• General,  Health,  Lifestyle

    2020 Self-help Message

    I’ve been part of a superficial industry for a long time now: the fitness world. After seventeen years of people criticizing my body shape or exercise goals, I came to realize what I wrote below, which is intended for anyone struggling with rejection, minimization, or insults regarding their health and fitness goals. The message: don’t seek validation outside yourself I’ve learned that in all areas of life, it’s important to focus on your unique journey and not what others think or say about you. Doing otherwise can lead to a negative self-image and poor mental health. Only you know all your starting points: the struggles and obstacles you broke through…

  • Do-It-Yourself,  Exercise Videos,  Fat Loss,  Health,  Lifestyle,  Post-Pregnancy,  Women's fitness

    4 Simple Rules to Post-pregnancy Fat Loss

    Pregnancy puts a woman’s body through some incredible changes to bring life into the world. As a woman’s waistline expands, it’s normal for her to get self-conscious about her figure and worry she may never return to her prepregnancy build. After delivering her child, she can be left with extra fat, loose skin, or both. But, if you’re an expecting mother reading this, don’t let that psych you out. Every year, plenty of women reclaim their prepregnancy figures (and sometimes a fitter body) through following tried-and-true principles, which I’ve condensed into the rule below, the same rules I followed to get a fitter body after having my son. Rule 1.…

  • Health,  Lifestyle,  Nutrition

    How to Decrease Bloating & Get Regular

    This article is about bathroom irregularity — infrequent bowel movements, that is not only annoying but can cause bloating. It’s not a sexy topic, we all know. But it affects many people, especially women. Firstly, this article is not for people with medically related bathroom irregularity. I’m a personal trainer, not a gastroenterologist. However, as a personal trainer, I have quite regularly helped clients get regular. In my experience, bathroom irregularity is widespread among women for one reason: crazy ideas about dieting. Many women want to look great — everyone does, but the methods a large majority of women use to that end: exotic, short-term diets; elimination of whole food groups;…