Learn from the Past, Live in the Present, Believe in the Future

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So often on this journey we look back on how far we’ve come.  We review pictures of our former body and self, bring out the old fat pants from the closet, remember the times we put ourselves down.  Some of my biggest pushes through the hard times in weight loss came from remembering how I’d …

The C Word

Cellulite.  Those bumps and lumps that show up on our legs, that creep up to our butts.  Crater-like signs of imperfection and another thing we hate about our bodies in our minds.  Yet another part of our body we try and cover up, like a dirty little secret hiding beneath our clothes.  We hate it.  We …

You’re Just A Cystie Person

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I try to write about the real sides of my life.  The struggles, the ups & downs (even when it feels like I’m writing about more downs than ups), the awesome and the ugly.  I spent a few days this week debating on whether to write about my latest surgery and ultimately decided it should …

Weight Loss is Hard (A FitMeBaby Honest Post)

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Losing weight is hard.  There’s no denying it, and I’m not here to tell you otherwise.  I can preach about it being worth it, and tell you about my success along the way, but at the end of the day, dropping pounds and living healthy is hard.  The truth is that it does get easier, …

Time for Many Changes

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Last week I took a few days off work to spend time with myself, do my own thing, worry a little less, and recoup from a very busy few weeks.  Despite being on my semester break between Summer and Fall, I felt like I’d continued going a million miles an hour, even after my last …

Fit My Lifestyle

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I go back and forth on which seasons are easier to be healthier in.  Sure, Summer has great fresh fruits and sunshine that allows you to sweat throughout your day without even needing to workout (awesome).  But Winter (in Vancouver at least) gives you prime weather to not be outside, rather inside in a warm …

Clarity

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When you look in the mirror, what is it you see? For a long time, I was lost when I looked at my reflection.  Like many of us, I didn’t really know who I was, or where I fit in the world.  Luckily, I gained a lot of clarity on my journey through weight loss, …

Peanut Butter & Banana Overnight Oats

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Ingredients  1/4 cup quick oats (dry) Cinnamon to taste (I like about half a teaspoon) 1 packet Stevia (or sweetener of your choice) 1 tablespoon light peanut butter 1 banana 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk * note- water/almond milk amount may vary depending on how you like your oatmeal. Instructions Add dry …

Under Pressure (do do do do do do do do)

Boy, are we ever good at overloading ourselves with things that don’t matter. This week I’ve physically felt as though someone had set up camp on my chest, crushing me a little more every day.  I spent Wednesday pissed off about comments back from a professor I thought were unfair, and pissed off at myself …

Rear-view Motivation

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A good friend messaged me the other day saying she was struggling to be positive about her weight loss progress.  She knew it was a momentary thing, and she should be proud of herself, and she hadn’t gone overboard… but for some reason her mindset was off.  I reminder her not to worry, the day …