2901, 2015

Gettin’ Up and Gettin’ Stronger

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Turkish Get Ups……my benchmark for success……..

My search for strength is different than some. Not better. Just different. My goals are my own. If I compare myself to everyone else, I will always fall short. So, I don’t. My goal……to be better today than I was yesterday, to challenge myself in new ways and to see […]

301, 2015

Good Intentions Get You Nowhere……

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Another year in the books. Another Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrating with family and friends. Another reminder of what we have or have not accomplished. Another 10 lbs gained……another year feeling too intimidated to go to the gym…or maybe another year of busting your butt and not seeing any results…..another year of not […]

1612, 2014

The Scale is a Liar

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I recently turned 36 years old. In some ways I have struggled with this……there are still things I want to accomplish, new goals to set, new adventures to tackle, new ways to improve myself and to be honest I am never satisfied. I always want to be a better version of myself with each passing […]

2204, 2014

What is Beautiful?

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Fifteen years ago I was 15 lbs lighter and wore a size 0 or 1 jeans. I worked my tail off in the gym 6 days a week and I was never satisfied with how I looked. Today, I have two beautiful children, I weigh more than “the standards” say I should weigh, and I […]

403, 2014

My War on Food

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I have former clients, current clients, and random friends who have asked NUMEROUS times my nutrition advice. I always give the same answer (this is a summary but you’ll get the idea). If you want to drop weight, lean up, have energy, be healthy…….then eat whole foods, drink water, no alcohol, no sweets. Then occasionally […]

2101, 2014

5 Things To Look For In A Trainer

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1 – Credentials. In every profession, you learn new things and ideas the longer you are in that field. You pick up new ideas from peers and hopefully create your own. Unfortunately, so many people in the fitness industry take a basic weekend course and think that’s it. There is so much to learn and […]

1501, 2014

Invest In Yourself

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One of my clients told me this week that she was asked by a friend why she spent extra money doing small group training with me. Her response…..”because I’m choosing to invest in myself.”

Wow. What a great perspective! It’s easy for me to tell someone that they “get what they pay for” but when someone […]

1904, 2013

The Art of Journaling

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Ok I know what you’re thinking……”I don’t have time to journal!!!! Life is crazy busy enough without adding more stuff to it.”

To respond to this very common reaction….here are a few things I want you to know about me:

1 – I am an extremely disorganized person. (just ask my husband)

2 – I HATE making lists […]

1803, 2013

Putting Myself First

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“Take up on idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”

I love my job. I love every […]

610, 2012

Where Do I Start?

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I have people ask me everyday…….”Where do I start?”,or “You don’t understand what it’s like to struggle getting motivated. You workout all the time. What would you know about why I don’t like working out?”

So many people fail at maintaining an active lifestyle because they don’t know where to start, or they don’t know how […]