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

Wellness

Weight loss and the Shrink

When I work with someone interested in a fitness program, I have them fill out copious forms (partly to see how motivated they are) and one of the questions is "What is your main goal?" Guess what 99% of folks put? To "lose weight" and "be healthier". Let's get real here, people work out because… Continue reading Weight loss and the Shrink

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!

Nutrition, Weight management, Wellness

Rant: Why nutritional cleanses DON’T work.

Juice cleanses, cabbage cleanses, water cleanses, colon detox, liver flush...guess what? I call B.S. on all of these. (Sorry for the language if you're reading this Mom...). Here's a word to the wise - and trust me on this one: nutritional cleanses DO NOT WORK. Our liver and other organs do an excellent job of… Continue reading Rant: Why nutritional cleanses DON’T work.

Wellness

Here’s why you hate the treadmill.

Listening to the Current on CBC radio this week, (which incidentally is in my top 3 fave radio shows...nope actually I'd say its become my most favorite), I heard host Anna Maria Tremonti state the opener: "Hate the gym? History explains why the treadmill feels like torture." I leaned in. This is actually quite fascinating… Continue reading Here’s why you hate the treadmill.

Wellness

Top 3 habits for health. (3 minute video.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4gwzsnVQNs&t=2s N.B. I feel the need to clarify: that thing in my bangs is the end of a bobby pin...not a flake! LOL:)  Also - sorry about my "fruit is bad, carbs are bad" mini rant. 🙂 Drink an 8 ounce cup of water first thing in the morning before anything else. Drink water throughout… Continue reading Top 3 habits for health. (3 minute video.)