• burger bowl

    Deconstructed Burger

    Burgers are the bomb Whenever the opportunity presents itself, I will have one. Lately I’ve been carb cycling, which means that I have low carb days and high carb days. Which also means that I can’t have a burger bun or really bread in general on a low day. I wanted to have a burger, so I decided to make a burger bowl. I made this burger bowl with sweet potato fries on my high carb days, and on the low days just took out the fries. I made the…

  • fail

    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…

  • goals

    Chasing & Achieving Goals

    The past few months have been a flurry of setting goals, chasing them, and achieving them. North Carolina has been my home now for 8 months. A lot has happened in that time, some good, some bad, but mostly good! Each experience and lesson has been a great opportunity for growth.  As most of you know, I moved down to Wilmington with no job or housing set up. My intentions when I moved were to  1) Start over, redefine myself and move on from who I once was, as I…

  • french toast

    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…

  • diet sabotage

    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…

  • 25 life lessons

    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…

  • finding your food

    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…

  • Where Are You

    Where Are You?

    Where are you not showing up for yourself right now? Where haven’t you been showing up for yourself for a while? Who or what have you been showing up for instead? These are all questions that I ask myself at the end of the month when I’m reviewing my previous months goals and intentions and writing out the new month’s goals. When I sat down on Sunday to review how February had gone, my emotions were a bit mixed. February had been a crazy month for me. I had to…