Tag Archives: Diet

The 7 Hottest Topics in Fitness

There are many topics I’ve written about, seven in particular, that are clearly here to stay in terms of debate and scientific study in the fitness community.  I know this because they keep turning up in health sections of major newspapers and in fitness magazines and blogs. I am but one tiny voice in the fitness […]

When More Is Less

Fitness has become trendy.  It stems from celebrities and their trainers touting workouts on social media which leads to a certain segment of the population doing the same.  For better or for worse, workout and post-workout selfies are everywhere. This phenomenon has spurred an increase in participation in endurance races and people fighting over space in group exercise classes.  […]

Laugh, and the World Laughs with You

Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone. For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth But has trouble enough of its own Ella Wheeler Wilcox submitted her “Solitude” poem to The New York Sun in 1883.  What a valuable life lesson in four, short lines.  It earned her $5 for being selected for […]

March’s Small Step: Accentuate the Positives, Eliminate the Negatives

This month’s Small Step is all about setting yourself up for success.  Remember, fitness is a lifestyle not a diet or exercise program with an end date.  Even making changes in small, manageable increments, as my program advocates, doesn’t guarantee one won’t get derailed especially if she is relying only on willpower and well-intended plans.  What’s needed […]

February’s Small Step: Plan Ahead

Just as we can’t “wing it” when it comes to work, parental obligations and important appointments on our calendars, so it is true with fitness.  To say, “I will go to the gym 3 times a week and eat 3 healthy meals a day,” without a concrete plan for how you will accomplish that is […]

Hurray for #thisgirlcan – It’s About Time

If you’ve been a regular reader of my blog you know that my mission is more than simply a personal trainer handing out exercise and healthy eating tips.  The mission most dear to my heart is to rail against the body image focus that dominates our society and replace it with a focus on health […]

The Truth Behind Our Biggest Fitness Mistakes

The impetus behind my Small Steps series is my frustration and sadness with witnessing people – both loved ones and our society as whole – making attempts to take control of their health in all the wrong ways.  Eventually, when their efforts don’t produce the results they want, they give up, feeling like failures.  That’s […]