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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Morning Has Broken...5 Ways to Fix It

Start the morning out right!
“This is the 4th time this month you’ve cancelled our plans, we can’t go on like this.” I texted. “I know, and I’m sorry...It’s just that, well, I have to work late. Again.” He responded.  What at one time had been such an amazing relationship had begun to unravel. He had finally been promoted to his dream job and the corner office. With that change however, things that were once a high priority began to take a backseat. I was determined to save what we had though. It was time to make (what some people may consider) an indecent proposal. “For us to continue, we need to move your sessions to first thing in the morning,” I said. 

I know a lot of people would rather sell their soul than entertain the thought of throwing the covers off and getting up before the sun is out. But I can tell you with absolute certainty that 

Friday, January 8, 2016

5 Reasons I Love My Coffee (Number 5 is Amazing!)

This is no cup 'o average Joe
“There desperately needs to be a separate line at The Coffee Bean for people who have their life together!” I muttered under my breath to my friend while patiently (okay, maybe not-so-patiently) waiting to order my organic, dark-roast dose of caffeine. Either there were way too many people who had never actually ordered coffee before, or I was just in a particularly cranky, java-deprived haze.

As a personal trainer, smoking, booze, and recreational heroin use (ha ha) or, any drugs for that matter! are obviously things that are not part of my life. However, admittedly, coffee is definitely a vice of mine… but one that I am unapologetic about.

Let me clear up any misconceptions about what I mean by consuming coffee.

Quality is key! Choosing

Friday, January 1, 2016

5 Common (and Important) Workout Mistakes

Not getting fit
As she strolled in with her soy-latte-whatever, gloating that she made it (OMG!) for the third time this week! I think she wanted me to shower her with accolades when what she really needed was a reality check on the wonders of soy.

Here’s where I’m going to dispense some tough love.  If your hour gym visit consists of