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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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How to Maintain Your Fitness Goals During the Holidays

diet staying on track Oct 23, 2019
 

The holidays are right around the corner but that doesn’t mean your fitness goals have to suffer! It also doesn’t mean that you have to give up this special time with your loved ones in order to reach your goals. 

The following tips have helped my clients and I for years with sticking to our fitness goals while also enjoying the holidays.

1. Drink your water.

I recommend consuming at least 2 L per day every day. But especially during the holidays you’re going to want to be militant about sticking to this. Water helps with proper digestion, which will be especially important after a hefty Thanksgiving meal, for example. 

A lot of the weight gain you experience post eating out or holiday meal is from heavier sodium than normal. I talk more about that HERE. But to summarize, your body tries to maintain a balance between your water and sodium levels. This means that big holiday meal = big sodium = your body holding onto more water to maintain...

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