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May 14, 2017


“I want to weigh 120 pounds.”

Where the hell do women get this number from?

I recently talked about this with Steph Gaudreau for the Women’s Strength Summit.  I had this UH-MAZING female nutrition professor in college. You know, one of those ladies who descended from heaven to teach what she was SO INSANELY passionate about?…That was her.

She was 5’ 8’ and a solid 160 pounds…and she wasn’t afraid to let you know.  Her lesson revolved around WEIGHT, SHAPE, AND SIZE. If you follow me on Instagram @fitdesignbyannie then you know I stand by this philosophy and make a point to share it with others.

Are you an apple shape? Pear? Rectangle? Hour-glass?

Do you have a big bone structure? Medium? Dainty?

Where is most of your fat distributed? Where do you gain muscle easily?

Be real with yourself.

Every man and woman has a natural weight, shape and size. We all have a number our body wants to sit at, a bone structure, height and fat/muscle distribution.  Take me for example. I have no hips.  Unless I pop out a baby anytime soon, I won’t have hips.  My bone structure is a rectangle.  I can’t change that.  I can however change my MUSCLE {see below}.

Both of the photos below where taken with a 7 year gap between them. 19 years old in both before – left – photos. 26 in the after – right – photos.

I know, I know, you’re thinking, “Damn those genetics.” 

I’ve had clients who are the worlds definition of “healthy.” I mean really well rounded women – flat stomach, round solid booty, toned arms and back. You get the picture.  But these women want to lose that last 5 pounds.  WHY?!! If your body is sitting at 135 maybe THAT IS WHAT YOU SHOULD WEIGH!

If you’re living a truly healthy balanced lifestyle…maybe you just need to accept your body weight, shape, and size.   

I am referring to your natural weight, shape and size if you are exercising, eating well and living a healthy lifestyle. This is not a depressing post I swear!!! Stick with me!

You CAN change some things. 

You CAN manipulate muscle and metabolism.  Take me for example.  I used to be a TWIG, and now, I am much more well-rounded due to YEARS of lifting heavy and eating more protein {and food in general}.  If I chose to be a runner, my legs would be much smaller, my butt would disappear and I would be about 10 pounds lighter {I’ve done it before – it’s no good}.

That is powerful. You can change your body shape and density – the way your muscle looks on your bone structure – based on your exercise medium.


Accept your weight, shape and size, love what you do, and keep reaching your fitness goals my friend.

If you really want to make a change + for your mind to explode, I have a free pass to the Women’s Strength Summit just for you.

Training with a purpose can do UH-MAZING things for a woman and her body.

Here’s some of the super powerful talks you’ll see:


  • 3 Common Mental Traps That Lead to Self-Sabotage (Allegra Stein)
  • Screw The Hustle: Unplug, Slow Down & Heal Your Body (Beth Manos Brickey)


  • Ditch Dieting Forever & Create the Perfect Plan For You (Cassy Joy Garcia)
  • How Do I Eat for My Goals if I’m a Woman Who Works Out? (Laura Bruner)

Movement (Where I cover this topic! eek!)

  • Tips for Building Strong Muscle in the Gym (Without Getting Bulky) (Annie Miller)
  • Why Sitting’s Making it Harder to Have Energy, Lose Weight & Feel Awesome (Juliet Starrett)

Women’s Health

  • Post-Birth Control Syndrome Dangers Your Doctor’s Not Telling You About (Dr. Jolene Brighten)
  • Menopause: Learn to Nourish Your Transforming Body & Hormones So You Stay Slim, Sane, and Sexy (Dr. Anna Cabeca)

Empowerment & Leadership

  • Why Feminism Isn’t a Dirty Word…and What It Really Means (Neghar Fonooni)
  • How to Become a Confident Boss at Work or Home (Danielle Natoni)

I can’t wait to hear these incredible speakers!


Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you at the Summit.


P.S. Maybe you have a lady who friend who needs some perspective on her body and how beautiful and wonderfully it was made. Tag her in the comments below and share your take away with us!!! xoxo

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I'm an adventurous introvert from Vancouver, Washington who lives on sleep + "me time." I'm a lover of lifting weights, dinosaurs, real talk and traveling with my husband. I am here to help you move better, lift more, bust the myths of the fitness industry, and inspire you to love the process.

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