There was a time when cardio was all the rage. It was the center of the fitness industry for decades (Jane Fonda anyone??), but oh how times have changed!
Today, muscle is coveted. And fairly recently, for the first time, women strive for the athletic, muscular look of an athlete over being thin.
And you know what? I think this is awesome! Not just because it shows how we are evolving but because there are tremendous benefits to carrying more muscle mass (and less body fat).
Are you a breakfast eater? Or dare I ask are you a “healthy” breakfast eater?
Maybe you need some inspiration for a few great breakfast foods. Maybe you don't have time and you need some healthy ideas for “grab and go” mornings - who doesn't ever run short on time in the mornings?
Maybe you're ready to ditch the “desserts” that are marketed as being “part of a complete breakfast”.
Don't worry, I have you covered!
There was a time years ago I fell into this trap. I saw someone on social media who looked how I wanted to look. I wanted to know EXACTLY what she did - workouts, meal plan, supplements, etc so I could do it too.
And I did. But the results weren't the same. Because I live in a different body than she does. I have different genetics than she does.
I learned quickly through my own experiments and through coaching that results are individual and that one person's approach that gets them phenomenal results won't work for the next person, particularly in regard to nutrition.
You know there is a bit of an over-emphasis (borderline obsession) about cholesterol, right? It's why everyone is eating boring, tasteless egg whites and avoiding the delicious, nutrient-dense yolk.
I feel sorry for these people. They are missing out on deliciousness!
Look cholesterol is not all bad. It just gets a bad rap. Did you know there is “good” cholesterol? Let me bust some common cholesterol myths right now starting with the myth that “cholesterol is cholesterol” because it's not.
You totally want to ditch your scale, don't you?
You may have this weird kind of relationship with your “weight”.
I mean, it doesn't define you (obviously).
What you weigh can matter but only to a certain extent.
Let's look at your waist circumference (well...you look at yours and I'll look at mine).
Do you remember your high school days? It's a definite stretch on my brain for me.
But seriously, do you?
I ask because when I was in high school, I was super jealous of all the "skinny" girls. (Yep, my weight issues started early in life.) These girls could always eat whatever they wanted to and their bodies never changed. Me? I would look at a french fry wrong and gain 5 pounds.
Who can relate? 🙋🏻
Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night?
Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day?
Oh, that elusive sleep. That time to relax and regenerate. To heal and repair.
If you need that coffee or two (or three) every morning you may get some very useful tips in this post.
Where are my coffee lovers at??
It's not a secret that I LOVE my coffee. There was a time when I would drink 2-3 cups at home and then have 1-2 grande mochas from Starbucks all in the same day. 😱
There was also a time in my life that I gave up coffee completely...COLD TURKEY. I'm not even sure why I did it. Oh, I remember now! Because someone told me it was toxic and causing me not to lose those unwanted pounds of fat.
Those same people have since switched their stance. 🙄
Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere ! It's why I was so frustrated when I tried to lose 40lbs and I'm sure you are overwhelmed by it all too.
Each expert and fitness professional tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you. Right?
We all do it. Sometimes the amazing aroma and delicious flavor gets the best of us. Especially if we're a bit on the hungry (or hangry) side.
I'm talking about overeating at meals. You know you've done it. I've done it.
Thanksgiving dinner anyone?? Sometimes those holiday feasts are just amazing. And I only make stuffing once a year so inevitably I'm a big blob of goo by the time the day is over.
And it's not just the abundance of delicious food but also the people, the decorations, and the ambiance.
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.