How Can I Stay Motivated? Q&A With Suzanne

How Can I Stay Motivated? | Q&A With Suzanne

I am loving your questions for this feature and I’ve had a lot of feedback that you love it too. So let’s keep it going! This week we’re talking mindset and veggies for training. To participate in next week’s mailbag, post your question on my Facebook page, ping me on Twitter, or just drop me a line. Q: I’m feeling down and demotivated. I just can’t seem to stick to a program long enough to see results. Advice? A: In my {Read More…}

In-Person Small Group Training is Badass

Small group training | Workout Nirvana

Thirty reps of bicep curls in slo-mo to the time of a great workout song. I see you in that big-box gym in that big-azz class. Back when I used to take “body pump” type strength training classes, I loved the regular class time with a knowledgeable instructor. I felt motivated to get my workouts in and saw pretty good results for awhile. But there were also problems… The high repetitions were wreaking havoc with my joints. I stopped getting stronger because the workouts didn’t change {Read More…}

Strength Training for Beginners [Video]

You’ve heard that strength training can help you lose weight. But what exercises should you do? Should you eat differently? How can you stay motivated to learn this whole new way of using your body? I answered these questions and much more in a video workshop with Sam Lomeli’s TipsOfTheScale.com community last week. Check it out: You may also be interested in the podcast interview I did with Sam last year about weight loss and strength training. Questions about how to get started with strength training? Visit {Read More…}

Two Missing Pieces of Your Weight Loss Attempts

Two Missing PIeces of Your Weight Loss Attempts

It’s not so easy to change habits, even when we want it bad. Our brains are habituated into automatic behaviors. This “sleepwalking” behavior happens without any awareness whatsoever. We’re programmed for routine – it allows our brains room to think of other things. Yet when we become aware that we need to change our binge eating, late-night snacking, or couch behavior habit, we think of sacrifice and deprivation. And if even if we do manage to make changes for awhile, our persistence often falters and we end {Read More…}

Podcast Interview with Side Quest

Listen: Podcast with Suzanne Digre and Side Quest | workoutnirvana.com

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…}

Clarifying Clean Eating: The 80/20 Principle

Clarifying Clean Eating: The 80/20 Principle

Six years ago I was a lethargic woman who couldn’t eat anything without bloating up three waist sizes.  Sometimes it was so bad that I had to lie down to alleviate the cramps. I thought this was just normal for me: eating equaled pain. I never even considered that eating refined, overly  processed foods high in sodium, fat, and additives was causing my digestive issues. It might seem far-fetched that I just carried on this way, but when you aren’t aware of what a truly nutritious {Read More…}