Blogs about Motivation

Fall Back Into Fitness

Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it's now time to fall back into your fitness routine - no more excuses.  Kids are back at school, vacations are over, and work schedules have gotten back to normal.  Holiday engagements will be on hold until November, so we only have two months before we are immersed in the holidays. 

September 1st Initiative-Just say NO and YES

"Let's go" are the motivating words I heard from my client SB this morning. My reply, "OK".The result is the creation of the September 1st Initiative with an invite to you to SAY NO and YES to one thing for 30 days.My NO is to Added sugars.My YES is to Exercise daily with the kiddos.What about you? Write it in the comments to commit yourself.www.fitdupage.com

How to Become the Type of Person Who Works Out in the Morning

You plan a workout for the evening, but then something comes up—a happy hour, a deadline for work, or maybe even a Tinder date. And there goes your exercise for the day. If this keeps happening to you, there's a logical solution: shift your workout schedule to the morning. 

Just Start

I'm writing because I need to be more disciplined at it. And just like anything else in life if I don't practice it, if I don't start, it's not going to happen. I can research all I want on the topics and have the perfect idea in my head, but I get stuck at the process of actually putting words into paper. This I feel is similar to a reason, especially women, fail to exercise or start exercising. We feel like we have to have the perfect program, the perfect time to start, the perfect out fit. The truth is the best time to start is right now. Just get up and move.

Finding your WHY?

So, I've been trying to ask clients lately about their "why?" WHY do you want get fit? WHY do you want to change your diet? WHY are you paying to see me? What are you looking to get out of our training sessions? How can I help you identify your why, so that we can then create a plan to get strong and fast in the gym, and get healthy and lose weight in the kitchen?

Ask Your Doctor If Getting Off Your Ass Is Right For You

May is exercise is medicine month. What does that mean? What it means is we as a society have grown soft, week, and as a result ill. Exercise has been proven to be a part of the solution if we're doing it right. Most of the leading causes of death in America from heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes are attributable to lifestyle. Moreover a significant body of evidence points to a lack of activity at the root of our metabolic problems and frailty. Both of which have direct ties into these diseases. 

Keep pushing forward

Sweat gets in the eyes And you wonder if you have any reps left! Do them anyway!

What do we want in life?

A little late night struggle to finish the day. Had a good discussion on struggles recently: We all want the same things, right? Health, love, success, fun, happiness. Wanting it is the easy part. The problem is that all of those things require us to go through constant struggles.  Working out and eating healthy, fighting with our partners, endless hours of work. In order to get the results we desire, we need to enjoy the journey, we need to enjoy the fight, the struggle… Enjoyed the one I just had. Especially the last 50 burpees.

6 Ways to Ease Into a Fitness Routine if You're Not active

New Year’s Day has come and gone, but you’re probably still contemplating your health goals for 2016. If putting a fork in your couch potato ways is at the top of your list, you don’t need to be a CrossFit junkie or a triathlete to reap the benefits of exercise. The key is to create a fitness routine that’s tailored for your lifestyle. Develop a Fitness Plan That Works for You

Starting Over

    Ah, starting over. Everybody starts over, right? It can be quite a bittersweet experience. As a military spouse, starting over is definitely something I’ve become accustomed to. Frequent moves, finding new employment, meeting new faces and saying goodbye to old ones, characterize my life in a nutshell. However, nothing quite prepared me for a different battle I would face in the name of starting over: knee surgery.