In 2019, I rediscovered vulnerability and found the girl I lost a long time ago.
To say I’m in crisis would be a bit dramatic, but to say I don’t feel like I’m standing firmly on two feet would be an understatement.
The first time I heard the saying “a moment on your lips, forever on your hips,” I was in grade 7. My speech that year was on childhood obesity and that line was how I would end it. In retrospect, someone should have referred me to a therapist upon hearing it come out of an…
Call me what you like, but my diet doesn’t need a name.
This one is for the athletes, influencers, trainers and coaches of social media. Your content comes with a responsibility and it’s time to own up to it. The general public deserves it, and both your business and sport demands it. It doesn’t matter whether your focus is on aesthetics, strength or endurance. Your followers are…
I truly believe if I choose to define myself by temporary limitations, they will no longer be temporary and the pain will become permanent.
The scale isn’t the problem. The scale exists to weigh your mass times gravitational acceleration.
Powerlifting is a sport that demands you do not suck in your waist, avoid food or remain quiet. It is a sport where heavier girls are stronger, and growth is celebrated. It is a metaphorical middle finger up to everything we were taught to define being a woman.
A low carb diet is one where less than 40% of your total calories comes from carbs. A ketogenic diet calls for no more than 10% of total calories coming from carbs. A single fruit could put you over the “limit.”
I am exceptionally proud of my body, it is truly the healthiest it has ever been. But I seldom post before and afters to “inspire” because I know it only accomplishes 2 things: validates my insecurities and provides a basis for comparison to those most vulnerable. Eating disorders live inside of “healthy weight” bodies, “overweight”…