Hack the Work Day with This Mini Workout

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

More Than a Number: 5 “Cheeky” Reasons to Lose Weight

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again here: there’s much more motivating weight loss goals than pushing for a number on the bathroom scale. Here are 5 different goals that you can focus on as you continue on your lifestyle journey. 1) Bitch stole my look! Inspiration rules our plans when it comes … Continue reading More Than a Number: 5 “Cheeky” Reasons to Lose Weight

Goal Clothes and Dressing for Future You

When I started my weight loss journey back in 2011, I pictured my future self the way dieters do. I dreamed about that magic number—180—that I’d one day see on the scale. It was like I thought the scale would hit that number and then erupt into fanfare and spit out confetti. Here’s the problem: … Continue reading Goal Clothes and Dressing for Future You

Busting the Weight-Loss Plateaus: The First 90 Days

Before we go any further, I want to establish a key point when it comes to weight loss. The journey to a healthier body weight isn’t a steady progression of results. You will plateau--stall in your weight loss--and that’s okay. You’ll see plateaus throughout your journey, and they tend to get longer as you get … Continue reading Busting the Weight-Loss Plateaus: The First 90 Days

Tom Venuto on Daily Eating Habits

"What you eat occasionally has little impact on your health or body composition. What you eat every day is what matters the most. Take it seriously.   "By eating as many of your daily calories as possible from natural, nutrient-dense food, you're doing more than losing weight: You're building health. You're also building self-discipline and … Continue reading Tom Venuto on Daily Eating Habits

Show Them Where You Started: The Power of Your Before Picture

How can you know where you’re going if you forget where you come from? I’m a big believer in the Before picture when it comes to lifestyle change. Whether it’s weight loss, muscle gain, or just a healthy overhaul, it’s vital to know exactly where you started from as you move along your own health … Continue reading Show Them Where You Started: The Power of Your Before Picture

Obeying the Law of Energy Balance

When it comes to getting the body you want, it's important to follow the laws of how your body works. Since what we eat accounts for 70-80% of our lifestyle performance (losing weight, building muscle, maintaining a healthy life), it's important to know the fundamental law of nutrition. Let's talk about the granddaddy of nutritional … Continue reading Obeying the Law of Energy Balance