Archives for October 2015

Motivation Ep 9: Thinking Small to Get Stronger

Welcome! Need a mentor to rock better results with weights and clean eating? Stay up to date on blog posts and get tips I only share with my newsletter subscribers. Thanks for stopping by! In this week’s Motivation Minute, I want you to think small and look at the hidden reason you can’t get stronger. After you watch my one-minute video, check out the links below for more articles on this topic. I invite you to subscribe to my YouTube channel to get the latest uploads! Check out these articles {Read More…}

5 Tips for Returning to Strength Training After a Mastectomy

If you’re a woman who lifts weights and find yourself faced with having a mastectomy, you’ll have a lot of research and reading to do. So for Breast Cancer Awareness month, I wanted to share the top five things I wish I’d known as a woman who strength trains and has had a prophylactic double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in March and May of 2015, respectively. When considering these surgeries, of course I was not happy about the prospect of losing muscle and enduring a {Read More…}

Motivation Minute Ep 8: Doing Less Work to Build Muscle

Welcome! Need a mentor to rock better results with weights and clean eating? Stay up to date on blog posts and get tips I only share with my newsletter subscribers. Thanks for stopping by! If you’re frustrated with your muscle-building progress, you may be doing too much work. Learn the two concepts that are essential to building a sculpted, lean physique in this week’s Motivation Minute. Check out the articles below to help forward your knowledge. Check out these articles to learn more about volume and recovery: Weightlifting {Read More…}

How I Lowered My Cholesterol With Lifestyle Tweaks

In the last three months I’ve tweaked my lifestyle in a personal challenge to decrease my cholesterol. The results are in, and yow! Changing your lifestyle really can work. Here’s how I did it and how you can decrease your risk of coronary heart disease, even if you don’t have high cholesterol. Given my healthy lifestyle, I’m pretty sure my high cholesterol is due to genetics (both my parents have high cholesterol). I’ve had high cholesterol since my twenties, varying between borderline high and high. It’s {Read More…}

Motivation Minute Ep 7: Rewarding Yourself

Welcome! Need a mentor to rock better results with weights and clean eating? Stay up to date on blog posts and get tips I only share with my newsletter subscribers. Thanks for stopping by! Watch this week’s Motivation Minute to learn why rewarding yourself for successes really works (you might be surprised). Then check out my ideas to get started below. Remember, the reward should match the action. Also, you need to be very intentional and conscious with rewards instead of random. Use these ideas to get started! Rewards for small steps. Every small success counts. {Read More…}

Motivation Minute Ep 6: No More “Failing”

Welcome! Need a mentor to rock better results with weights and clean eating? Stay up to date on blog posts and get tips I only share with my newsletter subscribers. Thanks for coming by! Hey there! I’m back on da blog – yow! I have amassed quite the collection of strength-training and clean-eating articles in the last 5 ½ years, but I needed to hit the “reset” button, you know? Perhaps this was the break I should’ve taken while recovering from my prophylactic mastectomy. So here I am, feeling refreshed and ready {Read More…}