Do you have aspirations, hopes, or dreams? Have you ever worked towards something with the hopes of improvement? Have you ever dedicated hours to the pursuit of a goal and then missed the mark? I thought so. We’ve all been there. I wanted to touch on this subject because it’s certainly related to the over-arching… Continue reading Setbacks: Lessons in Disguise
Time is fleeting and this realization comes with age. But, goodness, this year has flown by! I can hardly believe that as I’m writing this, we’re less than 48 hours from 2019. Like most everyone else, I’m eager to establish new goals, resolutions, and intentions. But, first, I’d like to take a few moments… Continue reading Year in Review
"It's the Most Wonderful Time of the year!" I really do love the holiday season. Really, I do. But, let's face it, the traditions, familial obligations, and social interactions can get quite stressful and draining if we're not careful with our space and commitments. Besides setting clear boundaries and protecting yourself by saying no when… Continue reading 5 Healthy Ways to Destress Without Spending a Dime
"Yoga teaches us to live and be in the present, to be accepting, to let go of the things you don’t need and to live non-violently."
When I was a kid, I had a vision. I could see the me of the future. I would be thinner, more outgoing, involved in fun activities, and radiating happiness. I had three older cousins who I truly admired. They were cool and their lives seemed so interesting. I remember thinking in my 10-year-old head… Continue reading SMARTer Goal-Setting for the Win!
For the sake of full disclosure I'm going to go ahead and put it out there, (if I haven't already previously) I enjoy going to the gym. The, generally speaking, poor lighting, the lines of weights stacked neatly against the walls, and the fresh energy from other humans on the same mission pushes me to… Continue reading Must Haves for Your Home Gym
*The following journal was recorded previously and shared at a later date* I cannot tell you how many times I've been hanging out in a group setting and someone has apologized to me for what they're eating. Time and time again I've heard, "Oh, I know you don't eat [insert decadent dessert or rich and… Continue reading Sneak Peak Into the Food Diary of a Fitness Professional
First things first: I am the anti-dieter. I mean it. I've done enough diets over the years that I can guarantee their uselessness. It's a sure thing. Bet on it. Take it to the bank. You get the drift... But, realistically there are times when something must be done to drop a few, or quite… Continue reading How to Lose Weight Without Trying (Well Barely Anyway)
I began my journey into the fitness industry with a lot of hang-ups concerning whether or not I would be able to pull this off. Not because I feared I wouldn't be able to learn and be properly certified, or that I lacked enthusiasm and passion, or even that I couldn't connect with potential clients.… Continue reading On Body Positivity
You're turning over a new leaf. You've joined the gym, you're meeting your step goals, you're doing everything right, but you notice you're not making the progress you want. The number one complaint I hear from clients is that progress has come to a halt. A number of things can be going on. Some of… Continue reading Quick, Easy, and Nutritious Meals