FAT VS. MUSCLE AND THE BEST INVESTMENT YOU CAN MAKE

Muscle weighs more than fat. This is a fact. I like facts because they can not be undone. Facts are true. Facts are honest. Honesty is hard to find in this world of “fake it until you make it.” What happens if you never make it? What if you keep faking it, while hoping that […]

ALL THAT I GAIN WHILE I AM GAINING WEIGHT #fitgirl #confessions #fatgirl #truth

My clothing is now rejecting the body I have become. I no longer fit in my wardrobe, though I can still get most of what I own on somehow. I am still able to wear all clothing with the exception of pants. I can no longer get my jeans on, not even a little. I’ve […]

NEGATIVES ARE THE KEY TO UNLOCKING STRENGTH

#day15 #TeamErin #Oxychallenge At 2:50pm on some Tuesday I am sitting at a local coffee shop with my computer in front of me and a page that is blank, but full of promise. If my life were a book I could write any story and I suppose that is the truth of what this here […]

HIS AND HER CAVES: HOW TO LIVE IN A SPLIT HOUSE

“You took down our kisstletoe,” my heart sank to see he had reached up to remove one of the last few traces of me left in his bedroom, that used to be our room together. He glanced at the mistletoe like it was nothing. “Yeah, it’s not Christmas anymore.” I grew quiet, dim like a […]

IS YOUR WRITING RUINING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS?

Today is day EIGHT of the Oxygen Magazine fitness challenge. I woke up to a mouth that felt like it had been sucking on a sock through slumber. This didn’t just happen in the morning. I had the same experience in the middle of the night, along with toes that started to turn inward as […]

STARTING OVER: DAY ONE CAN HAPPEN EVERY DAY

Today is day SIX of the Oxygen Fitness Challenge So I am cleaning, getting ready for my first client to arrive, when I come across a lone chicken nugget that had been left from the day before…..I gobbled that sucker up so fast it was almost fresh again! What did you expect….It’s CHICKEN!!  You already […]

THE TROUBLE WITH BEFORE PICTURES #day5

“How can I be this f*cking stupid!” That was my thought this morning as I realized that I have run out of time. The deadline to upload BEFORE pictures is today. Of course I procrastinated. Why wouldn’t I wait until the clock is about to run out? Tick. Tick. Tick. #whiterabbit   I still have […]

THE NOT SO INCREDIBLE UNEDIBLE EGG

9:50 am #day3 #fitnesschallenge My breakfast today is NOT on the suggested meal plan of the Oxygen fitness challenge. That plan has a whole lot of EGGS and life like that is ‪#‎rotten‬ If I were a chicken farmer I’d let the fetuses develop before I harvested the crop. I understand that life is impatient […]

MY BODY IS MY BUSINESS: day two

It was near midnight when I made it home from the gym. I considered skipping the workout entirely when I realized that day two of Erin’s fitness program is a rest day. “A rest day already?” I was disappointed to see the stop so soon after I had just barely gotten started. “I could just […]