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?”

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”

are your long workouts preventing your weight loss?

Your long workouts may just be the reason you aren’t losing weight. Man, I can’t believe I’m actually saying that! After all, I’m a long distance triathlete and a personal trainer in Honolulu, Hawaii. Triathletes are not my clients. My ladies are not triathletes. So of course, I’m not going to train them as such. Continue reading “are your long workouts preventing your weight loss?”

are you a weight watcher?

I was watching TV the other day (I love TV BTW) and a Weight Watchers commercial came on showing a bunch of really happy people loving their slimmer waist lines thanks to counting points.  And it got me thinking…  The phrase “weight watchers” It’s shitty. And then that song “somebody, somebody’s watching me” started playingContinue reading “are you a weight watcher?”

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”

my fat loss formula part 3

Aloha Friday Tribe! Have you been reading my Fat Loss Series? To recap: =Fat Loss Part 1 covered common but incorrect Fat beliefs  =Fat Loss Part 2 discussed how STRESS affects fat loss (hormones) So today in Fat Loss Part 3, I want to share the way I go about helping my clients with fatContinue reading “my fat loss formula part 3”

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?”