I spent five years of my life with a weight loss company that promoted 90 day health challenges. During that time, I saw one weight loss success story after another come to life; I even lost 100 lbs during that time! Before I left that company as a promoter, I found the pattern that undermined … Continue reading Having One Fitness Goal Just Isn’t Enough: Tom Venuto
No time to workout during the work day? Read this. Your biggest obstacle when working at a desk job is making time to get up and move during the day. I understand this more than ever, now that I work a desk job at a local gym. Simple fitness goals during the workday like 90 … Continue reading Hack the Work Day with This Mini Workout
I just got back from our weekend retreat a few hours ago. While I promised myself that I’d spend more time relaxing than working, I did find time to read in my new core anatomy book while staring out at nature. Ever wondered why you should worry about working your core, beyond getting those ever-elusive … Continue reading 6 Surprising Reasons to Develop Your Core (That Aren’t a 6 Pack)
I used to want six-pack abs. Back when I first started my weight loss journey in February 2011, I thought that a washboard stomach would be the final goal on the way to my perfect body. I thought that I got pretty close to that goal, too. After losing 100 lbs and getting down to … Continue reading Why You Don’t Need to be Buff, Bulky, or Cut to Hit the Gym
Leaving your trainer behind is a tough gig. Needs change. I’ve had people leave me for various reasons: moving away, increased workload, career change, and the standard issue of money. Life happens! Here’s what else tends to happen, though. When we stop our training, we tend to fall off our plan. Even I ended up … Continue reading Carrying on the Fight After Personal Training
Here, I talk to the Nomberg Law Firm about how small steps of prevention can prevent workplace injuries in the office.
Contrary to what your friends might tell you, weight loss is pretty simple. To lose weight (burn fat), we create a caloric deficit daily, maintaining that deficit until we reach our goal. Eat less, exercise more, and you can create that deficit. Simple. Why, then, is it so damn hard to actually lose weight? As … Continue reading Which Weight Loss Plan Works Best for You?
Should you try intermittent fasting? I’d say yes, if with a couple of caveats.
(In response to "Your Secret Saboteur") "My husband has been working hard to lose weight and exercise. I find myself being that saboteur often and not realizing it. I brought home a candy bar for him yesterday. I supported him buying wine last week (though he was the one who wanted it). I'm trying to … Continue reading Am I Sabotaging My Partner’s Weight Loss?
I realized something this week--something really important: “I talk a lot about Baby Steps, but do I ever really define what that means?” It’s been awhile since I actually addressed that topic; here’s the original writing about my philosophy. Seems like a simple idea, too. Like any half-decent idea, you can sum it up in one … Continue reading Breaking Down the Baby Steps Process