Something I hear *a lot* is some variation on “I’m 45 (or 35 or 55), so I don’t expect my body to look like it did when I was 20. I know it just gets harder and harder to maintain your weight as you get older.” Okay, I am all for realistic expectations! BUT I’m telling you right here, right now DO NOT SELL YOURSELF SHORT, LADIES! Please do not let your beliefs about aging limit your ability to live to your potential. Yes, bodies age. Yes, metabolism does slow down a bit as
The Tortoise and the Hare is one of my favorite fables and I truly believe that 'slow and steady' is the best approach to health and fitness. I see too many people hit it too hard at the beginning and then burn themselves out, but it's those *quietly consistent* ones who reach their goals. Why is consistency over time such an uninspiring concept when it is one of the most important elements of a true lifestyle change…hmmm, makes me wonder? How can you reframe consistency fro
Something I’ve been thinking about this week is how to move forward after a setback in a very self-nurturing way… Say, for instance, you’ve been doing really well in practicing moderation with your eating, but after a tough day you give in to temptation and go on a mindless binge. What to do next?? Here are some ideas: • Acknowledge—kindly and gently--that you made a choice that was not in your best interest. • Get curious! Think about what happened during the day or prior to
The other day a beautiful, fit friend of mine posted a picture on Facebook of thin mint girl scout cookies with the caption, “Does anyone else put these bad boys in the freezer, and count one sleeve as half a serving…..? Or is that just me…?” I laughed out loud at the *one sleeve = half a serving part*, but another part of me went… I am just way too weird! I couldn’t manage myself around boxes of girl scout cookies...I really would consume a whole sleeve and then I’d feel l
I’m always looking for good reads about nutrition so when a client recommended that I read The Beauty Detox Solution by Kimberly Snyder, I put it on my list. I finished the book this weekend. It was well-written, non-preachy, and full of some really great information and it left me feeling like…my diet is complete and utter *crap*. I like to think of myself as a fairly healthy eater, but compared to this Kimberly let’s just say I am not the healthiest Kimberly in the room.