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i did no exercise, isn’t that n.e.a.t?

I haven’t had an epic exercise week that wasn’t “prescribed” in a while. When I say prescribed, I mean, like the lifts I am scheduled to do or the classes or cardio that I HAVE to do as a Honolulu Personal Trainer. With my move, I’ve gotten in A SHIT TON of exercise and steps,Continue reading “i did no exercise, isn’t that n.e.a.t?”

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 𝒂𝒎 𝒈𝒖𝒊𝒍𝒕𝒚 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔! 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒕 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒕 2 𝒅𝒆𝒄𝒂𝒅𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒉𝒂𝒎𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒓 🐹𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒆𝒍. Today I discuss the 4TH fat loss obstacle I myself am personally GUILTY off – can you guess what that is??? #honolulupersonaltrainer #doasIsaynotasIdo ———> 🅳🅾🅸🅽🅶 🅷🅸🅸🆃 🅰🅻🅻 🆃🅷🅴 🆃🅸🅼🅴 ———> 𝘿𝙊𝙄𝙉𝙂𝙃𝙄𝙄𝙏𝘼𝙇𝙇𝙏𝙃𝙀𝙏𝙄𝙈𝙀 ———> D̳O̳I̳N̳G̳ ̳H̳I̳I̳T̳ ̳A̳L̳L̳ ̳T̳H̳E̳ ̳T̳I̳M̳E̳ Ya getContinue reading “why you should quit HIIT”

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””

are you in a weight loss plateau?

Can you guess the ONE word that dieters absolutely dread? It starts with the letter P… Not yet? It’s PLATEAU! I get it completely. When trying to lose weight, if the scale ain’t moving, you feel STUCK, defeated, doubtful, and overwhelmed. And sadly enough, this is the time when I see clients throw in theContinue reading “are you in a weight loss plateau?”

hormonal fat loss players

Is losing body fat an uphill battle for you? Does it feel like you just can’t seem to lose weight despite exercising and eating right? You could say these last 5 years have been a hormonal roller coaster for me personally.  At 36 years old, I was told I was approaching menopause while I enduredContinue reading “hormonal fat loss players”

fat loss formula – part 4 alcohol

Fat Loss Series Part 4: Alcohol! I will never be the personal trainer that says you can’t drink or eat something. It’s not my philosophy; never has been and never will be. Why? Because I practice what I preach. Yes, I eat chocolate and I love to have a glass of wine with my friends,Continue reading “fat loss formula – part 4 alcohol”

fat loss formula part 2 – stress

Fat Loss Series Part Two! 👉🏾👉🏾👉🏾👉🏾STRESS Your body is resilient. Your body can manage stress like a champ! In fact, we thrive when we are met with periodic stress. For instance, physical stress (exercise) is good in controlled doses. We get stronger, faster, leaner when stress is appropriately applied. BUT in today’s society, CHRONIC stressContinue reading “fat loss formula part 2 – stress”