New Head Space

There are some fairly common results that most people report when they lose a significant amount of weight.  Even if you and I have never gone through a weight loss process, we could probably sit down together and brainstorm a list of results that seem obvious to us.  Our list might look like this: That…read more

Why Eating Less is a Good Thing

Eating less allows the body to concentrate on something besides digesting food. Food is important, don’t get me wrong. The body is built for digestion but when we spend, say, 23 out of every 24 hours digesting the food that we ate during that day, when do we have time to allow the body to…read more

Sugar & Mood

The phrase, “you are what you eat” is literally true. Nutrients from the foods you eat food provide the foundation of the structure, function, and integrity of every little cell in your body, from your skin and hair to your muscles, bones, digestive and immune systems. -Cynthia Sass, RD You realize what this means, right?…read more

Goal Setting Encouragement

There is freedom In case you didn’t know, there is freedom within goal setting. So often, we feel pressure to have similar goals to people around us, but those don’t fuel us in life. They’re not our goals. And that is okay. I live in Colorado and there are a lot of mountains around, so…read more

Sugar & Preventable Disease, part 1

A few weeks ago, while on the phone with my mom, she shared with me the latest. Dad had been diagnosed with diabetes. At 56 years young and as a collegiate track coach, news of this diagnosis would seem shocking – except it wasn’t. Dad ran on soda. I think he’d get some sort of…read more

Adrenal Exhaustion… What to Do

You know how sometimes you have too many apps running on your phone and don’t realize it? You look down and your battery’s being sucked dry within an hour or two after being fully charged? That’s what adrenal exhaustion is like. Apps that are running for no reason taking up all the battery reserves. Our…read more

Life After Skinny Up!®

  What does life look like after going through the Skinny Up!® Protocol? Can I really keep the weight off? It can be easy to wonder about the answer to these questions. Over and over again, it can feel like we’re in the same old situation. We work hard to lose weight and then the…read more

Emotional Regulation & Weight Loss

The ability to stay in control of one’s emotions and actions through stressful situations is a skill that every person benefit from. That’s what we mean when we talk about emotional regulation. Simply put, emotional regulation is taking into account the situation that you’re in, recognizing the emotions you are feeling, and still behaving in…read more

Stretch It Out!

According to the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, static stretching before a workout REDUCED lower-body strength by almost 23 percent! Remember: Stretching does more than just maneuver muscle. Your fascia (faw-shu) is that connective tissue surrounding all your muscle and organs, going through muscle to bone and forms one continuous sheet from head to…read more

My journey through Skinny Up! Part Two

As promised, I want to share the second part of my Skinny Up! Journey. It is only fair to reveal all parts of the story as it is up and down and true to most other’s Skinny Up! experience. To recap, I began April 1st at 149 pounds. I wanted to see if I could…read more