As a healthy lifestyle coach and a lover of many different forms of exercise and movement, I follow a lot of gyms and fitness professionals online. Lately, with the holidays coming up, I have seen a quite a few posts that make me sometimes cringe, due to the use of fear as a tactic for getting clients or new members. Ugh! That is just so wrong in my book. The last couple of weeks my newsfeed had been filled with posts, challenges, and memes about burning off the turkey or showing infograph...More
What is this Mindful Eating stuff I keep talking about?
What is this Mindful Eating Stuff? Toa Heftiba I get that question above a LOT. So, since I do get that question so much I figured I would give a brief overview of it…or as brief as my long winded rambling self can be. But, before we get into mindful eating, we need to understand what being mindful is. Being mindful is being fully aware and being completely in the current moment without judgement. All your attention is on what is going on right now instead of wishing something was...More
Are you are hiding calories without realizing it?
I often have people come to me frustrated because they have hit a plateau in their weight loss or they have begun to slowly gain a bit of weight and ask if I can give them a bit of advice. I always ask what their nutrition looks like. The answers range from I eat really healthy, or I eat paleo or I am keto or whole foods or something similar. Which is fine, but quite what I am looking for. So, I after another couple questions I find most often the culprit is hidden calories in their nutrit...More
5 Lessons I learned losing weight, getting fit and healthy
Back in July of 2012 if you had told me that in 5 years I would be an entrepreneur in the health and fitness industry I would have laughed you under the table....all while I was wearing my size 3x tank top, smoking a Salem Slim Light 100 and drinking a Diet Coke. That year was a turning point. The youngest daughter graduated high school and my husband and myself had graduated to being almost openly hostile room mates instead of having any semblance of a marriage. I was completely disillusio...More
Diets Don’t Work……and the secret to what does
Snagged this image from informhealth.com on a post they did back from 2013 about diets. This is showing many of the different diets out there....from 2013! There are lots more now! From The Atkins Diet to The Zone Diet and all those in between. There are more diets out there than you can shake a stick at. I am sure you have tried several of them. Maybe even lost some weight on them. The book stores have shelves and shelves of different books, the grocery stores have all the different diet ...More