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WHEN EXERCISE IS HEALTHY AND WHEN IT'S NOT

Exercise is not bad. Exercising when malnourished, under-fed, overly stressed, and in a state of energy deficiency is what's harmful to the body. For this reason, it's important to understand when exercise is a benefit to the body and when exercise is a detriment. This way we can make sure that our lifestyle and habits and promoting health instead of depleting it. If exercise is done when the body is in a state of energy deficiency, from not eating enough and/or exercising too much, the body will attempt to conserve energy by entering "low battery mode". This includes a slow turnover of bone which can result in stress fractures, osteopenia, and eventually osteoporosis. It also depletes the b

Post-All in Journey

Sharing with you an update on my recovery journey! After suffering from amenorrhea for 11 years I took the plunge at the end of 2019 and went "all-in". During those months of recovery I ate tons of food and cancelled my gym membership in effort to restore balance in my body. I was so surprised when my period came back and so thankful for my body trusting me enough to start menstruating again. I have had 4 consistent periods so far and wanted to share with you the main factors contributing to my Aunt Flow coming each month! In this video I share a quick recap of my "all-in" journey and what type of exercise I have incorporated back into my life along with what I am eating. I hope this helps!

Weight Re-Distribution || Will it Happen?

Every time I would eat more I noticed my stomach would grow. This immediately of course would send me back into a restrictive mode. Then I would try recovery again. Start to eat more and BAM, my stomach would begin to grow. So I restricted again. Then I'd try to recovery, eat more and BOOM just like clock work, the stomach would grow. I didn't understand why the weight I was gaining seemed to accumulate all in my mid-section and not anywhere else. I would have loved to have a bigger booty, strong legs and even some ripped arms, but no... all I got was twiggy legs and a ballooning belly. This experience is not solely mine which is why I filmed a video to day to have a little chat with you abo

Is Hot Yoga Okay In Recovery?

I will be the first to admit that I LOVE the feeling of being in a hot sweaty challenging yoga class. I would feel this euphoric high as I walked out of the class and took my first breathe of cool fresh air rush into my lungs and the drops of sweat on my turn cool. I used to work at Core Power (a hot yoga studio) where I did on average 3 classes a week. Usually on top of my crazy gym routine cause... well exercise bulimia. My eating disorder told me I had to train this much in order to be a worthy, happy human being. The funny thing is, I as probably the most unhealthy human being despite the fact that I had a membership to 3 gyms, drank green juice every morning, and ate mono meals of pine

EXTREME HUNGER

GIVE ME THE FOOD!! Food was the only thing I could think about for a couple days as my body went through this extreme desire for food, even though I had just eaten a good amount of food. So I ate and ate and ate and ate until this feeling of, " GIVE ME THE FOOD!" went away. As I trusted my body and listened to what it wanted, I found that this insatiable desire to eat a lot of food diminished. Although it may seem like a scary thing and to be honest the thing your eating disorder fears the most, extreme hunger is nothing to be scared about. This is a natural response that your body activates in response to starvation. One thing that I want to be clear about is that extreme hunger IS NOT BING

COVID-19 + ED-RECOVERY

With all the craziness going on right now with Coronavirus I have had a lot of clients reach out to me saying that they are anxious and scared about everything going on-- Social distancing, isolation, shops, and restaurants closing down, restrictions on the amount of food you can buy, crazy grocery store lines, NO MORE TOILET PAPER.... like anywhere. This is a weird time to be alive that is for sure. Regardless of what's going on in the world through your commitment to recovery should not disappear amongst the panic buying and social distancing. This is a great time for you to take a step back from your life and look at what matters most to you. It's times like this where you begin to look a

 Hey Babe, 

wish I had a "big sister" during my ED Recovery-- Some one who has had many of the same thoughts, feelings,+ fears as I, Someone would would support me in what I needed to do next to achieve full recovery. 

Recovery is HARD + there are so many aspects of it that I was not prepared for which is why I now coach women through this process. If you are struggling then reach out, I'm here to help :)

 

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