Whether you found my page as a nursing mama wanting to get fit or an individual recovering from an eating disorder? or just someone looking for a little encouragement and maybe a few easy recipes, I am so glad you are here. And I’d love to tell you a little bit more about what it is that I really do as a wellness coach and ambassador for change!
I get this question ALL the time from people I’m talking to – either those considering doing what I’m doing or those wanting the benefits of my support. So, I thought I’d take a little time today to share exactly what it is that a wellness coach is because I mean, really, how would you know if you want to be one or be with one if you don’t know exactly what it is. 😉
While I’ll get to the nitty gritty of what it is that I do as a wellness coach, I find that it’s often easier to “define” this job by describing what I’m not. So, for those of you who might be skeptical, I’ll come out and tell you, I’m not…
I get it. As a mom you are busy. You put everyone else’s needs before your own, and I’ve been there. But, I also know that I am better able to take care of my daughter (and my husband) when I’m taking care of myself. That being said, taking care of myself is part of taking care of them. Even though I understand all of that, though, it can be tough to take the time to keep on track with my health and fitness goals. I know I can’t be the only one struggling with this, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite timesaving health and fitness resources for busy moms, or anyone really. So, if you think you don’t have the time to make living healthy a priority, think again. You totally can, and here are a few things that might help.
Whether it’s losing those “last 5 pounds,” running a marathon, or working out regularly, health and fitness goals are among the most frequently made goals in the New Year. But, those same goals are also among the most frequently abandoned objectives each year. I’m not sure why, but so many of us, me included, start out the year with good intentions of getting healthy and being active only to return to old habits after a couple of months of good effort. If that’s been your experience in previous years, first know that you’re not alone and second know that this year can (and will) be different. With these simple tips, you (and I) can achieve all of your health and fitness goals this year. Continue reading
If you’ve perused any of the posts in my Weekend Wellness series, you know that I try to use the time on the weekend to consider healthier lifestyle choices all week long (with particular focus on how I can up my motivation on the weekend). Today, we’re shifting our focus away from motivation slightly and considering the impact that exercise has on the body and, more specifically, if we really need to be worrying about how many calories we can burn in a workout session.
I’ve never been overly concerned with specific calorie counts; however, I have used calorie counting to reign in my eating habits before. When I was more focused on this type of eating, I did take into account how many extra calories I burned with my workout each day, but now that I am beyond that type of “lifestyle,” I focus more on eating a balanced diet and pairing that with regular physical activity that is fun yet focused.
Being that I’ve “been there” before, I started wondering whether it really does matter how many calories you burn with exercise each day. So, as usual, I took a look at what the experts say. First things first, though… Continue reading