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16
2018

IS CONSISTENCY ENOUGH TO BEAT CONTROL?

This past Saturday was cookie day. Friday is Friends-mas pizza party. Sunday is Christmas snacks with my dad. Monday is Christmas Eve dinner with my mom. Tuesday is Christmas morning brunch. This could seem like a lot of scary food to someone who is trying to control their food, body and diet. And it used to be super scary to me, super stressful. I would either be miserable trying to hold myself back from the “bad” food, ultimately not enjoying a second of my existence, or, more often than not,...

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09
2018

WHEN YOU SHOULD ACTUALLY LOSE WEIGHT

The body positive community will tell you that you should never lose weight, you should accept and love your body as it is. The health at every size movement will tell you that excess weight is not contributing to any diseases, aches or pains. The fitness industry will tell you that you should always be looking to improve your body composition, more muscle less fat. The fashion industry will tell you that you don’t need to lose weight… unless you’re a model or want to look like one in thei...

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02
2018

HOLIDAY MINDSET CHECK

So it’s December. It’s those diet dreaded weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The ones where some of us throw in the towel on our health and fitness until New Years and where others struggle to enjoy the essence of the holiday season because they are hyper focused on their food, fitness and body. So today, I’m going to give you some peace of mind. My approach to the holidays that has helped me finally enjoy them, guilt free and with much less stress, making me more of a joy to be around as...

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25
2018

MY FIX FOR THE ALL OR NOTHING FOOD, FITNESS & BODY MENTALITY

PERFECT versus GOOD ENOUGH. I know this sounds like a slacker. Like someone who is complacent. Like someone who has no goals. It probably even sounds lazy and certainly sounds mediocre at best. And these days, we can’t be mediocre. We can’t just be good enough. We have to be the best. The leanest. The most perfect person we can be. Well… NO. You don’t have to be any of that. For yearsssssss I was battling all or nothing in so many aspects of my life, but mainly, food, workouts and body. I’...

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18
2018

PART II – WHY I DON’T BINGE ON CEREAL AND PEANUT BUTTER ANYMORE…

“THE MORE YOU KNOW IS GREAT. BUT THE MORE YOU KNOW ABOUT YOU? THAT’S PRICELESS.” 2 weeks ago I posted a blog about why I don’t binge on my favorite foods anymore. I explained two approaches to beat that restriction/binge pattern and this week, I am elaborating on how my transition didn’t end up in me being obese by allowing any food I wanted, in any amount. There is one key part to allowing yourself to eat anything and it is this: You must pay attention to how they make you feel. So often when w...

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11
2018

THE FEAR OF WEIGHT GAIN

A lot of people ask me about gaining weight during pregnancy. They want to know how I feel about it. Or what I think about it. And while I don’t love that this seems to be the number one issue women have with being pregnant, I’m going to make one post about it. You have not seen me post a single weight on my weekly pregnancy updates. That is because it is NOT important for you to know or honestly, even for me to know. My goal with my posts is to update you on my mindset, my symptoms, my progress...

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04
2018

WHY I DON’T BINGE ON PB & CEREAL ANYMORE

At the risk of sounding redundant, I have to blog on this topic today. It’s feeding off my recent Halloween post a little, but it’s also one of the issues I hear most with clients. “I can’t keep x in the house because I’ll eat it all at once.” Maybe it’s chips. Or its Oreos. Or bagels.  For me, it was my favorite cereals, peanut butter, and anything I baked. But, not anymore. Look, we all have those foods we love that we would generally eat more than usual of. And guess what? You still might. Ho...

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28
2018

THE BEST IS YET TO BE

I’m going to quote a role model/friend of mine, Lindsay Messina, who quoted another role model of mine, Lori Harder, when saying, “Sometimes we don’t want to close a chapter in our lives because it was soooo good. But that’s what’s holding us back from starting something even greater.” That’s how I feel for many reasons right now. First, as you may have seen, we moved the gym this week. Nothing was WRONG or BAD with where we were. It just had served its purpose. We saw new opportunity and excite...

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21
2018

SO YOU OVERATE YESTERDAY?? HOW TO HANDLE A FOOD HANGOVER

So you overate yesterday.  For whatever reason, it doesn’t really matter.  Overeating happens and it looks different for everybody.  But, I’m sure you experienced at least one of these things… Maybe you slept terribly after it. Maybe you woke up super thirsty or with a bad taste in your mouth. Maybe you feel puffier than the Michelin Man.  Your joints might ache. Your rings might not fit.  The definition you saw in your abs yesterday morning may resemble more of a soft pillow t...

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14
2018

BIG NEWS AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU!

“The only thing constant is change.” As we approach the end of the month, I want to announce that In Motion’s time at its’ current location has come to an end. BUT HAVE NO FEAR. This is not goodbye!!! It’s just a move, around the corner, still in Orchard Park. Having outgrown our space and limiting our training options, we have decided to re-open our private personal training studio in a new space. Make no doubt about it, we will still be prioritizing our personal and private aspect, where your...