How many times have you said to yourself, “I wish I had more energy” and then followed it up with an excuse such as, “But I don’t have time/motivation/resources,” etc.? Most of us want more energy, we all crave more energy to experience fulfilling lives, but we’re constantly drained by every day stressors, packed schedules and plagued by feelings of guilt or other negative emotions because we feel like we’re not doing enough. Sound familiar? The truth is that energy isn’t something you have or don’t have – it CAN be developed and is something that you maintain consistently. It … Continue reading Why Develop a Healthy Mindset for Energy?
When you’re focusing on losing fat, your first instinct is probably to exercise more and eat differently. Both are important, but few people realize that what they do outside the gym and kitchen matters too. Your recovery routine, or lack of recovery routine, can either support your fat loss goals or interfere with them. Recovery is everything you do outside of the gym that impacts how well your body recovers from the stress of the work out. The recovery process is actually the process of gaining muscle. Workouts tear muscle, so that, during the recovery process, you can build them … Continue reading Importance of Recovery for Fat Loss
For many people, it’s easy to focus on fat loss as a short-term goal without thinking about how our brain constructs ideas of our journey based on past weight loss attempts and experiences. From feeling like we’ve failed a diet to giving up on an exercise program when it doesn’t work after the first few weeks, it’s common to trick our brains into believing that our perceived failures are true and that we simply won’t be able to lose the weight we want to. Fortunately, it’s all possible – it just takes some retraining of our brain and learning to … Continue reading The Importance of a Whole Picture Mindset for Fat Loss
Like anything in life, your fitness goals take dedication, hard work and resilience. Most people will experience peaks and valleys while on their fitness journey, but most people stick with it for the same reasons: to feel good emotionally, physically and spiritually, while increasing self-confidence in their daily lives. Whether your focus is on eating properly, exercising on a regular basis or working on better self-care, your personal goals can differ from the results that you’re seeing. There are a number of reasons why this occurs. You need to narrow down specific questions to ask yourself to figure out exactly … Continue reading Your Fitness Goals vs. Your Progress
Life is a combination of every emotion under the sun. ? We live for the moments of happiness, joy, excitement, and all of the wonderful things that energize us, inspire us, and make us feel complete. But what about the tough stuff? Broken relationships, body disappointment, poor health and disease, financial struggles… I believe that some of the most powerful growth experiences of our lives will always come from our struggles. We won’t necessarily appreciate that struggle in the moment. In fact, we might hate it and wonder why something so awful is happening to us. But there’s a lesson and … Continue reading Find PEACE in the Struggle!
Say WHAT⁉️⁉️ But it’s really true that you can eat what you want and still have the body you desire! Here’s the catch though… You can eat whatever you want BUT NOT whenever you want and however much you want. Yes, we’re talking about the concept of moderation. It’s not exciting or sexy, but it works…far more than any pills and powders you can swallow. I think successful moderation comes down to a few things: ▪️ Limiting your portions – 1-2 slices of pizza is fine. Half the pizza isn’t! ▪️ Making sure it’s worth it – if you’re going to eat … Continue reading You Can Eat Whatever You Want!
First, let me clarify something. When I say the word “diet” I am simply referring to how you eat, not a specific diet plan. Though there are plenty of diets out there! And they all tend to go through phases – low fat, Adkins, Paleo, and now Keto. While I do not advocate any specific diet, I do advocate eating in a way that is sustainable for you. Ask yourself – can I do what I’m doing right now for the rest of my life? If the answer is no, it’s a bad sign for things ahead. Here are some … Continue reading How to know if your DIET sucks!
Remember back in the day when doing just cardio was all the rage? As you may be aware, the strength movement has exploded over the past decade. ?️♀️ I always tell my clients that cardio is GREAT for your heart ❤️ but not really for changing your body. Basically, cardio alone will make you a smaller version of the shape you already are. And if changing the shape of your body and shedding fat is something you desire, then weight training is where it’s at! But there are even more incredible benefits to being strong… 1️⃣ It improves your hormonal balance. If you’re struggling with … Continue reading How Being STRONG Makes You Better
When you take full ownership of your life, you realize a lot of things. One of those things is that you are 100% in control of yourself, your time, and what’s possible in your life. ✨ Too often we adopt the belief that we “can’t have it all” or that we “must choose.” ⚫️We must choose a successful career or raising a family. ⚫️We must choose between being a dedicated parent and taking care of ourselves. ⚫️We must choose family time or fitness. The truth is that these are all lies. There is no “either/or” when it comes to an overall … Continue reading What If You Could Have It All?
In our next episode of The Whole Picture Christine takes us through three key components of maximizing our energy for the things we love! ? WATCH HERE: http://ow.ly/OFl050kLkbI Ready to get started and take back control of your health? Give us a call!