A Little Push – Especially in Menopause

So I did a thing… I wasn’t ready, but who is ever ready to do something scary? As you may know by now, I had my left hip replaced in February of this year (and my right hip replaced the previous year). I’ve been working my way back to full functionality, including getting in the … Continued

New Year Resolution?

Rethink your plans for the New Year. And remember, you don’t need to wait for a New Year, new month, new week or even new day to start something new. You can start anytime. The sooner you start, the sooner you’ll start to see results. And if you need some support in starting, join my … Continued

No Time for Yourself?

It’s not selfish to care for yourself… After all, everyone is counting on you! You might be sandwiched between raising kids & caring for aging parents. Where does ‘me time’ fit in? If you don’t prioritize a bit of time for yourself, it won’t magically appear. It needs to take up space on your calendar … Continued

Why You Need to Lift Heavy Weights

Want to age well? Lift as ‘heavy’ as you can. Lifting ‘heavy’ is the foundation of youth. It will: Strengthen muscles so you can carry your groceries or grandkids and do all that you love. Help manage your weight because increased muscle results in overall increased calorie burn. Strengthen bones – so a fall won’t … Continued

How NOT To Be Depressed & Miserable

STOP doing some of these things & over time you’ll feel MUCH better.   You’ll: Be more fit Lose weight Have more energy Be more interesting Feel more rested Have more confidence Be more passionate about life Changing habits takes time, support & strategies to replace old behaviours with new ones. Lemme help, let’s talk: … Continued

Emotional Eater?

Are you eating your emotions? Do you even know how to tell? Ask yourself: Am I HUNGRY? (Then EAT!) Am I ANGRY? Am I LONELY? Am I TIRED? Am I STRESSED? If you’re anything but hungry, find another way to deal with the feelings. Making a list of options other than eating when you’re feeling … Continued

How to Get Back on Track

It’s just one meal at a time… There’s no real catastrophic failure if you mess up. And if (or WHEN) you mess up, FAIL SMALL. There’s always the next meal or snack to get back on track. You can do it! I can help, let’s talk: https://tinyurl.com/talktoshawna

Easy or Hard Decisions for an Easy Life?

What decisions are you making? Easy decisions lead to a hard life…And hard decisions tend to lead to an easy life. Take a look at nutrition for example. If you’re making the easy decision to have: —processed foods -excessive sugar -excessive alcohol -sedentary lifestyle You’re going to experience health issues & have a harder life … Continued

Motivation for Starting Out

Feeling frustrated? I get it. Anytime you start something new, it will feel like pushing a boulder uphill. But things get easier, I promise. Set teeny tiny goals. Celebrate every win. The only way you can lose is if you quit. Keep going, you got this! Lemme help, start here: https://tinyurl.com/3bt4pdsm

STOP Working Out!

Here’s a PSA to stubborn people (like myself). If you’re experiencing a time of high stress, your body will thank you for taking a break from HARD training. While exercise can be a great stress reliever, it can also tax your already over stressed body to the point of diminishing returns. You may not recover … Continued