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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.

01
31
2019

TO ALL MY BODY CONSCIOUS SOON TO BE MOMS, PREGNANT OR NOT

I always said I would never post my bare belly during pregnancy. Until I got pregnant. And felt something I never knew. It isn’t my belly. It’s my baby. And I love knowing he is in there.  This was a post I never got to post before my baby. But I feel it goes along with my blog for this week, so without further ado… To all body conscious soon to be moms, pregnant now or not. ▪️ It’s natural to wonder what your body will do while you’re pregnant. And what it will be like after. And it’s completely understandable why we typically watch the scale all during pregnancy. And even more understandable why our body confidence comes and goes throughout pregnancy as well. But as I was sitting on my couch, not working out, letting Colton sleep on...

01
23
2019

My Ten Year Challenge

#tenyearchallenge – I was gonna play. I wasn’t gonna look back ten years ago. I wasn’t gonna bombard you with another transformation. But I changed my mind. I looked. I decided to play. And I’m going to bombard you. Because ten years ago essentially started my food, fitness and body obsessed decade that consisted of over training, food restricting, food bingeing, 20 pound weight fluctuations, AND a tunnel visioned, scale centered, mirror looking, tummy pinching, feeling eating shallow and non-present life. Always looking to the next goal that would make me happy only to find I was never really present, grateful OR happy. Picture one is during my competitions and photo shoots. I was “fit.” I was “dedicated.” I was “successful.” I won t...

01
23
2019

A LABOR OF LOVE

“There’s no love Like your love And no other Could give me more love” This blog post is a day late, just like the bundle of joy it’s about was. There is SO much I could say about this experience that has already changed me, so today is about the labor of love and how Chip came into the world. His due date was Monday, January 7th, 2019. I didn’t want an early baby, but deep down I wouldn’t have minded a New Year’s baby. Well that came and went. On the morning of his due date, I felt different. I did a leg workout with Dave which was extremely slow and modified. I tried to walk on the treadmill after and felt so much pressure in my belly, I tried going much slower than usual but had to stop after a couple of minutes.  I thought I felt a littl...

12
30
2018

CHANGE THIS, THIS YEAR

We’d like to think it doesn’t happen. You know, those comments people make to us or about us that leave us self-conscious, annoyed, hurt, questioning ourselves. Those comments by others who hit us right where it hurts? Like they know that one weak spot and arrow in on it. The comments that cut like a knife. The comments that leave us thinking maybe “x” is a an issue, or not good enough, or wrong with me. Comments like, “Wow, can you beat up your husband with arms like that?” Comments like, “How much do you bench and squat?” Comments like, “wow, look at the guns.” “You’re ripped.” “You’re jacked.” And maybe even worst of all, “Is your man scared of you??” And all of a sudden we shrink, we question, and we doubt ourselves. It’s happened to me...

12
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...

12
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. –...

12
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...

11
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...