How to match your workouts to the different phases of your monthly cycle

Feeling unmotivated to hit the gym before your period starts? That's actually super normal (even if a little frustrating at times). I've become pretty obsessed with learning how women can best work with their bodies instead of against them when it comes to fitness, nutrition, stress, and sleep. Lately, I've been learning a LOT about …

Why I don’t recommend calorie counting or macro tracking long term

Have you found yourself feeling frustrated, discouraged, and defeated after you step on the scale? You've been doing all the "right" things.. You've been watching what you're eating Tracking your calories Working out 6-7 days a week And nothing. In fact, maybe you're even gaining weight. The concept of calories in vs calories out is …

The scale doesn’t show you the whole picture–Why your weight shouldn’t be the only way you measure your health or fitness

I almost didn’t post this… So this is almost 160# at 5’3 on my body. I pretty much never weigh myself anymore, but had a doctors’ appt last week and she of course wanted to get my weight. At first I declined. She insisted, and I saw it as an opportunity to learn about myself …

The truth about food and fitness challenges: avoid these diet pitfalls

This week we are talking all about Food + Fitness Challenges on The StrongHER Way. We've all seen em, and perhaps have even tried them ourselves. Unfortunately, they seem to be more like mini diets than anything...which means we are preparing to feel deprived so we end up getting it all in before the challenge …