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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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Train, eat well, and be joyful during the holidays. The holidays bring stress from social pressures, financial pressures, the feeling that you need to have accomplished something spectacular by the time the new year rolls around. It’s an event filled, alcohol consuming, schedule ruining, and sweets overloaded time of year. With all that said, the […]

November 8, 2018

How to train, eat well and be joyful during the holidays

Intermittent fasting is all the rage All the cool kids are doing it. So is it right for you? Was it right for me? This is what I was on a quest to find out. My husband and are traveling the world for a year and to be honest, it would just be more convenient […]

July 5, 2018

My personal experience with intermittent fasting + the science behind it

What to eat. When to eat? What really matters? These are the 5 main tips I give people most often to get the most bang for your buck from your nutrition and diet intake. I am over simplifying to get to the point for these. #1. 20-30g protein at every meal/snack. Protein builds and repairs […]

April 16, 2018

Let’s talk about those times when you literally cant suck it in – when you feel like somehow over night you gained three pounds in your mid-section and you want nothing more than to lay in bed and cry…

Allow me to share my most popular post – both in comments and likes – from my instagram in 2016.  I will also share with you my 3 tricks to controlling bloat.

April 16, 2018

Annie Miller of Fitdesignbyannie 3 tricks to controlling bloat

How to find the right diet for you.   Let me start off with a little note here…”diet” is NOT synonymous with losing fat or losing weight. “Diet” is quite literally what you put in your pie hole on the daily. I get it, nutrition is complicated. I don’t pretend that it’s not. We are […]

April 2, 2018

SUPPLEMENTS: PILLS, POWDERS, & SKIN CARE I have tried A LOT of supplements in my day as a “fitness professional”. I am always looking for the cleanest, simplest and not insanely expensive products on the market. Once I find them, I share them with you.  Keep in mind that you ARE in fact going to […]

March 26, 2018

Taylor Gage Guest Blog: 5 Ways to Up Your Protein Intake Wish there was a simple and effective way to regulate your hunger levels, keep you fuller longer, increase your muscle mass, lean out, and support all your hard work in the gym? Well you’re in luck, there is! And it’s as simple as eating […]

January 9, 2018

5 Ways to add more protein to your diet

Grocery shopping. It’s something you have to do. You have to eat to stay alive. You have to buy food in order to eat (unless of course you live off the land – not likely).  But you and I both know it can be so much more complicated than just grocery shopping. You go into […]

December 11, 2017

Learn to have success with these 5 steps to grocery shopping. Reach your goals, and say goodbye to aimless grocery shopping

Pumpkin spice lattes, the cold dark weather leading to a complete lack of motivation, winter time comfort foods, holiday parties, baked goods at the office, and the stress of 2017 coming to an end…

THE. STRUGGLE. IS. REAL.  Girl I feel you.

Whether you have reached your goals during 2017 or not, these tips are useful for getting fit + NOT completely sabotaging yourself through the holidays.

November 13, 2017

When I say “don’t work” I want to make very clear that I am referring to long term fat loss and overall health – sustainability.  They might work short-term for losing WEIGHT. NOT FAT. Wait for #3, oh the controversy!

So why am I writing this?

My guess is that your real goal and desire is to lose FAT, not just lose weight.  Unless you want to be “skinny fat”…then stop reading, this is not the place for you.

November 6, 2017

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