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my big #petpeeve as a #honolulupersonaltrainer

My biggest #professional #petpeeve is when trainers treat their clients all the same…sell them packages, put them into groups and give them the same workout.  I’ve been in the commercial gym space for over 20 years.  And it’s a shame that I see a cookie cutter approach performed time and again… trainers coaching the sameContinue reading “my big #petpeeve as a #honolulupersonaltrainer”

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!”

i received this DM the other day….

I received this DM the other day: “Lee-Ann, I’m not sure what’s going on. Despite all of my best efforts, in the last year, it’s become a lot easier to gain a few pounds than to lose them and I don’t know what to do!”Yep, it’s no secret that with age, comes change. Metabolism slowContinue reading “i received this DM the other day….”

if i could have prepared for this…

If I could have prepared this woman for the amazing feats she would overcome; the accolades she would achieve and more importantly, prepare her for the heartache she would yet experience… then in a day, not so long ago, I would say “yes, yes, please tell me.” Because in a day not so long ago,Continue reading “if i could have prepared for this…”

do i love to workout?

People assume that since I am the #honolulupersonaltrainer, that I LOVE to workout. And yes, that is somewhat true, but TBH, I don’t love to workout all of the time. In fact, I probably don’t want to workout more times than I’d care to admit. BUT, I know that moving my body makes me feelContinue reading “do i love to workout?”

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?”