I have struggled, for the majority of my life, with forgiving. Not just other people, but myself, too. When you decide to change your life, whether it’s eating habits, career, education, exercise/health, or some other big change….you have to forgive, a lot. My biggest hurdle to get over, while I was losing weight, was forgiving

Having A Reliable Support System

  Having a close-knit circle of people who support you is so important in life. When you take on a humongous task like major weight loss, you have to know that your “core” people will be there for you. I struggled constantly with “friends” trying to undermine my efforts-not out of spite, but out of

Accepting Change

There are a lot of people in this world that don’t like change. Many are described as stubborn, old school, or just set in their ways. A major¬†component of weight loss is change…change in size, body shape, self-image, attitude, mindset, eating habits, your physical appearance, lifestyle, activity level and treatment from the outside world. You

Time Management

  After having the same conversation with 2 clients this week, I decided this was a blog-worthy subject….How do you fit exercise and planned meal times into your already packed schedule? Both of the conversations centered around women in masters degree programs. These ladies have families, internships, prior commitments, homework and full-time jobs. So how

Investing in You

One of the biggest problems people seem to face with a healthy new lifestyle is the expense. I get messages all the time from people interested in working out, but tell me they just can’t afford a trainer. Or a gym membership. Or to buy healthy food. Or to take the appropriate vitamins/supplements. The fact

5 Pillars of Strength

5 Pillars of Strength My 5 Pillars of Strength are: Nutrition, Exercise, Goals, Support & Self-Image. All 5 are components of overall health and wellness. If you are lacking in one, or more areas, you will not be able to reach your goals or maintain your new, healthy lifestyle. Nutrition~ A good, balanced, healthy diet

Searching for Perfection

In the quest to become healthy/skinny/ fit/ diet/ change your life we are seeking some idea of perfection. Some kind of better life we imagine at the end of the journey. That everything will be perfect, so much better, if I’m______.¬† My original goal was to lose weight for a wedding, to look really good