To say my life took a much different path than I had anticipated is quite possibly the biggest understatement- ever. While there are many things that have happened thus far in my life that I never saw coming, falling in love with a divorced dad has to be the most unexpected of them all. You
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Are dietary supplements really necessary? – it’s a commonly asked question floating around the fitness industry. I mean… sure, supplements make sense for those ‘serious’ athletes, the ones whose careers rely on them being able to perform at optimal levels. And certainly, supplements are worth the investment for those professional bodybuilders lurking around the weight
You want to start lifting weights to achieve a tight + toned physique like so many of the inspiring fitness models you follow across social media, have. But the deeper you delve into the basics of strength training, the more you realize how intimidating the process of starting a weight lifting program can be. Related:
Bikini season is fast approaching, and you have goals this year to bring to the beach a tight + toned physique that you’re truly proud of. You’ve been killing yourself in the gym for a few weeks now. Even on your longest days, you’re still getting that workout in. Not to mention, your eating habits
These days, there’s all this advice out there concerning proper goal-setting. Especially now, with New Year’s having just passed, it seems like everyone and their sister is offering their two cents on the subject… You have to be specific + clear about what you want. You need to give yourself a deadline. The goal must
Have you ever avoided doing something not because you didn’t enjoy it but because you just plain weren’t good at it- and that was frustration enough? I’ll be honest- that’s been my life story numerous times. I have a feeling, though that I’m in good company. 😉 Really, it’s human nature to want to perfect our strengths
No matter what the calendar may say, it’s still winter here in this little ole West Michigan town. Honestly, I am so over it and couldn’t be more ready to be done with winter. I need some warmer weather, and I need it now! I recently spent some time with our farm’s veterinarian during one
I recently sent my [totally awesome] audience of subscribers an email with the following subject line: Warning: You Will Not Get Results UNLESS You DO This. As a fitness coach, I knew that some people would immediately open that email expecting me to reveal the holy grail of weight loss secrets. And I also knew
As I sit here writing this latest blog post, I’m wearing an oversized + baggy sweatshirt, mismatched socks, and not one single ounce of make-up. My hair is frazzled + pulled back just enough so not to be in my face. And if I’m 100 percent, completely honest with you- I’m not entirely sure whether
Ask any woman who has ever dealt with the discomfort of a bloated stomach, and she’ll quickly tell you how much she wishes she hadn’t. Bloating is a common misery. And while the symptoms of bloating are considered mild and are typically only temporary, it doesn’t make the situation any less uncomfortable (or embarrassing! for
As a personal trainer and fitness blogger, I thrive during this time of year on setting people up to succeed with their fitness goals. There’s nothing better than the feel of a fresh start. And with summer still months away, there’s plenty of time to make good on your promise to yourself to truly achieve
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