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
There’s a glaring problem with most health and fitness oriented New Year resolutions. They’re unrealistic and not sustainable long-term. People start them with a bang accompanied with fierce determination, but after two weeks or so, they quickly fizzle out and lose any results they attained in that period.
The intentions were good – lose some fat, improve eating habits, or just make healthier lifestyle choices. But all too often individuals embark on overly complicated and stressful regimens.
In the end, you must enjoy what you’re doing if you want to achieve your goals and maintain them long-term. Contrary to what most people think, you don’t have to be miserable or deprived in order to achieve your goals.
Now I present to you . . .
The New, … Click to continue reading