Body Image Isn’t a Cute Catch-Phrase; It’s a Goddamn Thief

My mom died in a car accident when I was 19 years old. It’s been 18 years, with only a few old pictures to tide me over. Eighteen years is a long time to remember how someone’s voice sounds or how their laugh echoes through the house or how their eyes crinkle up when they […]

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 […]

Letting Yourself Be Seen & Heard

I see it all the time: clients come to me with either one of two energies: either they want to get in shape to prove themselves to others (or even to themselves!) OR they want to get in shape without anyone else noticing them (baggy clothes, can’t take a compliment, feel awkward when others notice […]

“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 […]

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 […]