Candid Confessions Mixed with Summer Style

Oh Monday, why do you always like to make an appearance so fast…I can’t believe it’s already mid-August. This year is simply flying by and there is still a lot that I’d like to achieve — I mean wowzers.

Also, can we talk about LA’s recent heat wave? I spent my weekend dog sitting my best friend’s pup in the Valley, and it’s a miracle I didn’t melt. Luckily, I escaped to the beach on Saturday, so jumping in the ocean definitely helped me cool off.

It’s nice to live in a place were sleeveless shirts are a norm, since I always had to layer up in San Francisco. Though scorching temperatures are brutal, it’s nice to wear a top late into the night and not have to worry about bringing a jacket, scarf, or any other form of cloth.

One of the things I noticed from this sartorialism is how much weight I have gained in the past year. Despite working out on the regular, this is the heaviest I have ever been and let’s just say it’s not easy. Some of my pants don’t even go up, and I have three gorgeous dresses that don’t zip. Let’s just say, it’s not a pretty sight.

I am opening up about this because body image is something most adults deal with, and it can be a struggle that can often end in eating disorders, depression, and other long-term conditions that can easily be taken care of early on.

I have decided to change my diet completely — and in the next few days, will bid adieu to some of my favorite foods like sugars, dairy and processed grains. I know I have a long way to go to reach my goal, though I am keeping it proportionate, but I have decided to document my journey with all of you.

I am going to talk more about my workouts, (and fashions) favorite treats, and my overall challenges. As I begin this transformation, I know it will be hard, I know there will be moments of potential relapses, and even daily struggles. But the one thing I know is that when I don’t like something, I go ahead and change it, and now is the time to do so.

Wish me luck, and please share your comments, as I know this is something sensitive and I’d love to use this as a forum for inspiration and encouragement.

I want to say Merci Beaucoup to everyone for always supporting me and motivating me to be a better me — now I know this journey won’t be easy, but I am excited for the steps ahead, as I have some new changes heading my way.

Have a lovely week and stay hydrated!

Ryzenberg On, is Signing Off







  1. Amber Dorsey
    17 August, 2015 / 12:37 pm

    two things: I love these pants.
    And good for you. A change in eating and lifestyle is never easy and it’s awesome that you are embarking on this challenge and willing to share it with the rest of us!

    • ryzenbergon
      17 August, 2015 / 8:23 pm

      Thank You, doll! These pants are fantastic and very glad they still fit! PS: You can borrow them anytime and we are still due for a margarita (though mine will be skinny) – xx

  2. 17 August, 2015 / 4:48 pm

    I wish you all the best as you take on this challenge, but I am positive you will succeed in reaching your personal fitness goals. Even if there are moments it feels like you are not making progress, don’t get discouraged Jesica!

    • ryzenbergon
      17 August, 2015 / 8:22 pm

      Thank you so much for your sweet words of encouragement, Brandi. Love we are still in touch and please let me know when you and Armando come down to LA! – xx

  3. Miriam M.
    18 August, 2015 / 5:21 pm

    What!? I know I don’t get to see you regularly, but I haven’t seen any change. You always look stunning! Good luck with the challenge – cutting sweets is so difficult for me :-/

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