In the quest to lose weight have you ever been told “Just cut your Calories.”? Pretty simple, right? Eat less, exercise more… and the pounds should melt away. So, why is it that it is so much easier to gain fat than it is to lose it? Well, it’s because there are more factors than just Calories consumed vs. Calories burned that determine our body composition. First off, what is a Calorie?… Read More

If you’ve been following me for a while you may have noticed I focus more on worthiness, self love, authenticity, and accountability than I do about food, calories, macros, exercises, motivation, etc. My education is in these practical things, but I know that telling people about calories, macros, exercises, etc. doesn’t do a damn thing unless a person is ready to change. What I have learned over the years as I’ve worked… Read More

Two days ago I celebrated my 40th birthday. Holy. Crap. I’m just kidding… although it doesn’t feel real sometimes. I don’t feel 40, and I don’t think I look 40 (as was confirmed by the fact that no one believed me when I said it was my 40th birthday) 😉 Honestly, it felt like any other day. I went to work, and then came home and put on my mom hat. My… Read More

There are so many dietary approaches out there, but which one is the best one? High fat, low fat, high carb, low carb, Vegan, vegetarian, Paleo, Keto… to intermittent fasting, to one meal a day, to small, frequent meals every 2 hours… to extreme things such as cabbage soup diets and juice cleanses. It seems like each week there is a “new and improved” way to eat. When someone decides to change… Read More

One of the most common requests I get as a personal trainer is “I want abs.”. Ahhhh… the Holy Grail of fitness – the 6 pack. It seems as though that is the thing that will validate everyone’s hard work in the gym, and give everyone the confidence they need to finally love their bodies. To be able to strut around with a tight, toned midsection void of muffin top or “flab”… Read More

This is an old blog post, but it’s one of my favorites… Endings are just beginnings… we just don’t know it at the time. With every heartbreak, failure, mistake… we have the opportunity to learn and try again. It gives us the opportunity to create a life that is full of joy, adventure, and love… for ourselves and others. Bad times don’t last, and they don’t define us. Don’t just live… make… Read More

I am often asked about protein powders. Which ones are the best? Do I need them? If so, when should I drink them? And how often? There are so many different types, and brands, on the market it can be overwhelming choosing the right one. I have no affiliation with a particular brand of protein powders or supplements, so I am not going to endorse any specific brands, but I will explain… Read More

I had a discussion with a client the other day about loving ourselves, right where we are, while also working towards our goals. My client had the mindset of “I’ll love myself when I lose the weight.” I must admit I’m guilty of this myself. Self-love is something I’ve struggled with my entire life. As a very young girl, and well into my 20’s, I honestly bordered on hatred of myself… hatred… Read More