Coach Greg Glassman once said, “The greatest adaptation to CrossFit takes place between the ears.” I recently posted a transformation post on instagram, showing what my body looked like with an 8 lb. increase on the scale. I know what it’s like to be fixated with the number on the scale, it can really mess with your mind as we tend to believe that a heavier weight on the scale is indicative of body fat. Of course, that’s not always true (see 11 Ways the Scale Lies). Sometimes being heavier on the scale might be exactly what your body needs! Whether that’s for health reasons, to achieve a certain physique or perform better in activities and sports that you enjoy. Gaining muscle is a vital component of that and that will inevitably lead to weight gain at some point.
Is the keto diet worthy of all its hype? Keto (or the ketogenic diet) is a high fat, moderate protein and very low-carb diet, which has gained huge popularity amongst those seeking to lose weight in quick and dramatic fashion. Even though the diet originated as a means to combat certain medical conditions, and in spite of its strict dietary restrictions, we are often faced with requests from clients to help them get into ketosis by implementing the Keto diet. Of course, usually with the goal of dropping some weight.
Everyone knows that being a mom is a full-time job. Finding the perfect balance between life and work can be a struggle for us all. But it becomes even more challenging as a mother caring for her children and trying to maintain her own goals & vision for her life as an individual. Things can get out of balance quickly and it is very easy to lose focus in our lives. They say life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother, but where’s the manual on motherhood?! As far as we know, the volumes are still being written! So we thought we’d turn to our matriarchal figurehead and only Mom on the team, for her wisdom and insights on life as a mom of three children under the age of 6!
Eating food prepared by others outside of your kitchen is one of the most common challenges we face when trying to keep our nutrition dialed in. Whether you’re eating out at a restaurant, or even going round to your parents or friend’s house, if you’re eating food outside of your kitchen then it’s normal to feel like the guard rails are down and that everything might go to crap! I mean here you find yourself suddenly contending with the the unknown and that’s hard!
In our recent trip to LA we attended a Tony Robbins seminar where we developed strategies for overcoming our self-limiting beliefs. You can find out more about our experience with Tony Robbins in our recent write-up about the Unleash The Power Within seminar. The whole experience was eye-opening and gave us a lot of useful tools to implement in our own lives as well as with our clients. Listen in as we dive deeper into why self-limiting beliefs are often the biggest obstacles in our path to success and what you can do to overcome them.
I decided to write about my recent experience at the Tony Robbins seminar Unleash The Power Within, to give others a good idea of what they can expect if they’ve been on the fence about attending a Tony Robbins seminar. My goal isn’t to try to convince you to go, it’s simply to provide you with my insights having experienced it first-hand, and some information so you feel prepared with what to expect at what many have a called a life-changing event.
Despite 45 million Americans going on diets every year and spending in excess of $33 billion on weight loss products, 2/3 of the population is overweight or obese. Our nation needs education about nutrition, now more than ever! Being overweight doesn’t just provide physical limitations and health issues, it can cause problems in our relationships, making people feel self-conscious and disconnected from the person they truly feel they are.
Every month we choose one client out of hundreds who deserves some special recognition for their outstanding commitment and effort demonstrated in following our program. We are beyond excited to announce that our Lifestyle Member of the Month for February 2019 is Emily Gibson! Emily has been following the Own Your Eating program on our Basic Lifestyle membership plan and working with coach Laura. Find out about Emily’s amazing success in the first 6 weeks of tracking her macros since she got started with us earlier this year.
Andy Snavely is our Lifestyle Member of the Month for January 2019! When we told Andy that we’d picked him he was completely shocked. It just goes to show that hard work does not always go unnoticed. Andy may still be working towards his weight loss goals, but the consistency of his tracking and day-to-day maintenance of other important lifestyle habits has been truly impressive! Thanks to our amazing coaching platform we’re able to tracks things like whether you’re +/- 5g of your macronutrient goals, frequency of completing check-ins, daily assignments and more!
Here we are, less than 50 days into the New Year and already those big ambitions for a “New Year, New You!” are quickly diminishing. The pledge to work out every day, quit drinking alcohol during the week and to get 8 hours sleep every night lasted all of about 2 weeks before life got the better of you. You’re wondering whether anyone else is still sticking to their New Year’s resolutions and how anyone could possibly juggle a full time job, family and rock a killer set of 6-pack abs. Surely these people aren’t human? Or they don’t eat or they have a staff of people helping them with everything!