Faking It

A-hem. Not that kind of faking. I had a conversation with a friend the other day who hasn't seen me in person for over 6 or 7 months. After posting some silliness from a dress up day at work, the conversation drifted to something along theses lines: "By the way, you look amazing...You were already looking … Continue reading Faking It

Brain Bombs and Power

I fired off an email to a friend/mentor of mine after having an off week. In training people, it is much the same as in training yourself. There are excuses, days where you just aren't feeling it, and many, many qualifiers. Qualifiers typically go something like this: Client: "I wish I could lose weight faster. I'm working … Continue reading Brain Bombs and Power

Breaking Up and Swinging

There is a movement within the fitness industry. A more healthful approach in my opinion. Fit2point0, for example, is a group of likeminded fitness professionals whose mission it is to bring health back to fitness. To be inclusive. To encourage ALL body types to move, nourish with real food and feel amazing. There are a million … Continue reading Breaking Up and Swinging

New Year’s Wish

It's another new year and of course all the "new year, new you" stuff is flying fast and furious. Yes, it's a new year. Yes, there are 365 days to write your next chapter. It is awesome. We all have the power to effect positive changes, though - any time we choose. We don't need … Continue reading New Year’s Wish

Resolutioners

I love this season. Reflections, taking stock of accomplishments, setting new goals, appreciating the good of the past while looking ahead with anticipation of what the next year might bring. Lately much of what I hear at the gym is, something along the lines of, "Oh yeah, just wait until January! All the New Years' … Continue reading Resolutioners

Halloween

I LOVE Halloween. Like, a lot. Probably more than most people. More than Christmas and my birthday put together. It's one day a year where you can dress up like a lunatic, act crazy, get candy from strangers and it's all perfectly acceptable! What's not to love, right?! Previously I've been Cat in the Hat … Continue reading Halloween

Motivation’s Opposite

If yesterday was all about how we stay motivated to be consistent in our workouts, today is the exact opposite. It's been a week. I had appointments all lined up, new clients no-showed, others were late. Some showed up when they didn't have appointments. It's just one of those weeks where you have to laugh and roll … Continue reading Motivation’s Opposite

The Question

"Do you love running those long miles?" she asked me in an ongoing text conversation. We do swelfies (sweaty selfies = swelfies) with each other as an accountability check for both of us. It's what battle buddies do! It was a question that hit me like a ton of bricks. I thought to myself, "Wow. I hadn't … Continue reading The Question

What Medals and Miles Will Teach You

When I started running, I remember my friends tracking numbers. Things like pace, distance, miles over the year. I remember thinking 300 miles seemed like so many to run over the course of one year. Then I started goal setting. Apps on the smartphone like MapMyRun and RunTracker got the job done, and eventually I got a GPS … Continue reading What Medals and Miles Will Teach You