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

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

Fear

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

      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.

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

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