Posts Tagged "time off"

Vive la France – You Reminded Me What I Was Missing

Vive la France – You Reminded Me What I Was Missing

My dear friends and family who are close to me know that the last 9-10 months have been full of so many things. Not necessarily negative things, just so many challenges, both great and not so great. I was losing my grip on my own balanced being, my own relationship with my own life, in the shuffle. There were things to be done. Many things needed to be done, I really had a full list of accomplishments to make at all times. And I ADORE the completion of accomplishments, just not necessarily when that list is replenished again seconds before it can be cleared for me to be able to feel a little bit naturally aimless. Or relaxed. My workouts went on that list. And by the...

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Slow Down and Get Off The Back Burner

Slow Down and Get Off The Back Burner

Well, I committed the crime I have always advised every client against doing. The other day, I finally sat and thought to myself: WHY am I feeling so exhausted, so low, so uncharged and frustrated? Why am I constantly scrambling and not getting anywhere? Well, I was burnt out. Now, it happened the same way it happens to most of us – an overwhelming, never-ending to-do list, but also letting the little things that I LOVE to do for myself slip away, one-by-one. And I wonder, if I had not let these little things go, maybe I would have been calmer and more accepting of what I can and cannot accomplish. OR, maybe I could have been more productive in knocking things...

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Why Eating TOO Clean Can Be Bad

Why Eating TOO Clean Can Be Bad

A couple clients of mine recently discovered that jumping in too fast, and eating too “perfectly” can really backfire. I want to share this danger with all of you. Sometimes, some keen clients who begin working with a trainer are all psyched up to deprive, starve and punish themselves. They are very worried when they hear about my balanced approach to eating. I advise indulging into a small amount of something you love every day (unless that something you love is poutine, of course). 2 small squares of chocolate, a small glass of juice, 1-2 glasses of wine‚Ķ as long as this indulgence is around or below 200 calories, it’s fair game. Because, the...

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The Importance of Time Off!

The Importance of Time Off!

Unless you take time off, you will become bored / fall off track / stop progressing. Fact. The body can become very used to your daily routine – your routine meals and your routine workouts. And then it gets stuck or hits a plateau. Not only does your physicality get stuck, but the emotional and mental side of your wellness journey can reach a brick wall as well. Your lust for this change in your body and in your health starts to diminish… your inspiration dulls. Not only do we have to take time off to give the body a break, and to help it to bust through a plateau (regenerate its own excitement for change), but we should also never underestimate the...

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