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A word from Lisa…

 

As a past competitive gymnast, softball, volleyball, and college basketball player, fitness has always been a part of my life. I first began training back in 2006 at a large gym. As much as I fell in love with helping clients physically and mentally, the large gym had some drawbacks, one major one being privacy. For some, the large gym provides energy and motivation which is awesome. However, for others, being in the middle of that environment can be intimidating, uncomfortable, or even bothersome for many reasons. I set up In Motion Fitness as a private facility because I wanted to provide clients with an environment where they could feel comfortable trying and improving themselves. An environment where the only person you compared yourself to was yourself from the day before.

 

I promote the mental aspect of training as well as the physical. Change starts with your mind. At In Motion Fitness, I want my clients to feel the beauty of balance and the security of strength, not the pressure of perfection. Your workout here is more than just a release of fat and toxins; it is a release of whatever might be weighing you down that day, robbing you of moments you deserve to enjoy. It is your time to be in your moment and focus on you, because you are worth your best health possible.

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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, it was a binge fest where I would eat and eat. I would eat til I couldn’t anymore and then when I finally wasn’t sickly stuffed, I would eat again. Because I never allowed this food. Because I wasn’t sure if it would be another year until I got it ag...

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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 their clothes. The diet industry will tell you that you always should and can lose weight. Yet none of these are addressing the one thing that we need to do to actually be HEALTHY… – – – – TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. –...

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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 well! Here it is… DO WHAT YOU CAN, WHEN YOU CAN. Here’s what I mean. Even if you have 5 holiday events this month, you can still feel good! 5/31 is 16%. If we cannot sustain our health, physical and mental, while enjoying 16% of our life witho...

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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’d be perfect until I wasn’t and then I’d throw in the towel, perpetuating the frustrating yo-yo dieting cycle because I was either on or I was off. Good or bad. See in all or nothing, you either are or you aren’t and there is no in between. There is...

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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 we binge on a food, we eat it fast, we eat a lot, we eat out of controllably and then we want to forget it ASAP. But no. That does nothing for us except perpetuate the cycle. Instead, we must Pause and make the choice. We must stop judging our food as...

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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 and to hopefully have you relate to or enjoy at least one part of them, maybe even laugh sometimes. Because 10 months is a long time and what are you going to do? Spend it monitoring your weight like I did for over ten years? If I’m obsessed with th...

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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. However, if we are talking bingeing on those foods, we can change that behavior. I’ve talked about physical ways to change it in the past so today I just want to touch on the mental shift you can make, starting right now. ALLOW IT. I don’t binge on cer...

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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 excitement, all be it also a challenge, in choosing this new facility to run the business out of. But sometimes, change sparks even more change. More inspiration. More ideas. More opportunity. A life you may have never even pictured could exist “over there...