Posts Tagged "weight 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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Keri the Wino: Some Bad, Some Good

Keri the Wino: Some Bad, Some Good

Okay, so we are past the halfway point! After my little blip last week I went through a variety of emotions. I was on such a high from doing so well, and then I let it slip through the cracks. I know I said last week that I was just going to pick myself back up and keep on going and not let it get me down. But throughout the week it did kinda get me down. Overall, I’m still feeling pretty good about my accomplishments. I did go a full 3 weeks before I had a slip and that’s a lot more than I’ve done in the past. I still haven’t weighed myself so I don’t know if I’ve lost any weight — though Jessica did say in our last session that she could see some changes,...

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Satch: Why I Became a Personal Trainer

Satch: Why I Became a Personal Trainer

Working in the health & wellness industry has become my guts and soul because of the dramatic changes I experienced, myself, becoming a healthier human being. I always wanted to be ‘healthier’ in my life – not necessarily thinner, or even more muscular, but to be able to practice a balanced lifestyle of fueling my body correctly and to engage in any type of exercise I might actually be able to ENJOY (I wanted to crave it, really). I wanted to live without the everyday discomforts I was having at the time: feeling unfit, avoiding social settings due to a lack of confidence, and zero motivation to achieve higher/move forward. I was often in a terrible...

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Keri the Wino: Off the Wagon

Keri the Wino: Off the Wagon

Well…I might as well just say it right away. I cheated. Here I am at the start of week 5, and I have to admit that I went to a party on labour day weekend – and I drank. And I didn’t just have one or two drinks. I had cider and white wine and red wine and then I lost track of the colour of the wine (or if it was wine). I had good intentions all day when I knew I was going to this party. I was gonna go for a couple hours, see people, have a laugh and head home for dinner (Jess says: Nope, you knew you were going to drink! I got the text requesting permission! I left it up to you… as this 8 week project was your idea.) But then about an hour or so before...

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Saghi: My Emotional Attachement to Food, And a Conversation with Jess

Saghi: My Emotional Attachement to Food, And a Conversation with Jess

This past week I got my ass kicked and there were hardly any breaks in between sets – until last night when Jess and I had a heated discussion about being emotionally tied to food. It’s a form of addiction and I have been able to identify when I get emotionally drawn to food. Many of us can relate to this – when we are under stress, under pressure at work or feeling emotional about the things going on in our lives, some of us react by using food to push it away. As Jess would explain it, we eat to push it all down but at the end it makes us feeling worse about ourselves (clogged up with emotion and with substances void of nutrition). I used to be like this...

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