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    Fail…and Fail Again

    3 Years Ago January 2018, I was let go from a coaching job. I had started at GAIN as an intern during the Spring semester of my Junior year at UNH. Over the summer, I was brought on as a part-time coach. At the time, I had only been working 1 or 2 days a week as I was still a college student and had 2 other jobs as well.  It wasn’t a huge deal considering that I was only there part-time, but it still broke my heart and I…

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    PB&J with a Twist

    If you know me, you know that I love peanut butter…like to the point that I’d go through a 16oz jar in 2 days. It’s become a rarity to have it in my house. Growing up, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches were a thing. Same with peanut butter and fluff. One of the ladies at the studio had never heard of it/never tried it and thought marshmallow fluff with peanut butter was a gross combination…I’m sorry Deb, but you are absolutely wrong. Anyways, back to the PB&J. I was heavily…

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    Avoid Diet Sabotage

    Don’t throw away your hard work! Last week, a friend came down to North Carolina and spent the week with me. I haven’t seen any friends or family since moving to NC back in August, so it was nice to have some familiarity with me for a week and a half. I’m a horrible tourist, I haven’t done much here and honestly didn’t even hit many tourist things when I lived in New England…and I was there for 24 years. Anyways, we did all of the tourist-y things together which…

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    25 Life Lessons

    As of March 7, 2021 I became a quarter of a century old. Twenty-five. I don’t know why but 25 just seems like such a good number and my 25th year is going to be my best so far. A lot happens in 25 years, and I’ve learned so much, especially in the last 7 years. The most significant years were from 2014 to now, where I went to college, graduated, worked a few different jobs which brought me to where I am today. College showed me a great amount…

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    Finding Your Food

    Find Your Food This can be a tough one. Just like with my previous post, Finding Your Fit, there’s no direct answer to what is right or wrong. It’s totally different for each individual. One specific diet / nutrition protocol may work for me, while that same one won’t work for you and vice versa. Social media presents a large issue for us when it comes to finding a proper diet. One study may be saying one thing while another says the total opposite. Or a new diet claims that…

  • find your fit

    Finding Your Fit

    Fit is Important You’re probably thinking I’m talking about clothing but really I’m talking about health and fitness.  Fitness isn’t a one size fits all type of thing, as most things in life aren’t. Everyone has different tastes and interests when it comes to diet, fitness, their career and hobbies, TV shows, clothing…  basically anything and everything.  Incorporating fitness and health measures into one’s life is important. Finding the factors that FIT you for your needs as well as your interests are far more important.  Why? Health is extremely important…

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    Breakfast Nachos

    If you’re like me, you love nachos! If it’s on the menu somewhere and I don’t find anything else appealing…you can bet that I’m getting the nachos. A few months ago…actually I was still living in New Hampshire, I happened to have tortilla chips in the house. Any sort of chip in my house is a rarity. I decided instead of having my normal eggs and oats for breakfast, I would use the chips as my carb source! So the breakfast nachos were born! That morning, I used what I…

  • Ryan's Journey

    Ryan’s Journey

    Ryan’s journey began long before he met me, but it continued when we met in 2018. He was one of my first one-on-one clients, whom I met while working at Iron Empire in Dover, New Hampshire. We spent 12 weeks together for the 12 Week Transformation that the gym was running and met every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the ass crack of dawn (I can’t remember if it was 5am or 6am), even if there was a snow storm. In that time, Ryan became one of my favorite people…

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    A Simple Ring

    A few months ago, I decided to buy myself a ring…that sounds a bit weird, I know. And at first glance, it could definitely pass as an engagement ring…which I’ve had a few people ask in a mixture of shock and excitement, if I was actually engaged. To their disappointment (not so much mine), I said no.  There were 2 main reasons why I decided to start wearing a ring: Reason One: This is dumb but I don’t care…Part of my reason was to keep people away from me while…

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    10 Things That I Love

    I feel like this would have been a good article to write back when I started my blog 3 years ago, but my 10 loves in 2018 would’ve been a little different than what they are today. So, here I am, 3 years in with a list of the 10 things I love, and honestly wouldn’t want to live without. Defining what you love or enjoy and vice versa is a great way to get to know yourself and understand who / what you are…similar to defining your values, like…