Fit Tip: Get off the vicious weight loss cycle!

Fit Tip:  Get off the vicious weight loss cycle! If you've experienced the same 20lbs creeping back on as soon as you've taken it off, you're probably driving yourself crazy.  What would be a better approach?  To focus on being healthy.  Make a decision to be comfortable on the inside.  Be at peace with yourself.  Once you give that power to yourself there is no need for 'dieting' or 'maintenance'.  You will simply be living your life as a healthy individual.  Your focus then becomes, 'how do I live healthily'.  You will be more at ease to eat less, eat nutritiously, to walk, to drink tea, to move, to exercise.  You will be more present and available to yourself, making better decisions on how to live your life now. Be free of clouded judgement and uncontrollable emotion.  Engage clarity of choice & voice, living in verbal vibration of yourself.  This will resonate within your body to open space for calm, peace and...
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Exercise at 40+

Exercise at 40+ Now that I'm in my 40s, I'm finding I don't have to 'kill it' every time I work out, lol.  I'm glad I went all out in my late 20s/early 30s (pre injuries) - I really gained a great foundation and muscle memory.  I had the ambition, energy and time to do it, and it served me well.  Now when I lift, I still train with intensity and have some great lifting sessions, but it doesn't have to be 4 days a week.  I suppose what's really changed is intention and energy. Key areas at this stage of my life are nutrition, movement, mobility and stress management.  I know what to eat on a daily basis - it's a no brainer.  When I go to a party, event or restaurant, I enjoy what's at hand in bite size pieces.  I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything, and find joy in where I am and what I'm eating. When...
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Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Getting to the Heart of the Matter Have you figured out the thing that's holding you back?  What keeps you from all that you desire?  It may be frustrating because you thought you'd dealt with __ for the last time, and then it rears it's ugly head again.  Wouldn't it be great to move past it once and for all?! Take a minute to get quiet with yourself and feel into your body.  Let yourself fall into nothingness as much as you can.  Take a deep breath, settle in a little deeper.  Is there one part of your body that is more calm than another.  Anywhere screaming for attention? What part of you have you been wearing like a tattoo.  The ink has seeped in and is part of your blood.  It tells it's own story, has a life of it's own, like a villain in a cartoon.  It squashes the feelings that arise when you feel good, when you feel alive, when...
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Day 22: Check Your Progress

Day 22:  Check Your Progress You have a couple of weeks under your belt - how's it going?!  Are you keeping up with your exercise, nutrition, journaling, support systems?  Take your time.... as they say 'Rome wasn't built in a day'.  More importantly, focus on what is working for you - the choices you've made to succeed! Remember, this is just the beginning - big things are happening!  It may seem a little slow, maybe even reversed, as your body begins to acclimate to your new, healthy lifestyle.  Just hang out and let it happen - be patient, be kind to yourself, continue to make great choices.  Underneath it all, you are a healthy person.  Focus on that.  The more you bring into the fold, the more you will become the fit, healthy, strong person you long to be. Build on each week, noticing your strengths and what's working for you.  If you feel something isn't working for you, modify it or change...
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Day 20: Bust Your Lunch Portion Distortion!

Day 20:  Bust Your Lunch Portion Distortion! Fuel your lunch with great choices to reach your New Year Resolution Nutrition Goals Why settle for less when you can have more?!  Lunch is another opportunity to fuel your body, and we are going to add on a few more calories here than we had at breakfast.  By now, you've been "movin' and groovin'" for a few hours and you want to make sure you'll get through your afternoon with energy and clarity. Here are some 350 calorie lunches: Lean Cuisine Spinach & Mushroom pizza with a Caesar side salad (use light dressing) Baked Sweet Potato, Turkey burger with lettuce/tomato/onions on Whole Wheat bun 30z of low sodium turkey breast, 2 slices whole grain bread, lettuce/tomato/onions/mustard, 1 cup tomato basil soup Fit Tip: make sure you are getting in enough calories to accommodate your workout - too little is as detrimental as too many.  Your body needs to be in harmony - it's a give and take...
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