News & Updates
March 16, 2015
I know many of you suffer in silence, bound by the secrets that you keep. The reality is we all have both a public and private life. We put on our best “face” to the outside and create our secret life to hide those aspects of ourselves that we are ashamed of. You may be feeling shame or think that you will no longer be accepted if you show this side of yourself. If you think about it we have been forced to hide certain parts of ourselves since childhood. It is either because of what was done to us, or we were told it was “bad” or we knew by how others responded to us that we had to disown this part of ourselves or face rejection.
March 2, 2015
For decreasing body-fat and truly maximizing your time spent in the gym I recommend high intensity circuit training. This is a fast and efficient way to lose body-fat and elicit aerobic and metabolic effects. Research shows that the benefits of circuit training can last as long as 72 hours…far longer than doing traditional cardio for fat loss.
My clients like metabolic workouts because of the shorter rest periods which means the workout is shorter and may actually be more beneficial then someone simply going through the motions for 60 minutes. You are able to get in and out of the gym in a relatively short amount of time.
February 23, 2015
Who are you behind your mask? Lets go a little deeper…
I have learned over the years that when we are truly authentic with those around us we in turn give them permission to be who they truly are.
Have you ever been around someone who you could tell was putting on a show? Maybe that person is you.
It is an uncomfortable feeling to always have to be “on” and try to be what you think the world wants you to be. In order to keep up this charade you can expect to miss out on your true purpose in life, be drained of your mental and physical energy, and be full of anger and resentment.
February 17, 2015
I know that it is easy for those who have struggled with their weight for a long period of time to remain stuck in denial. We KNOW that we need to do something about our health but we tell ourselves, “It isn’t really THAT bad” but it really is. We know that God cares about our inner well-being but he also cares about our physical condition.
1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.
February 12, 2015
Do you find yourself constantly struggling with overeating? This may be why.
Dopamine is a hormone that is involved with appetite regulation and the reward system in the brain.
Did you ever wonder why you couldn’t stop at just one cookie or slice of cake? or why you eat even when you’re not legitimately hungry?
A lot of people get caught up in overeating because of the momentary pleasure it produces…and then the guilt and shame follow.
Here are 6 tips that can help you balance your dopamine.
January 14, 2015
#1 – Eases Depression
As far back as the early 1990s, researchers started seriously looking at fish oil as an antidepressant – or, even better, a depression prevention supplement.
While researching other benefits of fish oil, scientists began to notice a repeating trend: people in countries where cold-water, fatty fish are a staple of a regular diet had lower instances of depression.
This trend was repeated so regularly that scientists had no choice but to explore these unexpected benefits of fish oil and how they were connected to depression–alleviating and preventing it.
Andrew Stoll, M.D., suggests that since cell membranes are partially comprised of omega-3s, increasing the levels of omega-3 in the blood allows serotonin, an antidepressant chemical produced by the body, to more easily transport between cells, thus explaining the benefits of fish oil, higher levels of omega-3s and connection to lower rates of depression.
December 24, 2014
You will never be able to eat enough, drink enough, cut enough, binge enough, cheat enough,snort enough, smoke enough, view enough obscene material on the computer, sleep around enough, and expect to fill that DEEP void in your life.
The only one who can fill that void Is Jesus Christ. I know as I tried for years to fill that void with things that only brought me more pain and heartache.
If you find yourself trying to fill that void with empty things of this world I encourage you to give your life to the Lord today and experience His grace and mercy. You can have freedom from those things you are chained to…you have to be willing to put your pride to the side and ask for help.
December 15, 2014
Without delay, let us get into the top new years resolutions tips to help you guarantee success this year. And the first tip is critical to your success:
Be Realistic: This is the thing that you absolutely must start out with. If you are not realistic about your new years resolution, you are setting yourself up for failure. For instance, if your new years resolution is to lose 40 pounds in the next 3 months, that is a very big goal. Why not aim a little lower (say 20 pounds) and then when you reach that goal, set another.
Create a Plan: It’s not enough to make a new years resolution on New Year’s Eve and then wish for success in the new year. You have to think your resolution through and create a plan of attack. In fact, the earlier you start that plan, the better.
October 17, 2014
Learn the truth about fruit…is it the diabolical diet-killer it’s sometimes made out to be or is it just fruit and actually pretty good for you?!
The answer to the question of whether fruit can or will make you fat isn’t as simple as yes OR no…because the answer is yes AND no.
Sound confusing? It’s not so bad!
There have been studies done on fruit sugar (fructose) and how it’s metabolized in the body and liver, which I’ll get into in a bit, but I’m also going to talk about fruit from a practical standpoint.
First, here is why it WON’T make you fat…
Fruit is a fat-free (with rare exception, like avocados) and fairly low-calorie, high-fiber food. It’s going to be hard to eat ENOUGH fruit to result in an excess of calories, resulting in noticeable fat gain…hard, but not impossible.
October 2, 2014
The kettlebell swing is the foundation movement for a large proportion of kettlebell exercises.
The swing utilizes a hip thrust that is fundamental to other kettlebell exercises such as the kettlebell clean and the kettlebell one arm snatch.
The swing maximizes muscular endurance in the back and waist, is a great lower body strength builder and is a highly effective conditioning exercise.