The BEST equipment for at-home workouts

It’s funny. I’ve been on this journey for about 2.5 years by now, and by “this journey,” I mean eating in a sustainable way, drinking a shake, checking into an online group for support, and working out exclusively at home. I’ve shared a lot of my soul on social media and this blog. I’ve helped…

Healthy, Hearty, Butternut Squash Soup

This month I am all about this butternut squash soup. It’s hearty, filling, but still light somehow. Roasting the squash carmelizes it and sometimes results in my husband and me standing in front of the pan, fresh out of the oven, picking at the squash with forks.

Portlandia made me cry (and other thoughts on fear)

I started sobbing watching Portlandia the other day. There was a sketch about a woman who always assumes the worst and it was TOO REAL. Every time a coworker said, “Can I talk to you for a couple minutes?” time slowed down while she panicked, and unfortunately that is me. Maybe THAT’S why it’s taking…

The day I got naked at Weight Watchers

This was the day I stripped in public. I remember it perfectly. I remember the look of disappointment on the woman’s face as I stepped off the scale in a room full of strangers. “Maybe next week Leah. You’re SO CLOSE THOUGH! You should buy these Weight Watchers brand brownie bars and skip dessert!!” I…

I can’t handle my 21 day shred results

I DID IT. OMG. I DID IT. I DON’T KNOW HOW TO REACT. I’VE NEVER GOTTEN RESULTS LIKE THIS. HELP. ⠀ I was NERVOUS at the beginning because I’ve never committed to anything 100%. I’ve always had some splurges here and there.. But this time I told myself, you’re going ALL IN. I am DONE…

Don’t tell me I looked fine or better before I lost weight.

“You looked fine before.” Over the past year I’ve been on the receiving end of this line more times than I can count. That one, and “you looked better before.” Thanks? First of all it focuses entirely on LOOKS. I’ve worked with hundreds of women and weight loss is NEVER just about looks. No woman…

I am not my pants size.

When I was 12 I committed to my very first weight loss plan. Every day, run 2 miles, down my street and back. Every day, eat less dinner. It began a week earlier at the Burlington Mall. I hated that mall. Everyone my age shopped at a store called the “Limited Too” which was the…

My husband finally got on board!

For the first time ever, I’m meal planning with my husband. No one in this house will be hangry this week because we’ll have all the tasty food cooked. Or ready to cook. Things like stir fries I prep and put in a bag but still cook the day of, because roasted red peppers do…

And my 7 day results are crazy.

Down 5.5 pounds in 7 days and I’m so happy I can’t stop making this face. My body looks different. I keep looking down at my belly to make sure this change is real. It’s real. My cravings are GONE. My shorts are loose. I’m eating damn good food. I’m working out in my living…

I started this new body reshaping program and I’m obsessed with it. I’m on day 2/21 and I know my body is going to look different in 3 weeks. I can feel it. I don’t know if I told you, but I decided to go all in with the nutrition. I’m going to stick to…

I am Team Beachbody

✨Everyone has a story, and this is mine.✨⠀ I used to believe everything people said about me. The first time I was called fat I was 8. “You shouldn’t wear shorts like that with YOUR legs.”  ⠀ I believed them when they said I shouldn’t dance because I didn’t have “a ballet body.”  I believed…