Last week, I gave you the first part of my top 11 reasons why so many people are struggling to lose weight — and the response was overwhelming. Here are my next five reasons, even more surprising than the first six. As always, I am happy to answer any questions these may bring up. I’d welcome an email from you at firstname.lastname@example.org. 7. No time to meditate I’m not talking getting on the floor and chanting “Oms” every day (although I am a huge fan and believer in it!). I’m talking about getting in touch, grounding yourself, being present,… [Read More]
I’ve heard pretty much everything. Most people who come to me who sincerely want to lose weight are in pain and truly believe they are doing “all of the right things.” There is so much research about the best way to achieve optimal wellness, yet for some reason, many in our generation continue to cling to the “calories in, calories out” mantra, which leads to deprivation, which is compounded by chronic cardio…and guess what? This approach has been proven ineffective. So instead let’s learn about the real obstacles to lasting weight loss and find an approach that works. Here are… [Read More]
“Janet,” like many Americans, decided to “get healthy” this year. Like many Americans, a visit with her doctor resulted in her making the decision to pay more attention to her wellness. She saw the signs herself. She had low energy, felt “stiff,” and had no motivation to exercise, or to eat healthily. There was always something getting in the way of her health…a meeting, a kid appointment, a parent’s needs. Frankly, Janet had no “anchor” for her health. There was not a place or a feeling anchoring her to a lifestyle of health, which is so important to lead a… [Read More]
Last week I talked about why the number your scale gives you isn’t providing a full picture of your health. This week I’m going to tackle head-on another number that can often times be misleading: BMI. The other day I was waiting in the doctor’s examining room. I must be carrying around a ton of suppressed memories in my head, because to this day the first thing I look for in the examining room is the drawer/cabinet with the needles. I hate getting shots. Done, found it. Now I can get all worked up when the doctor or nurse heads… [Read More]
Raise your hand if this has happened to you. You have a great week or two of workouts, you’ve eaten healthily (for the most part), and you’ve finally been getting some good sleep. Not only do you feel great, but you could swear you look a little thinner, and maybe even your clothes feel a little different. Then it happens. You start thinking, “Wow, I bet I’ve lost at least five pounds.” So you wander past the bathroom scale and you do it – you step on the scale. And as you wait for the new number to appear, thinking…maybe… [Read More]
Humans are designed to move. Sadly, as we’ve evolved, a sedentary lifestyle has become far too normal. Don’t get me wrong, technology and innovation is great. We all know we aren’t in the business of growing, gathering, or catching our own food anymore. More importantly, we aren’t required to run to keep from being food. But the evolving lack of movement has caused a disconnect between our minds and our bodies. We work in jobs that don’t require our bodies, sitting at desks, taking Ubers, driving kids around, clicking mouse buttons, and tapping on keyboards. We only notice our bodies when… [Read More]
When it comes to exercise, many of us are creatures of habit. We get stuck in what we like and what, honestly, feels comfortable. If this is you, don’t worry. It’s normal. We are human: we like to do what we are good at, right? Well now that we’ve sprung forward, maybe it’s a a good time to jumpstart your exercise program, or even try something new. There’s no shortage of different types of exercise to try. So why do I want you to try Fitness on the Run’s brand of movement? Five reasons. At Fitness on the Run, you… [Read More]
Congratulations! You made it through what seemed like the longest winter in recorded in history. We’re in to the third week of March and it looks like spring may be trying to take hold. The sun’s out, temperatures are rising, and flowers (and allergies!) are starting to bloom. A brand new season brings optimism, so it is a perfect time to take inventory of what you wanted to accomplish in 2019. Regardless of whether or not you went through the formal ritual of making a New Year’s resolution, it’s not too late to start making changes for the better. And… [Read More]
We all want to be well and fit, and each of us has our own definition of what that means. For some, it evokes images of exercising abilities in the past. For others, they recall how they felt when they were 30, 40, or at a particular moment in their life (wedding, graduation, when you met your partner, etc.). I’ve already met with several people curious about Concierge Wellness. I’m going to share some of the words they’ve used to describe how they felt when they were living their own definition of wellness and fitness: “I could do anything… [Read More]
Since I launched Alexandria Wellness Concierge Wellness Program a few weeks ago, I’ve had so many inspiring meetings. In these meetings, I didn’t intend to start explaining mindset among all of the other really vital “spokes” of the Wellness Wheel. But the truth is, mindset is the place where it all starts. While most everyone wants to talk about their (need for) exercise/cardio/calorie burn and, of course, food, if you’ve had a chance to see my video in previous posts (if you haven’t, indulge me and check it out here), then you’ll already know that, after working with more than… [Read More]
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