Transformation and Trainer Tip Tuesday... let me start with this bit of advice...5 things to quit NOW:
1️⃣ trying to please everyone.
2️⃣ fearing change.
3️⃣ living in the past.
4️⃣ putting yourself down.
2 years ago I was a slave to every single one of those points...sure I looked good on the outside, but that’s all it was...it was on the surface and a show. The outside was not a reflection of my inside, is was a mask hiding my sadness, anger, f
Trainer Tip Tuesday...I am always preaching to my clients, challengers, and the women I mentor that change doesn’t happen in comfort zones...you have to be willing to do things that will challenge you in order to see change...both in body and in mindset. It’s vital in the journey of life to do things that make you uncomfortable or even scare you if you don’t want to stay in the same place...this is why I started lifting weights at 15, left home to go to college out of state,
It’s Tip Tuesday it’s not a fitness or training tip, specifically, but a life lesson...I want to share a post I wrote in 2013...someone disparaged my character out of jealousy and spite...this person felt the need to tear me down in order to lift herself up...it was a sad moment in my career/life but it was also a turning point. I have since worked very hard at not letting words hurt me. Sometimes they sting, but I don’t let them consume me. As women, we tend to be competitiv
It’s Trainer Tip Tuesday and I’m going to address a topic that a lot of women hate, hide and filter pics so you can’t see it...CELLULITE. 😱😱😱
Guess what? I have it too. See those pics?👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻That’s me. 💯 I’m in the best shape of my life, not at my leanest, but the healthiest and strongest I have ever been...and I have cellulite. Don’t be fooled by social media and those photoshopped, filtered beyond recognition, and posed to “perfection” fitness photos, MOST women h
It’s Trainer Tip Tuesday. Here is a question I get all the time. How much weight is considered lifting “heavy”? The short answer is that heavy is relative to YOU, your fitness and strength level, and dependent on which exercise you are doing. There is no set number, but it is definitely more than the weight of the purse you carry!
How much you lift while doing a back squat will be very different from what you use on leg press. The amount you pull in a row will be very diff
It is important for me to be crystal clear that I am a qualified FITNESS professional. My expertise is in exercise, fitness programming, anatomy, body mechanics, and kinesiology. I have stated many times before I am NOT a nutrition expert, I am not a licensed nutritionist nor am i a registered dietician. Those are the qualifications of people that you should seek meal plans from. Not all nutritionists can give fitness information and not all trainers should give nutrition inf
Tip Tuesday and I want to talk about the benefits of having accountability partners.
Studies have shown that partners help each other achieve success. Why is it that so many of us purchase workout programs and dvds and never even open them or start them and don’t complete them? It’s because there is no real person on the other side telling you to do it. It is completely up to you to make the choice and follow through. Sometimes your desire for change just isn’t strong enou
Today’s Trainer Tip is about the importance of stretching. We all know that we should stretch as a part of our fitness routines. When? How? What do I do? These questions are often the reason why so many people avoid stretching.
Before you go any further, here are two stretch series from the VCNfitness youtube channel:
This one is appropriate for beginners: This one is a little more advanced: What is the benefit of stretching?
Stretching keeps the muscles and joints flexi
Trainer tip and transformation Tuesday...Spartan Race edition (it's a long one, please stick around!) 2 years ago, I completed my first Spartan Race trifecta. This past weekend, not only did I turn 40, but I completed my first triple race weekend!! A lot has changed in this time...you can see the physical changes. I'm bigger, not as lean, but I am so much stronger...and it's not only the kind of strength that you see. 2 years ago, I wanted the best of both worlds I was dippin
"Your flaws are perfect for the heart that is meant to love you."
I wish I could see myself through my husband's eyes. Every day, he tells me I am perfect to him...and every day I have a very hard time accepting that. When I saw this photo I cried. Yeah, I know, it's stupid and many of you can't possibly understand the toll lifelong Body Dysmorphic Disorder has taken on me and how I see myself. But I did and it was a real feeling of anxiety, panic and fear. Worst of all, I