Category: fitness

Learning Opportunity

Wanting to lose weight in the New Year? This class will give you a jump-start to successful weight reduction. This no-nonsense class offers tips, techniques, and encouragement to attain your goals. Please share with others. . .Life is Good!  BTW, I’ve lost 35 pounds…

Steps to Healthy Self Talk & Self Image

Steps to Change Self Talk & Self Image. . . Listen to Your Words What words do you regularly use? Are they positive or negative or angry or happy? These words define how we communicate with ourselves and others. Our choice of words reflect…

So. . .What Does a Coach Do. . .

So, what does a Fitness & Wellness Coach do? If you have been reading and following this blog, you may know that I share my own experiences to inspire others to follow a path to wellness and fitness. As a coach, I share knowledge,…

Then There Was Wildfire Smoke. . .

First came the heat wave. . .then the wildfire smoke. . and a week or so disappeared. Time is an abstract we tie our life events too. A week seems like a really long time to not workout, but it is far better to…

Being Present In Your Life

Being present in the current moment is the foundation of life, and successful weight loss. Being present means being aware of the events unfolding around yourself at any point in time. It means finding the joy and happiness of being alive. Often, weight loss…

Afraid of Change. . .

Afraid of Change? Don’t like Change? Have difficulty with Change? If so, know that you’re not alone. Many people are afraid of or have difficulty with change. Yet, change is the only constant in the Universe. Think about this. . . Our body weight…

Too Busy?

The easiest excuse for avoiding weight loss and fitness is “I’m too busy!” Now, let that sink in a bit. How can one be too busy to take care of themselves, their health, and their state of being? I think the answer is should…

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

“Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the fairest of us all.” This quote from Snow White gives an insight about societal views about female self and self awareness. This is what I grew up. I was deeply influenced by Disney movies, Barbie dolls, and…

Baby Steps. . .

Are the pounds coming off slowly, but too slow? Weight loss is a process of baby steps towards a greater goal. The end results are better health, more energy, and feeling better. Physical fitness is a key part of weight loss. That means exercise,…

Fitness After a Life Changing Injury

Can you come back to fitness from a life changing injury? YES! I am an example. I fell down a flight of stairs while carrying my young son. I caught myself if the right side of my body, and still have intermittent pain in…

Downsizing Body Fat

The photo is me at an unrecognizable weight. It’s a total embarrassment to me that I let myself slip so far into poor self-esteem, unhappiness, and over-eating to compensate. I don’t know what I weight, but I’m sure I topped 200 pounds. This is…

Fitness From A Different Direction

Fitness affects all aspects of our lives! Exercise permeates every aspect of our lives, whether it is walking through a parking lot to the grocery store or going to the gym. Our bodies are made to move, and we have moved into an era…