Happy Thanksgiving!

Earlier this week, I wrote about embracing the philosophy of "everything in moderation" when it comes to food, especially during the holidays. Though I still feel strongly about this message, today the focus is about appreciating and being thankful for all that you have. It is Thanksgiving, after all! As for me, I'm thankful for … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Overcoming Barriers

Recently, I decided it was time to start living healthier by changing one unhealthy habit at a time. In going through the first habit - stop drinking soda - it made me think about all of the reasons why someone might struggle with these habit changes. So here's what I've decided: Since Thanksgiving is this week, … Continue reading Overcoming Barriers

Everything In Moderation

This time of year is really tough for people in a lot of ways. Money. Stress. Food. Weight gain. Lack of sunlight. Cold. Really friggin' cold (you know - depending on where you live...). When it comes to health and eating habits in particular, a lot of people get stuck in the holiday conundrum: I … Continue reading Everything In Moderation

Ditch the Bubbles

We all have our little bad habits - not eating breakfast, putting extra mayo on our sandwiches, having a soda with dinner, skipping the gym for happy hour with friends - the list goes on. I'm focusing on these things a lot these days because my professional approach to training and coaching is based on lifestyle … Continue reading Ditch the Bubbles

Taking the Next Step

Over the past few months I've learned a lot about myself, and my journey isn't over. In fact, I'm excited about the next steps. About six months ago when I first signed up for my personal training certification program, I did it with a bigger goal in mind: to become a certified health coach. The … Continue reading Taking the Next Step

What Running Has Taught Me

This morning I completed the Run with the Duck 5K. The rain pelted down on shivering runners, who were surprisingly unprepared for the wet weather. (It's Oregon... It's not like Oregonians are new to rain.) The packet pickup line stretched far enough that the race began about 15 minutes late. Boyfriend, coffee in hand and decked … Continue reading What Running Has Taught Me