Motivation Won’t Get You Results

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?”…

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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?”…

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Get Outside: It Could Change Your Life

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…

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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…

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What’s Holding You Back? A Trainer’s Struggle with Chronic Illness.

Obstacles. Everybody has them. Yes, even that person you know 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”. Knowing that this is true, why is it so hard for each of us to admit when we have…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Stop Thinking and Start Thriving With These Four Solutions To Gym Anxiety

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…

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Gym Anxiety: How Stop Thinking and Start Thriving

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…

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