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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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21
2018

5 CHANGES I MADE TO END MY OBSESSION WITH FOOD, FITNESS & MY BODY

CHANGE #4 – INTUITIVE EATING / CHANGING MY MIND AROUND FOOD   Grocery shopping used to take me hours as I scrutinized nutrition labels and fantasized about meals I couldn’t eat OR it consisted of a cart that looked like a death trap because it was all previously “forbidden food.” Deciding where to go out to eat was like solving a rubics cube which often ended up in time lost and me frustrated while ultimately choosing the “wrong” place to go anyway OR it was still a hard decision because I wanted to go everywhere I didn’t typically allow myself to go. Carbs were bad and sugar was worse so I avoided them at all costs OR carbs and sugar were the primary ingredients in my binges and there was no avoiding them. “Diet soda” was a way...

01
21
2018

5 CHANGES I MADE TO END MY OBSESSION WITH FOOD, FITNESS & MY BODY

CHANGE #3: I FOUND PLEASURE IN OTHER THINGS It’s amazing what you learn about yourself when you give yourself the time to. Life is busy right? Who wants to spend all their free time, and even not free time, dedicated to thinking and planning their food and workouts. All I could think about was what I ate, what I was going to eat, what my body looks like, what it would look like after I ate whatever, when I could workout, what cardio I could fit in, how would I fit it in, what would I weight tomorrow, and the list goes on. You tired yet? I was. My life was literally eat, sleep, workout and spend any time I could thinking about it. So how could I possibly have time for what I enjoy? Did I even know what I enjoyed anymore? Did I know who I was...

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12
2018

5 CHANGES I MADE TO END MY OBSESSION WITH FOOD, FITNESS AND MY BODY, #2

#2: I FELL IN LOVE WITH HAVING ENERGY AGAIN   As I sat down to write this blog, I started by picking which photo/quote would go with it. And holy cow. I found one of our major problems. One of my major frustrations with the fitness industry. I typed in “overtraining” and meme after meme came up, quote after quote I read, and almost all of them praised overtraining or at the very least, mocked rest.  And so here I am today, fighting the battle to get people to break this mentality. This mentality that yells, “more!”  That whispers, “If you don’t workout today you’ll be fatter tomorrow,” “If you have the time you should workout,” “No pain no gain,” and “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” This is what’s wrong with the fitness indu...

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05
2018

5 CHANGES I MADE TO END MY OBSESSION WITH FOOD, FITNESS AND MY BODY

#1. BODY IMAGE FACT: We would never begin to diet if we did not in fact have some smidge at least of poor body image.  Why would anyone diet if they already were 100% satisfied, confident and happy with their body? So then, why would we think that any diet would ultimately fix our poor body image??? Why do we think dieting is the answer to loving our body and ultimately, ourselves? This is a very valid question and one I want you to actually sit with a minute. I want you to ask yourself… Do I have at least a little bit of poor body image in me? Has it driven me to diet? If so, what do I think changing my body through dieting will help me with? How will it improve my life? And finally, what if dieting doesn’t work for me? What if I don...

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20
2017

WHAT MONEY CAN’T BUY… and a heads up

I really, really love Christmas. I love giving gifts to people I care about. I love my mom’s lasagna tradition. I love having nowhere to be but with family. I love when we have snow that acts like a blanket of tranquility. I love the crisp, cold air that brings a peacefulness to every breath. I even love the nostalgia of Christmas during my childhood, waiting at the top of the stairs in the morning for mom and dad to say they were ready for us to come down for our gifts. So, this week’s blog has nothing to do with fitness and everything to do with enjoyment. Because, for so many years, I let my enjoyment be clouded by my opinion of my body. But this weekend, it was all about Christmas. I went Christmas shopping, tried a gingerbread cookie r...

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10
2017

COMPARISON IS THE THIEF OF JOY

These may be the only Abs I’m getting today… and I’m ok with it. On the surface, this blog looks like another example of me not letting fitness and my body rule my life. 💤💤💤 However, if you read it and then think about it, it’s more than that. In a world where you are basically told you’re a piece of shit if you don’t workout most days… If you don’t kill yourself in your workouts… If you make a choice to do something that doesn’t burn calories or to eat something that isn’t a picture perfect meal… how can you possibly not feel guilty or judgemental for your choices? So, while I’m giving you another example in my life, I’m also giving you permission to do the same in your life. But first… Answer these questions:...

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26
2017

A THANKSGIVING MIRACLE

⭐️ Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s family. It’s great food. It’s love and it’s togetherness. But this year it was a little different. We rented our complex’s clubhouse so we would have more room since the kiddos keep multiplying.  They could run around and play more easily. My mom’s place wouldn’t be a million degrees from cooking. We wouldn’t be trying to fit 9 dishes, 7 adults, 5 kids and a dog into one dining room! So we get to the clubhouse, minus my sister and her husband who were at the hospital awaiting the birth of my 5th niece. We looked around. All we saw was extra space. Food was ready but it definitely felt like we were missing something. And we were! I can’t even describe it. We were like ok… let...

11
19
2017

LOSE YOUR IDENTITY & DISCOVER YOURSELF

Are you exhausted? Exhausted of trying to be a certain way? Fit a certain image? Label? Look a certain way? Have a certain job? Portray a certain message? Are u exhausted?? I was. I hated when people would say be your authentic self. I cringed actually. For years. And then I realized.. that discomfort was telling me something. It was telling me that that is what I needed. I needed to be authentically me. But first, I had to learn who that was. I can say that I have acted authentically in terms of personality. I am genuine. Caring. Nice. Compassionate. But I was also suffocated. I was trying to fit the mold. The athletic, smart blonde girl who was good at a lot and never really ruffling any feathers. The middle child who strives for attentio...