The Problem With Cheat Days That Could Be Ruining Your Progress

I get it. I really do. I used to love having one day a week where all nutritious thought went out the window and I could eat pints of ice cream and boxes of pizza until my pants got uncomfortably tight while still thinking I could reach my goals. That can be a fun bubble [...]

Could Stress Be Making You Fat? Here’s What You Need To Know

Confession time: I'm naturally a very anxious person. You might not think it since the internet is a place where nobody likes to air their dirty laundry (myself included!), but I have been dealing with panic attacks and bouts of depression for over a decade. I'm talking full on, shaking, can't breathe, feel like my [...]

Motivation Is Useless–Here Is What You Really Need To Succeed At Weight Loss

As a personal trainer and nutrition coach, I get asked about motivation a lot. It seems like this is the one elusive concept that clients and friends feel is holding them back from reaching their full potential--"How do you stay motivated to workout?" "How can I get motivated to get  up early and meal prep?" [...]

No Gym? No Problem. At At Home Workout with No Excuses.

Keeping in line with our conversation about obstacles last week, I want to talk about one that comes up a lot: what do you do when you don't have access to a gym? It's a valid question. When you see all these workouts based around heavy weights and fancy equipment it can be overwhelming to [...]

Let’s Get Personal: My Struggle with Chronic Illness as a Personal Trainer

It's time to talk about obstacles. Everybody has them. Yes, even that person who seems to have everything together and is constantly posting perfectly posed photos of their life online followed by some inspirational words and a quick "#blessed". (Although, can I have some of whatever they've been drinking?). Knowing that this is true, why [...]

Scales Suck: Why This Trainer Rarely Weighs In and Why You Probably Shouldn’t Either

Scales Suck: Why This Trainer Rarely Weighs In and Why You Probably Shouldn’t Either

Picture this: You've been working out consistently, eating pretty well and feeling good about your progress and how your body looks. You decide to put that confidence to the test and step on the scale, only to be devastated by the number you see. Two minutes ago you were feeling great, but now your day [...]

Grocery Stores are Trying to Trick You: How to Beat Them at Their Own Game

  I don't think it would be a surprise to anyone to hear that I love exercise and think that it is a crucial part of any healthy lifestyle, but there is one thing that is even more important than breaking a sweat and that's what you eat. Diet is EVERYTHING when it comes to [...]