Injuries and chronic disease have one thing in common. Inflammation. In fact, any time your hear a word that ends with "itis", such as arthritis, bursitis, plantar fasciitis - means there is inflammation somewhere in the body. In terms of injury, in the first phases, inflammation is actually a good thing as it aids in recovery, but if that inflammation becomes … Continue reading Recovering from an injury? The top foods you SHOULD be eating to speed up the healing process.
“It tastes so good; I can’t stop eating even though I’m stuffed.” This seems to be a hot topic right now with my clients and co-workers. Can you relate to this statement? Man, I sure can!! And if I’m being completely transparent; sometimes it still happens…but not nearly as much as it used to! I … Continue reading Two reasons you can’t stop eating when it tastes so good…
Here’s a little game for you….. Set a timer on your phone for 1 minute. Now within that minute, I want you to look around the room you’re in and take note of how many things you see that are blue or have blue in them. Write down how many blue items you found within … Continue reading Do you prefer red or blue…and a little game for you!
I love it when people I follow on social media share their favorite things. It gives me some insight into what they are currently enjoying...and exposes me to some cool things that I might not be aware of. When one of my clients recently asked what my current favorite workout was, along with my favorite … Continue reading A few of my favorite things…DID NOT see #3 coming!
"I just came from my yearly Dr. visit and I am shocked that I somehow managed to gain 15 pounds". These were the words that a new client of mine said to me last week. This has totally happened to me in the past. I haven't always been a fan of the scale. You see, … Continue reading The great scale debate: where do you weigh in?
I was scrolling through my Facebook and Instagram feeds the other day and realized that I post alot of pics of healthy food. These pictures are legit; they're foods I love to eat and do eat regularly. But they only tell part of the story. I do not eat just those foods 100% of the … Continue reading Perfect eating…it’s all just an illusion.
I overheard a convo the other day where one lovely person was telling another that they keep hearing from "fitness experts" that steady cardio is a bad thing, but it's the only thing they really like to do (referring to running). That person went on to say, "I guess I won't do anything then since … Continue reading Steady state cardio…it ain’t popular but I like it!
America is a country that is obsessed with dieting. We just can't wait to try the latest, "cleanse" or "21 day quick fix", or "eat 500 calories a day and inject pregnant women's urine into yourself", (what the???) to get the body of your dreams. Yet, we are a country where 2/3 of our population … Continue reading 9 Secrets to eating like the Italians do…without gaining (and most likely losing) weight!
Well, sort of. I guess I had a leeetle something to do with it since I was the designer of the whole thing LOL! Oh, and I've linked the workout HERE just for you if you decide you want to try it.... We sprinted, scarecrowed, lunged, squated, high stepped, planked....you get the idea. We worked … Continue reading My group fit peeps almost killed me in our Bootcamp class.
Accountability. That seems to be the buzzword from my clients for the week. It's funny how we as humans behave so much differently when we know someone is "watching" isn't it? I know I certainly do things quite differently when I have to be accountable to others. Take my Group Fit classes for example. I … Continue reading Want to achieve your fitness goals? Go get yourself some accountability.