You Could Binge on THIS, Instead of Food

I give you my full permission to start BINGING on FUN!   That’s right, forget about your obligations, work, your never-ending TO DO list and just PLAY or indulge in a creative interest or hobby for no other reason at all, other than it just feels good!   As adults, one of the main reasons I think we find ourselves overindulging with food, alcohol, or other coping devices (like TV & social media), is that it’s the only pleasure we look forward to at the end of a long hard day at work/school &/or caring for others.   It’s easy to ingest food/alcohol/TV.  But, having fun and engaging in a hobby takes more thought, structure, and time, and that’s why we keep putting it off.  But, you can’t afford to put it off any longer.   For some reason, as adults, we see having fun or exploring a creative interest as an IF/THEN phenomenon.  IF I finish work, my […]

The Difference Between Commitment & Interest

  How committed are you?  Lately, I’ve been addressing my commitment issues that I have in a lot of areas of my life, and this little gem of a quote popped up…     “99% is a bitch, 100% is a breeze” – Jack Canfield    This is how Jack explains that it’s harder to sort of commit to something, than it is to just be ALL IN!  When I think about it, it makes a lot of sense, doesn’t it?  However, I’d be willing to bet that some of us are really committed, until things get tough or we’re facing failure…   To examine this point further, here’s a quote by Ken Blanchard, coauthor of “The One Minute Manager.”   “There is a difference between interest and commitment.  When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient.  When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”   […]

I USED TO…3 Words To Eliminate From Your Vocabulary

  The next time you catch yourself saying or thinking the words, “I USED TO…”  I want you to STOP ?!  Because what follows after those three seemingly harmless words usually isn’t very motivating or up lifting.  In fact, what follows usually keeps us feeling small and like we aren’t enough.  At least, that’s what usually happens to me.   I USED TO: weigh ______ pounds (fill in whatever your lowest weight ever was) be a size _______ (fill in whatever pair of pants or dress you can’t wear now) be able to run _______ miles be able to run a ________ minute mile be able to lift ______ pounds eat healthier sleep better have less wrinkles or look younger have a better relationship with my partner feel more happy be less stressed workout more consistently have a better job make or have more money have more fun and the list goes […]

Expect to Mess-Up on Your Health and Fitness Journey

  Today’s blog is short, sweet, and simple, but very important for us to understand if we’re going to make a healthy lifestyle SUSTAINABLE!   “There is no such thing as failure in this process — it’s just like learning an instrument or a new language — the expectation SHOULD BE that you will mess-up, and often.” – Jill Coleman     I think my previous online biz coach/mentor, Jill, put this very simply about the importance of not giving up and building RESILIENCY on your health &  fitness journey. There will be ups and downs, so EXPECT that, and keep putting one foot in front of the other!   EXPECT Mess-Ups, and then Practice Self-Compassion.   I used to spend a lot of time thinking that if I was more self-critical after a mistake or mess-up that it would force me into doing better, but all of that beratement and shame usually just caused more […]

5 Ways To Consume Less Calories and Stay Lean This Summer

  Summertime is my favorite time of the year, but with it brings a lot of schedule changes, 3 Day Weekends, pool parties, BBQs, camping, vacations, as well as, loads of opportunities to fall off track with exercise and eating healthy.   All too often I find people, saying, “Oh well, I’ll get back on track once the holiday weekend is over, my vacation is over, or when the kids are back in school.”  But I’ve found that to make a healthy lifestyle sustainable, we have to start looking for what we CAN DO to stay on track, even when LIFE comes up, and still have a little FUN in the process!   Now, there is all kinds of healthy food/drink substitutions that you could make at your next party or BBQ, and I’m not going to get into all of that because there is plenty of info on that […]