Weight Loss

Healthy Holiday Eating Tip: Plan Ahead

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Weight Loss

  This holiday season is prime time for emotional eating/overeating to occur. To prepare for this…come up with a plan of action – name a few foods to choose from for when you feel the need to eat emotionally. In other words, come up with a list of foods that you are willing to eat for when you feel stressed out or for when an emotional button gets pushed. And, then also come up with a list of other ways to take care of yourself, such as, taking a bath, watching a holiday movie, going for a walk, or talking with a friend so you have pre-planned choices to choose from when an emotional...

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S.M.A.R.T Goals

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Exercise, Weight Loss

S.M.A.R.T Goals

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Improve your health and wellness while dealing with depression or fibromyalgia

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Blog, Exercise, Motivation, Weight Loss

Improve your health and wellness while dealing with depression or fibromyalgia

We start the New Year off feeling optimistic and hopeful. We often promise ourselves to take better care of our health and wellness, especially if we suffer from depression or chronic illness, such as fibromyalgia. These are all good goals and good thoughts. But, within a few weeks, most people have given up their pursuit to fulfill those new goals and their New Year’s resolutions have fizzled out. In the book, Emotional Weight, author Colleen Sundermeyer points out that wanting to do a task and having to do it hold two different psychological implications. Words, such as, have to, should...

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New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Exercise, Motivation, Weight Loss

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s is the most popular time when people make promises to themselves to exercise more and get into better shape. We start off the New Year with good intentions. We feel optimistic and hopeful. But, within a few weeks, our intentions and determination fizzle out.’ It’s hard enough to make changes in our life and accomplish what we desire…. but if our goals are unrealistic then we start off at a disadvantage and it’s easy to get discouraged and give up. As the old saying goes….if we start off on the wrong foot we end up on the wrong foot. Statistics show that over 60% of...

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Separate Weight Loss from Exercise

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in Blog, Exercise, Motivation, Weight Loss

Separate Weight Loss from Exercise

Today, making exercise a habit is more of a psychological issue than a physical issue. Most people know what to do but they have difficulty motivating themselves and/or maintaining the motivation once they start. One of the main reasons we struggle with exercise is because we have been conditioned to place the sole value of exercise on weight loss. As a result, most of us get frustrated and discouraged when we don’t see the numbers go down on the scale. The reality is that significant health benefits occur whether or not we lose weight. Weight loss does not determine the value of exercise....

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