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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 🛑 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”

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 “

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.”

why exercise and diet can sometimes be bad for you

For a good chunk of my 20s and 30s, I lived with severe refractory #ulcerativecolitis. And all that time, I thought I was doing an excellent job of faking it. My clients and those close to me knew better. I spent far too long putting being sick “on hold” until my stomach disease told meContinue reading “why exercise and diet can sometimes be bad for you”

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””