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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.

09
23
2018

IS THERE ROOM TO BE FIT AND A FOODIE IN THIS LIFE?

Is there room to be fit and be a foodie in this life?!? …On the contrary my friends. I think the ultimate fit person is one can eat fun foods sometimes and not have it derail them. Not have it consume them. Not have it make them instantly plot and plan how to make room for it, burn it off, or start a diet tomorrow while also, and most importantly not beating themselves up for it. I also think the socially defined “fit person” who allows none of these fun foods ever is not only a miserable bomb waiting to explode, but also one who doesn’t truly trust themselves or their body. This is my simple message for you today. Why do we have one definition of fit today? And why is it placed on a pedestal? Why is the fit person the ultra disciplin...

09
16
2018

THE TROUBLE WITH LABELS – Diet Edition

THE TROUBLE WITH LABELS… Diet edition. Gone are the days my podcast feed consisted of weight loss, fad diets, the best workouts, and cleanses. When I defined myself by my eating habits and body type. I recently started to label myself an intuitive eater with a twist. I used to label myself a lot of things: a competitive gymnast. Anorexic. Bulky. Manly. A scholar athlete. A college basketball player. A compulsive exerciser. An overeater.  A binge eater. A yo-yo dieter. A yes-girl. A teacher. A divorcee. A personal trainer. A figure competitor. An entrepreneur.  But maybe most of all, a fraud. I was so lost. Full of knowledge, full of experience, yet more lost than ever. The problem with labels are that we literally live into them. They...

09
12
2018

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE…

9:00 pm we started watching I CAN ONLY IMAGINE. Emotional AF. I was laying on my right side w my head on Dave and felt something toward my right side. I put my hand on it and questioned it a couple times. After not feeling it for a little bit, I sat up. I sat there bawling hard over the movie when he forgave his dad for his abusive childhood. When they made up. When he wrote in his journal- the dad I always wanted is finally here and he is leaving me–  I couldn’t stop crying. Dave too. The funeral. The memories. Sooo emotional. And then a kick. Clearly a kick. I put my hand on it and felt it again. And then I told Dave he’s kicking and he got to feel it! I went from so sad to soooo happy. Major butterflies. Emotions like when we found...

09
12
2018

WHY DO YOU…?

WHY DO YOU… If you’re like me, you don’t really like to show your weaknesses. Who would?? Maybe you had a parent, coach or society teach you “no pain, no gain,” the mentality of always pushing through. Well I hate that saying. I hate that mentality. Life is hard enough, not everything calls for pushing through. And not pushing through doesn’t equate to failing. I woke up this morning envious. This happened many times lately actually. Envious of what?? RUNNERS. No, I am not a runner. However, I do enjoy going for a run sometimes. And now, I can’t. I mean, I could… I’m not injured, but I AM pregnant. And running was one of the first exercises that did not feel right to me as my pregnancy progressed. At first, I wanted to be super...

09
12
2018

LIFE THREATENING TO LIFE MAKING

11 is my number. Ever since I started playing basketball, 11 was my favorite. So much so, that to this day when I see 11:11 anywhere, instead of making wishes, I name at least one thing I am grateful for. Instant mood lift. Well every August, as the month nears its end, I am grateful to be here. Alive. See, 11 years ago this August, I was laying in a hospital bed being told by every nurse and doctor that walked in that I am very lucky to be alive. That I could have died at any moment. That’s because, as some of you may know, in 2007 I suffered from a DVT – that’s a deep vein thrombosis, or as we know it more commonly, a blood clot. I’m choosing to share this story in a little more detail this weekend and this year because on the 11th...

09
12
2018

NO BAKE GREATNESS – Chocolate Strawberry Pie

NO BAKE GREATNESS Chocolate Strawberry Pie   It doesn’t get much more simple than this one. It’s cold, creamy, crunchy, and delicious! ((Swipe for ingredients and steps)) This is a post for a simple and satisfying sweet tooth kick, while not being super detrimental to your wellness goals. #balance —- 1 chocolate graham cracker or Oreo crust. You can also make your own if you’re in the mood. 1 plain Greek yogurt 12 oz tub of cool whip  1 instant chocolate pudding  1 pint strawberries, sliced thinly  mini chocolate chips, optional STEPS: Whip cool whip, yogurt and Greek yogurt together with beater. Yes, just dump the dry pudding mix in. Gently spread one layer in the pie crust. Layer thinly sliced berries so that they cover the entire su...

09
12
2018

FEEL GOOD FOOD RECIPE

If it felt good, I would eat carbs 24/7. Every meal would have carbs and maybe only carbs. Especially, being pregnant. However, I find that just carbs just doesn’t cut it for me most of the time. So, I had to figure out a way to get protein and fat in me too, and hide some veggies since they definitely dropped on my cravings list the last few months! I also had to find something quick and convenient because I am often eating it at work between, or even during, clients. Enter… My egg bake! By making this ahead of time, I have breakfast ready for everyday at work. I used to heat up these frozen egg wraps and I decided I would cut out all the extras added to a processed food and make my own version, as real as possible. And since everyth...

09
12
2018

Real Life Blog…

Want a real life blog? In case I haven’t been real enough with you yet, here it is. First of all, as I type this, I’m in pain. Not from a workout. Not from the human growing inside of me. Not emotional pain. Pain from a virus that is causing my throat, hands and feet to literally, burn. I’m fine as long as my baby is fine. That being said, being on my phone today doesn’t feel good. Walking doesn’t feel good. Washing dishes doesn’t feel good. So today’s real life means that after I post this blog because I vowed I would every Sunday, we are going out for dinner because I don’t want to prepare any food or wash any dishes tonight. Plus, thank God my doctor is amazing and lets me text her so that she could reassure me this is fine for my baby a...