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7 Honest Tips for Starting Your Fitness Journey

 

As a fitness professional, I’ve had the privilege of walking alongside many other women as they start their journey to a fitter, healthier life.

Not to mention, I’ve been there myself. I remember panicking over just walking into the weight room. I would walk in, spend 10 to 15 minutes using whatever equipment I already knew how to use, and bust out of there as fast as I could, hoping that nobody noticed me wandering around looking lost like a newbie. 

I remember a time when the only arm workout I wasn’t afraid of was pushing and pulling the handles of the elliptical machine. I remember being so confused about what to do, being scared of getting bulky, and being scared people could see that I didn't know what I was doing!

I’ve tried no rules/eat anything I like, clean eating, and tracking macros. I’ve had seasons in which I spent 6 days a week in the gym lifting heavy but I’ve also gone through seasons in...

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8 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Tracking Macros

 

I first came across the concept of tracking macros (also known as flexible dieting) at the end of my 2nd bikini competition prep. I was energetically drained from months of pounding skinless chicken breasts and egg whites. I’m not even exaggerating here… I ended my prep eating 11 oz of egg whites at breakfast… it was awful and, to be honest, I couldn’t hear the words ‘egg whites’ without feeling sick for a long time after. 

Anyway, the idea that I could actually eat foods I loved and reach my fitness goals really appealed to me. I felt like I needed more balance and less restrictions. I was tired of having to sprint past the bakery in the grocery store to avoid looking my cravings right in the face. 

When I finally took the leap and switched to flexible dieting, I achieved my best physique yet and I felt SO much better doing it. I found myself better able to manage cravings and enjoy life while reaching my physique...

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Is a Slow Metabolism REALLY Holding Back Your Weight Loss?

diet and nutrition Oct 17, 2019
 

Does it feel like no matter what you do, you just can't seem to lose weight?

Are you on a low calorie diet, exercising frequently, and still seeing no results?

Do you believe you might have a slow metabolism that is holding back your weight loss? 

As an online training and nutrition coach with an expertise in metabolic rehabilitation, this is a conversation I encounter frequently. All of the above are definitely signs that your metabolism could be slow. 

HOWEVER, there are a couple of things to consider to be absolutely sure this is your problem. To confirm this is truly your issue and pick the right game plan for your goals, you need to ask yourself the following questions.

Are You Tracking Your Food?

First and foremost, if you're not tracking your intake, you can't TRULY be sure you're on a lower calorie diet. Most people drastically under estimate how much they eat in a day. And it's not your fault!

A single serving of peanut butter (32g) has almost 200...

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