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Why a Fitness Funk is Contagious

Something I've been experiencing more in my life is how the people I surround myself with have such an impact on my energy. I always say energy is contagious, so I decided to expand on that thought. You are a product of your environment. What you and the people around you do affects you in ways [...]

By |2019-03-28T17:54:08-07:00October 2nd, 2013|Inspiration, Workouts|2 Comments

Kaizen: A Force To Be Reckoned With

Kaizen symbolizes success as a series of steady, consistent, and sustained steps toward a common goal. It’s about the smallest of contributions adding up to big change and focuses on the importance of the individual as an integral part of moving a country and business forward. When applied to your journey towards a healthier, more fit you, consider the little things you can do that, with time and consistency, add up to success in creating a life-long commitment. To claim the victory over bad eating habits, inactivity, and stress, you’ll have to take deliberate, yet small and steady steps toward the goal. Unleash the power of Kaizen to get past your obstacles.

By |2019-03-28T17:54:09-07:00August 12th, 2013|Inspiration|6 Comments

Fitness Mistakes Too Many Women Make

Many women are finding the time and energy to workout more, which is good news for the health and fitness industry for sure. But as more women pack their gym bags or take their fitness outside, a lot of misconceptions exist on exactly how to stay fit. Here I breakdown some common mistakes many of the women I worked with over the years make, as they try to get in shape and stay healthy.

By |2019-03-28T17:54:09-07:00July 23rd, 2013|Inspiration|4 Comments

America’s Weight Obsession Hits a New Low: Body Shaming

Was I the only one shaking my head as the media shamed James Gandolfini for his weight and eating habits? Not 24 hours after his death, in between reports of celebrities talking about what a great friend, parent, and actor he was, the non-stop coverage of his weight started and it didn’t slow down. Just hours after he was confirmed dead, a legendary journalist was talking about him not being “one to push back from the table.” This coming from someone who had his first heart attack at 53, just two years beyond the massive heart attack that took Gandolfini, 51, to the grave. So what gives? Why has the media gone “mean girl” on a Hollywood star? Apparently his weight was bigger than his career.

By |2019-03-28T17:54:09-07:00June 27th, 2013|Body Image, Inspiration|0 Comments

Body Image Issues: Solving Them One Mirror at a Time

It’s one thing to want to look better naked, it’s another thing to be comfortable naked. It may seem as though the two are independent, but they are interrelated. The destination to looking better can only be reached by a bridge built with confidence that you can actually do it. That means being comfortable naked may have to come first. But when your looks don’t align with how you want to look, how do you get your mind to accept the change that you need to happen to look better? Researchers call it self-efficacy, I call it willpower. To do all that you have to do to get the body you want, you have to visualize yourself at your destination. So how do you get the willpower to win the weight loss battle? Get yourself A mirror. In fact, you need three. As you build the muscle of your willpower, reflect on your attitude, action, and accountability.

By |2019-03-28T17:54:09-07:00April 28th, 2013|Body Image, Inspiration, Strength From Within|0 Comments

Stress: Power Tools to Overcome It

There’s no shortage of so-called energy boosters available in a can or a cup. But when you need it most, no matter what the commercial says, a caffeine-filled drink won’t help you get through a tough day. When you feel sluggish, stressed out, or at your wit's end, you need power to get past the hard times with a positive outlook. Use these power tools to fix your stressful mess and get back to the best you-inside and out.

By |2019-03-28T17:54:09-07:00April 22nd, 2013|Inspiration, Strength From Within|3 Comments