Blogs about Motivation

Add A Little Wellness To Your Holidays

The holidays are a wonderful time to be with the ones you love--from spending time with family and enjoying elaborate meals to celebrating traditions and anticipating a new year.  

Journey into Personal Training

Many people seem to feel that the fitness industry is pretty easy to get into, you make a lot of money, train celebrities, open a business, and just have fun doing it all. The reality of it can be a rude awakening. There are a lot of things you will need to prepare for and the more informed you are, the better off you will be.

Late. Early morning. Sweet life.

Today or shall I say yesterday was great. I consumed green smoothies drank lots of water and I did have some taquitoes 2.5. I drink raw protein plant based. I am getting to like the gritty sand mild sweetness the raw protein gives. I've been drinking mint tea. Today I put a splash of coconut milk in it and can I point my finger and say Yumm. I'm in bed writing. Normally I write from my office but I'm so cozy in my bed it's 12:36 am. Up watching Netflix - CT Fletcher, true story of man overcoming life's obsticals making his own dreams come true with out any excuses.

Why I Do What I Do......And Why I Absolutely Love It!

  When I was much younger, my brother, sister and I lived with my dad. My parents divorced when I was around 9 years old and my father obtained custody of us. 

Fighting through the sore?

 

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?