Why Your Friends Are Jealous of You (And What You Can Do About It)

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Does it ever feel like every time you gain momentum and start to make progress in a program, some of your friends and family start to sabotage your efforts? You are not alone and this is one of the other huge reasons why it can be tough to stick with a program. Here’s how it usually goes. You are doing great. You are in the right mindset now—you did the 10 year visioning exercise (that we’ll … [Read more...]

Why running sucks… and causes you to gain fat

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Have you ever gone to a “big box” healthclub or gym? They are filled with treadmills and cardio machines. And you see infomercials and ads for ellipticals and treadmills, to help you lose weight. You see skinny people running, and it seems like what you need to do to drop a few pounds. But I have news for you. Running, while not a bad thing, is not a good way to lose weight. In fact, if you … [Read more...]

Best Shape of Her Life at 61? See how she did it

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Have you ever met someone for the first time and you instantly felt more energetic and positive by being around that person? That is what happened to me recently as I met an awesome woman named Mary. Mary works for a billion dollar organic food company that I am working with to help their wellness program get even better than it is already. She had been doing my program for the past 5 years and … [Read more...]

5 foods you should never eat/that leave you fat and with no energy

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If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably tried a dozen diets that have not worked. Maybe you lost weight, only to gain it back again. Or maybe the diet just wasn’t practical for your family. Perhaps it left you feeling worse than when you started. The thing about diets is that almost all of them are too extreme and too restrictive. They just aren’t sustainable. Not only are many of … [Read more...]

Why ALL Diet and Exercise Programs Fail and How To Fix It

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If you are anything like most of us, you’ve had trouble staying motivated when trying to get healthy and lose weight. Perhaps you’ve spent money on other programs in the past, had some success and stayed motivated for awhile, but you find that you always slide back. I’ve got news for you—this is NOT your fault! It’s NOT because you can’t stick with it, or don’t have any willpower, or will never … [Read more...]

The Dirty 4 Letter F-word

I hope you are enjoying this unseasonably cool weather we are having this week! The past handful of days I have listened to about 14 hours of podcasts and read several books, and I have discovered that in all the content I'm listening to and reading about, there is an underlining theme of the importance of overcoming our fears. I am going to keep this short today, but I would like to … [Read more...]

What It Means To Be A Girl

When clients come to me and say, "I can only do girl push ups" it really bothers me. What is that even suppose to mean? I know they mean on their knee push-ups, but I ask them the question why do girls need to do push ups on their knees? The women I train can usually get off their knees and onto their toes. At Fit Moms For Life we are constantly asking ourselves what does it mean to … [Read more...]

How many burpees does it take to burn off a piece of cheesecake?

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What feeling do you get when you hear or read the word burpee? If you are like most of my clients, just the mere mention of a burpee likely fills you with dread because you know just how tiring and challenging burpees can be. One of my clients shared the following chart with me. … [Read more...]

Will you be around for your grandkids?!

The past 6 weeks I have spoken to more corporations, teacher conventions, after school programs and other organizations, than any other time in my career. In many of these interactive sessions I ask this one simple question... “How will your life look and feel 10-20 years from now if you continue some of your unhealthy habits and likely add a couple more unhealthy habits to your life?" The … [Read more...]

Only read if you’re ready to live each day all out!

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I recently spent a week out in Colorado hiking a bunch of 14ers. A 14er is a mountain over 14,000 feet. There are between 54-58 of these mountains in Colorado. One of the items on my bucket list is to climb each one of these Colorado 14ers. Click here to check out the rest of my bucket list and then go create a bucket list of your own! Climbing mountains (aggressive hiking as I like to call … [Read more...]