40 days without candy

It’s assumed fitness professionals lead by example. They want to keep up appearances of a healthy lifestyle by posting pictures of their food and workouts on social media. And if they’re ripped, even better. Pictures with little or no clothes get lots of clicks and likes. And there’s nothing wrong with that in my book. … Continue reading 40 days without candy

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Restore your squat

Love them or hate them, squats are a part of your everyday routine from the moment you wake up and until you go to bed. Throughout the day, you’ve performed the squatting movement several times, possibly without realizing it. For example, Getting in and out of bed When nature calls Picking something off the floor … Continue reading Restore your squat

What the fitness industry doesn’t tell you

Can you keep a secret? I can’t, I’m lousy at it. My loose lips have sunk many a friendship. Read on because I’m at it again. There are health professionals out there in cyberspace who claim to have secret methods for you to lose fat, gain muscle and to get your best body ever. All … Continue reading What the fitness industry doesn’t tell you

You have the power

I haven't had candy for 22 days (as I gave it up for lent) and I've made a few observations of myself and some long-held nutritional beliefs during the past 3 weeks. Here they are in no particular order.     You've been told that elimination diets don't work because eventually you'll give into your … Continue reading You have the power

How to exercise when you’re a parent

If you’re a parent, you know raising kids and all it entails is almost a full-time job. You may have wondered (at one time or another) how could I possibly get or stay in shape when I have to care for others before myself? Between planning and cooking meals school and after school activities shopping … Continue reading How to exercise when you’re a parent

Screwing up

I remember my first personal training client like it was yesterday. Yes, time does fly when you’re a middle-aged coach who has spent too much time in gyms watching people admire themselves. And before you even ask, I never looked into a mirror I didn’t like.     She was originally from Ireland, loved to … Continue reading Screwing up

My shoes

Look at these shoes below. They don’t look like much and they’ve definitely seen better days. These shoes were given to me by a friend who is now making God laugh with his offbeat, brutish sense of humor. He’d have you laughing out loud one minute and then burying your head in your hands (in … Continue reading My shoes