Motivational Quote Monday: Week 2


don't limit yourself - Mary Kay Ash

It’s easy to limit ourselves to what we’ve always been. It’s comfortable too! But at the same time, is the comfort of your unhealthy routine worth being uncomfortable in your own skin?

Logically, you are telling yourself yes. But there is a piece of you that wants the comfort of the old routine. That’s completely normal! The desire to go back to your old routine will come and go. Avoid it when you can. If you fail, forgive yourself completely and get back to making the new you!

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Weight Loss Step 3: Preparation


Have you ever decided to go on a diet, just to fall off the wagon a few days later? Despite what HydroxyCut and all the other magical weight loss pills want you to think, weight loss will require a conscious effort. No that doesn’t mean you have to constantly think about food for the rest of your life but you will have to put in a good amount of thought and effort until you establish good habits. If you are trying to lose weight, you have probably spent a good portion of your life engraining the eating behaviors that have made you gain the weight in the first place. To overcome these habits, you will need to be prepared. Continue reading

I’m Back and I’m Finally a Registered Dietitian!


Hi everyone! I just climbed out of the hole that I’ve been in for the past month and a half AND I’m officially a Registered Dietitian. I have spent the past month and a half splitting my time between graduation formalities, studying for the RD Registration Exam to finally become a dietitian, working with nutrition programs at the YMCA, and applying for jobs. I’m not employed yet, but things are promising!  I have a lot of planned for making a comeback on my blog, so stay tuned for a bunch of new posts and useful information.

I planned to launch a nutrition counseling/coaching service both online and in Central Ohio, so if you are interested please go to the contact me tab and send me an email!

“The best time …


“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” –Chinese Proverb

If you had a New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier or get in shape and failed to do so then, the next best time to start is now. You will thank yourself tomorrow for the trees you plant today!

“What You Do To…


“What You Do Today Can Improve All Your Tomorrows” – Ralph Marston

If you are working towards something, remind yourself that what you do today will make a better future. If you want to lose weight, remind yourself that future you will be happier and healthier if you can follow your weight loss plan and make better choices. Happiness from food is temporary, but happiness from knowing that you have the strength to delay your gratification is long-term 🙂