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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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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If You’re Not Prepared, You’re Not Progressing

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…

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