All my life I’d been hearing about workouts and diets that were supposed to be good for me.
For years, I treated my body like an experiment I failed at daily. I hit the cardio equipment like a maniac, obsessed over Jane Fonda tapes, weighed food, drank shakes, ate pre-packaged meals, fasted, you name it. And then when I still didn’t look like Christy Turlington, I’d park my butt on the couch, get out the ham and cheese sandwiches and quit. Until I’d hear about the next get-thin-quick fad (and we all know there’s no shortage of those) and then start up again on Monday.
Each time I 'failed', I felt as if I was the problem. I knew something had to change, and it wasn’t about finding the next gimmick. It was about finding what worked for me.
So I decided to get real about my body. I took a hard look at how I was treating it and decided to be brutally honest about what I would or wouldn’t do. I learned to set reasonable goals that inspired me without comparing myself to others. I learned to tackle that tough inner critic that derails all of us on our journey to live healthier and happier. I learned to carve out time for myself without guilt and to celebrate my accomplishments. I learned to prioritize and above all, to value who I am as I am. Which is how I came to...
The truth is this: If something doesn’t feel good--whether it’s a food plan, workout or new habit--you’ll never stick with it. But if it makes sense to your mind and feels good to your body, you’re golden. Success is a given, and then—what a feeling.
So join me in what I call my What a Feeling community. This is a group of inspired people who reach their goals and live their best lives by doing what feels good for them. In this community, we create our own paths to success, honoring our own unique personalities, choices and lifestyles every step of the way.
For many years, it’s been my dream to help every woman feel good in her body and in her clothes. Here’s why.
As an active, curvy and petite person, buying athletic clothing was a nightmare. Low waistbands maximized my muffin top (who doesn’t love that?) Long pant legs bunched around my knees or caught on my sneakers. Every top made me look like either Betty Boop or Pope Francis. Come on. Was everything designed to fit only tall supermodels?
I was exhausted emotionally and financially trying to find the right clothes. So I created my own! I wanted an all-inclusive athleisure wear that fit and flattered everywoman--every curve, every inch (or lack thereof).
And…I wanted my clothes to be fun! I’m an ‘80s chick. Off-the-shoulder tees, bodysuits cut up to there, retro modern--that’s my jam. The What a Feeling line keeps that Cyndi Lauper spirit and Flashdance sexiness while offering clean and classic style--just enough to celebrate that era we love while keeping it 21st century chic! Super soft fabrics and modern lines blend with bright pops of color to make every woman want to strut. This collection is filled with mix-and-match pieces that you can wear and love for years to come.
What a Feeling athletic wear is designed not only to look and feel good, but to do good. A portion of every sale will go to one of your favorite charities!
Fave food: Ham and cheese anything.
Current obsessions: My adorable boxer Lily, Impractical Jokers and of course anything 80s!
Fave song: What a Feeling.
Fave movies: Grease and Dirty Dancing.
Fave way to sweat: Pilates, dance fitness and running.
Least fave workouts: Spin and Yoga.
How I restore balance: Shopping at the farmers market, riding bikes on the beach with my hubby and practicing mindfulness.
The best advice I can give you: Do what feels good!
You'll often hear me say: There are no right or wrong workouts or diet plans. It's just what works for you!