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Tag: lifting

Chasing Real

How was work today? It’s really a small sentence and without any context it’s silly, pointless and small talk for most conversations. I’ve been a health coach for three years. I can’t believe it’s been that long and that short. Individually, I’ve worked with almost 100 women in that time. Since I started small group […]

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You can’t make a new you fit an old routine

Recently while I was talking to a client, I said to her that it sounds like you’re trying to take a new you and make it fit an old routine. Not those exact words, we all know I don’t talk that concisely – but that was the gist. The weather changes with the seasons and […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Weight versus Body Fat and other health status tools

When talk about getting healthy, many of us immediately think about our weight as being the ultimate tool for measuring. This is how society discusses health, but it’s really about the act of gravity and there are many other more important numbers we could examine. Weight on Mars: 51.83 pounds Weight on Earth: 137 pounds […]

Day 213, Quote 22: Trust Yourself

“Learning to trust is one of life’s most difficult tasks.” —Isaac Watts I like new things. They bring mixed emotions – excitement, fear, shock, joy. Changing up my routine isn’t new, but I guess the way I’m going about it is a bit different and that’s going to make it interesting for the next few […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Does your menstrual cycle impact your strength?

Ladies – can you pin point specific phases in your menstrual cycle by your symptoms? I know, it’s not exactly dinner talk, but I’m being serious. Do you have any varying level of these symptoms? –        Fatigue –        Cramping –        Bloating –        Breast tenderness –        Fluctuations in body temperature –        Energy –        Hunger –        Moodiness […]

Wellness Refocused Education: Does stretching make an impact?

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 […]

Life of A Fit College Student Series: Changing Mindset Doesn’t Mean You’re Doing Something Wrong

In 2016, I asked my friend Alicia to write about what it was like to be a college kid trying to be fit, and trying to figure out what health meant for her. She wrote three posts. Her first post in her own series talked about her past and how she got to where she […]

Take That Jump: the fall, bagels, leaving the summer behind

The fall semester starts in 9 days. I’m feeling excited. I’m feeling anxious. I’m feeling relieved. I’m excited about the fall because it means more flexibility. I know there are people who think this is a piece of cake, but remember the grass always seems greener on the other side – there are still things […]

One week out/first week of reverse dieting 

To celebrate the ending of prep, I went to brunch on Sunday with my boyfriend and got the most amazing pancakes ever – Blueberry Pecan and Mascarpone. I went with a large stack because YOLO and I ate the whole stack – no regrets! I did get egg whites on the side because protein is […]