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"It’s sad to think that my daughter can’t even watch a cartoon about a dog solving mysteries without negative body stereotypes being thrown in her face.” This statement comes from a blogger addressing a recent #fail on the part of writers for the long-time hit cartoon, Scooby Doo. 

In a recent straight-to-video release of the ‘toon, Daphne, pictured above, is “cursed” to go from her normal size 2 to a size 8. *GASP* Rightfully, many viewers are upset behind what this insinuates and perpetuates with regard to a woman’s body and body image. In a statement made to Huffington Post, the production company behind making this film said, “Fred [Daphne’s long time love interest] didn’t even notice a change and that she always looks great to him.” Because obviously it’s perfectly fine to infer that a man’s opinion and approval is ultimately what dictates how a woman should feel about herself. Ummmm…no. 

It both frustrates and intrigues me how subtle and sometimes unnoticed suggestions and ideologies like this creep into the many areas of our lives. When it has been reported that children as young as 10 years old are dieting, it’s crucial that we are aware of and countering these types of lessons and influences with positive and affirming messages about all types of bodies. Even when addressing a need to change-whether losing weight or improving eating habits according to what works for the individual-there’s a way it can be done without cutting self-esteem and/or humiliation. Thoughts?
"It’s sad to think that my daughter can’t even watch a cartoon about a dog solving mysteries without negative body stereotypes being thrown in her face.” This statement comes from a blogger addressing a recent #fail on the part of writers for the long-time hit cartoon, Scooby Doo. 

In a recent straight-to-video release of the ‘toon, Daphne, pictured above, is “cursed” to go from her normal size 2 to a size 8. *GASP* Rightfully, many viewers are upset behind what this insinuates and perpetuates with regard to a woman’s body and body image. In a statement made to Huffington Post, the production company behind making this film said, “Fred [Daphne’s long time love interest] didn’t even notice a change and that she always looks great to him.” Because obviously it’s perfectly fine to infer that a man’s opinion and approval is ultimately what dictates how a woman should feel about herself. Ummmm…no. 

It both frustrates and intrigues me how subtle and sometimes unnoticed suggestions and ideologies like this creep into the many areas of our lives. When it has been reported that children as young as 10 years old are dieting, it’s crucial that we are aware of and countering these types of lessons and influences with positive and affirming messages about all types of bodies. Even when addressing a need to change-whether losing weight or improving eating habits according to what works for the individual-there’s a way it can be done without cutting self-esteem and/or humiliation. Thoughts?

"It’s sad to think that my daughter can’t even watch a cartoon about a dog solving mysteries without negative body stereotypes being thrown in her face.” This statement comes from a blogger addressing a recent #fail on the part of writers for the long-time hit cartoon, Scooby Doo.

In a recent straight-to-video release of the ‘toon, Daphne, pictured above, is “cursed” to go from her normal size 2 to a size 8. *GASP* Rightfully, many viewers are upset behind what this insinuates and perpetuates with regard to a woman’s body and body image. In a statement made to Huffington Post, the production company behind making this film said, “Fred [Daphne’s long time love interest] didn’t even notice a change and that she always looks great to him.” Because obviously it’s perfectly fine to infer that a man’s opinion and approval is ultimately what dictates how a woman should feel about herself. Ummmm…no.

It both frustrates and intrigues me how subtle and sometimes unnoticed suggestions and ideologies like this creep into the many areas of our lives. When it has been reported that children as young as 10 years old are dieting, it’s crucial that we are aware of and countering these types of lessons and influences with positive and affirming messages about all types of bodies. Even when addressing a need to change-whether losing weight or improving eating habits according to what works for the individual-there’s a way it can be done without cutting self-esteem and/or humiliation. Thoughts?

PLANK SERIES (360° core, shoulders, quads): start in a basic plank. As you move through the positions, hold each for AT LEAST 5 seconds, longer depending on your fitness level/core strength.

🚨REMEMBER🚨keep your navel snatched in towards your spine and tuck your tailbone so there’s no sagging hips or low back dips.

💪side plank (each side)
💪single leg plank (each side)
💪single arm plank (each side)
💪extended plank; arms straight with hands about 6-10 inches above your head.

We often hear about the journey and struggle to lose weight but rarely about the commitment, dedication and patience necessary to gain LEAN mass. The balance of work and well-planned nutrition required to gain weight without compromising body composition is tedious and sometimes grueling so today, I wanna give a #TransformationTuesday shout out to my friend, @td_is_tdiddy for sticking with it and meeting his goal. Proud of you, dude! Keep up the great work. DECIDE. COMMIT. SUCCEED.

If you need help with your journey to weight loss or gain, don’t hesitate to contact me at info@eatsleepsweat.com to get started on your program!
We often hear about the journey and struggle to lose weight but rarely about the commitment, dedication and patience necessary to gain LEAN mass. The balance of work and well-planned nutrition required to gain weight without compromising body composition is tedious and sometimes grueling so today, I wanna give a #TransformationTuesday shout out to my friend, @td_is_tdiddy for sticking with it and meeting his goal. Proud of you, dude! Keep up the great work. DECIDE. COMMIT. SUCCEED.

If you need help with your journey to weight loss or gain, don’t hesitate to contact me at info@eatsleepsweat.com to get started on your program!

We often hear about the journey and struggle to lose weight but rarely about the commitment, dedication and patience necessary to gain LEAN mass. The balance of work and well-planned nutrition required to gain weight without compromising body composition is tedious and sometimes grueling so today, I wanna give a #TransformationTuesday shout out to my friend, @td_is_tdiddy for sticking with it and meeting his goal. Proud of you, dude! Keep up the great work. DECIDE. COMMIT. SUCCEED.

If you need help with your journey to weight loss or gain, don’t hesitate to contact me at info@eatsleepsweat.com to get started on your program!

this is the formula. it works every time.
this is the formula. it works every time.
this is the formula. it works every time.

this is the formula. it works every time.

#TuesdayTip: write it down 📝

Whenever my clients are struggling with their nutrition, whether it’s what they’re eating or how they’re eating, I encourage them to keep a food journal for at least a week. Write down EVERYTHING they eat/drink and include the time, where they were (work, home, restaurant, etc.), mood and even who they were with. 

Keeping a detailed journal highlights & pinpoints habits and trends that may be sabotaging your goals such as:
🔻emotional/stress eating
🔻friends who encourage poor habits not in line with your goals
🔻a certain time of day where you tend to fall off track
🔻mindless mini snacks that add up throughout the day 
🔻lack of water (thirst and hunger send the same signal to the brain so sometimes we eat when we really just need water.) 

These are some of the things that can be identified when keeping a food journal and this tool will help you target the issues that are keeping you from being your best!
#TuesdayTip: write it down 📝

Whenever my clients are struggling with their nutrition, whether it’s what they’re eating or how they’re eating, I encourage them to keep a food journal for at least a week. Write down EVERYTHING they eat/drink and include the time, where they were (work, home, restaurant, etc.), mood and even who they were with. 

Keeping a detailed journal highlights & pinpoints habits and trends that may be sabotaging your goals such as:
🔻emotional/stress eating
🔻friends who encourage poor habits not in line with your goals
🔻a certain time of day where you tend to fall off track
🔻mindless mini snacks that add up throughout the day 
🔻lack of water (thirst and hunger send the same signal to the brain so sometimes we eat when we really just need water.) 

These are some of the things that can be identified when keeping a food journal and this tool will help you target the issues that are keeping you from being your best!

#TuesdayTip: write it down 📝

Whenever my clients are struggling with their nutrition, whether it’s what they’re eating or how they’re eating, I encourage them to keep a food journal for at least a week. Write down EVERYTHING they eat/drink and include the time, where they were (work, home, restaurant, etc.), mood and even who they were with.

Keeping a detailed journal highlights & pinpoints habits and trends that may be sabotaging your goals such as:
🔻emotional/stress eating
🔻friends who encourage poor habits not in line with your goals
🔻a certain time of day where you tend to fall off track
🔻mindless mini snacks that add up throughout the day
🔻lack of water (thirst and hunger send the same signal to the brain so sometimes we eat when we really just need water.)

These are some of the things that can be identified when keeping a food journal and this tool will help you target the issues that are keeping you from being your best!

The versaloop is one of those things I’m mad at myself for not inventing first. It’s basically a huge rubber band that has a ton of ways to work you out…UGH!

Anyway, here are a few moves from my integrated core technique that aims to strengthen your TRUE core (which isn’t JUST the abs…myth, BUSTED…more on that another time!) but, in fact, also includes the glutes and other hip muscles.

Be sure to keep the hips, knees and toes aligned throughout the movement and minimize any rocking or titling from the waist up. This will ensure you’re engaging your abs to stabilize your spine while working on hip mobility which is important for running, jumping and lateral movements. Also, this combination is a great butt toner/lifter!!

I can can think of some other ways the world might change if women spent more time investing in their ideas, gifts, talents and families and less time criticizing themselves in the mirror. 💜
I can can think of some other ways the world might change if women spent more time investing in their ideas, gifts, talents and families and less time criticizing themselves in the mirror. 💜
I can can think of some other ways the world might change if women spent more time investing in their ideas, gifts, talents and families and less time criticizing themselves in the mirror. 💜

I can can think of some other ways the world might change if women spent more time investing in their ideas, gifts, talents and families and less time criticizing themselves in the mirror. 💜

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who made a donation towards our backpack give away event!! We are stuffing the bags with supplies ✏️📒📚and preparing to put smiles on the faces of thousands of children as they prepare for the new school year!! 

I’m exited to partner with @hvcla, @h2o_daily and others as a part of our mission to help the youth in our communities thrive, succeed and grow in spirit, health, academically and beyond! Please join us as this an event that is sure to serve the whole family!! There will be FUN fitness classes, barbers on hand for ✨FREE✨hair cuts, food available for purchase and more!


Sunday, 8/3/14, 12-4pm
Heavenly Vision Church 
243 W. 85th St. 
Los Angeles, CA 90003
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who made a donation towards our backpack give away event!! We are stuffing the bags with supplies ✏️📒📚and preparing to put smiles on the faces of thousands of children as they prepare for the new school year!! 

I’m exited to partner with @hvcla, @h2o_daily and others as a part of our mission to help the youth in our communities thrive, succeed and grow in spirit, health, academically and beyond! Please join us as this an event that is sure to serve the whole family!! There will be FUN fitness classes, barbers on hand for ✨FREE✨hair cuts, food available for purchase and more!


Sunday, 8/3/14, 12-4pm
Heavenly Vision Church 
243 W. 85th St. 
Los Angeles, CA 90003

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to everyone who made a donation towards our backpack give away event!! We are stuffing the bags with supplies ✏️📒📚and preparing to put smiles on the faces of thousands of children as they prepare for the new school year!!

I’m exited to partner with @hvcla, @h2o_daily and others as a part of our mission to help the youth in our communities thrive, succeed and grow in spirit, health, academically and beyond! Please join us as this an event that is sure to serve the whole family!! There will be FUN fitness classes, barbers on hand for ✨FREE✨hair cuts, food available for purchase and more!


Sunday, 8/3/14, 12-4pm
Heavenly Vision Church
243 W. 85th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90003

Never stop climbing. Ever.
Never stop climbing. Ever.

Never stop climbing. Ever.

"One more, girl, and you’ve earned a taco."

we all know that one person….

About 6 or 7 years ago, when I was first introduced to the BOSU (both sides up) ball, I immediately fell in love! There are SO MANY things you can do, including increase core stabilization during basic exercises such as curls and shoulder press just by standing on it! I like to mix in strength and cardio moves but the BOSU can also be used for flexibility and, obviously, balance work.
In the video:
🔻lateral shuffle + med ball twist
🔻push-up
🔻burpee + front raise
🔻split level squat + front kick

Perform each move for 1 minute for a total body burn that’ll give you a whole new appreciation for walking on a leveled ground.

TUESDAY TIP: complaining doesn’t burn calories. 

Spend less time talking about what you’re going to do, unless you’re trying to talk yourself out of it. The more you mull over the details, the more likely it is that you’ll start to see all the perceived reasons why it’ll be too hard, take too long or hurt too much. DECIDE. COMMIT. SUCCEED.
TUESDAY TIP: complaining doesn’t burn calories. 

Spend less time talking about what you’re going to do, unless you’re trying to talk yourself out of it. The more you mull over the details, the more likely it is that you’ll start to see all the perceived reasons why it’ll be too hard, take too long or hurt too much. DECIDE. COMMIT. SUCCEED.

TUESDAY TIP: complaining doesn’t burn calories.

Spend less time talking about what you’re going to do, unless you’re trying to talk yourself out of it. The more you mull over the details, the more likely it is that you’ll start to see all the perceived reasons why it’ll be too hard, take too long or hurt too much. DECIDE. COMMIT. SUCCEED.

I’m going through footage from some of my client testimonials and I found this one to be funny but endearing. It’s always great to hear what my clients have to say about their experience(s) with me beyond those moments while we’re working out when they’re liable to say anything 😳

Check out what Randy had to say about the first time we met!

you will but what then?
you will but what then?

you will but what then?

What does your sleep position say about you? Is this pictogram accurate? 

TIP: if you snore or have sleep apnea, sleeping on your side can improve the flow of air and reduce the effects of these conditions while sleeping on your back magnifies them. Whichever position your prefer, be sure to have nice, supportive pillows that help you maintain the integrity of your spine.
What does your sleep position say about you? Is this pictogram accurate? 

TIP: if you snore or have sleep apnea, sleeping on your side can improve the flow of air and reduce the effects of these conditions while sleeping on your back magnifies them. Whichever position your prefer, be sure to have nice, supportive pillows that help you maintain the integrity of your spine.

What does your sleep position say about you? Is this pictogram accurate?

TIP: if you snore or have sleep apnea, sleeping on your side can improve the flow of air and reduce the effects of these conditions while sleeping on your back magnifies them. Whichever position your prefer, be sure to have nice, supportive pillows that help you maintain the integrity of your spine.