Motivation! - Article written by Susan ArrudaRead More
Kids are a joy as well as a challenge and because you are much more limited in your area of personal freedom, the demands surrounding time for exercise increases substantially!Read More
FOOD PUSHERS: How to deal with food overload and the mom, family member or friend that want's to love you with food:
Learn to say NO politely, of course! Get comfortable with declining food or not joining in with rounds of drinks (or bring a bottle of your own Perrier), and/or...Read More
Holidays, celebrations, family gatherings, and get togethers seem to be synonymous with an abundance of food and high calorie, tasty, tempting treats. There are several ways to approach the big event without suffering the consequences of guilt, regret, bloating, and serious disappointment in your lack of self-control! Some Tips:Read More
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THE OVERWEIGHT PERSON NEXT TO ME LAST NIGHT
Last night I went to the movies. I was happily settled in to watch Benicio Del Toro bring massive tension to his new movie, “Sicario.” I was in a VIP theater, the kind with oversized plush seating and then, after the previews, just before the main feature, the person beside me also took his seat. He was very large, well over 300 Lb. Next came the smell of fried fish, french fries, popcorn and what was perhaps a “diet” soda, though I am guessing about the diet part.
Well over 10 years after having dropped over 100 Lb. it reminded me of this; just like anything else in life, everyday in weight loss is a process of seemingly small consistent choices that all add up to a final result. When I took the healthier pre made snack I had with me out of my pocket, I did not feel “superior” to the guy next to me. Who knows what kind of stress he may have in his life. He may be an amazing father, a great husband, I have no idea. However, there was a desire in me for him to know that if he perhaps felt trapped, he could change his life, one choice, one bite at a time.
Weight is lost the same way it is gained, one choice at a time, over a period of time. Don’t over complicate it. It is actually quite simple.
This is a biggie, folks. Ignorance!
All roads that lead to excuses usually wind up in compromise and how we eat is no exception.
I have consulted people’s nutrition and exercise numbering in the thousands, let’s focus on food for a moment.
Great, You Are Exercising... I think.
In this second part of my 5 part series on “Why You Are Not Losing Weight,” I will look at exercising.
Okay, there can be many reasons as to why that fat won't let go.
You are exercising, eating "right" and making an effort. So what gives?
In my debut series I will touch on several areas from food planning, mindsets and other pitfalls and successes.Read More
Having a fit and healthy body doesn’t necessarily correlate to always feeling the part. As individuals, we set a precedent and a standard for ourselves to succeed and excel in many different areas of our lives.Read More
Abdominals are at the 'core' of it all and as a result, involved in everything we do. Refer to the article, The Deep Truth About Abs which discusses the four different abdominal layers. Strong abdominals are necessary for maintaining good alignment and having a strong healthy back. Did you know...Read More
DO YOU REALLY?
One proclamation that we repeatedly hear is “well, I know what to do, the problem is doing it.” Well, I am going to challenge you on that, because the truth is most people actually think they know what to do, but they don't!Read More
We're all too familiar with the traditional abdominal exercises that involve variations of forward curls and crunches but many people are simply performing these incorrectly. The focus seems to be on quantity rather than quality. It's a busy life folks, and I'm all about efficiency of movement and making it count.Read More
The commercial diet programs now advocating "no calorie counting, no weighing and basically no thinking," these are the companies who do not want us to think for ourselves. They just want us consuming their product. Permanent and safe weight loss requires thought and knowledge. Take it from me, you do not drop 160 Lb. and keep it off for 10 years by not thinking.Read More
EXERCISE IS NON-NEGOTIABLE
Why exercise? Why do you train so hard? What motivates you? How do you train for life and continue to push through tough seasons?Read More
I have consulted thousands of one on one cases of people who wanted to lose weight and I have found some common, albeit startling beliefs, patterns and practices.Read More
After holding thousands of consultations, both privately and for large fitness chains, I can say with absolute surety that there are undeniable patterns at play when it comes to whether or not someone elects to work with a fitness trainer. At the very top of the list is "I'd love to, but I can't afford it."Read More
If you're an athlete, an avid fitness enthusiast, and/or trying to figure out how to exercise on our own, you've undoubtedly experienced it - INJURIES. It plagues most athletes (and then some) and the recurrence and flare up of those injuries can be an area of contention!Read More
Training and a healthy lifestyle are an essential component of my life and well-being, as it is for anyone pursuing health, fitness and overall wellness.Read More
It’s two days following her double title wins at the 2009 WBFF World Championships and the newly crowned PRO is still at it.Read More