I don't usually outright write workout programs for clients, but I do help them write their own. We discuss mobility testing and training, cardiovascular activity, resistance training styles and the importance of creating diversity in their workout to see results they want, but also to have ensure that they're enjoying their workouts. I suggest changing … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Supersets
Even when I'm alone, I've gotten in the habit of talking to myself out loud. I'm sure that sounds crazy, but sometimes talking about it in an open space helps me think more clearly through the steps to solve the problem.
I'm sure many of you have been told that stretching and warming up as well as cooling down are an important part of your workout. Have any of you ever really thought about why or if there are better ways to warm up and stretch? Would you laugh if you learned that you may want … Continue reading Wellness Refocused Education: Does stretching make an impact?
his isn't being selfish, this is being realistic. You can't give all of yourself to everyone else and then expect that you have energy left to give to yourself.
I know I'm not alone in feeling that some days I'm just keeping my head above water. I've said it before, and I'm gonna say it now too, every day is what you make of it. If you have an outlook that it's going to be a good day the chances are a lot higher … Continue reading This Above All: “Don’t Forget to Come Up for Air”
You Are Enough. That's what this series has been called. It started with feeling in between. Feeling that I was in between going through the motions and picking myself up off the ground. Dragging myself out of bed and crying on the kitchen floor. blacking out. flashing back. struggling to be present. be mindful. In … Continue reading You Are Enough Blog Series: Post 11 “You Are More Than Enough”
I’ve been doing this weightloss thing for over four years now, and I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned about science and nutrition, I’ve learned about weight lifting and endurance, I’ve learned about myself and more importantly, how what you’re doing can attract both positive and negative people. The past few days I’ve gotten a lot … Continue reading Reflection: My weightloss journey, prep and what I’ve learned
It's been about two weeks since I've posted and it has been a busy two weeks! I recently started a new job and I now have a commute. It's definitely a shock to the system to go from a 5 minute drive to work to a 45 minute drive. It's an easy drive though and … Continue reading Weekend roundup
Today I completed the first week of Bikini Body Guide by Kayla Istines. It has been a great week in the gym and in the kitchen. When I first decided to purchase the 12-week program, I really had no idea what to expect. I honestly thought it was going to be a joke, but I … Continue reading Bikini Body Guide Week 1 Completed
This is the post where I state my goals for the next 16 weeks, but I know they will slightly change so here are my goals for right now (bikini competition is 20 weeks out). Use My Fitness Pal daily to track my carbohydrate, protein and fat ratios Work out 6 times a week and … Continue reading Let the countdown begin