Never have I struggled with this concept more than I have these past 5 months. It was early September when I found out I was pregnant and to say it was unexpected would be the understatement of the century. Did I ever tell you I’m not big on surprises? The first few weeks were the … Continue reading Perception vs. Reality
Running into the Ground
There was a time in my life when I'd classify myself as a runner. During that time I trained for, and ran, two marathons and a Sunday wasn't a good Sunday until I'd put at least 10 miles on the road with my favorite training partner. I felt better and looked better than I had … Continue reading Running into the Ground
Getting Your Flu Vaccine?
If you watched the news this week then you know the flu is a hot topic. In Boston Mayor Menino has declared a public health emergency. Yesterday morning on the Today show, all 4 hosts received flu shots on the air. And this weekend in Boston, there will be 21 free flu shot clinics in … Continue reading Getting Your Flu Vaccine?
Stick With It!
Well, its the new year and, I don’t know about you, but it seems every TV commercial and pop-up add I see, and every Groupon/Living Social deal that has appeared in my inbox are all related to the New Year’s Resolution Weight Loss/Fitness Phenomenon. From cries of, “This year I’m gonna loose weight,” to “This … Continue reading Stick With It!
Playing the Numbers Game
During our first meeting I ask each of my clients to establish goals - where would they like to be, or where do they see themselves 1, 3, and 6 months from now. In almost every single case, weight loss - as in a decrease in pounds on a scale - shows up on the … Continue reading Playing the Numbers Game
Think You Don’t Have Time…
With the holidays coming the demand for our time and energy will become even greater. For most of us this means, despite our best intentions, time for self care like exercise gets pushed off in favor of more pressing matters. Often there is all or nothing attitude when it comes to treating ourselves right. If … Continue reading Think You Don’t Have Time…
New Clothes? Yes, Please!
So, those of you who know me know that I almost exclusively wear Lululemon, or more recently Athleta, clothing. I made a promise to myself that when I became a Health Coach, I would only wear clothes I found comfortable - aka workout clothes. See, this comfortable clothing battle has been raging from the time … Continue reading New Clothes? Yes, Please!
Cardio or Lifting Weights?
Since the start of the fitness craze in the 70s and 80s a hot debate has raged. What is a better workout? Is it the lycra-clad aerobics Jane Fonda made so popular, or is it lifting weights like Arnold on Muscle Beach? The answer...it depends. Ideally both cardio and weight lifting should be a part … Continue reading Cardio or Lifting Weights?
This Is Why I CrossFit
CrossFit Route 1 has just changed locations (come check us out!) and that means I got a new office space. So, to celebrate, I headed down to IKEA to for some brand new office furniture...alone. I’ve always been a “I’ll do it myself” kind of girl, and a few years ago buying an entire office … Continue reading This Is Why I CrossFit
This Car Did What…?
Do you know what really grinds my gears? Seeing a car with this bumper sticker. Why? Because I don’t get the big deal. What accomplishment is it to sit in your car and drive to the summit of the mountain when dozens of hikers, standing with you on the summit, have used their legs to … Continue reading This Car Did What…?