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The last few years I was getting my blood work done at my yearly OB/GYN appointment. But they never had me fast before it, so I knew it was not 100% accurate. My cholesterol always showed a bit high for LDL, but that is genetic for me. My OB/GYN said I did not need to be concerned.
I’m turning 45 in August and decided it was probably time for a full physical through my general practitioner. This meant I could have a real blood panel checked and to get my doctor’s approval before I start training for another Ironman. I really was not worried at all, just trying to be responsible for my health.
Well, I was a little...
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People ask me all the time, “How did you get Charley to be a runner? Did he always love it?” It’s a great question! You would think I would answer, “he has just loved running since he was walking! He always wanted to do it.” Not true. It did not happen like that.
As a parent, I made it my mission to expose Charley (my now 14-year-old son) to as many sports as possible when he was young. I signed him up for soccer when he was a toddler (and all he did was play with blades of grass as the ball went by). Then, came T-Ball. When we moved to Texas we got involved with baseball. It was his sport for a couple years until HE...
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Breaking my foot 3 weeks before the London Marathon was not on my calendar of Things-To-Do! My doctors approved me to run the race as long as I was cautious and let pain be my guide. I was lucky to be able to walk/run the entire race and experience that incredible marathon. However, I did come home to a more severe break in my 3rd metatarsal. That being said, the doctor said it was not displaced and would heal in 6 weeks IF I stayed in a boot and did not run. I totally understood the guidelines and wanted to heal 100%! So, I was NOT going to stray from my doctor’s orders.
But 6 weeks in a boot is pretty tough on a gal who loves to work out! But it did...
As I get older, I have learned to love my body. I try to accept the things about it that I once hated! Yes, I also hated many parts of my body. My whole life I grew up thinking my booty was too big, and I had too much cellulite. I could never find a pair of jeans to fit me because my waistline is super small, but my booty and thighs are not! I literally went through high school covering my back side at all times! And yet, I look back and can’t believe how small that booty truly was!
Today, as I coach hundreds of clients to help them lose weight and/or get in the best shape of their lives, I realize that what is troubling most people is BODY EXPECTATIONS! Instead of focusing on the healthy body that we are blessed with,...
I studied Chinese Medicine for 4 years (Masters in Science/ Eastern Medicine) and can apply almost everything I learned to all aspects of health! There is something we used in diagnosing all patients called the 10 Questions. I still use it today for my weight loss clients to see where they are at in terms of overall health. As I review each question below, answer on your own to see if you have any imbalances!
Spring break is around the corner and then it will be summer season! Perhaps you have road trips planned or vacations around the world? Well, no matter where you are headed here are some tips to keep your waistline in check so you don’t come home 5 pounds heavier and feeling unhealthy!
Before the trip begins, you need to PREPARE for the PRE-TRIP! Is this a road trip or are you getting on a plane? Either way, I want you to prep your travel day meal and snacks!
As many people know, I run an online nutrition/fitness company called Earn That Body! I coach people (online) all over the world. Probably one of the most fundamental aspects of my program that leads to the incredible results my clients get is the ACCOUNTABILITY! I read my clients food logs daily (Mon-Fri) and then check their weekend food logs on Mondays. That means I am having daily conversations with them about what they are eating and if they got their workout done! Can you imagine how that might hold you IN CHECK with what you eat to help you reach your weight loss goals? I have clients that tell me they 100% stay on track because they know I will be commenting each morning on their food log.
Accountability really does...
I honestly hate to use that word “fat” in the title of this blog, but sadly, I do think many people are putting on FAT due to their kids after school commitments! I am starting to see this pattern with far too many friends and clients; tell me if this sounds familiar to you:
Your child has baseball at 5pm. So, you pick him/her up at school, rush home to give them a snack and let them start some homework. Before you know it, it is time to get dressed for their sport. You hurry over to the baseball field and then sit for hours while they play. After practice, it’s 6:30-7pm and now everyone Is starving and cranky! You think of the fastest and closest food you can grab, and you once again, RUSH there to eat...
Okay people, I’m just going to come out and say it…. WHAT IS UP WITH ALL THESE FITNESS CHALLENGES? Who created them? What was the intent? What is the goal? And how about WHAT IS THE END RESULT?
In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, perhaps you were invited to do a Pushup Challenge last year to help fundraise for a charity. I have no problem with fundraising, but why would you ask people to do a zillion push-ups every day for 30 days? Did the person who created this fundraiser have any background in fitness? Because if they did, I’m sure they would see that doing any strength training move day after day after day (for 30 days) could really lead to injury. Not to...