As you may have heard from me or others, change isn’t always the easiest thing, especially when it comes to making changes to better our health. Because of that, we’ve decided to create a cheat sheet to help you start making small changes to your life that will add up to big results in terms of creating the body and the life you desire, and the health you deserve. Just follow this link for your cheat sheet and let us know what you are going to implement first!
You might read a million articles or opinions on how to make fitness habits a consistent reality for you. You might even succeed with some of them while failing miserably with others. So, I’m sharing with you today how our clients & I stay consistent in fitness. Are you ready? The secret is… We make the choice. That’s it. No matter our moods, what month or day of the week it is, what special occasion is coming…we CHOOSE to stay dedicated to taking care of our health and our b
It’s commonly talked about that reducing stress is a crucial part of attaining or maintaining your health. But what if I told you there’s a kind of stress that’s actually really beneficial? It’s self-imposed stress – stress that you choose to undergo by putting yourself outside of your comfort zone. It’s growth-based stress. For example, let’s say you’re highly introverted and you choose to do a public speaking engagement. That's going to cause you a significant amounts of st
It’s estimated that humans today are exposed to over 8,000 marketing messages every single day. Wow! And with the prevalence of social media, everyone’s opinion is more apparent than ever before. And to add to that, all of your friends suddenly seem to be health experts; they’re promoting a ‘life changing’ product of some type that will solve all of your health/fitness/nutrition/body woes. But all of these messages start contradicting each other and you wonder who is selling
I can’t quite remember where I heard it, but somewhere I once heard someone say that their deepest desire in life is to not leave an ounce of potential behind when they’re gone. It made me re-evaluate how I live in each major area of my life: health/fitness, relationships, business, finance, and much more. It still helps me focus on constant improvements in each area. It’s important to consider the legacy you will leave behind. How do you want to be remembered? We got one bod
In my time of working in the fitness industry, I’ve found there are two types of people: Those who are committed to their fitness routine 12 months out of the year. Those who use meals out with friends, summer, holidays, etc. as an excuse to let go. Don’t get me wrong, even I love a break from training every now and again, but one thing I’m conscious of is not falling into the 'summer trap'. Here’s the thing, your body doesn’t know it’s a holiday, or summer time, or that you’
When we decide we want something big in life: a body transformation, to compete in an athletic event, to start a business, etc., we often want it NOW. Frequently, here at Empowered Fitness, we have to remind clients that health and fitness, like anything important and worthwhile in life, is a marathon effort, not a sprint or a race. Patience, persistence, and perseverance will get you everywhere when approaching big life changes or goals. Urgency, impatience, and inconsistenc
As you might imagine, I, like many people who work in the fitness industry, have had to overcome mindset issues around food. If you’ve ever experienced guilt around food, this message is for you. I understand. I know what it’s like to beat yourself up for eating that piece of cake or for eating junk food all weekend. I know what it’s like to wake up bloated and full of regret. I know what it’s like to judge myself and my inability to make the 'right choices' 100% of the time.
With the hustle and bustle of life in the 21st century and all that that brings, it’s easy to see what needs to get done, where we are lacking, and how successful other people appear to be. There are so many incredible benefits with the technology we have today, from the Internet, to mobile phones, to social media. But what we often find is that these things create a gap between where we are and where we think we should be. This can lead to guilt, anxiety, stress, and even de