Adventures with World of Warcraft – Building Community

World of WarcraftI have many sides and one of them is being an avid fan of the game World of Warcraft. I have been playing since about 2007 when the Burning Crusade expansion came out. It was my first experience playing a game where you could interact with other players. World of Warcraft is a type of game called a MMORPG or a Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. This post is part of a series called 5 Random Things About Me.  I like to give my readers a glimpse into my life and I love to learn more about you as well. When I first started playing World of Warcraft (also known as WoW), I was terrified at the thought of interacting with other players online. I am an introvert and I had learned to play the game with the original version which was just a CD that you popped into your computer and played without interaction with others. This was way before social media was popular and connecting with others online was just a foreign idea to me. The first time someone “whispered” me (sent me a private chat message) I was shocked. But as I played more I learned the value in building relationships in an online community. Many of the friends that I made in-game are still friends all these years later.

Benefits of Video Games as Online Communities

 

Learning teamwork and collaboration

There are many quests and challenges that require you to work with others in order to pull them off. Joining a group called a guild can provide helpful benefits to you and working together with them can propel you farther than you can go on your own. There are in-game items, skills and benefits that you only get if you belong to a guild. As will all communities, sometimes you have to shop around to find the group that is right for you.

Setting goals and achieving them

The basics of this type of game is receiving quests and accomplishing them. As you complete the quests you progress in your level and get more rewards and more experience to increase your level. There are many ways you can utilize these features. You may just want to follow the quests as they come or you may seek out specific quest lines for the rewards they give. Just as in life the goals you set and where you spend you time drives the rewards you receive.

Learning Leadership

Over time I went from being afraid to chat with other players to leading my own guild. I started a guild called Homeless with the intention of attracting players that were tired of not measuring up to the requirements of other guilds. We were a band of misfits and it worked. Hundreds of people ended up joining and we became a nice little online family. To be honest, the people that I had connected with in the group are what made it the hardest to take some time off from game play. Leading the guild came with its own set of challenges.

Tension relief/Fun

Some days I play just for something to do mindlessly. Sometimes I need to be able to put my brain in neutral and decompress. I am fully aware that if I spend too much time in this state I will never meet my goals, but an occasional bit of down time can help reset the ole brain cells. One of the things I like doing during this time is “play the auction house.” I love  to learn the prices (in virtual money) that the in-game items can go for and then buy low and sell high. In the past I was pretty good at this and it was sort of a game within the game for me.

Community

Some of the friends I have made in World of Warcraft I still consider friends years later. We have connected in other ways and we keep in touch outside of the game. This game was my first experience with making friends that I had never met before since the days of pen pals when I was a child. For me it paved the way to making new connections and now I am blessed to be a part of several powerful online communities such as Dreamers & Builders and 30 Days of Hustle. The game is fun and I think it always will be for me but the thing that keeps me coming back are the people I meet.

Have You Ever Been the Awkward Girl at the Gym?

awkward at the gymToday’s post is a guest post from Whitney Treloar. When I first read this post I found it really resonated with me and I hope you will feel the same.This post is for me and for all of you who ever felt awkward at the gym.

Do you go to a gym or take fitness classes? Maybe you’re really fit and strong and lean from working out on a regular basis. Good for you! That is so important. I’ve always wanted to be a person who values and enjoys fitness and exercise, making time for it, enjoying it, missing it when it doesn’t happen. I love you runners and strength trainers and Iron Man-ers. I do. I admire that it’s a priority and I’m happy that you are likely more healthy and will live a happier, healthier, longer life for your loved-ones.

Ladies, do you drop the kids at school and head straight to your gym or class? Do you have just THE RIGHT clothing and shoes? Do you own your own equipment, gloves, wraps? Is your water bottle the current craze? Do you have a special sweat towel, headband, a t-shirt with your studio’s logo? Do you show up driving your SUV with your kids’ school sticker and meet your classmates there and stretch out together, discussing your families and schedules? That’s great for you. Must be fun. I’m sure that kind of community makes it easier, more tolerable, more fun, less painful.

Let’s talk about the chubby, unhealthy chick who wants to change her ways. She may show up a few minutes early, wearing the wrong clothing and shoes, without her own equipment and gear. She’ll probably stand awkwardly to the side, hoping to catch someone’s eye. She may be just trying it out, seeing what it’s all about, hoping to learn something. She probably is very aware that she doesn’t fit in. It probably took awhile to get to the point where she’d give it a shot. She may have called around, visited other gyms, asked her friends who work out. Obviously, she doesn’t have much experience and needs to learn the ropes. She probably fought off a whole team of demons on her way there. She’s overweight and scared to change, although she’s all too aware of her habits. Her sedentary lifestyle has likely caught up with her in her middle age. She’s made a lot of changes over the years, and it’s really long past time for her to do this. She has tried other times in other places over the years. She’s spent good money on personal trainers, but gyms are extremely intimidating to your average Standard-American-Diet-eating mom and housewife. The average gym makes BIG money on the average chubby housewife, depending on her to sign the contract and NOT come back after the first few weeks. Having paid this “stupid tax” more than a few times, this nice lady is terribly gun-shy.

She would have rather stayed home and done laundry in peace. She maybe has physical issues she hopes to tackle, but going back to bed feels so much better. Morning talk shows are good, non-judgmental friends to have while she toasts a bagel and tackles the bathrooms. She may truly enjoy her down time while her family is out of the house. Maybe she’s an introvert, and that time is her sanity.

I bet she’s sick to death of the constant cycle she’s in of eating wrong and being tired, seeing doctors and taking pills, not getting enough sleep and feeling exhausted, not working enough because she feels so lousy, so not having the money to buy better food and not having the energy to cook from scratch. She knows better, but she’s so tired and family fights her on it, anyway. She’s just not the type to go to the gym, take fitness classes. She knows she’ll face less resistance if she works out at home, so she has the videos, live-streaming, gadgets and the stuff, but it goes unused because she doesn’t have the drive, the accountability, the encouragement.

She needs to step outside her comfort zone and she knows it. But, wow. So TOTALLY uncomfortable. It has taken a LOT of processing and thought and research to get here.

Chances are, it took every ounce of nerve she had to don her dorky workout clothes. Maybe she had to borrow her husband’s nylon shorts. Maybe she had cottage cheese this morning instead of bread so she could finally start that new chapter in her life – the one where she exercises regularly and steps outside her shell to meet new women with healthier lifestyles. Maybe, once she fed her family breakfast, made their lunches, got them out the door safely and on time, she wondered if it would REALLY be okay if she took a little time and money for herself, for the sake of improving her lifestyle, because that would ALSO be a way she could serve her family because it’s taking care of their caretaker and setting a positive example.

Maybe that 8 mile drive took her forever, and every fiber of her wanted to turn the minivan around. The voices told her it was too far, took too long, costs too much, required too much sacrifice. Maybe she remembered all the gyms and classes in the past and all the looks and wry smiles. Maybe her insecurities told her she was crazy because she’d never fit in. And maybe she punched that fear RIGHT IN THE FACE! because she knows that she is worthy of the time, energy, money and commitment. She is every bit as worthy as anyone and it is important. So, she gave herself a pep-talk that whole 14 minute drive, telling herself that her body will thank her, her ailments would eventually subside, her attitude would improve, that her fears were unfounded, she’d feel so much better and be so much more pleasant when she felt better, slept better, looked better. Maybe some day she could buy pretty new smaller clothes. Maybe her husband would flirt with her…..

So, ladies, there she is. Her workout clothes are different and awkward, she doesn’t have a water bottle or the gear, she’s shifting awkwardly and making everyone feel uncomfortable.

What are you gonna do? What are you gonna say? Anything? She has pushed it hard to get here and you do have a bit of responsibility to her.

If, in fact, you ignore her, those voices are gonna have a field day. If they win, she’ll dart. If all those voices are right, then you *are* judging her and laughing at her. If those voices win, then she *is* wasting her time and she should have stayed at home. If you let her get away, she may cry hot, embarrassed fat tears of shame all the way home, feeling very close to her middle school daughter in those moments. It would be so.much.easier to turn and run.

And, just for the record, the drive-through never judges her.

 

Whitney Treloar lives in Naples, FL with her husband and 2 of her three daughters. She spends her days keeping the family and household running smoothly like a typical housewife and mom. She’s passionate about Jesus, music, health, relationships and leaving a legacy for her children. She’s studying to be a certified health coach, and hopes soon to speak and write about physical and spiritual healing and thriving. This story is just one of the many she plans to incorporate into her coaching business. She also dabbles in her own blog, www.mamatold.us.

Setting Goals #Next5

Goals for the next 5 years

Goals for the next 5 years

A Facebook friend and fellow Dreamers & Builders member, Kevin Buchanan challenged our group recently to jot down what we would like to accomplish in the next 5 years.  I thought about it a bit but I tried not to spend too much time on it to be honest. I was afraid that if I sat and analyzed my goals for too long I would never get around to actually doing the challenge. So here are some of my goals and a rare #selfie.

1. Be debt free. I almost wrote (except for mortgage) but then I decided to dream big.

2. 3 Star Diamond Beachbody coach – this goal scares me. Just sayin’.

3. Professional speaker (oh, yea…terrified)

4. Visit The Living Room in Kenya. The Living Room is a hospice for those with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other conditions. It is an amazing place doing an amazing work. You can learn more about them here.

I’d leave to hear about what you’re going to do in the #Next5. Post in the comments and also commit to it by posting on social media. Check out this video of other folks taking the #Next5 challenge. I can’t wait to see yours. Be sure to use the hashtag #next5.

The Skinny on Dietary Fat: Does Fat Make You Fat?

avocado

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Does Fat Make You Fat?

Are you eating a low fat diet because you have been told that it’s better for you? Don’t feel bad if you are. We have been led to believe that eating fat will not only make us fat but will lead to high cholesterol levels and cause heart disease. This is faulty science. There are whole books written on the subject but I am going to boil down some of the information and give you some healthy tips to improving your all-around nutrition. The good news is that you get to enjoy some of the foods that you thought were bad for you.

If you have been a reader of my blog or if you follow me on Facebook you will know that I encourage eating real food and plenty of it. I don’t believe that restrictive, temporary diets are the right way to fuel your body. I believe that foods that we eat should provide the most nutrients possible and that includes high quality fats. For some simple guidelines on general nutrition you can check out my post Making Nutrition Simple.

Fats are Necessary.

Fats are a necessary part of our diet and limiting them can actual cause some detrimental health effects. You need adequate amounts of good, high quality fats to absorb many of the vitamins that your body needs like Vitamin A, D, E and K. These are known as fat soluble vitamins and among other things help to regulate your immune system. Deficiencies in some of these vitamins are implicated in autoimmune disease. The membrane of your cells are made from fat and fats are also necessary to make your body’s steroid hormones- cortisol, estrogen, testosterone). Your body’s communication mechanism – neurotransmitters, need a fatty layer in order to transmit their signals.

Fat breaks down into fatty acids. Some of these fatty acids are known as essential fatty acids. They are known by that name because it is essential that we get them from the foods we eat. Our bodies cannot manufacture them. Essential fatty acids are known as Omega-6 and Omega-3.  The recommended ratio of these fatty acids are between 1:1 and 4:1. Higher ratios than this can result in increased inflammation which can lead to numerous problems in health. Most Americans have a ratio between 10:1 and 25:1.

A diet rich in nutrient-dense, high quality fats can actually help you maintain a healthy weight.

When we increase high quality fats and decrease the starches and sweets in our diet our blood sugar levels can stabilize. This results in less cravings and better satiety (feeling satisfied).  Our hormones are better regulated and our body can synthesize vitamins better. When we eat a low fat diet and eat more starches and sweets it sets up a vicious cycle of insulin spikes, fat storage and cravings. I will be writing a future post on that subject soon.

Good sources of whole food fats:

Nuts and seeds

Avocado

Coconut

Cacao

Olives

Flax seeds (milled)

Chia seeds

Organic eggs

Organic, grass-fed and grass finished meats

Fatty Fish – such as sardines, mackerel, herring and salmon

So do so many people say that low fat is the way to go?

This myth has been perpetuated since the 1950′s when a study called the Seven Countries Study was released. This study conducted by Dr. Key examined heart disease risk a it relates to lifestyle and dietary habits. He concluded that countries where people ate more fat had more incidences of heart disease. However, this was faulty science on several levels. The study showed a POSSIBLE correlation but that does not necessarily prove causation. The big problem fo rme is that he did not release ALL the results. The study was actually conducted in twenty-two countries, not just seven. He intentionally chose the seven countries that proved the point that he was trying to make. He did not release the data on countries like Holland and Norway where they ate more fat but had lower heart disease rates. He also did not release the data on countries like Chile which had lower fat consumption but high heart disease rates. It is a flawed study when you pick and choose the results that you release. Unfortunately this study had a major influence on our dietary guidelines.

What are we to do?

Don’t be afraid of eating fats but make sure you are getting fats that will provide the most nutrients like those listed above. I’ll post some recipes in a future post with delicious whole food fats added.

 

Eccentric Exercise – More Benefits, Less Time

eccentric exercise, eccentric trainingDoing eccentric exercise can help you build more muscle, lose fat and takes less time. Eccentric training is defined as the active contraction of the muscle along with lengthening of the muscle. For example when you are doing a bicep curl, the eccentric part of the exercise is the lowering motion that occurs after you lift the dumbbell. The movement is done slowly to keep the muscle in a state of contraction for longer. Sometimes this type of training is known as “negative training” because it is the negative part of the movement. There are ways to do this at home and there are ways to do this at the gym. I will post some videos below from YouTube that will demonstrate some of the concepts of eccentric exercise.

Eccentric exercise trades quantity for quality. The goal is to put more of your muscle fibers to work. This means that you can get a better workout in, with better results in less time. This is not to imply, however, that it is easy. In fact, if you do this correctly it will be very tough and you will have some significant muscle soreness.

Examples of eccentric exercise

Push ups – doing an eccentric push up should be called a ‘lower down’ instead. You can do them from your toes, from your knees or against a wall. You start in push up postilion and then you lower yourself down VERY slowly to a count of 10. If your arms are too fatigued from the lowering you don’t have to do the upward motion of the push up. Just get back into position and do it again. Try to do it for a total of 6 lower downs. If you have enough strength left at the lowest part of the movement on the last one you can hold the lowest position for 10 seconds for some extra muscle contraction. Give it a try during your next workout!

This first video is the author of the book The Calorie Myth demonstrating how to do squats with eccentric exercise.

This next video is great for doing eccentric exercise with pull ups. I’m not strong enough (yet) to do pull ups the right way so this is how I strengthen the muscles involved in doing pull ups. I do have a pull up bar but I have also been known to do this on the trapeze bar on my kids’ swingset or on some playground equipment.

This next video shows how you can do a shoulder press, chest press, row and squats using eccentric training.

I’d love for you to try some of these exercises and post in the comments how you did. If you do these right you may find that you experience some significant muscle soreness the next day. Rest and let your muscles build and repair.

 

Beachbody Coach Sneak Peek

coach sneak peekWhat is Beachbody coaching?

I would love to share with you what I do as a coach. Yes, it is a business and yes I love building an extra income by coaching. But the real reason I do it is to inspire and encourage others. There is nothing like having someone thank you for helping them make a breakthrough in their health journey. Another reason I love coaching and helping other coaches is that it helps me stay accountable to continue healthy living. I lead by example and as I watch all of you work hard it helps me to work hard too.

I am not a dietitian or a personal trainer or a salesperson, I don’t hold a business degree and I have not always been the perfect picture of health and fitness. So what qualifies me to be a Beachbody coach? One main ingredient you need to be a successful coach is the desire to be better than you were the day before.

The week long coaching sneak peek involves a small private Facebook group. Each day I will give you a different glimpse into the business opportunity with posts and short videos to watch. Coaching is not a get rich quick deal. To be successful in any business you have to build relationships and that just takes time. But if you take it seriously and make consistent efforts you will have success. If you decide that coaching is for you I will provide free training, encouragement and support along the way.

Don’t forget to shoot me a friend request on Facebook if you aren’t my “friend” already. I’m looking forward to giving you a ‘Sneak Peak’ into what I love to do!

 

Edible Flowers to Spice Up Your Favorite Salad Recipe

salad recipe

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Looking for a new salad recipe? Are you tired of boring salads? Want to kick things up a notch? Want to take a plain Jane salad and make it fancy? Here are some great tips that might help put some variety into your quest to eat more vegetables.

Add some blooms found right in your vegetable patch.

There are edible blooms that grow in your flower garden but you can also find edible blooms right in your vegetable patch.  Some of these ‘edible blooms’ you actually know quite well, even if you haven’t thought of them as the flowering part of your vegetables. The broccoli and cauliflower we are familiar with are both actually flowers, just as the artichoke is also the flower of the plant.

In addition to the heads of cauliflower or broccoli being edible flowers, you can also allow the flower to flower, so to speak, and enjoy them as well.  The pretty yellow flower of the broccoli can be picked, cleaned, and enjoyed sprinkled on top of a bed of lettuce. The flowering shoots on cauliflower and artichokes can also be eaten. Experiment with the flavors to create a delicious, colorful gourmet salad.

Zucchini and other squash varieties have beautiful blooms that disappear after the vegetable forms. These blooms are delicious. To prepare them you can pick them when they are still small and closed. Wash them and prepare them by dipping in a light batter and fry briefly in a hot skillet. Add the cooked blossoms on top of your favorite mixed green or spinach salad. You can also just add the blossoms to your salad raw. It’s a quick way to make your salad into a gourmet salad.

Herb plants can be more than just seasoning.

You can use fresh herbs to add a gourmet touch to your salad, but you can also add the flowers from many of those herbs. Thyme, basil, fennel and cilantro blooms can be picked and added to your salad, sauce or dressing. I have never used the herb borage but it produces tasty flowers as well. You can also harvest dill flowers as they appear, but before the seeds form. They are great in your salad or in a yogurt dressing.

For a nice, delicious surprise in your salad you can allow an onion or garlic bulb to blossom. Instead of clipping your chives down to the ground, allow the pretty blue flowers to just open, then cut them immediately and serve on top of a spinach salad for a real gourmet look and taste.

A Weed by Any Other Name

Next time you’re mowing your lawn you may want to rescue those pesky dandelions. We consider dandelions a weed but they are actually an herb and they sport edible flowers. If you pick them when they are still closed they taste similar to honey. Once the flower opens, it will be bitter so pick them early when they are young.

Now that you know just how many options there are for finding gourmet ingredients right in your own vegetable garden, herb garden, and even your lawn, maybe it’s time to take a closer look.

Making Nutrition Simple: The Calorie Myth Review

Flickr Commons: Julia Frost

Flickr Commons: Julia Frost

In the book The Calorie Myth: How to Eat More, Exercise Less, Lose Weight, and Live Better , the author Jonathan Bailor recommends we eat what he calls “SANE foods.” SANE foods are those that trigger body fat burning hormones. Understanding this principle has been key for me in making nutrition simple. The acronym SANE stands for:

S – satiety
A – aggression
N – nutrition
E – efficiency

I will give a more detailed explanation of each category below. But to get you started, some good examples of SANE foods are non-starchy vegetables, lean meats, fish, whey protein, citrus, and berries. These types of foods are foods that we get from the earth, not manufactured in a factory. Bailor calls foods that are not recommended “inSANE” foods. Examples of the foods to avoid are processed food, dairy that has added sugar and fat, starches, sweets, and high-fat meats.

S stands for Satiety.

Satiety is a measure of how much a food fills you up. How much it satisfies you. In this respect a calorie is not a calorie. The fewer calories it takes to fill you up and the longer that food keeps you full the higher satiety value. We want to choose foods with a high satiety value. High satiety foods contain high amounts of protein, fiber and water.

Multiple studies show that if you eat more protein and high quality fat and less starches and sweets you will automatically eat fewer calories and yet feel fuller. This is good news! This means you can eat more nutrient dense, satisfying foods and still take in fewer calories. 

A stands for Aggression

This term refers to how likely the calories you eat are to be stored as fat. When your body is working optimally, the calories you eat are used to repair damage, to fuel you for your activities and then to storage as fat. When the body is overwhelmed by too many aggressive calories at once it gets overwhelmed and stores more as fat. The glycemic index is a good tool to tell how aggressive calories are. The higher a food is on the glycemic index, the more aggressive it is and therefore more likely to be stored as fat. Key point from The Calorie Myth by Jonathan Bailor,

“Body-fat storage is not caused by eating a lot of food. Body-fat storage is triggered as a response to eating food that causes us to have more glucose in our bloodstream than we can use at one time.”

This does not mean that you need to run around checking the glycemic index all the time. If you stick to having most of your foods in the SANE category you will automatically eat more non-aggressive foods and you won’t have much room left for the aggressive starches and sweets.

N stands for Nutrition

Back to the concept that a calorie is not a calorie. For example 250 calories of cake is not equal to 250 calories of broccoli. Calories differ by how much nutrition is provided to our body. It’s important to focus on the quality of our calories.

We hear a great deal lately about how whole grains are more nutritious than other refined grains. That may be true in when comparing grains to grains, but there are better choices. For example if you eat 250 calories of non-starchy vegetables you get about 46 grams of fiber. On the other hand, you would have to eat 2,000 calories of whole-grain bread to get the same amount of fiber. So, if you eat your bread for the fiber, it’s not the best choice. Non-starchy vegetables also pack more protein per calorie than foods like nuts, bread, pasta, oats, milk and beans.

Quoting from The Calorie Myth by Jonathan Bailor,

“Nutrition quality also affects whether we are burning body fat or slowing down and burning muscle. When we eat more water-, fiber-, and protein -packed food, we get more essential nutrients while avoiding overeating or overwhelming the body with glucose. Combine more nutrients with less overeating and fewer glucose spikes and we burn body fat without the negative side effects of starvation dieting.”

E stands for Efficiency

Some calories we eat are more efficient. What that means is that some calories are more likely to be stored as fat.  We want to choose inefficient calories. These are calories that takes work for the body to digest. The most inefficient foods are fiber and protein. Fiber is inefficient because it is not digested and the body burns additional calories trying to digest it. Protein is inefficient because it can’t directly be stored as body fat. It takes 5 steps to convert it to glucose to be stored as fat and each of those steps burn additional calories.  You can read the Calorie Myth to understand more about these steps.

Body fat cannot be stored without the hormone insulin and a substance called glycerol-3-phosphate. Both insulin and glycerol-3-phosphate are produced when we eat inSANE foods like starches and sweets. Eating less of these foods makes it tougher for our bodies to store fat.

So to summarize Jonathan Bailor’s SANE eating guidelines:

“We avoid overeating thanks to high-Satiety.

Calories are released into our bloodstream slowly and they trigger little insulin thanks to low Aggression.

Our bodies benefit from a number of essential nutrients thanks to high-Nutrition.

We burn a lot of calories during digestion thanks to low-Efficiency.”

(The Calorie Myth by Jonathan Bailor)

To summarize we want to eat more of these foods: non-starchy vegetables, lean meats, fish, whey protein, citrus, and berries.

And eat less of these foods: processed food, dairy that has added sugar and fat, starches, sweets, and high-fat meats.

I hope these posts have not been too “science-y” for you. I just really enjoy understanding why I should choose certain foods over others. If you want to dig deeper I highly recommend that you get the book. Jonathan covers all the conventional wisdom and uses evidence-based information to uncover why there is a better way. Then he outlines the simple principles to help you make better choices and move towards optimal health.

 

 

July Clean Eating Challenge

   Do you struggle with clean eating or knowing WHAT to eat? Do you need help recovering from all the summertime BBQ’s and picnics? I am running a one-week clean eating challenge that starts on Thursday,July 18. I will provide the shopping list and the menu to take the guess work out of nutrition. We’ll finish up just in time for the next weekend!

For one week we will be sharing with you meal ideas and grocery lists for your to move towards CLEANER EATING. You will benefit by learning what foods may seem healthy but maybe aren’t that good for you. We’ll take a look at what your metabolism is doing to either work FOR you or AGAINST you in your health/fitness goals. Finally, we’ll make sure you have recipes that will not only work for YOU but for your entire family (especially dinner ideas). Sign up for the challenge using the form below. I’m glad you are joining us!

I last did this right before Memorial Day weekend, and that group was AMAZING! Everyone that put in the work saw results…they lost an average of 3 lbs and 2 inches off their waist and love handles….pretty great stuff!

Quick Fix for Weight Loss?

 

Quick fix for weight loss

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Are you looking for a quick fix in your weight loss journey? I’m going to get a little real in this post today. I love coaching people, educating people and cheering them on along the way. But there are limitations. I am a great listener and I do a darned good  job encouraging people. However, I can’t drag you across the finish line. It’s something you have to do for yourself. You have to dig down deep and do the work. 

If you are the type of person that hops from fad diet to fad diet or is constantly finding the new hot thing that will help you lose weight, you might just find yourself in a lifetime of struggle. You may find temporary success and then find yourself back in the same situation you were in to begin with. Or sometimes You may end up in a worse situation. I know because I was that person. I want something better for you.
I want to help you end all that today. I want to help you learn to take one or two small goals at a time, build an action plan, and conquer it. Then we take the next steps. The compound effect of the small steps result in permanent change. I am encouraging changes that will last, not a quick fix. I hope you will join me in this journey.
Comment below or email me at info@cravingfitness.org if you want help planning a workout, tuning up your nutrition or if you just need some encouragement.