Newsletter

Woman with burnout with head down on laptop
Health

Burnout is Real – Part 4

by Shakira Crespo Burnout tips review #1 – Turn to others for help #2 – Reframe the way you look at work #3 – Reevaluate your priorities – it’s OK to say no.The first tip was to  #4 – EXERCISE!! Make exercise a priority Even though it may be the last thing you feel like

Read More »
Woman with burnout with head down on laptop
Health

Burnout is Real – Part 3

Burnout Tip Review The first tip was to turn to other people and the second tip was to reframe the way you look at work. Let’s continue this week with Tip #3 – Reevaluating your priorities. Time to take a deeper look at you Burnout is an undeniable sign that something important in your life

Read More »
Woman with burnout with head down on laptop
Health

Burnout is Real – Part 2

How to Reframe the Way You Look at Work by Shakira Crespo Last week we started with Tip #1 on how to reduce or work through burnout by turning to other people. This week let’s talk about how to reframe the way you look at work. I know a lot of my readers are retired,

Read More »
Woman with burnout with head down on laptop
Health

Burnout is Real – Part 1

When I was the softball coach at Miss Porter’s School I had the pleasure of working with several young ladies. In the next few weeks I will be bringing you a series on burnout that has been written by one of my players, Shakira Crespo. Shakira and I have stayed in touch through Facebook and

Read More »
Woman with hand to ear listening to her body.
Miscellaneous

Listen to Your Body

It’s Amazing How Much Your Body Can Tell You No news is good news Think about this for a minute, when everything is good, you don’t usually “hear” from your body, right? When we have slept enough, eaten enough, when we are, in general, feeling good, or when everything is working the way it should,

Read More »
Doctor's exercise prescription
Exercise

Is an Exercise Prescription What the Doctor Ordered?

What if your doctor gave you an exercise prescription? We are all eager to find a quick fix to any problem we have, the quicker the better. When it comes to your health we are quick to seek a doctor’s advice to feel better, most doctors write out a prescription for one of many drugs

Read More »
Coffee cup on table with note pad stating, "It's OK to have a bad day".
Miscellaneous

It’s Ok to Have Bad Days

You are allowed to have a bad day, but… I know I’m not alone when I say that sometimes I just don’t feel at my best, I can’t even put my finger on why but I’m just “off”. I’m not talking about being sick, of course, that could also be true, but I’m just talking

Read More »
Green street signs that say "Quit Complaining".
Health

Is Complaining Bad for Health?

Complaining can be bad for your health How many times per day do you think you complain? I bet it’s more often than you realize. Think about it, we complain about the weather, we complain about the cost of gas, we complain about someone taking our parking spot, and the list can go on and

Read More »
Before and after pictures of Coach Mel after counting calories and macros for 3 weeks.
Nutrition

Do I Really Need to Count Calories and Macros?

Mindful eating Tips wrap-up For the past three weeks I’ve been bringing you mindful eating tips, 9 in total. I hope you have put some of those tips into action and are seeing some positive results. I started that series after I did some training with a nutritionist, we went way more in depth than

Read More »
Table with plates of food for part 3 of Mindful Eating Tips post
Nutrition

Mindful Eating Tips Part 3

Mindful Eating – Part 3 This week wraps up my three-part series on Mindful Eating. Here are three more tips to think about when you are preparing to eat something. Make mindful your mantra Check in with yourself to see if you are eating out of habit or because you are truly hungry. Just because

Read More »
Table with plates of food for mindful eating
Nutrition

Mindful Eating Tips Part 2

Mindful Eating Tips Continuing with our series on mindful eating, this is part two of a three-part series. If you missed part one you can use this link to see the tips from last week. Here are three more things to think about before you take that first bite of food. Don’t eat to reward yourself I’ll start

Read More »
Table with plates of food
Nutrition

Mindful Eating Tips

Mindful Eating – Part 1 Did you know March is National Nutrition Month?  In recognition of this month’s theme I’m making nutrition the focus of this and the next two newsletters. We are going to focus on mindful eating. What is mindful eating? It’s when we think about the what, where, when, why, and how we

Read More »
Gold ribbons celebrating non-scale victories.
Exercise

What is a Non-Scale Victory?

Celebrate victories without a Bathroom scale What is a Non-Scale victory? (NSV) What is it you ask? I asked myself that same question when I got this text from a current client: “NSV! My more fitted scrub jacket buttons comfortably!! I was going to leave it open like normal but decided to try :)) I’m

Read More »
Olympic flag being held against a blue sky
Exercise

Be an Olympic Athlete When it Comes to Your Health!

Train like an Olympic athlete As I watched the 2022 Winter Olympic games over the past two weeks I kept thinking about how these athletes have dedicated their lives to be the best at what they do. I then started thinking about how the same mindset about our health and wellness could be so beneficial

Read More »
Fine China pink cup and saucer
Miscellaneous

Use Your Good China Every Day

I’m going to start by saying that I’m a bit scattered in my thoughts this week. 2022 has had an emotional start for many close to me and it got me thinking about life and what is important. With that, I am telling you to use your good china every day! Stop saving things for

Read More »
Woman sitting with feet on desk and paper airplane in hand procrastinating.
Health

Procrastination Can Impact Your Health

Why do we procrastinate? Let’s start with a simple definition of procrastination. Procrastination is the action of delaying or postponing something. We tend to procrastinate when we are met with stress or overwhelm. So we are already faced with stress and overwhelm yet we increase those feelings, putting more and more pressure on ourselves, as

Read More »
Woman looking puzzled trying to select the proper weights for workout
Exercise

How to Select the Proper Weights for Workout

What size weights should you use? The answer to that question is not a simple one because it greatly depends on two things; the goals you have and the type of workout you are doing. There are also times when using no weights is the right answer. Let’s explore a few different reasons you exercise

Read More »
Woman looking at herself in hand mirror.
Health

How Do You Measure Your Success?

DO NOT compare yourself to others We sabotage ourselves all of the time, in fitness, in business, in our day-to-day lives because we compare ourselves to others. When you see or hear about what someone else is doing or has accomplished do you really have all of the facts? Do you know how long it

Read More »
Woman walking for exercise
Exercise

3 Tips to Power Up Walking for Exercise

Walking for Exercise Walking is something that is taken for granted by most until you can’t do it, so if you can, let’s make it  more powerful. While some people choose walking as their “go-to” exercise, many people feel it is not enough to “just walk”. I’ve also heard complaints that it is boring or

Read More »
Exercise equipment being used as an overpriced clothing rack
Exercise

Before Buying Exercise Equipment

Do you own an overpriced clothing rack? Okay, let’s start today with a show of hands, who here has an overpriced clothing rack? You know that treadmill, or stair climber, or elliptical machine, or maybe that fancy Peloton spinning bike. It’s that piece of exercise equipment that you just HAD to have because if you

Read More »

Recent Newsletters

Burnout is Real – Part 4

by Shakira Crespo Burnout tips review #1 – Turn to others for help #2 – Reframe the way you look at work #3 – Reevaluate

Burnout is Real – Part 3

Burnout Tip Review The first tip was to turn to other people and the second tip was to reframe the way you look at work.

Burnout is Real – Part 2

How to Reframe the Way You Look at Work by Shakira Crespo Last week we started with Tip #1 on how to reduce or work

Burnout is Real – Part 1

When I was the softball coach at Miss Porter’s School I had the pleasure of working with several young ladies. In the next few weeks

Listen to Your Body

It’s Amazing How Much Your Body Can Tell You No news is good news Think about this for a minute, when everything is good, you

It’s Ok to Have Bad Days

You are allowed to have a bad day, but… I know I’m not alone when I say that sometimes I just don’t feel at my

Is Complaining Bad for Health?

Complaining can be bad for your health How many times per day do you think you complain? I bet it’s more often than you realize.

Mindful Eating Tips Part 3

Mindful Eating – Part 3 This week wraps up my three-part series on Mindful Eating. Here are three more tips to think about when you

Scroll to Top

our drop 2 sizes challenge starts in...

Days
Hours
Minutes

Register now for information meeting!