best tips for fitting in fitness

Having no time is something I hear quite often (you know your girl is THE Honolulu Personal Trainer, located on the island of Oahu living in Makiki in the heart of Honolulu! What if we turn that around? What if we stop 🛑 saying “I have NO time” and start saying “I will make time.”Continue reading “best tips for fitting in fitness”

what can you do right now to move closer to your goal?

Each day I work with ladies who are BUSY. And it seems like there isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. And most times, unless there are actively scheduling themselves in, their own #selfcare #health falls to the wayside.  Easy for me to say right? I have no children. I have aContinue reading “what can you do right now to move closer to your goal?”

build a stronger process

By definition, the word process means “a series of actions or steps taken in order to achieve a particular end.” But, can we agree that not all processes are created equal? Just because you have a process of doing something doesn’t mean that your process is effective, ya know? Look at the billion programs “processes”Continue reading “build a stronger process”

exposure therapy + my current physique

Exposure therapy. Have you heard of this? It’s doing something you’re uncomfortable with repeatedly over time with the idea that this repeated exposure eventually decreases one’s discomfort. I’m into it cuz this is the exact process I’ll do with myself with the scale. If I don’t go on the scale for months, the first hundredContinue reading “exposure therapy + my current physique”

women are not small men

Happy 😃 Birthday 🥳 to the bestest friend and spouse @808lekeli I’m lucky enough to do #life with! As we both entered our mid 40s this year, it’s apparent how aging affects men and women very differently.  The 💡 went off when I first read @drstacysims book @womenarenotsmallmen! #truth I’ve spent many a training sessionsContinue reading “women are not small men”

am i doing this right?

Am I doing this right? It’s been a long while since I’ve really asked myself or someone else that very question 🙋🏽‍♀️ “Am I doing this right?” And I know exactly why. I’m comfortable. I like staying comfortable. I like playing safe.  But last year, I just wanted more. More ambition. More success. More learning.Continue reading “am i doing this right?”

scales, cups and spoons

Had a couple of macro calls today and this question came up: Can I use a measuring cup instead of a food scale?  Yes you can because if you’re trying to keep portions in check, any measurement is better than no measurement — or eating right out of the bag, right?  For my tribe, IContinue reading “scales, cups and spoons”

crossing the finish line was the wrong goal 

When I stopped focusing on the finish line, stuff started to fall into place.  I spent over 20 years chasing a literal finish line racing triathlon. My coach would always remind us that race day, coming across the finish line – all that would be the icing on the cake. The meat of it, theContinue reading “crossing the finish line was the wrong goal “

most times, it will feel like an uphill battle.

Most times, it will feel like an uphill ⛰ battle.  You’ll want to stop. Give up. Throw in the towel. Quit.  You’ll tell yourself it isn’t worth it. It’s too much effort. You won’t get what you want. But you push through anyway.  I just had a convo with my client Sonya today.  She’s doingContinue reading “most times, it will feel like an uphill battle.”

i was doing it all wrong.

I used to truly believe that getting into great shape required lots of suffering.  👉🏾starvation diets to lose body fat 👉🏾🤑 on expensive supplements  👉🏾program hopping to shock body 👉🏾endless hours spent on cardio  👉🏾obsessing over perfect eating  I spent a long time thinking all of that 👆🏾👆🏾👆🏾👆🏾👆🏾was simply my genetic destiny (thanks mom &Continue reading “i was doing it all wrong.”