Comparison is the Biggest Thief of Joy… & Progress!

Today I want to talk about progress. When we think of our fitness goals, we usually get caught up in all the ways we track progress: photos, measurements, scale, strength gains, endurance gains. But the thing that trips us up most in acknowledging our own progress: Comparison  We tend to get caught up in other people’s progress on social media. …

Tips For Weighing Yourself

PREFACE:  When you work with a coach: Make needs and goals clear. If you don’t want to weigh yourself, speak that out! Often we have nonscale victories that directly track progress: lifting heavier, progress pictures, measurements, the ability to run longer- there are so many ways! That being said- I do have clients that like the scale. They can look …

2 Most Important Questions for Your Success

As a nutrition coach and personal trainer, I’ve found that the 2 most important questions to ask when you want to lose or maintain your weight are:  Am I hungry? And How did today go? Ground breaking, right? No but seriously, these questions are extremely important! Am I hungry? might seem completely self explanatory, but it’s not quite as simple as …

Reward Yourself With Food? Listen Up!

Before we begin, let me just say, I am not here to ban you from celebrating huge milestones with a delicious dinner. There are plenty of legitimate occasions to worthy of some champagne and white table cloths. You got that huge promotion and want an evening out?  Yes Queen! You got engaged and are dining at your favorite Indian place?  …

Why Hiring a Meal Planner Isn’t Worth It

When I’m interviewing prospective clients, one of the most popular questions asked is “Do you offer meal plans?” I always answer no, and I’m usually met with “why?” Meal planning is a skill and something we should all figure out for ourselves (unless you have condition that requires a medically prescribed meal plan.) If you don’t fit into that category, I …

Why You Need to Stop Labeling Your Food

I am so over hearing about “good” and “bad” foods. I swear, everytime someone says, “Oh I can’t have that- it’s bad for me!” I can’t help but roll my eyes. I’m a nutrition coach and personal trainer. And if you know the tiniest bit about me and my approach to diet, you know that I don’t buy into restricting foods …

Tips to Enjoy Eating Out

When I first began my fitness journey, in 2015, I went 12 weeks without missing a workout, without eating out, or eating a single food I deemed “unhealthy”. When I made plans to go out for dinner with friends, I’d just order tea and eat when I got home. At the time, I saw myself as being disciplined and dedicated …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Get You Into the Gym

Beginning anything is difficult. We often don’t know where to start and feel super overwhelmed. Whether this is your first time beginning a program or you’ve taken some time away from the gym, these tips are here to guide you.   Adopt a “Beginner’s Mindset”:  Clear your brain of all doubts, limiting expectations, and assumptions and get curious. Oftentimes we …

10 Tips to Help You Gain Body Acceptance

Most women find at least one flaw within their physical appearance each day. If you were as shocked to read that as I was, raise your hand.  So much of what we’ve grown up watching, reading and viewing has impacted our beauty standards and what we view as ideal. If you’re like me and struggle with body acceptance or self …

Throw Out the All or Nothing Mentality

Oftentimes we are told to do more, work harder, and restrict calories to lose weight. I can tell you from personal experience that I did not find my healthiest or strongest self in this mindset. When I first began my fitness journey, in 2015, I went 12 weeks without missing a workout, without eating out, or eating a single food …

Why is Protein Important for Weight Loss?

A lot of my clients come to me with a lack of protein in their diet. This is a common issue because it is so easy to eat a diet of mostly carbs and fats. Our favorite packaged foods are full of them and we have so many at our disposal- even the “healthy” ones! But it’s important to remember …