Trainers are salespeople

I’m not anti-trainer, I do think they can help you on your path to health, but it’s important to realize that at most gyms they are employed as salespeople, not as trainers. If you’ve ever been around a corporate gym franchise, trainers come and go like crazy; my coworker is on her fourth trainer in…

Sunday = Set yourself up for success day

  Sundays I nickname “Set yourself up for success day.” It’s usually the day I do everything I can to make it easy throughout the week to stick to my diet and fitness goals, including controlling my hypoglycemia. It usually consists of: Meal planning. I don’t plan-out each meal per se, but I plan out at least…

12 ways your life changes when you become fit

1. You may not realize what you look like I went from a size 10 to a size 0-2. But when I still look in the mirror, I see a size 10. It’s amazing the tricks your mind can play on you. I’ve known other women that have had this issue as well. It’s a challenge for…

Magazine Review: Clean Eating Magazine is not worth the read

For some points program, I was given a year’s worth (which I think it 10 issues) of Clean Eating Magazine. Constantly on the hunt for good recipes that are low in processed foods, I thought this would be a good fit. But, the magazine has so many flaws in it it’s honestly not worth reading…

What balances and centers you?

  A couple of years ago, I took a yoga class from the self-proclaimed “least flexible yoga instructor ever,” which gave me comfort since the friend I took it with might as well be Gumby. During balance moves, the instructor (who also admittedly struggled with balance) told us the trick was to focus on some…

Circuit training workout for karate and other sports

Welcome to hell….this is my super-intense workout that I do to prepare for an extreme sporting event. Typically, I used this circuit training workout when preparing for karate tournaments, but I’ve used it for other things as well. You can easily swap-out the cardio drills for drills specific to your sport. I don’t recommend doing this…

16.6% body fat

I was at our local gym and one of the trainers had set up a table to measure your body fat for free. Obviously, I know the gig well, he will measure your body fat and then guilt you into realizing you need him. But, since I don’t have a way to measure at home,…

Keeping fit on vacation

Maintaining fitness is important as a hypoglycemic to maintain blood sugar levels. But it’s really hard to do on vacation! While it can be difficult, it’s not impossible. Last week, I went to visit my family. Here’s a quick rundown of what I did fitness-wise while on vacation: Day 1: TSA took zero time, so…