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
Not being able to forgive yourself may actually be causing your weight gain—and negatively impacting your life in many other ways.
One of the first rules I teach my clients, besides “Eat enough so you’re not flopping around on the ground after one of my classes” and “No, you really can’t out train a bad diet” is “Slow your roll— you gotta rest.” He doesn’t realize this, but my dad actually taught me this rule long… Continue reading Myth #27: You Need to Go All-In, All the Time, to See Results
Shocker-- posture is getting worse. We're hunched over all sorts of things, like computer screens and cell phones. You know that's not good, and if you're like me, perhaps you have several dear people who nag pester helpfully remind you to stand up straight. One of the first thing my trainer taught me is that we spend so much… Continue reading Myth #26: Posture doesn’t affect weight loss
Let me take this opportunity to make a public service announcement. The time you spend in the gym does not necessarily equal the time you spend actually training. When I'm on the gym floor, I see it all the time. People come in, look at the clock, head to the locker room. Get changed. Chat… Continue reading Myth #22: Longer Workouts Are More Effective
You're nailing your meal plan. You're training hard but appropriately for your goals. You're doing everything right. (But just a little bit of tough love-- most people aren't 100% on point with those things, it might be worth double checking to make sure you're actually doing what you think you are.) So why isn't your body changing? I don't… Continue reading Myth #19: Your Mind Doesn’t Matter
This was oringally posted on my other blog, "Real. Fit.". But when it came up on my feed, I realized I needed this reminder. Again. You wouldn't believe how often I hear it: "I don't have time to eat." Which is even more silly than "I don't have time to cook." (Post on that coming,… Continue reading Sit. Stay