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

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

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

Rest Days

    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

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

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

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