I’m about a year into my yoga practice now and it has been a tremendous asset in my fitness lifestyle. I am no where near being considered an experienced yogi (yet ☺), but I have definitely come a long way and very proud of that. I’ve gained more mental clarity and focus, increased my flexibility, …View full post
Is it Wednesday already? The week seems to really be flying by. Today I got off to a great start. My workout of choice – 21 Day Fix Total Body Cardio Fix. I know the challenge does not start until next week. But I have this habit of wanting to give myself a realistic preview …View full post
Do you have difficulty losing weight? Well, many people do. And nothing is more frustrating than getting your motivation up, finding the perfect diet and fitness program and then… nothing. The scale has not budged and your clothes do not feel looser. Some people do have a metabolic issue that makes it extremely difficult to lose …View full post
Do the numbers on your scale keep creeping up? Are your clothes feeling a bit too tight? Well, in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers found that a significant number of people who live in colder parts of the country tend to gain weight during winter. Furthermore, not all of …View full post
There is always a new fad in the diet and weight-loss industry in the way of a pill or a tonic. However, trends seem to be heading back to the direction of what nature intended for us – good, wholesome foods. We hear a lot of talk about whole foods, but what exactly is a …View full post
TGIF! I hope you all had a great workout week and are even closer to your fitness goals. Today I would like to highlight the Romanian Deadlift (RDL) and the stiff leg deadlift (SLDL) which tend to be confused with one another. Both exercises are fantastic in targeting your glutes and hamstrings, but there are …View full post
Let’s face it! It’s hard to stay motivated 100% of the time! With busy schedules (especially around the holidays), shifting priorities, and just trying to balance work and everyday life, many of us find ourselves a bit offtrack from our goals. But, what I’ve learned over the years is that it is okay. There is …View full post
I discovered yoga only a few months ago. Sure, I’ve heard of it. And yes, the celebrity blogs often capture Jennifer Anniston, Madonna, Gwyneyth Paltrow, Jessica Biel, and Gisele Bunchen (to name a few) strolling in and out of yoga studios with their yoga mats rolled up under their arms and wearing the latest in yoga fashion. …View full post
If you are like many, you love carbs – the unhealthy ones! They are everywhere and packed into many of the foods that we would love to enjoy on a daily basis. My favorite carb happens to be bread. I could eat bread throughout the day everyday! I’m getting a bit excited thinking about that, but I digress. The fact is that overconsumption of unhealthy carbs will wreak havoc on your health and fitness efforts. The good news is that there are plenty of healthy and delicious alternatives that will help you to better control your carb intake
Fit over 40? Yes, it is possible! However, staying healthy and fit once you reach 40 can be daunting and feel like an uphill battle. You experience a decline in energy and your metabolism slows down. Personally, this has been the biggest struggle for me!! As a result what happens? Yep, weight gain that adversely impacts your health and overall well-being. But the good news is that you do not have to experience a downward spiral once you reach this age milestone. In fact, you can be healthy, fit, and in great shape over 40. Many boast about being in better shape in their 40s than in their 20s and 30s. So what’s the secret?
Do you ever find yourself in a place where you’re sluggish and fatigued each day? Do you find yourself going to bed late, fuelling the fatigue? Are you finding that breaking the late-to-bed habit is an ongoing process? If so, have faith.
This was me for a long time. I then came to realise there were aspects of my life that were contributing to this low energy. In turn the reduced energy levels affected my confidence.
I began to recognize this as an opportunity for me to develop a way of taking myself from having virtually no energy to feeling motivated to move and do!
Yep, I’m lucky! I get to follow my passion, earn a living, and help others in the process. I had a great career traditional Corporate America, but I wasn’t passionate about it. Health and fitness is what I’m drawn to and coaching others to be their best always came to me naturally. So when the opportunity to combine my passion and abilities came together, how could I say no?! The timing was right and I have not looked back.
Are you a sugar addict? Do you always crave some sugary snack or beverage? If you are unable to get your sugar fix, do you start feeling tired, light headed or confused? You’re not alone! In fact, this use to be me too. Sugar addiction is one of the most widespread of addictions affecting many children, teenagers, and those who have poor eating habits.
Sugar cravings are very difficult to ignore. Moreover, with sugary treats so easily available, it makes it even harder to ignore cravings. When this happens, many tend to overload on simple carbohydrates (i.e. sugar). While this may give your body a short-term energy boost, you will become hungry and crave for more. Can the cycle be broken?
Are you surrounded by temptation from your family, friends, and co-workers? Is it hard to say no to those lunch dates you know will be filled with calorie-rich food? How about those home-baked goods your co-worker brings in each week? And who can resist those decadent chocolate treats from your partner? Sticking to healthy eating can be hard enough without high-calorie foods being readily available throughout your day. So how can you remain committed to your resolve? Well, it’s not easy, but there are strategies you can employ to help you stay on the right path.