We tend to stick to familiar habits, hobbies, foods, drinks, even our jobs. Why do we do it? Because it is what we are comfortable with. Routine allows us to get comfortable. We keep doing what we know day after day. We may not even realize it no longer brings us happiness or even contentment.… Continue reading Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable
Do you find yourself frustrated by the constant fluctuation of your scale weight on check in day? Don't worry! You aren't alone. I have been weighing myself now for about 10 months daily for my current training regimen. Yes you read that right. Every day. As soon as I get up in the morning, use… Continue reading The truth about scale weight
I have had this question asked to me several times over the past year, so I want to elaborate a little on why I benefit from having a coach. Over the past seven years I have weight trained myself, had a personal trainer for a period of time, attended a few boot camps, did a… Continue reading Why do you need a coach?
I think people who don't regularly workout think that everyone who attends the gym is there solely because they are trying to lose weight or gain muscle. While yes we are there with a goal in mind but it is also something else for some people; therapy. I first started regularly attending a gym about… Continue reading The gym is my therapy
When I use the term "bodybuilders" I am loosely speaking of anyone who chooses to try to change their body composition by adding more muscle mass. I know this encompasses a wide variety of people in the fitness realm. But I think generally we can all relate. I feel like I have to vent a… Continue reading Stereotyping bodybuilders
One of the questions I get asked the most is "how do you have time for the gym?" This is also the excuse I hear the most for why people can't make it to the gym. "I don't have the time. I can't get up any earlier. I'm too tired after work." Although I don't… Continue reading Managing working mom life and fit life
Too often we get caught up in the daily grind. Losing a few more pounds, losing a little more fat, hitting a new PR, whatever it may be. I know me personally, I am always trying to get to the next level of something. I really think every so often we all need to take… Continue reading Appreciate your gains!
I get asked a lot, how do you stay motivated? My response is, honestly, sometimes it isn't about being motivated. I am a full time working mom of two kids. I am exhausted most mornings. A typical morning consists of getting up at 5am, getting myself ready and fed, then getting my kids up and… Continue reading Staying motivated
Since starting my current cut 20 something weeks ago I have dealt with what I call "fit shaming." I am sure many of you who have gone on cuts or competition prep have also had this happen to them. If this is your first cutting or prep journey- beware! Since I chose to cut during… Continue reading Fit shaming