Fitness & Wellness Blog

The Importance of Support

April 21, 2015

While embarking on your weight loss journey, it’s really important to have a good support system.  Life is always going to throw curveballs, so having someone to help you through challenging times is important.  In addition, accountability is a major factor for successful weight loss.  Finding the right person to hold you accountable for your … Keep Reading »

Why Fad Diets Fail

April 20, 2015

We have all tried fad diets and have found that they only lead to temporary weight loss.  Many people even gain more weight back than they initially lost after trying a fad diet.  The reason that these diets never work is because they fail to address permanent behavior change.  Many of these include meal replacement … Keep Reading »

Understanding Triggers

April 17, 2015

Triggers are situations, feelings, or events that can cause negative reactions.  When it comes to weight loss, it’s important to understand which triggers can cause you to overeat, make poor food choices, or forgo exercise.  For some people, triggers may include feelings such as sadness, loneliness, anxiety, and worry.  For others, triggers may include specific … Keep Reading »

Total Body Stability

April 16, 2015

To improve your overall stability, try the following move found in Women’s Health Magazine.  Grab a stability ball and lie face down directly on top of it.   Place your hands and toes on the floor to keep from rolling.  Once you are in a comfortable position, slowly raise your right hand and point it directly … Keep Reading »

Vision Board

April 15, 2015

The main reason we fail to meet our weight loss goals is that we lose motivation.  Therefore, it is important to create strategies that help to increase motivation.  One great strategy for this is to create a vision board.  You can add pictures, mantras, inspirational quotes, your specific goals, and anything else that inspires you.  … Keep Reading »

Looking Inside

April 14, 2015

Why do you want to lose weight? Have you ever really looked deeply inside yourself to answer this question?  Oftentimes I hear people say that they want to fit into a certain size or they want to look good for a reunion or wedding.  Surface reasons for losing weight do not provide any intrinsic motivation, … Keep Reading »

Focus on Your Journey

April 13, 2015

Oftentimes, we focus on the outcome of a major goal rather than on the smaller steps along the way.  Losing weight can be a long and challenging journey, but you can learn so much as you go through the process.  If you tend to focus more on your end goal than on the progress you’re … Keep Reading »

Weight Loss and Relationships

April 10, 2015

Research has shown that many women gain weight when they are in new relationships.  Women also find it hard to reach their weight loss goals when their long-term partner is not on the same healthy path.  Whether you’re in a new relationship or you’ve been married for years, here are some tips to keep you … Keep Reading »

Barbell Row

April 9, 2015

The Barbell Row, found in Women’s Health Magazine, is a killer move for toning your back and arm muscles. Start by holding a moderately heavy barbell (15-25 lbs) with your hands shoulder-width apart and your palms facing up.  Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart keeping your weight on your heels.  While bending at the knee, … Keep Reading »

Wall Ball Squeeze

April 8, 2015

The Wall Ball Squeeze is a great move for toning the core, glute, and adductor (inner thigh) muscles.  This exercise will also help to stabilize your pelvic and hip muscles.  Start by placing a light medicine ball in between your knees.  Standing with your back against the wall and your feet two feet away from … Keep Reading »

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