“When we hold onto old habits, old thoughts, old clothes, old memories, we limit ourselves. We limit the space in our wardrobes, mind, time; in our life. Take a review of your stuffs, habits, thoughts, memories, put the ones that don’t serve you anymore in a big bag and put them out of your life. Now you can breathe and let the new in.”—
“Don’t go backwards before you go forward! So many people eat so bad and are so lazy during the Holidays anticipating “starting in January for the New Year”. Don’t make it even harder for yourself in January because of your actions in December. ♥”—
How long have you been training? & what's your speciality (if any?)
I’ve been training for 4 years now! My specialities have definitely changed over the course. I always feel 100% into interval training and strength training - in regards to maintaining a high heart rate and fat burning. However, I’ve delved into other facets of fitness lately and I really enjoy learning new things. A trainer can’t possibly know everything about everything. But I think - sticking to your niche and understanding the basic concepts of other fitness modes can REALLY help you as a trainer. Cool question!
I read through your blog and also your website. I am very impressed! I personally know the effort and dedication required to build and maintain a training & nutrition organization. Cheers to you for all that you are doing and I look forward to watching the growth continue.
Thank you so much <3 I appreciate your support - you rock!
People need to understand that success is not a goal. It’s a never ending process. One should never settle or become complacent. Stop complaining, work more, sleep less, and be motivated. If you aren’t, find the inspiration. You need that. You need a reason to keep going. Cause every second you…
Yes, I’m a coffee drinker & I am willing to change things regarding coffee but not remove it unless I have a bad reaction or something. I also like hot tea, so it’s not like I’m all about coffee, but I do enjoy it. I typically order a decaf nonfat Vanilla Latte from SBux - however, my lovely boyfriend agreed to purchasing an espresso machine, so this weekend = trial & error Bekah Coffees. Here’s the deal with coffee… it’s not BAD, the stuff you put into it is BAD. So- if you’re willing to use up your BAD calories on a beverage, then do it. Secondly, caffeine is addicting - so if you’re finding that you want to cut back, you may get a headache. I’d wean off slowly, or start ordering decaf on occasion.
How do you keep up your motivation even after having a major surgery and still having issues from it after? How do you work through the pain? What advice would you give someone in your shoes?
Amazing question! Having major surgery has been a mental battle with myself, along with a physical one too. One can’t really understand until they are in that situation. At one moment, I’m in the best shape of my life, and then I’m told “absolutely no exercise”. Then I’m cleared, yet, everytime I do exercise, I get very ill. And now I’m starting from the bottom. I’m over being “embarrased” about it. 2 miles is HARD for me. Ok, get over it. Yeah maybe a year and half ago, I was casually running 4-5 miles, no big deal.
My advice to someone who is going through the same thing. Place your ego aside, and take a deep breath. Be thankful that you’re able to still run physically, even if it hurts. Motivational wise, you either want it or you don’t. There are nights that I just have to take it off, where I’d usually back-in-the-day workout for 2 hours.
Your body is powerful. Beyond words. Listen to it, and let it guide you. Keep a positive spirit and surround yourself with positive people and not complainers. Good luck!
hey, not sure if my message went through last time, but I was wondering if you could help me with how many net calories I need to consume daily?
I'm 5'8 &1/2, 135 and I'm looking to get back up to 155lbs but more muscle than just plain weight.
I know you're busy with everything going on, so that might've been it too, but I could use this little advice, I think I'm just loosing more and more weight no matter how much I workout. :(
Of course! Sorry for my delay in response! Just learned how to use Tumblr on my new iPhone :)
How many calories are you taking in now?? Most likely- since you are a “hard gainer” you’ll need to increase your calorie count, but with good foods, not fatty ones! From my equation, you need to be getting in at least 2200 calories.
Send me a message to FitForFashionStPete@gmail.com with your workouts and daily eats!
“I know I’m at my strongest because I’ve made it through my weakest moments. I’ve made mistakes but you will never see anything but a smile on my face. I own my flaws, I embrace my imperfections, I know who I am, I love what I’ve become. I am me.”—
HITTING UP THOSE 2-4-1 DRINK SPECIALS? Alcohol displaces carbohydrates, and this significantly hurts sports/athletic performance. The negative effects of a drinking spree can last for a few days, so make sure be choosey about when you decide to have a few cocktails so you can get the best workout possible each time you enter the gym or begin your session.
DON’T WASTE YOUR WEEK BECAUSE YOU HAPPENED TO MESS UP. When we mess up, whether it’s grabbing food that isn’t healthy, skipping a workout, or having one too many drinks in the middle of the week - we end up allowing ourselves to feel like we bombed the whole week. It’s one mistake & we let the whole week suffer. Get that out of your head. A simple mistake happens and will continue to happen. However, you must jump right back into your healthy lifestyle to avoid wasting more and more time. Mess up on Monday? Add in sprints on Tuesday. Over-do it at dinner time? Make the next morning’s breakfast perfect. Have one too many on Ladies’ Night on Wednesday? Be DD on Friday night. You have the opportunity to changes things around the moment a bad thing appears. So instead of creating a “BAD WEEK”, let the moment pass by, reflect, and get back on track.
We all have obstacles that we run into just when life seems to be going smoothly. No matter what your obstacle is, from health issues to lack of motivation — you can and will get through it. When the obstacle arrives, sit down, relax, take a deep breath and begin to collect your thoughts about how to fix the issue, or get through it. Once you have a good idea on how to move forward, the hardest step is to actually do it. It’s super cliche, but so true - life is too short to be anything but happy.