Train to be awesome.
That’s a phase I’ve been saying more and more. Instead of focusing on fat loss, fixing your “flaws”, following skinny rules, or some other goal heavily driven by negative motivation, I’m encouraging women to train to be awesome. Not only will this allow you to build the body you really want, but you’ll actually have some fun in the process. Those two – having fun and getting results – go hand in hand. After all, if you’re not having fun, then what’s the point?
This is the final installment in the Train to be Awesome Series. You’ve already seen the best dang exercises to build a better body and be more awesome … Click to continue reading
I was reluctant to write this article because I don’t have children. But, I had the privilege of growing up with a Mom who was physically active. In fact, she was the first woman personal trainer in our town. I know what it’s like to have a strong, positive, encouraging role model, and she’s the main reason why I’m a trainer as well.
It’s from that perspective I write these words. As the daughter of a woman who led by example (and still is!) and showed me what it meant to strive to be strong, to be the best version of myself and not to succumb to constant dieting, deprivation, and negative mindset.
Here’s an example of my Mom showing what it means to be a proud, strong, … Click to continue reading
You probably know the feeling.
You step on the scale hoping to see a smaller number than last time; but it didn’t budge, or worse yet, it increased.
Immediately you feel deflated. Upset. Confused.
“Why didn’t the number go down?” you ask in dismay.
I’ve been there and done that. My mood for the entire day would be affected by the number on the scale.
And that really sucked.
We’ve discussed why you should Stop Weighing on the Scale and What to Do for Better Results before, but today we’re taking things a bit further.
Some people feel empowered and get a sense of euphoria when they see the number on the scale go down. They become addicted to seeing a consistent decrease and rely heavily on … Click to continue reading