My Journey

My personal journey toward better health, and enjoying the benefits of full fitness.

6 06, 2014

30 Things I’ve Learned as a Result of Officially Becoming Old

By | June 6th, 2014|My Journey|18 Comments

To commemorate my 30th birthday, I celebrate all the things I've learned in my ripe old age of... thirty.

30 05, 2014

What Does “Recovering” From Emotional Eating Feel Like?

By | May 30th, 2014|#ScaleFreeSummer, Emotional Eating, Food 101, Healthy Eating, It's All Mental, My Journey|20 Comments

What have I learned while recovering from my emotional eating habit?

6 05, 2014

Stop Defeating Your Weight Loss Efforts Before You Begin

By | May 6th, 2014|It's All Mental, My Journey, Running|39 Comments

On talking yourself out of wanting to losing weight, and why this mentality never helps.

3 05, 2014

The Weekly Recap: May 3, 2014

By | May 3rd, 2014|Weekly Recaps|0 Comments

Panties, scumbags, and yoga. Oh, and fantastic looking tacos.

2 05, 2014

Not-So-Big Love: When Losing Weight Turns Into A Marriage Proposal

By | May 2nd, 2014|My Journey|81 Comments

A bunch of words that say, in short, that I'm engaged now!

1 05, 2014

On Becoming “That Fit Bitch”

By | May 1st, 2014|My Journey, Social Construct|103 Comments

You don't like her, but you'd better hope to become her.

8 04, 2014

Self-Sabotage, Internal Dialogue, Motivation And Focusing On Your Goals

By | April 8th, 2014|It's All Mental, My Journey|9 Comments

But how do you convince yourself that you don't want that doughnut more than you want to achieve your goals?

7 04, 2014

To Hell With Leaning In… I’m Looking Up

By | April 7th, 2014|My Journey|7 Comments

The silly ramblings of a mom... who needs to let the sun shine in.

3 04, 2014

My Quest For Michelle Obama Arms

By | April 3rd, 2014|My Journey, Standards of Black Beauty|29 Comments

I make no bones about the fact that I love our First Lady. Did I adore Laura Bush? Yes, but something about Michelle Obama just rocks to me. Maybe it's just her arms. I'm not playing either. She looks like she puts effort - actual effort - into those bad boys! I know that the [...]

3 04, 2014

The Anatomy of Extreme Weight Loss, and the Hardest Decision I’ve Had to Make in My Journey

By | April 3rd, 2014|My Journey, Strength Training|16 Comments

A few issues that rarely are addressed when it comes to extreme natural weight loss.

28 01, 2014

Guess Who Was Featured on Well and Good NYC?

By | January 28th, 2014|My Journey|2 Comments

Want a look inside my fridge? Well, Well & Good NYC did just that!

22 01, 2014

Video Vault: My Interview With @GoArmy For The #ArmyTenMiler

By | January 22nd, 2014|My Journey|12 Comments

The US Army's YouTube account posted video from my experience with them in DC, everything from the workout at the expo to the actual race, and even bringing it on back home to Brooklyn's Prospect Park to talk about it all.

9 01, 2014

Photo Proof: The Stupid Scale Doesn’t Matter

By | January 9th, 2014|My Journey|72 Comments

My photos will help illustrate why the scale is no friend of a weight-lifting woman!

23 12, 2013

Losing Weight and Losing Identity

By | December 23rd, 2013|My Journey|67 Comments

A look at Alana from Dr. Phil's "Real Housewives of Dr. Phil" and a common problem with weight loss.

12 12, 2013

So.. Where Am I Now?

By | December 12th, 2013|My Journey|92 Comments

All this writing about calories and challenges... that was almost three weeks straight of posting every day. And nothing about me, huh? I like writing about the things I've learned and struggled with along my way. The things that I've used this site to reinforce for myself, the things I've used this site [...]

18 11, 2013

Why Am I Calorie Counting?

By | November 18th, 2013|Conscious Consumerism, Healthy Eating, My Journey|23 Comments

I get so annoyed by people who say things like, "Oh, I don't believe in calorie counting." or "Calorie counting is silly." I always ask them, "Well, why?" It's almost always some dumb answer like, "Well, I don't want to know how many calories my favorite foods are." or "I'm not going to [...]

8 11, 2013

You Never Forget Your First: My @GoArmy Ten Miler Experience

By | November 8th, 2013|My Journey, Running|21 Comments

My heartfelt recap of my experience with the Army Ten Miler, at the Pentagon.

10 10, 2013

A Very Big Piece of My Weight Loss Story

By | October 10th, 2013|Debunking The Myths, Inspiration, It's All Mental, My Journey, Running, Testimonials|128 Comments

The other night, on twitter, I was asked about different pieces of my story. I guess that means... more about my struggle? How I came to a point where I was comfortable with my efforts and my ability to continue on to where I want to be? Okay.. here goes. Once upon a time, I [...]

29 08, 2013

A Day At The Pentagon

By | August 29th, 2013|My Journey|6 Comments

"As a part of my ability to work with the US Army, I was granted with the opportunity to visit the Pentagon..."

27 08, 2013

Celebrating Motherhood

By | August 27th, 2013|My Journey|2 Comments

You know, mommyhood rocks. I get to be jostled out of my bed every morning by a very moody little girl demanding cheerios with blueberries. I get to be awaken from my naps by sloppy kiddie kisses and hot toddler breath. I even get to watch as she runs across the house, completely [...]