Welcome to My Blog!

Hello, my name is Zhenia and  I am glad you are here! On these pages I will share my personal story of searching for and finding personal power, mindfulness, and happiness. I will share stories about struggling with self doubt and worry.  Stories of resilience and bouncing back.  Stories of self-acceptance and “aha” moments.  Stories … Read More

Fear of Hunger and What to Do About It.

Fear of Hunger and What to Do About It.

Hunger. My arch nemesis. I did well with the “Eating Slowly” habit, and only took a few days to get over the discomfort of slow eating before accepting it as the new way of eating for me. However, when it came to the “Stopping at 80% fullness” habit, things came to a grinding halt during … Read More

Catch Your Perfect Hunger Wave!

Catch Your Perfect Hunger Wave!

Well, this week was full of revelations!  Remember in my post When Knowledge Is Not Enough I was saying how much I already know about fitness and nutrition, but just can’t put all this knowledge in action?  Well, I got humbled this week and realized that there is SO MUCH I still didn’t know! Hunger … Read More

That Which You Manifest is Before You

That Which You Manifest is Before You

Have you ever been chased by a bear? No? Me neither.  But I came close! Well, not really.  Actually, we were having late night supper and snacks while camping when we heard firecrackers and car horns going off in proximity too close for comfort.  That meant that a bear was making his rounds around the … Read More

Eating Slowly – It’s harder than it sounds.

Eating Slowly – It’s harder than it sounds.

  Imagine this:  You are sitting down to eat in front of a beautiful plate of something you love.  You are hungry and ready to inhale this glorious meal of something delicious. You pick up your knife and fork and carve a succulent little morsel of food.  You take a bite. You put your knife … Read More

The Challenge of Slowing Down

The Challenge of Slowing Down

If Week 1 was all about setting goals and finding our true motivation, Week 2 was about setting expectations for the program and measurable goals. This week also introduced first workouts focusing on quality of movement and building the habit of moving regularly. We examined our previous efforts in reaching our goals and what we … Read More