What is the first thing you think of when it comes to fitness goals? Lose 10 pounds? Be able to bench press a certain weight? Be able to touch your toes? All of these goals have something in common--they are completely out of your control. That sounds crazy, but I mean it. You can do … Continue reading How To Set Goals That Work For You
We all know about the obvious benefits of exercise--lose weight, boost your metabolism, get those endorphins, blah blah blah. We get it. I, and countless others, have talked that to death so today I want to share a benefit of resistance training that you may not be aware of. Weight bearing exercises can actually make … Continue reading The Ideal Workout for Better Skin
The holidays are supposed to be the "most wonderful time of the year", but I think most of us can agree that a lot of stress and overeating is sprinkled in with all the obligations and parties that come up. With that in mind, what are you supposed to do if you are trying to … Continue reading How To Stay On Track This Thanksgiving
When I first started to commit to fitness I was in college. Not only did I have a full time class load, but I also worked 3 jobs totaling over 40 hours a week. Working the equivalent of a full time job as a full time student doesn't leave a person with much time for … Continue reading How To Fit Fitness Into Your Life
Getting in the recommended 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day (yes, you're REALLY supposed to eat that much every single day) can be tough. It is hard enough incorporating them in when you aren't used to eating them at all, but beyond that, it can also be intimidating or impossible to fit that … Continue reading Frozen Produce: Is It Worth Buying?
You're frustrated. You've been great about tracking what you eat, making sure you exercise, and there is no possible way that you are taking in more calories than you are burning so why aren't you losing weight? The reality is, eating less is not always the solution. In fact, I would say that at least … Continue reading Is Eating Less Stalling Your Weight Loss Goals?
The magic question: how much do I need to work out to...lose 10 pounds? get a six-pack? be strong enough to bench press 200 pounds? You name a variation of this question and a trainer out there has heard it. Nobody wants to feel like a hamster on a wheel, working out without know if it … Continue reading This is How Often You Need to Work Out to Get Results
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 … Continue reading The Problem With Cheat Days That Could Be Ruining Your Progress
Living with a chronic illness such as Fibromyalgia, Lyme, Hashimoto's, Graves, Crohns, or Rheumatoid Arthritis is hard enough. Some days getting out of bed is the most that a person can muster and heading to work or school for the day is the mental and physical equivalent of finishing a marathon on a pogo stick. … Continue reading Do You Have Chronic Health Concerns? Stay Safe Working Out With These 3 Tips
It seems like something always has to be the villain in diet culture. "Oh, fat is making you fat!" "Carbs are like glue, they just stick to your intestines and make you gain weight!" "Don't eat fruit, it's full of sugar!" "The only way to lose weight is to stand on your head every time … Continue reading Keto: A Healthy Diet or Dangerous Game?