3 Steps to Strength

I’m SO excited to share the news that my first book is now available on shelves everywhere! Click HERE for a fun video of my book release day! It was a long (and sometimes very un-glamorous) journey to get here and it’s still a bit surreal.…

Rain Clouds

This week, a very prominent magazine interviewed me about my Women’s Strength Nation movement. I was speaking with the fitness editor about what Women’s Strength Nation is truly about. I started Women’s Strength Nation after a very…

Women's Strength Nation Workout

OH EM GEE! I cannot believe how long it has been since I’ve written to you. If you’ll recall, in my last letter I told you about my new baby, Women’s Strength Nation. I’m sure you know how demanding it can be to raise, nature and guide…

Muscle is Magic

  I just put the finishing touches on my first book Lift to Get Lean! I am so beyond excited to share it with you because I know that it holds the power to help you shift your life in radical ways. That’s a pretty bold statement,…

Big Announcement!

If you’ve been with me for a while, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve been absent from here. In case you weren’t counting, it has been 9 months. And I have something very exciting to share with you… It’s a girl!!!! This…

The Definition of Insanity

A little over two years ago I started my 40 Body Project because I haaaaad to arrive at the big 4-0 in the best shape of my life. I have always hit the weights, but I took a new strategy for my 40 Body Project. If you didn’t get to follow…

Tired and Hungry From Workouts?

I remember a time many years ago when I was excited and eager to workout and get skinny. I would go to the gym and kill it! And the next day I would go to the gym and kill it again! And the next day I would…be starving, sore, exhausted…

The Magician of Your Dominion

How are you? I hope you’re awesome, because I’m MAD! Yep, I’m maaaaaaaad. I received a note from a woman this week that has been dealing with the all too common issue of thyroid problems. As you may know, I have been treated for…

Enchilada + Greek Yogurt + Workout = Barf

I get asked allllll the time what to eat before a workout. So today I’m going to dive deep into some spicy Mexican food and share with you what to eat and what NOT to eat before a workout. I bet you’ve got this one figured out already. Facing…

From Darkness to Light

Monday marked the very first day of writing for my very first book. Yowza! How fun! Wait, I mean, terrifying! I have the great honor of writing a book that will be published by Rodale in April of next year. I can’t say too much, but it…

Reframe Yourself

When I was in my twenties and thirties I was plagued by crippling fatigue, low self-esteem and a never-ending sensation of “feeling fat”. Ohhhhh, the number of times I said to my romantic partner “I feel fat” would officially earn…

Time Under Tension

It has been an incredible week for me filled with so many awesome new developments. The highlight of this week was a call with the editor of my first book marking the official beginning to the writing process. Say wha?? Yes! I have the massive…

Protein for the People

Why Protein is Important Hold on! Hold your comment…Imma incredible mind reader and I know what you’re going to say: “I thought Americans eat too much protein!” In my 18 years of experience I have found that women tend to…

What the Macro!?

Paleo, Atkins, Low Carb, South Beach, Zone, Gluten Free, Vegan, Macrobiotic, Primal, Pritikin, Blood Type, oh my! Who wouldn’t be confused!? I had to get a degree in Nutrition to be able to understand this second language. I remember…

A Leap of Faith

  I am standing on a precipice. I feel as though I am contemplating leaping to my own death. This ledge is so high…and the view is terrifying. I get it: “Leap and the net will appear.” But when it’s a really high ledge and…