My Son Hates It When I Run In the Morning

Every morning it’s the same thing: Should I stay or should I go? This debate is about my running, but it’s not a question of do or don’t. I’ve been a dedicated runner for many years now, so there’s no wrangle around that. Come rain, shine or wretched wind chill, I will be hitting the open road and putting in my mile time. The choice factor has to do with another title I hold around here: mother....more

Bridging the Thigh Gap: Crossfit Got Me Over My Thigh Hate

When I was seven years old, my mother proudly showed me the space between her thighs as she stood with her feet together. Yes, my mother had achieved the coveted thigh gap. Even being so young, I was in awe. I couldn't believe such a thing was possible. My thighs collided at the knees. ...more
That's wonderful, I'm so happy for you!more

HIIT: The Calorie-Burning Routine You Can Do Anywhere

HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training is rising in popularity amongst the masses at supersonic speeds. Besides body weight training, HIIT is the top fitness trend of 2014. This upbeat, fast-paced method requires dedication, commitment, stamina, and endurance, but the results are well worth the effort. ...more
Thanks. Great way to burn fat.more

Body Image After the Wedding

Your wedding day. You worked so hard to get to that day looking your best. You munched on salads, tried crazy diets and avoided sweets for months to drop those pounds. Maybe even a slight stomach flu to help you drop those last 5 pounds.   ...more

My Son Hates It When I Run In the Morning

Every morning it’s the same thing: Should I stay or should I go? This debate is about my running, but it’s not a question of do or don’t. I’ve been a dedicated runner for many years now, so there’s no wrangle around that. Come rain, shine or wretched wind chill, I will be hitting the open road and putting in my mile time. The choice factor has to do with another title I hold around here: mother....more

Spin Confessions: FlyWheel Power Score

The Fit Empress: A Southern girl's tale of fitness, life and fun! ...more

Push Forward

Sometimes things seem so difficult you just don't know if you can keep going. You don't know where to turn or where to go.  What to say or what to do.  What can help you through this?  What can help you to blow off your steam, help you to unwind, help to calm emotions? One thing that keeps me going is my walking. It seems to be a stress relief for me. I can feel the anxiety and stress melt away when I get started. I never thought that walking would help me in this way. ...more
I am with you! Exercise is definitely a way I am starting to push forward and push through ...more

"My name is Stephanie, and I am a Hoka Cutter."

Yes, I admit it.And I know cutting is deemed unacceptable in mainstream society where it is considered a freakish, vile and disgusting mental illness.  But I just ask for judgment to be left aside for a few minutes so I can explain why I am okay with acting out in this manner....more

Emotional Eating: 5 Tips For Overcoming Binge Eating

The temporary gratification from going on a binge has wreaked havoc on the healthy of millions of woman. Many binge eaters are so skilled, or unaware of the damage of their decisions, they can suffer in silence for years without ever receiving any professional assistance. Binge eating can be a form of obsessive compulsive disorder or OCD.  It can also be a symptom of food addiction, depression and is a key symptom of bulimia....more

Tips on finding a personal trainer when you are obese

It can be totally overwhelming at the best of times, but when you are carrying a lot of extra weight and may never had worked with a PT before - it can be a little scary.  It's not - hope these tips help you find what you need. ...more

Lifestyle Changes: Try a Healthy, Sustainable Diet

Going on a sustainable diet means developing healthy eating habits. Simultaneously, this type of diet helps the environment by reducing waste and conserving energy. If you don’t know how to get started, read on: we have some advice....more

My Current Routine

If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that my breakfast every morning consists of oatmeal in some form, whether it is stovetop, ...more