Set Your Intentions Before You Set Your Thanksgiving Table

And so it begins. The eating season. Even though every year I come to this point of the season promising myself I won’t gain weight this time, I still end up gaining weight! It’s worrisome, because this kind of weight gain seems small and innocuous enough, but, in reality, research has shown that it’s this …

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Banish the All or Nothing Mindset

The “All or Nothing” mentality is a damaging mindset when it comes to getting fit and making positive changes towards a healthier life. (The only mindset more damaging- “Nothing or Nothing”- in other words, never caring enough to even try) Many of us exhibit this mentality and have suffered greatly from it. The “All or Nothing” attitude often results in overuse injuries and an unsustainability of a fitness regimen. This prevents us from being successful, and more importantly, from feeling successful.

New Year’s Resolutions- Evolve, Don’t Resolve

What do I think of New Years’ Resolutions?  Not much! Even though I am a pretty dedicated person, I have never really succeeded at keeping my resolutions. I am sure I am not alone. Typically, resolutions are made out of hope and wishes , and rarely with thoughtfulness or long term planning. I think we …

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Conquering Overeating IS Possible IF You Use Your Mind

While the title is obviously over simplified, it is the truth. Conquering over eating is about awareness, thoughtfulness, dealing with emotions and stress head on, and creating coping mechanisms for stress other than food.  In my previous blog, I gave you concrete techniques for stopping overeating,  but the topic is very complex and deserves more …

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The Top Five Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight- and what to do about it

In my 20 years of experience in the fitness industry, I have never, note NEVER, met anyone who could not lose weight no matter how hard they tried. Unfailingly, clients who could not lose weight were making crucial mistakes that were preventing them from success. Unfortunately, many people are in such denial about their exercise, …

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Shape-Ups Should Ship Out

Yesterday was a beautiful day and all of Hudson was out walking. This is a good thing- like many communities, Hudson is struggling with obesity among its residents. But, I was very surprised to see how many people were sporting the new “Shape-Ups” sneakers that have been advertised so much over the last few months. …

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Vitamin Supplements- Do They Work?

Over the last few weeks, several of my clients have asked me about what vitamin supplements to take. Some clients are seeking weight loss, some better energy and some want plain old better health. Since this seems to be the time of year when we think about improving our health, I thought I would give …

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