Posts Tagged "fat loss"

Check Yourself (Workout Checklist)

Check Yourself (Workout Checklist)

In honour of January being the month that more people than usual have fitness on their minds, I’d like to round that out with some details of working out that I will hope you remember to apply. Many of you will know these things, but some don’t, and some will have simply forgotten. I know this because when I run into people at social gatherings or when people tell me what they do for their workouts, as they love to do, I have that internal battle of “Do I risk sounding annoying and correcting them so that they aren’t wasting their time in the gym?” Ooh, I hate that circumstance. So I’ll use my platform here, and then when I run...

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Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

Listen – I’m going to be very honest. After having some time off – time filled with lethargy, laziness and food comas – getting back in the swing of a routine can feel like pushing a boulder up a very steep hill. Going from elaborate celebratory breakfasts back to oats, flax and berries (although to be honest that sounds pretty great right now) is not always easy. I always tell my clients that we snowball in both directions, yet the unhealthy way is steadfast downhill, and the healthy adjustments are heavier and uphill. This is because, well, sugar and fats are addictive. The industries do it on purpose, right? Most of us know this by now. ...

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Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 6: Jump Rope!

Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 6: Jump Rope!

The absolute best do-anywhere, heart-pumping fat-blasting and anatomy-respecting cardio? Jump rope! If you haven’t tried this since you were a kid, it’s time to pick the rope back up and give it a whirl. Be patient with yourself, it can take a few tries to get back in the “swing” of it. Start with 30-50 jumps, work your way up to 100 using it in between your strength circuits. Soon enough, you’ll be able to blast out 5-10 minutes at a time. Then, you can simply take a few breaks and use it as an entire cardio workout. The other reason I love it is the body stays pretty straight, so the hip flexors don’t get the same constant...

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Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 4: Nutrition Resource Meghan Telpner

Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 4: Nutrition Resource Meghan Telpner

Meghan Telpner is a no-fuss holistic nutritionist based in Toronto. She is the author of Undiet, a nutritional concept of eating clean and whole foods with no artificial de-fooding, basically. And as this is a Christmas countdown of sorts, yeah, it makes a great gift for anyone interested in feeling great (which is – duh – everyone)! Meghan just speaks and teaches sensibly, explaining the science and telling it like it is. You all know how much I love to keep things simple, and this gal really does this. Her website is an endless resource for all things wellness – including to-die-for recipes and even tips on swapping to natural beauty products. It is...

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Saghi’s Before and After So Far

Saghi’s Before and After So Far

Saghi has been writing about her experiences over the past little while, and has been training with me for over a year. She has candidly expressed her difficulty with her emotional attachment to food, her (sometimes extreme) highs and lows of motivation, and her occasional indulgence in her beloved “Sweet Chili Heats” Doritos (something I may not ever, in my lifetime, understand – haha!). Saghi has come a long way aesthetically, but the real changes are in her self-compassion demonstrated through her health practices. Saghi has completely changed the way she eats, and how she thinks about food. ¬†She is enthusiastic about the balanced nutrition she puts...

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