About Ricki - Break the Weight

Tragedy Happens

I lost my mother to cancer when I was 13 years old and spent a lot of years suffering deeply from depression. I felt empty on every level and even though I knew there was this person inside of me that wanted to be happy, it was a constant challenge for me to let her show. 

School was hard for me, and my lack of self worth was constantly standing in the way of living a healthy lifestyle, both physically and emotionally. Every time I set a goal to be better, I failed. Every time I told myself to get something done, I never followed through. It was this terrible cycle of trying to change my life and always failing to do so. 

I just couldn’t do it anymore. 

I knew I needed to start small and because I had such a hard time staying motivated, I also knew I needed to better understand WHY that was. I figured that what I did on a daily basis would be the most beneficial place to begin.

I decided to build myself a really simple daily system of movement, accountability and support. The system allowed me to slow down, and create real change instead of the quick fix I was always so used to. I finally let myself be uncomfortable and brave in my own pain. Life slowly started to transform. 

Fate Steps In

After a few months on my daily system, I decided to enroll myself in an online program called Institute For Integrative Nutrition, the most well known coaching program in the country, to become a health coach. I wanted to better understand my own issues with food, self worth, and motivation.

And then my entire life changed.

In March of 2012, one of my closest friends, Lulu asked me if I’d help her lose over 150 pounds. I had no idea what that even meant or how one would begin a process like this, but I knew helping someone else change their life was exactly what I was supposed to be doing. Exactly what I needed to be doing. 

Passion Project To Business 

Break the Weight was born that that March and started off as a blog where Lulu and I would write everyday. We made the journey public because we wanted the world to see what it’s really like to change your life. I applied the same daily system that helped me change with Lulu.

So for 290 days, we blogged and both opened up about loss, love, insecurities, and the everyday struggles that came with breaking what weighs you down. We pushed each other to become better people through accountability, movement and support. We were truly a team in this journey of breaking weight. 

The transformation that started it all

Lulu lost 100 pounds, Break the Weight went from project to business and the daily system created in 2012 is the same one that’s used today.

People need accountability, consistency, and support. I coach people to change their daily habits and transform the way they think so they can finally change their story. They can become the person they’ve always wanted to be. 

I coach people for that. 

Break the Weight, 


Check out Lulu’s 100 pound transformation HERE




Are you ready to Break the Weight?

If you’re ready to change your life for the better, send us an email or give us a call and we’d love to hear your story.

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We hope to inspire you everyday, but we know that takes time.

How about once a month?

Break the Weight coaches individuals all over the country on…

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Physical & Emotional Weight

This isn’t just about a number on the scale. This is about all the things that number represents that need to be looked at and worked on. It’s about what you do on a daily basis. 

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Emotional Eating

Helping you transform your relationship with food. Working on that is the first step in transforming other relationships in your life and making long-term change. 

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Accountability & Motivation

Ensuring you stay committed and consistent with your goals so you can build positive long-term habits.



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Read Claire's Story

“What I learned the most about my relationship with food is that we don’t need to reward ourselves after a hard day by having a piece of pizza,” Claire said. “There’s so many amazing things to eat out there, but moderation is what matters, and one bite tastes the same as 10. It’s all about making the right choices and picking and choosing, and consistency. Becoming a more mindful person was a breakthrough.”

– Claire, Breaker

Breaker Stats






Breakers Transformed

“I wouldn’t have been able to do this without Ricki. Her constant energy and motivation kept me going every step of the way”

-Lulu, Breaker

“Break the Weight has taught me so much. How to be mindful, how to take things one step at a time, that this is a way of life. It’s helped me become a better, more successful version of myself, which is the most important change of it all . . . I feel amazing.”

-Claire, Breaker

“Ricki helped me lose 20 pounds and gain a new love for myself.”

-Lauren, Breaker

“It’s not easy thinking about the things that weigh us down, but Ricki is supportive, fun, kind and holds me accountable for my actions”

-Jo, Breaker

“I feel good. I look good. I am stronger. I am more capable. I broke what was weighing me down.” 

– Samantha, Breaker

“I have the power to change my life. And that’s the biggest lesson Ricki really drove home with me and one I will carry with me for a very long time.”” 

-Claire, Breaker

“Thanks to Break the Weight, I feel healthier and happier not just on the outside, but also on the inside. THIS PROGRAM WORKS”

– Marissa, Breaker

Are you ready to Break the Weight?

If you’re ready to change your life for the better, send us an email or give us a call. We’d love to hear your story!

Contact Break the Weight