Posts tagged "fitness"

What I Wish I Knew About My Weight Loss Journey When I Was Younger

What I Wish I Knew About My Weight Loss Journey When I Was Younger
No matter how hard we try, we will never know everything there is to know about fitness and weight loss.  We will never have the perfect answer.  We will never truly know what the best option is.  All we’ll know is what we want our ultimate goal to be, and we’ll know that gut wrenching... Read more »

Create a Fitness Dream Board For Success!

So, it’s the New Year, and perhaps you’ve started your journey towards a NEW YOU?  If the answer is YES I HAVE, then this activity could be something FUN for you to do.  It’ll also give you a visual goal to keep in front of your face at all times, reminding you of what you... Read more »

Exercise? But... but... I don't wanna!

Exercise?  But... but... I don't wanna!
Do you find yourself thinking that phrase in your mind over and over again when the time comes to suit up in your exercise gear and actually get your workout in?  Well, you’re not alone.  I’ve been heavily into fitness since 2004, and now fitness is my career, and there are still many days when... Read more »
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Love YOURSELF on Valentine's Day

Love YOURSELF on Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is often viewed as a day when you are supposed to/required to buy your loved one flowers, candy, dinner, etc.  Then, all the single people huff and puff about being single (I’m single, I can say that, right?).  Well, I think that’s silly!  I view Valentine’s Day as just a day of love,... Read more »

Are Your New Year's Fitness Resolutions Solid for Success?

Are Your New Year's Fitness Resolutions Solid for Success?
Every year we make resolutions, and every year most people give up on fitness related ones in less than a month. I find that the reason a lot of people do this is because they weren’t strong enough to start, or they just weren’t properly planned out and executed. If you are already starting to... Read more »

"Black Friday Fitness Deals" Is Back!

"Black Friday Fitness Deals" Is Back!
Last year, for Black Friday, I used my Twitter account to share Black Friday deals that I found on Fitness Goods… so, I’m going to be doing that again this year. Not only will I be featuring FITNESS DEALS, but I’ll be sharing links to stores and sites for local businesses that support friends as... Read more »
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My Journey From Couch To Fitness... Part Deux. Replacing Bad Habits With Good Habits.

My Journey From Couch To Fitness... Part Deux.  Replacing Bad Habits With Good Habits.
Getting started is the hardest part.  That’s the reason so many people give up on health and fitness.  It’s about developing new habits that will become life long habits.  Fitness and nutrition are not about quick results or short-cut answers, they are about finding something you can live with for the rest of your life,... Read more »

Excuses Busters #1 - How To Overcome Common Fitness-Related Excuses

I asked for some reasons why people have issues with starting or sticking to a fitness and nutrition regime on my Facebook page, so I’m taking time in this newsletter to address them and hopefully offer advice in these areas. EXCUSE #1: “That Time of Month” This is mainly a woman thing (well, duh… though,... Read more »

11 Healthy Eating Habits of Fit People

11 Healthy Eating Habits of Fit People
by Chalene Johnson on September 22, 2011 in Healthy Living Getting fit and staying slim doesn’t happen by accident.  In my twenty years in the fitness industry, I’ve seen it all, and I’ve noticed what works!  The people who are able to reach their healthy weight and happily maintain it have adopted a specific set... Read more »
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How To Stay Safe While Exercising In Extreme Heat

How To Stay Safe While Exercising In Extreme Heat
In case you haven’t noticed… it’s HOT outside in Chicago (and most of the country)!  I just looked at the heat index and it says that 106 degrees is what it FEELS like out there!  I believe it!  I want to take this opportunity to make sure you know what steps you can take to... Read more »