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 “

dieting does work

🅳🅸🅴🆃🅸🅽🅶 🅳🅾🅴🆂 🆆🅾🆁🅺! 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”

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?”

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”

here’s a #memorialdayworkout for ya!

Today’s trending #workout will definitely be #murph. So I wanted to give you an alternative.  Every holiday, as a Personal Trainer in person in Oahu, Hawaii and virtually for many clients around the world, I create a special workout for my online clients. And this #memorialday, I wanted to give you this too! Here’s aContinue reading “here’s a #memorialdayworkout for ya!”

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?”