Jenell Riesner


Welcome to 2018! Gained some eyebrows, lost some abs. Still cool AF.


What a year, 2017 was intense and full of self-discovery, much of which was spent testing out different approaches to eating, nose in a self-help book, while working out. I kept trying to figure my life out: how to be healthier, digging deeper, defining my values, understanding my wants.  After nine months hot out of […]

February 6, 2018 / By / , , , , / Post a Comment

The Self-Proclaimed Badass


Why am I, Jenell Riesner, a complete and total Badass? When we first challenged ourselves to write a post about being a badass, the first thought that popped into my head was, “How am I going to write a blog post about being a badass when half the time I don’t feel like one?”. I […]

October 16, 2017 / By / , , , , / 1 Comment

Five Reasons to Banish your Technological FOMO


One of the first things I do when I leave for vacation is turn off my push email notifications on my phone. It’s an exhilarating feeling! Whenever I complete this vacation ritual, it’s as if someone has lifted 100 pounds of weight off my shoulders. The ball and chain and the constant demand for my […]

September 13, 2017 / By / , , , / Post a Comment



Most days we wake up, look in the mirror, and nitpick all the things we wish were different about our bodies. It’s not from a place of hate; there are a lot of things to be proud of. That said, most days we aspire for change in how we look in some way or another. […]

July 12, 2017 / By / , , , / Post a Comment

An Open Break Up Letter to Food


Dear Food, We need to talk. We’ve been together for so long, but…this just isn’t working. I love you so much that I need you. And I’ve become quite obsessed with you. That’s the problem. My love for you has made me blind to how controlling you’ve become. Our relationship isn’t healthy. We’re always playing […]

February 27, 2017 / By / , , , / Post a Comment