#aloha, i’m Lee-Ann, your #honolulupersonal trainer

Aloha, my name is Lee-Ann Watanabe. I am a Media Planner turned Personal Trainer after a diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis showed me that my life was too short to be stuck at a job I didn’t truly love.  One other thing that I’ve never loved much though – my body. Initially, my passion for fitnessContinue reading “#aloha, i’m Lee-Ann, your #honolulupersonal trainer”

are you making quitting your habit?

If you are trying to improve your health and you keep quitting, I challenge you to ask if you’ve determined a big enough REASON WHY you want a change. In my 3M method as an Oahu based personal and virtual health and wellness trainer and coach, our #mindfulness work together will include drilling down toContinue reading “are you making quitting your habit?”

memories of a third grader

I spent a long time of my life being BUSY to keep me distracted. I thrived off of having these long to-do lists. And I would derive great pleasure checking items off. I can recall an evening as a third grader, I was in my bedroom with all my school books stacked up high visuallyContinue reading “memories of a third grader”

health without hurt

Give yourself permission to be more and do less. Simpler said then done RIGHT? I mean, we have this never ending to do lists! This is where a bit of my tough love of comes in. If you want health change, you will HAVE TO trim your to-do list down. You will HAVE TO carveContinue reading “health without hurt”

do you bully your body into submission?

I’ll be the first to admit that loving the skin you are in is a long, hard process for a lot of us.  Learning to honor your body through it all is finally realizing that happiness is no longer measurable on a scale.  As we are in the new year, I say reclaim your healthContinue reading “do you bully your body into submission?”

are you too busy to be happy?

Here’s a SNEAK PEEK at my Welcome packet for my New Year, Happy You free 30 day food and fitness challenge tribe! What’s this about? FEELING HAPPY! Finding Happy. Being Happy now with you, your body, your food, your fitness.  Are you too busy to be happy? Many women have jam packed schedules leaving ZEROContinue reading “are you too busy to be happy?”

the lessons i’ve learned in 2020

Every year I pick a word for myself; a word that I keep in my head and heart as I tackle my year.  My word for 2020 is unstoppable. Ha! How funny is that for this year where everything was put on pause including my Honolulu-based personal training and fitness training business. The year ofContinue reading “the lessons i’ve learned in 2020”

invincible versus vulnerable

Eat THIS for New Years and still look incredible!Made you look, didn’t I?If you followed me for a bit, then you already know that THAT stuff is just as much BS as the recent protein igtv Jillian Michaels spewed to her 1.3 million following informing them that protein was BAD BAD BAD. Can’t the sameContinue reading “invincible versus vulnerable”

are you asking for change?

I meet many people who have a lot of great ideas. These people talk about many plans and goals. I speak with potential clients wanting to lose weight, get into a routine, find time for exercise, eat better, manage their finances better…  And yet, what follows is more asking for this, wanting for that. AndContinue reading “are you asking for change?”

i didn’t turn into oatmeal, by the way…

I remember the day clearly. It was 8:45 am at my office cubicle where I worked at one of the largest Honolulu-based advertising agencies as a Junior Media Planner getting ready to eat my bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. A few bites in, my co-worker Paula (yep, this is her REAL name), walked past myContinue reading “i didn’t turn into oatmeal, by the way…”