Fitness, Injury Info, Wellness

What you don’t know about over-training might hurt you. Literally.

Ever heard of over-training? Here's what you need to know.  Over-training syndrome can be defined as excessive high intensity training and diminished rest periods resulting in constant tiredness, decreased performance, hormone & brain changes, frequent illness & mood alterations, otherwise known as burnout - quite similar to adrenal insufficiency or fatigue. It is generally talked about… Continue reading What you don’t know about over-training might hurt you. Literally.

Fitness, Sarcasm & Good Info, Weight management

The ultimate guide to a no equipment workout – Part 1 of 4

Think body weight training is just for beginners? Think again. What if I told you I could offer you a workout that required virtually no equipment, could be done almost anywhere, is free, and is effective in enhancing the shape of your body? What if I told you the body weight exercises weren't all burpees… Continue reading The ultimate guide to a no equipment workout – Part 1 of 4

Fitness, Sarcasm & Good Info, Wellness

Shocking before and after pics!

  I know you know this. Everyone knows this, right? Here's my PSA about before and after photos. They can be very easily staged. Honestly. It cracks me up because I regularly do them in my full length mirror for my almost 7 year old and she laughs her head off. Check it out:   Get it?… Continue reading Shocking before and after pics!

Fitness, Habit Change, Nutrition, Weight management, Wellness

What no one told you about fat.

Every time I talk to someone about extra fat, diet inevitably comes up. Myself included. When I reach for that extra cinnamon bun, visions of my Mom belly (which I love and accept fully now - or at least I'm not beating myself up over anymore 😉) come into my mind - expanding like a… Continue reading What no one told you about fat.

Fitness, Habit Change, Weight management

This acronym will change your life. A 30 second read.

You've heard of "SMART" goals, right? You know, the acronym first coined by George T. Doran, a consultant and former Director of Corporate Planning for Washington Water Power Company in Spokane? Well if not, here's what it stand for: S - Specific M - Measurable A - Attainable or Assignable R - Realistic T - Time… Continue reading This acronym will change your life. A 30 second read.

Fitness, Weight management

How to measure body fat percentage.

  There are a myriad of ways to measure body fat percentage from the quick and fairly painless to the very (and I mean very) detailed. One method is very different from another and might be extremely accurate, while others have quite the margin of error. To help you navigate the numerous techniques, read on for… Continue reading How to measure body fat percentage.

Fitness, Weight management

If you don’t know the difference between Body Fat percentage and BMI, you need to read this.

It's not vain to know your own body fat measure. It's not just for body builders or fitness enthusiasts either. In fact it is actually a good thing to know along with your blood pressure, heart rate, cholesterol level...etc. However what your doctor tells you is likely NOT your body fat level but your Body Mass… Continue reading If you don’t know the difference between Body Fat percentage and BMI, you need to read this.