I Can’t Do That!!…..Can’t I???

I Can’t Do That!!…..Can’t I???

Goal Setting, How To, Making Change
When it comes to engaging in activities meant to improve our health and fitness, our relationship with the phrase, “I can’t do that.” becomes significant.  Like many of our favorite swear words, “I can’t” can have many different meanings and implications both positive and negative.  Today I want you to explore 5 ways on how using it can be key towards either making progress on your goals, or keeping you stuck to your couch.   Physical Limitations vs. Self-Limiting Beliefs: The first key distinction lies in the origin of the statement. "I can't" can stem from either genuine physical limitations or self-limiting beliefs. Understanding the source of this phrase is essential to distinguish between when it's a sign of a true limitation or simply a mental barrier we impose on ourselves. …
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Weight Loss Lies We Tell Ourselves

Goal Setting, How To, Making Change, Uncategorized
The other day I was training one of my long-time clients on zoom. I noticed that she was looking a lot slimmer, something I don’t always notice over the internet. I commented on how she was looking really good and she said with the nutrition coaching we were doing this past year she had lost about 26 lbs.  She then followed it up with what I feel every woman does, and said,  “I would like to lose another 10 lbs.”We explored why that was important for her over the next couple of minutes and then I asked, “What do you think you could change to help reach that goal?”She thought out loud for a moment, going over several possibilities and then eventually said, “Well, I could reduce that can of tuna…
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Creating Lasting Healthy Habits to Reach Your Goals

Goal Setting, How To, Making Change, Uncategorized
It’s interesting, when I ask people if they’ve chosen any new habits, goals, or resolutions for the New Year, I most often get, “no”.  I wonder if it might be because so many of our intentions didn’t work out from years past?  Were we too focused on ‘All or Nothing’ challenges or perhaps our schedules were too hectic to begin something new to start with? Perhaps you knew where you wanted to go, but just didn’t know where to start?   If you have failed before, or have felt that making a lifestyle change just isn’t ‘worth the hassle’, here are 3 simple strategies you can use to get going and keep moving forward despite life’s insistence on the status quo.   The first one is from a YouTube channel…
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Tracking Your Food

Goal Setting, How To, Making Change, Uncategorized
Should You Track Your Food? Improving our health and fitness can take many different forms and pathways.  Weight training or cycling, or yoga, or swimming, each method of movement produces loads of positive outcomes both inside and out.  As we see progress in our fitness levels, one thing which will help get you to your goals faster and stay there long term is your nutrition.  One way we can help to unlock this understanding is through tracking our eating each day.    Understanding what is going into your body and why it may or may not benefit your workouts is key.  Weight loss comes through caloric deficit and muscle building will come through surplus.  However, tracking may not be for everyone.     Here are 5 reasons why you should be…
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Avoid the Quick Fix Trap

Goal Setting, Making Change
There's a quote I sometimes use now and then that you may have heard from me, “A year from now, you’ll wish you had started today.” I was never really able to find a reliable source for the quote, but I like it a lot.  I feel like it takes so much of the pressure off for establishing changes to our lives.   For example, “Lose 20 lbs of body fat in just 8 WEEKS!”  As opposed to a moderate, controlled caloric deficit that will result in 20 lbs of body fat lost in 4 months.  It will take you twice as long doing it the second way, however, the weekly pressure to lose is much less.  What might you say if I told you it was a plan that…
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