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Why negative self talk can sabotage your fitness journey

“My body is disgusting!” “My butt looks gross,” “I look like a whale”, “I can’t lose weight!” All this negative Nancy self talk I hear, especially from mothers, has to stop. I have been a trainer for about 10 years, and now am a mother myself, and I still can’t wrap my head around why […]

What is yo-yo dieting, and are you guilty of it?

Dieting

How many times have you or a friend signed up for some crazy diet (cabbage soup diet anyone?) and lost all the weight in the first few weeks, only to eventually reach a plateau? You’re stuck having lost  those 10 lbs and nothing more. Then, you got tired of being hungry all.the.time. and went back […]

Furniture And Home Decor: Taking Care Of Your Surroundings Is Important Too!

home decor

Alright….so let’s talk furniture and home decor for a second. The right kind of furniture can make you feel like you’re living in a magazine…but the wrong kind can leave you feeling like you live in a frat house! Let me tell you something…when I moved to Northern Ireland to live with my now-husband, he […]

Postnatal Depression: What is it? How can exercise help it?

postnatal depression

Many women experience a little bit of “the baby blues” after birth. After all, being woken up by a baby crying at 2 a.m. for the fourth time in one night would be trying for anyone. A little bit of the blues or some minor mood swings are normal in the postpartum period; your body […]

Stop Associating Your Self Worth with the Number on the Scale

Losing weight and becoming fit is a journey. For many people on that journey, there are often pitfalls. One of these pitfalls: the scale. Just the thought of stepping on the scale gives some women anxiety. Sadly our society has a very specific image of the “ideal” woman….as if there is such a thing. So […]

Maintaining A Healthy Relationship When You Have Kids

Maintaining a healthy relationship when you have kids

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: being a parent is tough – especially when you’re trying to work, take care of yourself, and maintain a healthy relationship with your partner (whew – i’m tired just writing that). I, personally, feel like I’ve done a fairly good job of balancing work and taking […]

All you need to know about loving your body during pregnancy

pregnancy care

Loving your body during pregnancy Pregnancy comes with many changes, not all of them welcome. We talk a lot about fitness and getting back in shape here, but what about those bodily changes you can’t help while pregnant? You put on weight fairly quickly. And the most obvious change: your belly grows, and while many […]

7 Things to Avoid While Trying to Conceive

Trying to Conceive

So you’ve decided you’re going to start trying for a baby, and are wondering what you should and shouldn’t do. Or you’ve been trying for a while, and are looking for ways to boost your chances. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. When trying to conceive, there are some things to be avoided […]