Should you try to diet during the holidays? How can you avoid gaining that extra 5-10lbs during the holiday we all seem to gain? What about all the dinners you have to attend? These are all questions I get asked a lot this time of year and I wanted to touch on them again because it can be a hard time of the year for people who are trying to stay on track with their health and fitness goals and finish the year strong. I have compiled a list of common issues I have run into and what I typically do for each one; of course, you may find something that works different for you and that’s great!!
A lot of people ask me, “how do you stay healthy while you are traveling a lot?” And I do travel a lot – whether I am heading to Utah to film Dollar Workout Club videos, visiting the MRM offices in California, or going to speaking events, it seems I am always on the road. Maintaining my goals is something that I have personally experimented a lot – and I will be the first to say there have been times where I have nailed it and other times….where I could have done better. Here are a few of my favorite tips for staying fit and healthy on the go:
One question I seem to get so often, especially from women is “how do I know how much weight I’m supposed to be lifting when I am working out?” This is a really good question and it is one that it took me a while to figure out myself when I was first starting working out.
I get asked a lot about emotional eating – and to be totally honest, it’s something I have struggled a lot with too. I am nowhere near perfect and I still struggle with it from time to time, but I want to help share my experiences and the tools I use that help me get out of that vicious cycle of feeling bad about myself, which leads to emotional eating, which leads to me feeling worse about myself, and repeat.
Do not let the title scare you! I am not here to tell you to do 100 crunches until your motivation kicks back in. Instead, I want to talk to you about what to do when you lose your motivation to workout and eat healthy; and I want to share you with you some tools that I use that help keep me going during the rough patches.
I often have friends or family members tell me that they really want to start eating healthier and getting back in shape, but they aren’t sure where to start, or that it all seems so overwhelming. I can always understand where they are coming from because that is exactly how I felt when I first got started! Although I had been an athlete for most of my life, after I had my first son and gained over 60lbs, and I felt so lost on where to even start. I thought I would share with you guys the exact same tips I would give to my friends or family when I get asked this question.