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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 πŸ›‘ saying β€œI have NO time” and start saying β€œI will make time.”Continue reading “best tips for fitting in fitness”

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”

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 β€” or eating right out of the bag, right?  For my tribe, IContinue reading “scales, cups and spoons”

crossing the finish line was the wrong goalΒ 

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 goalΒ “

most times, it will feel like an uphill battle.

Most times, it will feel like an uphill β›° 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.”

dieting does work

πŸ…³πŸ…ΈπŸ…΄πŸ†ƒπŸ…ΈπŸ…½πŸ…Ά πŸ…³πŸ…ΎπŸ…΄πŸ†‚ πŸ††πŸ…ΎπŸ†πŸ…Ί! FAD diets, CRASH diets, RESTRICTIVE diets, UNSUSTAINABLE diets… THOSE diets DON’T work! If you find yourself in a yo-yo of nonstop weight-loss programs that just keep making you feel worse than you need to try something different. You CAN be successful. You just haven’t found what works for you, yet. Your bestContinue reading “dieting does work”

are you doing all the heavy lifting?

I’ve been in the process of moving. And boy, I’m lucky I am STRONG!  So… that leads me to fat loss mistake #5 (If you missed the others, go back to my main feed posts to review the most common mistakes I find with the ladies I work with as a virtual personal trainer livingContinue reading “are you doing all the heavy lifting?”

why you should quit HIIT

𝑰 π’‚π’Ž π’ˆπ’–π’Šπ’π’•π’š 𝒐𝒇 π’•π’‰π’Šπ’”! 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒕 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒕 2 𝒅𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒏 π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” π’‰π’‚π’Žπ’”π’•π’†π’“ πŸΉπ’˜π’‰π’†π’†π’. Today I discuss the 4TH fat loss obstacle I myself am personally GUILTY off – can you guess what that is??? #honolulupersonaltrainer #doasIsaynotasIdo β€”β€”β€”> πŸ…³πŸ…ΎπŸ…ΈπŸ…½πŸ…Ά πŸ…·πŸ…ΈπŸ…ΈπŸ†ƒ πŸ…°πŸ…»πŸ…» πŸ†ƒπŸ…·πŸ…΄ πŸ†ƒπŸ…ΈπŸ…ΌπŸ…΄ β€”β€”β€”> π˜Ώπ™Šπ™„π™‰π™‚π™ƒπ™„π™„π™π˜Όπ™‡π™‡π™π™ƒπ™€π™π™„π™ˆπ™€ β€”β€”β€”> DΜ³OΜ³IΜ³NΜ³GΜ³ Μ³HΜ³IΜ³IΜ³TΜ³ Μ³AΜ³LΜ³LΜ³ Μ³TΜ³HΜ³EΜ³ Μ³TΜ³IΜ³MΜ³EΜ³ Ya getContinue reading “why you should quit HIIT”

you are who you hang with

πŸ†ˆπŸ…ΎπŸ†„ πŸ…°πŸ†πŸ…΄ πŸ††πŸ…·πŸ…Ύ πŸ†ˆπŸ…ΎπŸ†„ πŸ…·πŸ…°πŸ…½πŸ…Ά πŸ††πŸ…ΈπŸ†ƒπŸ…· A study conducted by scientists at Baylor University found people lose more weight when they spend time with others who have committed to living a healthy lifestyle, whereas people who just want to lose weight (but don’t) spend more time with those who share the same goals (want toContinue reading “you are who you hang with”