Get S.M.A.R.T!

Get S.M.A.R.T!

August! It’s the last month to cram in as much summer fun as possible before school begins! It’s also a great time to reflect on your health and determine what you would like to accomplish in the Fall. I encourage you to take time this month to set S.M.A.R.T. goals for your health. Even better, sit down with your kids, significant other, or best friend and make these plans together. You can help, support, and encourage each other along the way!Read More

Healthy Restaurant Tips

Do you ever eat out? Spending time at a restaurant with family and friends can be an enjoyable event! It’s fun to sit around a table, talk, and spend special time with the ones you love. However, it’s too easy to overeat. Many eat the allotted evening meal’s worth of calories in appetizers and drinks before the entre is even brought to the table! I don’t want you to damage your health or waistline, so here are some tips that will help keep you slim, healthy, and guilt-free.

  1. Decide before you arrive. Check out the menu before you arrive at the restaurant and make your choice before you are hungry. When you arrive, don’t look at the menu. This will help prevent last minute emotional impulses.Read More

How to Overcome Summer Temptations

Summer is my favorite season! It means I get to spend more time with my kids and be outdoors! I love to bike, run, garden, grill, lake swim, and sit around a campfire! While this time of year is fantastic, it is also a time where unhealthy foods are everywhere.   Read More

What Was I Thinking?

Have your found yourself saying, “I don’t have time!”, “I can’t afford that”, or “I’ll never be able to do that.” I hear these objections quite frequently and it all comes down to what and how we think. The way we perceive ourselves and our surroundings is extremely powerful. So powerful, that it can    Read More

What’s the big deal?

Have you noticed all the races that have popped up? You can do a 5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon, or Full Marathon. There are dirt bike races, fat bike races, bike tours, and inline skating races. Then there’s multi-sport races: duathlons (run, bike, run) and triathlons (swim, bike, run). There are more types than I can list! Why are these so popular? Why do people plan their summers around these races?   Read More

Confessions To A Trainer

I receive “confessions” all the time. “Julia, I didn’t do so well this past weekend. I ate . . .“ or, “Julia, I drank . . .“ Most of these confessions come and go and I am able to easily suggest alternatives and ways to help my clients navigate through these infrequent indulgences. However, one “confession” came this month that required a lot more coaching. This client confessed that they had gone into the grocery store to get some Greek yogurt, a healthy option, but got distracted by the chocolate chunk cookies along the way.    Read More

Unforeseen Obstacles – Don’t Give Up

How’s it going?

You set great goals in January! You determined your “why” (If not, read my Jan newsletter.) and now February is here. How are you doing? Are you still doing great or did you have a hard time following through? My hope is that you are still moving forward with your health. However, there are many things that can stop us.   Read More

Lasting Resolutions

Lasting resolutions

Happy New Year! 2017 is here and it is a great time to reflect on last year! How did you do with your health goals? Did you eat healthier in 2016 than you did in 2015? What about exercise? Are you stronger than you used to be? Maybe you improved in some aspects of your health and not so much in other aspects.   Read More

Keeping Healthy Priorities

I love this time of year! Love, joy, peace . . . giving, sharing . . . and most of all, remembering that Christ was born to bring the best gift of all—salvation! With all that we do to celebrate, the month is so special! However, it becomes very chaotic and hard to keep our health a priority. Here are a few survival tips to keep you going!   Read More

Holiday Feasting Tips 2016

“Happy Thanksgiving!” Can you believe we will be hearing this greeting in about three weeks?! Time for family, friends, food, and football! It’s such a great time to reflect on God’s blessings! Unfortunately, it is also a time when so many over-indulge on food. The average American consumes anywhere between 3,000 and 5,000 calories on    Read More