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…}

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…}

Friday Roundup: Is Designing Your Own Training Program Safe?

In this week’s roundup I’m answering a reader question that relates to last week’s article, Exercising vs. Training Programs. As a sidenote, this weekly feature will soon move to my subscriber newsletter. In coming months I’ll also be creating valuable podcasts and videos for subscribers. So if you haven’t already, be sure to enter your name and best email in the green box to the right. Now on to the insightful question asked by Kathleen: “Hey Suzanne! Thanks for this great {Read More…}

Friday Roundup: Exercising vs. Training Programs

If you’re out and about and people steal glances at your physique, you’re probably following a training program. If you struggle with achieving standout muscle definition or building strength, you’re still plugging away with random exercises. If you’ve ever looked back over old workout logs and been amazed by how far you’ve come, you’re following a training program. If you’re confounded about how to progress your goals, you’re still stringing exercises together hoping for results. This week I saw a controversial {Read More…}

Friday Roundup: A Client’s Journey to Muscle Definition

This week I received an insightful, honest account from one of my online training clients about how she’s changed her mindset to start losing body fat. Shauna wants to lose 3.5 percent body fat and be in the best shape of her life by next spring. She’s already lost over one percent body fat in the last few weeks! As you can see from her progress pictures, Shauna can now see muscle definition in her abs and is looking hot! Shauna’s Goals {Read More…}