Right now I would really like to take a nap. A Rip Van Winkle kind of nap. You see, my kid has decided that sleep is for the weak, so I’m roused from my comfortable, warm bed every hour or two until it no longer makes sense to try to fall back asleep. During these
Somewhere in the third set of modified push-ups, when I was struggling to push myself back up, I wondered if I’ll ever be able to do it. Can I push myself enough in the next few months to be able to do 22 standard push-ups without collapsing? Will I be able to lower myself enough
I hate asking for help. There’s some sort of weird complex that rules my brain and makes me want to be responsible for everything in my life. It’s really not a bad thing most of the time – it’s made me pretty independent and self-reliant – but when I do need help, it makes asking
I am very excited to announce Trainer Tracy 419 will now be training clients at Coaching By Kurt, LLC. Amanda Kurt shares my love of health and wellness, with an impressive career in the health industry. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to train clients in her private, judgment-free studios in the Toledo area.
Week 1 My first week of working out with Tracy was intense, in a few different ways. First – Tracy and I met for an assessment of my needs and I was deeply touched by her concern for and commitment to my health. She is coming from a knowing, loving place and I really appreciate
Hello everyone!!!! My name is Tracy, and I am a personal trainer and professional chef here in Toledo, Ohio going by the name of Trainer Tracy 419. I’d like to introduce myself…tell you my story. August 1, 2014 is my 6 Year Weight Loss Anniversary. I have lost, and kept off, 150 (ish) pounds for 6 years. Today, I currently weigh
I had to write more on change, as it is currently the most relevant topic and subject matter of my present life. I am moving from Cincinnati to Toledo. I am also moving my training,nutrition and catering businesses. I am starting a new journey this year (not that the old journey
Fear can hold you back or drive you forward. Many people don’t lose weight because of fear. Fear of the pain involved in exercising. Fear of failure. Fear of change. Fear of the unknown. Fear of success. I started, and stopped, hundreds of workout routines and diet plans/pills before I found what worked for me. I was
Validation is to get approval, confirmation, proof. I find some days I am searching so hard for outside validation of myself. I want to have others approve of my choices; get confirmation I am “doing good”. Sometimes, I just need to be recognized for what I am proud of, what I have accomplished.
I have found that the majority of people don’t really understand what “Eating Clean” means. Eating Clean refers to eating foods that are free of chemicals, additives and/or preservatives. You can take it a step further, and eat only organic, grain-fed and/or cage-free foods. A lot of these choices depend on your budget, quite honestly. Healthy foods
Today is a “rest day” for me. A day to reflect, relax, take a breather. When you have a lot going on, it is really important to take mental breaks, physical breaks and just breathe! When you get into a good workout routine, taking a day off can be very difficult. You are
We often don’t give ourselves credit for all of the things we can do. We need to be thankful for all of the small victories…stepping stones. When I start working with a new client, and their ultimate goal is to lose 100 pounds, I start them off setting small, short-term, obtainable goals. The long-term,