Welcome to No Mo' Camel Toe ... 

We've done a bit of revamping lately.  The old Toe was outdated and had seen many people.... It was time for a change.  Change is good, right?! 

I chose a new feel for the page based on that.  The Cherry Blossoms at the top of the page are indicative of change.  In Japan, it's a sign of new beginnings.  The exuberance and intensity of the cherry blossom encourages us to hope and dream big! 

In China, the cherry blossom is seen to be a symbol of feminine strength and beauty.  It seemed fitting for the redesign of this page.  

My journey into the great unknown of wellness came with a flurry of action at the end of 2010 and throughout the year of 2011.  I named the page what it's called, specifically because of a defining moment for me in my journey.  A little inappropriate for a website, yes, possibly, but funny enough to put my whole experience with health and wellness experience into perspective.

It came down to the day I started at the gym, once I'd had my realization that I was no longer happy with who I was.  The older, chubby lady taking my measurements at Curves asked me, "So, what brings you back to the gym?  What are your goals?"   Hmm.  What were my goals? I thought for a second and responded:

"I'm sick of picking between camel toe and muffin top and I can't afford to go out and buy a new wardrobe.  So I guess it's time to lose weight." 

She looked at me, blinked a couple of times and went about measuring me, asking no further questions.  The point of all of this?  I had gained weight.  I was just over 200lbs AGAIN, after having lost 50 pounds only a year and a bit earlier.

So what did I do?  I started researching on the internet, looking for the magic pill, then I'd go an eat a big mac, some french fries and wash it down with an extra large diet coke and then suck back a bunch of beer.  I'd feel so bloated, that my body would eventually purge, and I'd have to throw up from being so physically full of garbage.  Then I'd have another beer, maybe some chips and then have a nap.  The next day, I'd wake up, feeling terrible, and do it all over again. 

Finally, enough was enough.  I needed more than that.  I deserved better than that.

I got back into the gym, every single day .... I started counting my calories, watching everything I ate - and all of a sudden, I started to see a transformation in my body.  Then, I started to feel the NEED to go to the gym.  I wanted to feel the burn, I wanted to sweat it out.  I wanted to get into the music and rock the weight bench.

I spend a lot of time online reading and researching, then applying the best of what I read into my regular routines.  

I get pretty sick of the websites that are always trying to sell something, or the fake photos where everyone always has a six pack and a cute ass.  

I get tired of perky mass emails that get sent out telling me what not to do and what to refine.  I belong to a great many mailing lists, a lot of them are repetitive, some are unique - but one thing is for sure, they all seem fake.  

But guess what ... I'm a real girl, and I'm going to keep it real here. 




The Faces of Fitness!

We've compiled a list of fitness motivated people from all walks of life to feature during our series, "The Faces of Fitness"!

We've invited our business partners, friends and people we know who are an inspiration to others to GET IT DONE!  We'll focus on Yogis, Bodybuilders, Fitness Competitors, Marathon Runners, CrossFitters, Personal Trainers ... it's all about giving you perspective and the opportunity to look at new opportunities to set your goals to be LEAN and MEAN in 2013.  These people are proof that we can all make the seemingly IMpossible - POSSIBLE!