• Monday Mood: Unrealistic Expectations, Pt. 2

    Client – a person or organization using or receiving the benefits of a service provided by a professional person or company.  When looking to use someone for their professional services, like personal training or nutrition coaching, there are some baseline expectations that the client should have of the coach they choose to work with.  Starting a journey into health and wellness can be a scary thing, especially when you have no idea where to start. Being unsure of where to begin is why people seek personal trainers – even if…

  • Monday Mood: Unrealistic Expectations Pt. 1

    This post in its entirety is meant for both trainers and clients, and those just starting out in the fitness world (be it as a trainer or a client), but I’ve decided to split it up because there’s a lot. I believe that many of us have unrealistic expectations of a multitude of things in life. Working in this industry, I see a lot of expectations that are too high and won’t be met fast enough or actually will never be met. Through this post, I hope my fellow coaches,…

  • 5 Tips to Survive Whole30

    I made it through 30 days of having black coffee and no cheese! Among a few other things! I just want to start by saying how much I actually ENJOYED these 30 days, they flew by and I feel awesome on so many levels! This past August, I had attempted Whole30 and bailed after just 4 days. After giving myself another 4 months of freedom from any sort of ‘diet’ or restriction and also feeling like crap (due to eating anything and everything), I had had enough and was ready…

  • Why I Stopped Fasting

    Intermittent fasting had been a part of my daily routine for about 7 months through 2019 following my last competition prep. After 7 months of IF from May to December, I decided it was time to transition out of this eating style. Why Did I Do Intermittent Fasting?                I chose to give intermittent fasting a try back in May when I was struggling a bit with food. I had just finished my 2nd competitive season and didn’t exactly have the best relationship with food, nor did I really have…

  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Set Goals

    If you haven’t noticed already from previous posts, I make a pretty big deal out of goal setting and taking action towards the things that I see value in. Seeing that we are 2 weeks into 2020, I’m sure the New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. I think it’s great that resolutions are made at the beginning of the year, but right now I want to take a minute to emphasize why resolutions aren’t the best choice for habit change and why goal setting is a better use of…

  • New Month. New Goals.

    December is here! Where has this year gone?! I can’t believe that there’s only a month left of 2019. So much has happened throughout this year and I’m excited to have a strong finish to 2019. Seeing that it’s a new month, I want to put my December goals out there. I’ve always had a habit of writing goals, but recently I have been putting a bit more focus into them and defining those goals more. Doing so has allowed me to target where I want to be and what…

  • Flexibility through the Holidays

    I can’t believe Thanksgiving is 2 days away! This year has absolutely flown by. Seeing that it’s my 1st holiday season where I won’t be on prep, I’ve been thinking about how I want to approach the next 4 weeks of being repeatedly punched in the face by the amazing food that comes with Thanksgiving, holiday parties, and Christmas. Depending on the day, I have very limited to absolutely ZERO self control around food. Being in the off season and with no competition in sight until late 2020, one of…

  • Do It For Yourself

    Think about this for a minute… Are you: a) Doing What You Want To Do The things that spark your motivation and happiness. The things that point you on the path towards your goals. OR b) Doing What Others Are Expecting of You? If you answered YES to a, then you are on the right track! If you answered YES to b, then it may be time to do a little reflecting on what you want and if you what you are currently doing is serving you properly. I believe we’re…

  • Life Updates

    🍁FALL IS HERE!🎃 It’s been a bit since I’ve posted anything…oops What’s new… Mini Health Scare Training + Diet Changes Upcoming Travel Plans #1 Question Mini Health Scare So my kidneys were in hyper drive and I didn’t know it. Or at least that’s what my blood test results said. At 23, that is apparently very alarming to a doctor…so met with my primary care physician to discuss why my creatinine (compound produced by metabolism of creatine) and BUN (amount of urea nitrogen found in the blood) levels were elevated,…

  • The Guilt Series: Off Days

    What is Guilt? Guilt (noun): feelings of deserving blame especially for imagined offenses or from a sense of inadequacy. Lately guilt has been cramping my style. It’s been stomping on my training schedule, specifically rest days. It charges in every time I try to take a rest day, which leads to me not taking time off…even when it’s absolutely needed. The crazy person that I am (just a tad bit obsessive/controlling with some things…like my training), I created a calendar in Excel. The purpose of this was to help me stay organized and on…