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
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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. I
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 be measurable…and
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
No matter what the calendar may say, it still feels like winter here in this little ole West Michigan town… Now, I don’t hate winter. In fact, I rather enjoy how beautiful a white snowfall looks when it blankets the landscape + there’s something truly special about celebrating all the winter holidays. BUT if I’m
I recently sent an email to my list of subscribers with the following subject line: Warning: You Will Not Get Results UNLESS You DO This. As a health + 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
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
When’s the last time you set a goal for yourself that didn’t revolve around losing weight? Now don’t get me wrong- I love a good fitness goal, and I fully support women who take the initiative to improve their health. After all, much of what I write about here, on this little blog of mine,
Starting a fitness journey can be tough. It can also feel defeating, frustrating, frightening… and a whole slew of other emotions. I know this because I’ve been there before. That’s why I can say with certainty that I understand the fear you have of walking into the gym for the first time. I recognize the
If I told you that all it took to get started with your New Year’s resolution to get fit was 3 minutes, would you believe me? Really think about it- would you be willing to commit to just three minutes today and every day thereafter??? And would you truly see this thing through with me
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