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5 Small Changes for Big Fitness Wins This Week ๐Ÿ’ช

Today, I'm excited to tell you about the power of small changes.  Sometimes, it is the smallest adjustments in our routines can lead to the most SIGNIFICANT benefits over time.  As we continue our journey together this April, let's focus on making tiny tweaks that can have a huge impact on our fitness goals. 1. Swap Your Snack: Instead of reaching for processed snacks, try a piece of fruit or a handful of nuts. It's a simple change that adds nutrients and energy to your day. 2. Take a Walking Break: If you find yourself sitting for long periods, set a timer to take a 5-minute walking break every hour. It's great for your circulation and will help clear your mind. 3. Hydration Station: Increase your water intake by keeping a water bottle at your desk, in your bag, and wherever you go. Add slices of cucumber or lemon for a refreshing twist. 4. Mindful Minutes: Dedicate the first 5 minutes of your morning to mindfulness or meditation. Starting your day with a clear, focuse

Soul Crushing Workouts and Doomed To Fail Starvation Diets

Avoid The Soul Crushing Workouts and Doomed-To-Fail Starvation Diets,,, cardio, more calories burnt. Fewer training days, more lean definition. More food, less fat stores. This is the 'easy mode' version of toning up... And you want to know what makes it all possible? Simple: A faster metabolism….

The most important thing for fat loss

There is  one thing  that increases your fat loss. Without it, you will continue the never ending cycle of poor results. It’s not working out… It’s not macros… It’s not even walking… It’s even more fundamental than any of those! Here it is… It’s self-trust. Doing the things you say you’re going to do. Think back to the past year… How many times did you break a promise to yourself? I know I’ve been guilty of it! And it doesn’t need to be anything big… It could be that you were going to get up and go to the gym in the morning, but it was cold and raining… Or a work meeting went long and that’s why you didn’t track your food.  I’ll just start next week, you think to yourself. But these small broken promises make it harder and harder for you to stay on track. You can’t build on a broken foundation! So how do you fix it? How do you repair the trust with yourself? Make the smallest possible commitment and keep i

Exercise is Queen and Nutrition is King

Ever heard the saying, "Exercise is queen and nutrition is king"? ๐Ÿ‹️‍♀️๐Ÿ‘‘ It's a powerful duo that reigns supreme in the fitness kingdom. Building muscle and losing fat isn't just about lifting weights or running miles. It's a dance between the energy you expend and the fuel you take in. Nutrition lays the groundwork for transformation; it's the king that sets the rules. What you eat determines the quality of your kingdom—your body.

Client Journey- What To Expect When Just Starting Out At Applied Fitness

The Applied Fitness Method begins each client's weight loss and fat loss journey with an individualized and customized approach. I totally understand and get the fact that starting anything new (especially aa fitness program) can be challenging, overwhelming, and intimidating. So in this video, I explain what to expect when just starting out at Applied Fitness. In this video, I explain the assessment process and the role it serves in helping you and your coach design, develop and deploy a personalized program specifically for you.

The #1 Indicator of Fat Loss Success

There's a common thread between ALL the biggest success stories. It's not that they hit their macros or worked out perfectly all the time. Most didn't. And it wasn't because they had more time or better genes. Many are career-driven, have families, and look completely different after working with us. So did they have pre-existing experience with macros and strength training before joining? Hardly. Some had never tracked macros seriously or ever touched a weight before coming to us... And were hesitant to set foot in the studio So what gives? What's their secret? It was their consistency. Which many of them did NOT have until they joined.

When To NEVER Cut Calories

Even if your goal is to drop lbs... There's one sign you should never, under any circumstances, start cutting calories. It requires that you listen to your body... Because if you ignore this cue, even with the best intentions... You can mistakenly add fat and lose muscle even if you're training at your max. To discover your body's cue telling you whether it's safe to cut...

Are You Eating Enough...

  If fat loss is the goal, the necessary strategy is a calorie deficit. The problem with that is most people are creating too large of a deficit, which works in the very beginning, but then ends up plateauing, or even worse, ending up with a few more pounds of fat than when you started. The other problem is staying in the correct calorie deficit for too long without going back to a maintenance period to avoid metabolic adaptations. I have worked with so many clients who have DESTROYED their metabolisms with a low-calorie intake and excessive beatdown workouts. That’s how we were told to do it, right? Starve ourselves and workout like crazy. The unfortunate repercussions are what we are seeing now. One of the hardest conversations to have with a new client is explaining that we need to eat more, and potentially gain some weight, to heal the metabolism before we can then get ready to strive for fat loss. Here are six signs that you are not eating enough: Are you always tired and have low

๐ŸŒŸ Struggling to Shed Those Extra Pounds? It Might be Weight Loss Resista...

Are you tirelessly working out and eating healthy, but still not seeing the results you desire? You might be dealing with weight loss resistance syndrome! Here are some key points to help you understand this frustrating condition and its symptoms: ๐Ÿ”น Weight loss resistance syndrome refers to the struggle to lose weight despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise. ๐Ÿ”น Symptoms commonly include a slow metabolism, increased hunger or cravings, difficulty losing inches around the waist, and a lack of energy. ๐Ÿ”น Hormonal imbalances, such as insulin resistance, can contribute to this syndrome, making weight loss even more challenging. ๐Ÿ”น Other symptoms may include irregular menstrual cycles, difficulty building muscle mass, and a tendency to gain weight easily. ๐Ÿ”น Remember, weight loss resistance syndrome is a complex condition influenced by various factors like genetics, stress levels, sleep quality, and underlying health conditions. ๐Ÿ”น Seeking guidance from a healthcare pr

The “OLD” Way of doing fitness

Are you tired of the old way of doing fitness? The endless cycle of pushing yourself to the limit with harder and harder workouts, only to end up feeling exhausted and burnt out. It's time to shift our mindset and embrace a new approach to fitness. Instead of focusing on punishing our bodies with intense workouts, let's prioritize sustainable, enjoyable movement that nourishes our minds and bodies. Whether it's yoga, Pilates, dancing, hiking, or any activity that brings you joy, find what works for you and makes you feel good. Remember, fitness is not about punishment or extremes - it's about finding balance, listening to your body, and honoring what it needs. Let's ditch the old mentality and embrace a more mindful, holistic approach to fitness. Your body will thank you for it. ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸŒฟ #FitnessEvolution #MindfulMovement #HolisticHealth

STOP Complicating Your MACROS (Keep it simple)

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How to crush those last 10 lbs

  Got a frustrating few pounds left?  You've been on point with your fitness, getting in your workouts and eating cleaner than ever before. Initially the weight fell off, and it motivated you to keep it up. But now your results have stopped. You’re still doing all that hard work, but it's no longer showing in pounds lost, inches shed and compliments gained. What gives? That's seriously frustrating. The good news is that reaching a plateau with your results is natural and normal. It happens to everyone. And there is a solution… Here are my 3 Foolproof Steps to Crush The Last 10 LBS (BTW these steps also work when applied to the first few pounds!) Foolproof Step #1: Eliminate The Sugar Yeah, yeah, I know you’re eating cleaner than you’ve ever eaten before, and that you’ve eliminated the junk food that you used to enjoy. But don’t tell me that you’ve taken all of the sugar out of your diet. When it comes to crushing those last few pounds you must become ruthless with eliminat

Journey of Achievement vs. Journey of Transformation

What are you waiting for?

Why are you still waiting for the  right time  to get fit? You are busy and hectic. Your family member is sick. Your job is demanding. You are focused on planning a big life event. Your kids are pulling you in a million different directions. You’re an emotional eater…and now is an emotional time. There are a million and more excuses for why you haven’t made your body a priority…yet. At the back of your mind you believe that the day will come when you are ready to take action in getting back in shape. But that  right time  hasn’t come. Let’s be honest with each other right now. The right time to get fit won’t ever magically appear. There will always be another life event to navigate. There’s always going to be someone you know who is sick…and you’ll even get sick at times. You will always have a reason to emotionally eat, if you allow yourself that chaos. So what’s the solution? Drift through life in a body that you aren’t happy with? Avoid mirrors and bathing suits

Don’t Neglect THIS ( most important muscle in the body!)

Your Exercise "Cheat Sheet"

 I’ve got a cheat sheet for you today… Be sure to save it because it’ll come in handy the next time you’re confused about the BEST exercises and workouts to do to reach your goals. Because — if your social feeds are anything like mine — chances are you’re being fed a TON of conflicting info. It can be hard to know what to do — or who to believe. The FOUR tried-and-true basics on this list are a no-fail way to boost your health AND your fitness. 4 Ways to Fast-Track Your Fitness ✅Get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity cardio  OR 75 minutes of vigorous cardio every single week. (TIP: That’s only a half-hour 5 days a week!) ✅Do a total body workout with weights 2x a week.  For best results, spread these out during the week — and use weights heavy enough to challenge your muscles. (NOTE: You can do more strength workouts if you like!) ✅Once you’ve got a baseline  of cardio fitness, start to ramp up your intensity and/or how long you’re working out.

Willpower and Motivation are NOT the Answer. Do this instead

The reality of 2024 setting in as your goals feel more out of reach every day? This is nothing to be ashamed of — besides, guilt is one of the most destructive emotions there is. It's early in the year. If you get back on track now, you can still make this a kickass year for your body and overall health!

I didn’t feel like working out

  You know those days when you finally leave work…… and the LAST thing you want to do is hit the gym, cook dinner, and tackle your never-ending to-do list? Have you ever thought about what happens when you say the heck with it… and  DON’T  do those things? In the moment it feels like a relief.But later? It can feel like a real letdown.Because choosing NOT to slack off — to do the thing anyway, especially after a tough day —  is where real growth happens . Every time you choose to push through, you're not just working toward your goals…You're also building mental resilience and self-efficacy (your belief in yourself to follow through). And that’s not even talking about how your workout can actually boost your mood and energy levels because of the feel-good hormones released during exercise. These small victories — the moments when you choose what's good for you over what's easy — add up to big changes. So, next time you feel like ditching your routine in favor of the cou