I got a great question this week, and realized it deserved an answer that everyone could read. The question was about how a person's activity level influenced how many calories they needed-- as in "I do this, this, and this during the week. How do I know how many calories to figure in?" The short… Continue reading Ask the Trainer: How many calories do I need to lose weight? What about my activity level?
Self- Care is a buzzword in the health and fitness industry. My Pinterest feed keeps preaching self-care to me, but at least there, it seems to look like candle-lit hot baths. Or online shopping. Turns out that a subscription box filled with beauty samples is all I really need to take care of my body?… Continue reading The Hard Work of REAL Self Care
Such a cool thing happened today! Prevention Magazine featured "Pudge" in one of their online articles. If you're a regular reader of this site, you probably already know how I lost 100lbs-- because it's the same way I talk about over and over on this site. But if you want to read the article, you… Continue reading Big Day!
Walking may not be great for losing weight, but it has a lot of other benefits that positively impact the quality of your life.
Socrates said, "The secret to change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new." This is one of those quotes that's been rattling around in my head for several years, and won't quite ever let me go. I think he's right-- really right. Have you ever thought about… Continue reading Love Your Life Series: #1 Make a Good Habit
Tomorrow, we start the month o' love-- which is how I've started thinking of oooshey gooshey February. I've never been a been fan of Valentine's Day for a lot of reasons: it feels like something Hallmark made up to sell cards and chocolates, it feels like a forced showing of love (and if you don't… Continue reading Love your Life Series: An Introduction
What is Pudge Proud? It’s a mindset. It’s an attitude, an aspiration, and a lot of awesome.