Taylor’s Journey Week 2

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

Taylor’s Journey Week 1 Part 2

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

Taylor’s Journey Week 1 Part 1

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

NEW LOCATION, NEW RATES!!!!!!!

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.

Kendra’s Weight Loss Journey

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

Meet Trainer Tracy 419

Meet Trainer Tracy 419

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

Accepting Change Part 2

        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

Validation

      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.

Small Victories Still Count As Victories

  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,

Forgiveness

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

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