How do I stop hating my body? Well love, that’s within you.

If the question is, ‘how do I stop hating my body?’ The answer is within you. Enter annoyed skepticism: Oh great. I have to do this […]

The day my daughter discovered my fat.

My daughter saw me shaving my legs.  She’s 5, I’m her mother, she often catches me in various stages of dress and hygiene practices for a […]

From the weight room to the trees, exercise as self-care

In the last year I’ve gone from regularly taking personal training clients and geeking out over training plans to hiking and running in the trees. A […]

The downfall of the comment

With the advent of social media, we live in a world that is immediately accessible and available for commentary.  Your ex getting married, Target’s new marketing […]

Body-shaming, love and anorexia

In my baby sister’s last year of college, we were all worried we might lose her.  Being four years apart, my sister and I have not […]

Impossible resolutions to stop making

I love goal setting and creating positive intentions.  Rather than do this January 1, I do this on new moons, new weeks and occasional Tuesdays for […]

Becoming who you are

Nugget: As I continue shedding things (mantras, life-scripts, relationships, actual “stuff”) that no longer serve me, I find myself with a deliciously smaller life. Within the […]

Never run on empty… the gas tank theory

So I had a mind-blowing realization while pumping gas the other day.  Perhaps this is obvious to you, and if it is– I wish you had […]

You are more than your body, you are your body

This is a weird thing.  Two dueling ideas that are not mutually exclusive.  This is at least how I’ve settled the matter for myself, that feels […]

A letter to my younger self

My dearest Erin, You deserve your own respect.  In your life, like most people, you will fall down and you will get back up.  Trust your […]

How to make social media a peaceful experience and not an aggrevating time suck.

Social media is full of people.  People with different agendas, different goals, different platforms and different ways of communicating different ideas.  Regardless of your personal views, […]

What happened to Fit Mama Training?

I started this website/facebook etc when I became a personal trainer.  But aside from clients I’ve actually worked with, nothing I’ve done online has really been […]

What’s your excuse? A non-attack on Maria Kang

Out of understanding and respect for those who find the Maria Kang “What’s your excuse” meme upsetting I’m not reposting it here.  A quick google search […]

Body work and hippy stuff

I love massages in theory, but it wasn’t until recently that I started getting body work regularly.  My Mother in law is a great massage therapist […]

Why I’m excited about aging

I’m 30.  I want to fully acknowledge that for those of you who are older than me, it may seem that I have about as much […]