Working From Home? How to stay on track

Goal Setting, How To, Meal Planning
During this time most of us are stuck in our houses and not having a normal routine of meetings and picking up kids from school.  Also, a lot of folks are eating way too much. The number one piece of feedback I am getting from most of my clients during this quarantine is that working from home has been detrimental to their waistline. Some have commented how the fridge calls to them each time they walk by. Or, that there is so much more junk food in the house with their kids home that it's hard to resist.  Without a regular schedule it can be easy to overeat. Below are some strategies to start implementing today to help keep you on track and not to over eat!  # 1: Plan…
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HIIT TRAINING: Yes or No?

Exercise Deep Dive, Exercise Ideas, FitNews, Free Programs
I get asked about HIIT training A LOT. ( Also known as High Intensity Interval Training.) There seems to be a new study that shows up every month or so talking about how it can save you time plus keep you fit. Over the past two decades this type of training modality has become all the rage. It has been the subject of many studies ranging from reducing obesity to helping to stabilize blood sugars.  HIIT training is basically physical activity that has brief intermittent burst of very intense activity, followed by a period of rest or lower intensity exercise. HIIT can be performed using weights or as a cardiovascular workout. An example of a strength training workout using HIIT Training may look like this: SquatsPushupsLungesPullupsPlanks Repeat all above for…
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Workout Accountability

Goal Setting, Making Change, Uncategorized
Accountability. Something most of us need when trying to reach a new goal or create a new habit. Since we are a couple of weeks into the New Year it's a good time to see if what you are doing so far to reach your goals for 2020 is working.  One thing that can be extremely helpful is creating accountability. There are several ways to do this.  First, an Accountability Buddy. This could be a spouse, friend, child or parent. Anyone that will support and encourage you to keep going.  For example, one of my clients made a goal to walk 10,000 steps a day for 60 days. She set it up so that if she didn't reach her goal every day her daughter would get $100. Her daughter could…
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THE DEADLIFT

Exercise Deep Dive, Exercise Ideas, Free Programs, How To
Like Aragorn returning to Minas Tirith with his armies of dead men in tow, this popular category returns to smite the forces of darkness led by Sauron…I mean de-conditioning, pain, and/or dysfunction. ​ Why is the Deadlift a KoE?  Simply put, it comprises a host of actions involved with one of the primary movement patterns.  Bending forward at the middle of our body is something we are designed to do.  Picking up dropped keys or a shiny quarter, lifting a cooler out of your pickup or emptying the dishwasher, there are a lot of actions we perform during the day which necessitate some measure of bending forward.   Can you pick up a quarter without bending down?  Sure, but it’s a little more complicated and you’ll look a little funny.  One…
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Travel Workout in Denver

Free Programs, Goal Setting, How To, What we're up to
This last week I was in Denver visiting family, friends and going to my 20th high school reunion. Anyone that knows me knows that I am a planner and that I love to have a schedule and for it to be full. My grand plan for this visit turned out to be over-scheduled and even disrupted by altitude! Unfortunately, I did not get to do everything on my plan.  This included my running schedule. Since I grew up in Denver I never appreciated how thin the air is. Coming from Spokane which is at 1,843 feet above sea level (to be exact) to Denver which every one knows is the mile high city was a little bit of a shock to my system. I had headaches everyday and higher fatigue…
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