Prioritize Positivity : If someone has the time to go on social media and comment repeatedly about someone's body, they probably need a hobby or a life of their own. Negativity often stems from unhappiness within ourselves, so let's not let it get to us.

2. Body Positivity Matters : We never truly know how someone views their own body. Negative comments, especially directed at young individuals, can severely impact self-esteem and mental...

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Movement can be fun! 🙃

Uncategorized Oct 03, 2023

Hey there!

Before we jump into today's awesomeness, let me take a moment to remind you that we're in this together, and Mondays are no match for our warrior spirit! 

Let's kick things off with an exciting announcement! I've got a powerhouse of a friend and a fellow movement enthusiast I'd love to introduce you to. Her name is Francheska, and we connected through the wonderful world of Instagram. It's funny how social media can bring like-minded people together, right?

Francheska and I hit it off right away, and when I visited Austin for the first time, she welcomed me with open arms. We both share a passion for movement, and we believe that fitness should be FUN. So, every Wednesday, we meet up to get our sweat on and, most importantly, to play! ‍

So, here are my 3 Tips to Incorporate Fun into Your Fitness Routine:

 Play with a Purpose: Fitness should never feel like a chore. Embrace playfulness in your workouts. Whether it's trying a new...

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No Sleep 😴 = No Strength Progress ❌💪❌

Uncategorized Sep 26, 2023

Hey there!

If you missed last week's newsletter, we introduced you to two of my incredible friends, Mollie and Francheska, who will be joining us as special guests in our October workshop. Today, we're going to dig deeper into the world of sleep with the brilliant Mollie Eastman.

Mollie is the mastermind behind Sleep Is A Skill, a company dedicated to optimizing your sleep through technology, accountability, and behavioral change. She's the host of The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast, the #2 sleep podcast globally, and has appeared on over 150 podcasts. Mollie's journey began when she battled insomnia while traveling internationally, and her mission is to share the forgotten skill set of sleep with the world. Trust me, you won't want to miss what she has to share about the profound impact of sleep on your strength and overall health.

Now, let's get to the heart of the matter - why is sleep so crucial for your strength progress?

Here are 3 reasons why lack of sleep can seriously mess up...

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