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weight regain, rebound and self loathing

The number one reason why diets fail?  👉🏾 the restriction is too much too soon for too long  I know this vicious cycle all too well.  As a #chronicdieter for DECADES, I paid a hefty price to hold an “average” weight (155lbs) with a higher body fat (29%) despite a shit ton of calorie restrictionContinue reading “weight regain, rebound and self loathing”

“lifting weights will make me big”

I remember when I started my live and die by the scale dieting in 1997. Jenny Craig told me not to lift weights because we were focused on hitting that magical number on the scale. I am sure it’s different now, but I remember all of these statements running through my head. And it’s comeContinue reading ““lifting weights will make me big””

lifting weights and NOT seeing results?

Lifting weights and NOT seeing results? Are you constantly putting in the work but continue to feel like you’re not really seeing any reward? You’re not alone. Here’s the thing, for most of us…It’s not lack of effort. It’s not lack of consistency. It’s not lack of motivation.IT’S A LACK OF PROPER NUTRITION! Ladies, listenContinue reading “lifting weights and NOT seeing results?”

as for the rest, just do your best

OMG! It’s Monday. I am gonna wake up early, go to the gym to lift and do cardio. I’ll have all my meals with me. After work, I am going to do some stretching, maybe a quick cardio video followed by my clean final daily meal. I won’t have dessert and I definitely won’t beContinue reading “as for the rest, just do your best”

5 minute quickie movement for you!

Got 5 minutes? Sure you do! You are here on the net after all! Save this quickie movement series and be share to share with a friend. You can do this anywhere and all it will take is 5 minutes! You will feel SO GOOD after this, I promise! Remember, something is always better thanContinue reading “5 minute quickie movement for you!”

spinning your wheels for #weightloss?

I received this text yesterday: “I feel like I’m spinning my wheels the last 5 years trying to lose these 15lb pounds.” This is totally common. I hear this from frustrated ladies who come to work with me because they believe that if they can just lose this weight or weigh this number, the starsContinue reading “spinning your wheels for #weightloss?”

do you do the #sunday roundup?

…Monday. New week. Clean slate. Fresh start. Even as a Honolulu personal trainer, training clients both in person and online, I used to live by the mantra #cleanslate. Weekends filled with binge eating & excessive exercise; guilt & shame with a vow to “Do better on Monday.” Starting and restarting is so exhausting, isn’t it?Continue reading “do you do the #sunday roundup?”

mornings are hectic.

Mornings are hectic. I get it. Over 20 years of working with busy ladies with all sorts of demands (work, chores, kiddos, self-care), I’ve discovered that establishing a solid and simple #mindful morning routine is KEY in creating a solid wellness foundation. My 4 simple steps to an easy morning routine is the FIRST thingContinue reading “mornings are hectic.”

sneak ways to make #exercise a #habit

Sneaky ways to make #exercise a #habit  We all want to do it – exercise and eat right. And we have the BEST intentions, but before we know it, we fall into too many #Netflix binges; we hit #snooze one too many times and it’s months before we begin the exercise contemplation process again –Continue reading “sneak ways to make #exercise a #habit”

are you coachable?

Are you coachable? Look I get it. You hire a trainer for big goals. You’ve tried a bunch of other diets and exercise programs, restricting, depriving, suffering. I’ve been there. A life long weight battle starting as a child. A young woman with no self worth looking for happiness on the scale. Seven months killingContinue reading “are you coachable?”