If you live with this statement, “I don’t have enough self control to give up _____” then please read this post! I had this text-versation today. It took me going upside down, literally changing my perspective to reply to this.  Self control in the world of diet and fitness always seems to go straight to…

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Yesterday I posted an ad for organic foods on sale at a local market. I since have made my grocery list or what I like to call, plan of attack. I call it a plan of attack because when I walk into a grocery store I feel like I have to be ready, be prepared,…

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This week I am away for a Personal Trainer conference.  I am already lined up to learn from the best.  I have meetings with trainers from all over the country, I get to workout with exercise gurus.  I feel very fortunate to be amongst the elite.  Not only do I get to be around other trainers…

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  I recently bought a bike to ride along the coast and give me an alternative to driving my car.  It’s been so nice to jump on my bike and go for a ride whenever I need to get out.  I don’t have to worry about traffic.  I am in no rush.  I am on…

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Here is a beautiful photo of my lovely daughter presenting me with a Valentines card.  Her class did a generic card but my daughter requested to do a second card that was special to our family.  She told me that she loves how healthy we are.  She said she appreciates how I always want to…

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I have “found” that most things are simple and easy.  They just require consistent effort with boundaries and positive energy with no boundaries.  We make things complicated by over thinking, endless analyzing and continuous wondering.  Our minds create unnecessary stress by holding onto what we have no control of.  We makes things difficult by going…

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The other day I had a past client pay me a compliment.  He said, “You were the best trainer.”  My reply to that is, “Thank you.  I love what I do.” When I lecture on personal training I ask the students, “Why do you want to be a personal trainer?”  I get similar answers, “I love…

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Many times in a session I will ask the client, “Do you feel it?”  And more often than expected I hear, “No I don’t.” I am always surprised to find out that clients will go through the motion and feel nothing.  I am shocked when they don’t tell me.  What is the purpose of working out if…

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Clients ask me all the time, “Aren’t the workouts suppose to get easier?”  Their thought process is that they are getting stronger both muscular and cardiovascular so why is it that the workouts feel more challenging?  I get that.  What they don’t understand, is my thought process. I have gotten to know their body better.…

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More than two decades ago I moved to San Diego.  The first gym I belonged to was Golds Gym in Pacific Beach.  I had heard from a friend who owned a Max Muscle in Irvine that Golds was the gym to join.  That gym ended up being my home away from home and ultimately changed…

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