A short rant

I love to share my thoughts, meals, and favorite wellness articles on Facebook. Are we Facebook friends yet? No? >>> Click here to request friendship >>> Click here to join my community page >>> Click here to join the Fit Moms For Life FB community I recently went on a bit of a rant on Facebook and it went a little viral and was shared and viewed thousands of times, … [Read more...]

The #1 Thing Required to Lose Fat and Transform Your Life

The Actor Hugh Laurie once said, “It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready." I agree with this quote and believe that actually, no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, "now is as good a time as any.” I was standing on a big pier 25 feet above the water in my … [Read more...]

THIS Trumps Willpower (and how you can harness it to reach your goals!)

In a recent blog post I shared with you the ONE THING you can do to reach your health and fitness goals - just show up. If I could give you the second ONE THING it would be this… Focus on eliminating unhealthy temptations in your life. Many people believe that fat people are lazy. I hear this quite often, and to be honest, starting out as an ignorant fitness professional a decade ago, I … [Read more...]

5 Lifestyle Hacks I Use to Stay Lean

The other day I shared with you the idea that your environment will trump your willpower long term. Today I want to share 5 things that I have implemented in my own life to reduce the amount of willpower I need to exert to stay lean, healthy and fit. These rules I have put in place are based off me knowing my own tendencies which are: I will finish anything in front of me. This includes the … [Read more...]

Why Friends Sabotage Your Success and What To 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 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 believe that change is possible and that you are worth … [Read more...]

Your eyes will not be dry after watching this

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Today, I want to introduce you to Mary—a woman who has been a deep inspiration for me. Check out the video below to hear her tell her story in her own words. By deciding to put herself first, and deciding that she was worth the effort, Mary was able to transform her entire life. Years later, she has maintained her progress and is a new person—she is trying new things that were once out … [Read more...]

Why Friends Sabotage Your Success and What To 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 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 believe that change is possible and that you are worth … [Read more...]

You won’t have a dry eye after you open this

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Early this morning, after climbing my 108 floors of stairs, I received an email from a friend asking me if I had heard of an athlete named Amanda Sullivan. I had not, but I quickly investigated. After only a few minutes of reading and watching some video on her, I had tears streaming down my face. In a moment I will share a couple links to articles and videos of her story. I talk so much … [Read more...]

Motivation Monday

My good friend and one of the world’s leading healthy living experts, Yuri, sent out a recent newsletter that I just loved, so I am sharing it with you today. You might have seen him on Dr. Oz last week and heard about his new book, Eating For Energy. We are on the same page when it comes to how to fuel our bodies. Here is his post. Enjoy! “I have to thank my wife Amy for giving me this … [Read more...]

Crying on the bathroom floor

Lizzy

The story I want to share with you today is from a mom named, Liz. Liz is now the head trainer at the Fit Moms Transformation Center, but if you would have known her just 4-5 years ago, you would have never guessed the path she would take. Here is Liz telling us her story in her own words… “I was lucky enough to be a stay at home mom with my boys, but with that came a lot of isolation and … [Read more...]