How Do You Approach Health Before The Holidays?

Halloween is over, we’re almost a week into November, and the holidays are right around the corner.   I am always interested in hearing what health and fitness stuff people are working on during this time of year because it seems to me like most people take one of two approaches to wellness in the months leading up to the …

There is No Wrong Way to Have a Body

The number of people out there who judge each other on body appearance makes me incredibly sad. This person is too fat, that person is too skinny, and everyone else is either too bulky, not muscular enough, eating too much, not eating enough, doing the wrong kind of exercise, has a stomach roll, has gross arms, the list goes on.  …

Wellness is a Choice

Being a coach is an interesting gig because it’s often a delicate balance between 1) being a champion/cheerleader for your clients and 2) giving your clients some tough love when necessary. More often than not, the championing comes out when a client is open to different solutions, they just need some extra guidance toward another path. The tough love comes …

7 Simple Tips for Starting a Gratitude Practice Today

With Thanksgiving around the corner, I’m seeing a lot of gratitude related articles and social posts floating around. I think gratitude is actually one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal when it comes to cultivating a greater sense of happiness and optimism in our lives, but I also think it’s a tool that doesn’t come easily to …

There Will Never Be a Perfect Time, So Why Not Now?

You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going.  This is one of my all time favorite quotes. As a recovering perfectionist, I’ve agonized over countless decisions in my life, both big and small. I guarantee that any of my close friends reading this right now are smirking because regardless of whether I was planning …

Don’t Fear the Weight Room: Breaking the Bulky Myth

Good morning! I’m excited! Today we’re kicking off week one of my free January series called Don’t Fear the Weight Room. If you missed my announcement about it last week, make sure to check it out for the introductory information about what this series will entail: Don’t Fear the Weight Room: Beyond Group Exercise and Cardio To summarize, over the next four …

Seven Numbers to Focus on in the New Year that Don’t Involve the Scale

It’s that time of year when New Year’s is just a couple of days away and people are talking about what their resolutions are going to be. Chances are that if you’ve overheard similar office chit-chat or recently had this conversation over Christmas dinner, then you’ve heard more than one person mention wanting to eat more nutritious food, go to the gym more …

No Stress Holiday Eating Strategies

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American F&F readers! To everyone else, happy Thursday. 😉 For those of us participating in holiday festivities today, I want to share some thoughts that have been going through my head about holiday eating. Here are some questions that various people have asked me over the past week or so: You probably don’t ever have to worry …