Fat loss. These two words are on most people’s lips at all times in the fitness industry. It’s likely a lot of you reading this right now are dying to lose some body fat and become leaner. You’ve probably already tried loads of quick tips here and there, but they just don’t seem to work. I'm right aren't I?
The term “coconut shoulders” is used to describe the appearance of two key muscles in the upper body: the trapezius and deltoids. I first heard it from my competition coach. The phrase earns its name from the appearance of these muscles when they are worked hard regularly; they begin to round and bulge, and take on an appearance that brings to mind coconuts underneath the skin. It’s a much wanted look that shows off your upper body strength - but it’s also incredibly hard to attain.
Welcome to Feature Friday, where I will introduce you to some of my amazing sisters in fitness. If you missed my first few posts in the series, just click on the Feature Friday category to the right to see all of the amazing women I have featured. The ladies featured in this series rise above the fitness industry BS of quick fixes, detoxes, cleanses and/or working out for hours every week in order to achieve results. I am confident that you will find them encouraging and inspirational to your fitness journey.
Today I'm honored to introduce you to Amy Vandeputte of Fast Forward Amy. Amy was inspired to become a coach after learning so much through her own weight loss & health journey and saw other people struggling with the same things she used to struggle with. She thought it would be a shame not to help them with the things she had learned! This way she could help them reach success faster, and they wouldn't have to read all the books and courses she had taken.
Happy New Year! I hope your last day of 2017 and celebrations into 2018 were amazing!
And so, the holiday season is over for another 11 months. They were great while they lasted but all of that extra food you ate is now starting to take its toll on you. Busted can of biscuits anyone?
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas time with your loved ones. This time of the year is all about catching up on long overdue quality family time and seeing friends. Unfortunately, the only downside to the holidays is that we humans created the custom of attaching festivities to masses amount of food and drinking over the centuries.
Therefore many people will wake up on the morning of December 26th or January 1st feeling sluggish, dozy and potentially miserable. If that sounds like you, read on to find out how to get rid of the guilt and get back on the fitness track asap.
Chances are you have tried one or more of the trending cleanses or detoxes in the past. Don't worry, I have too. Did you get any results? If so, how long did it last?
Many products, often promoted by celebs are flooding the fitness market every day and make people believe it’s possible to lose pounds overnight. Today I’ll explain how it works and why you should avoid them if your goal is to lose your excess fat and keep it off for the rest of your life.
Here we go again, Thanksgiving is on our doorstep (2 days to go yaay!), everybody will be talking roast turkey, cranberry sauce and of course pumpkin pie among others.
Can you believe it’s already November? Wasn't it yesterday that we celebrated New Year's? Don’t get me wrong, I love the holiday season! It kicks off with Halloween, stretches through Thanksgiving and Christmas all the way into the New Year.
Everybody becomes jollier, I get to see friends and family more, shop and cook for people (wait...what?), both of which I enjoy very much. However, there are some real traps for people on a fitness journey.
Do you feel like you’ve been working forever to shed that stubborn fat and your whole life feels like one long challenging fat loss journey?
Before you read this, you might want to grab a cup of coffee and have a seat because I have a lot on my heart that I need to get out.
I came to the realization yesterday that I haven’t been 100% authentic to myself and to you.
But first let me provide a little background for you.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve never felt like I fit in.
I am a wife, mom, grandma & former professional “diet and exercise hopper" who understands the challenges of being 40lb overweight after having children & the damage repeated sense of failure can cause to your confidence and self-esteem.