3 Reasons Why Your Body Goals Are All Wrong Ladies

One of my clients the other day told me about a conversation she had recently with her doctor. As the doctor congratulated my client on her recent weight loss, she also asked what her final goal weight would be. Before she could even answer, the doctor piped in with “why don’t you go for the […]

Give Yourself a Motivational Kick in the Ass

Would you like to find a deep well of motivation to tap into at a moment’s notice to obliterate whatever goal you set? A kick in the ass on call whenever you need it? I can’t tell you how many people tell me this is what they’re looking for. Figuratively, of course. No one actually enjoys […]

6 Simple Steps to a Confident, Fit Body This Summer – Part 6

The final component in claiming your confident, fit body this summer: escape from body image hell!   I’ll give it to you straight: you can do everything we’ve talked about here in the first 5 steps, make fantastic progress to your summer body goals, and STILL be miserable on vacation. What?? I know! You put […]

6 Simple Steps to a Confident, Fit Body This Summer – Part 4

Hell yes, let’s throw some weight around!   We have finally arrived at one of my favorite topics: weight training! Yes, I know, I get excited over weird things, but that benefits you as I know this topic backwards and forwards. So let’s make sure we’re on the same page here first. You want to […]

“You Just Must Not Want it Bad Enough”

Picture this scene: the stone faced trainer with arms crossed with their crying female client trying to explain why she ate the equivalent of a buffet line over the weekend.  And then here it comes. The trainer says, “well, you just must not want it bad enough”.  <<crickets>> Seriously, that’s all you have to offer […]

Have you had your “aha” moment in weight loss yet??

We read these fantastic stories of people (thanks for that People magazine) who’ve been overweight or obese for years who suddenly wake up, radically change their lifestyle and drop all the weight. What the hell happened? And how do I get some of that? What causes some people to have that “aha” moment and make […]

With All This Exercise, Why Can’t I Lose the Weight??

Here’s an email from a nutrition client of mine a year or so ago: “I’m eating 5 small meals a day with mostly protein and veggies, with a few carbs here and there. I eat around 1200 calories a day. I’m lifting weights 4-5 days per week, plus 1 hour of cardio 6 days per […]

Figure Competitor or Fat Kid?

I’m often asked why I don’t compete in figure competitions anymore. I’ve always answered along the lines of “I don’t like self torture” or “I like to actually eat when hungry” or some other sarcastic reply that highlights how rigorous the road to the stage really is. But those are just surface answers. The real […]

Is Your Diet a Life Sentence?

Here’s the thing: we all want to hit our health and physique goals, but we also want to have a life, right? If you’re a Type A personality like me, it’s so easy to get caught up in the dieting mentality and take healthy behaviors and make them too extreme. That daily leisure walk with […]