Podcast Interview with Side Quest

Last week I spent some time with Rob Farlow of Side Quest (the “unofficial” podcast of Fitocracy) to talk about how I approach life , coaching, and owning it in the weight room and beyond. Rob’s super easy to talk to, and we delved into all kinds of topics, such as how to conquer those nagging negative voices holding you back. I also share a few fun favorites, like my go-to meal in a pinch, favorite lift, and music I don’t tell anyone I listen to {Read More…}

Butterflies and Muscles: Reaching Your Audacious Goals in 2015

It’s almost done! My clients and I have set our one-year goals. When I see their deliciously audacious goals, I get butterflies. When I set my own I felt slight trepidation. Don’t you? If you read my post last week, you’ve visualized your victory celebration one year from now. You know where you want to be in a year and have looked back to see how last year went. (See my goals at the end of this post.) The next question is, where do you stand? Right {Read More…}

The Two F-Words Holding You Back Next Year

This time next year, we’ll be celebrating our achievements. We’ll have champagne toasts, big smiles, pats on the back, and renewed confidence. We’ll keep saying, I can’t believe I did that! But now we know we can. Does this sound too good to be true? It’s not – 2015 could be the best freaking year you’ve ever had. But first you need to know about the two  F-words that could derail you early on: Fear and lack of follow-through. Even people who rock confidence all year long and succeed in many other ways are thwarted {Read More…}

Strength Training for Women Made Simple

Last week I posted a FAQ about my holistic approach to fat loss. But what if your goal is building muscle and strength? This week I’m answering frequently asked questions about how you can do that. While some of my Lean and Strong clients want to lose fat, others simply want to regain their sense of owning it in the weight room. Here’s answers to questions you might have. I’m Experienced with Weights. Is this the Right Group for Me? Absolutely. This program will benefit {Read More…}

4 Tips for Foolproof Lifestyle Changes

Sitting in the middle of muckety muck: That’s how it feels when you’re struggling to eat a healthier diet. You can see your diet weaknesses and may even know how to fix them, but you can never move forward. Why is it so hard to make diet changes and how can you eat healthier for the smokin’ body you want? When I begin my online training groups for women, I ask members to tell me about their biggest struggles around getting healthier. I hear things like… No time or lack {Read More…}

Your Training Year: Looking Back Before You Look Ahead

Does it make you squirm trying to remember where you started last year? If so, I’m curious about that. It’s a little uncomfortable, isn’t it… you’ve increased your strength (or muscle, etc.) but you can’t be sure how much. Or you haven’t made much progress and you’re not sure why. Making new goals (or resolutions, if you dig that) means looking back first. How’d you do this year? If you did set goals and didn’t reach them, did your priorities change, did {Read More…}