When you decide to try and lose a few pounds, whats the first thing that you think you should do? Start some cardio? Cut out desserts? Usually, there are a few things that everybody gravitates toward, but it can be hard to follow through an create a concrete plan that works without leading to a … Continue reading Have Your Cake and Lose Weight Too! 3 Tricks to Losing Weight Without Losing Your Mind.
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?" … Continue reading Motivation Is Useless–Here Is What You Really Need To Succeed At Weight Loss
This morning I found myself on my way to a session when I got that dreaded last minute cancellation text. It was 5:30 and I thought about my options: I could turn around and go back to bed for an hour, or I could stay up, go for a walk, and enjoy the sunrise while … Continue reading Get Outside: It Could Change Your Life
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 … Continue reading No Gym? No Problem. At At Home Workout with No Excuses.
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 … Continue reading Let’s Get Personal: My Struggle with Chronic Illness as a Personal Trainer
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 … Continue reading Scales Suck: Why This Trainer Rarely Weighs In and Why You Probably Shouldn’t Either
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 … Continue reading Grocery Stores are Trying to Trick You: How to Beat Them at Their Own Game
The gym may be my second home now, but before I really started working out consistently (and even for a while after I did) the gym was a terrifying place. I was convinced that everyone else would be in perfect shape, would know I was a fraud with no idea what I was doing, and … Continue reading Stop Thinking and Start Thriving With These Four Solutions To Gym Anxiety
I am beyond excited today to share an interview with long-time friend and client, Lillian, of lilmorewell.com. She completely transformed her life by losing over 30 pounds while following my online training program and has continued to blossom as a wellness blogger and holistic lifestyle lover. Read on to learn more about how she went … Continue reading A Conversation with Lil More Well
We've all heard it before--preparation is the key to success. That's great in theory, but what does that really mean when it come to your fitness goals? How are you supposed to "prepare" for weight loss, muscle growth, or increased endurance? Read a book? Think about what your goals are? That can be good, but … Continue reading If You’re Not Prepared, You’re Not Progressing