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Tackling One Bad Habit at a Time.

What started out as a pretty easy and productive day quickly turned not-so good when I noticed both of my boys were sweating and had suddenly spiked fevers.  I had an evening of classes and clients that now needed to be cancelled/rescheduled which meant I was officially stressing.  Here's where I make my very big confession...I don't deal well with stress. I may or may not be a bit of a STRESS EATER!   Ok, I’m definitely a...

WORST RUN EVER!

"What the F*&^%!"
"I'm freakin' dieing!"
"Ugh! I CAN'T DO THIS!"
"Good Lord! My legs weigh a TON!"
"This SUCKS!"
"I SUCK!"

These were some thoughts (along with plenty more) that went through my mind in the first few minutes of my very first run post-baby this evening.  A couple of months ago, I decided to do something outside of my comfort zone and signed up for a Sprint Triathlon that will take place in June.  I realized...

How “Everything in Moderation” Can Sabotage Weight Loss

Do I believe in moderation when it comes to a diet/nutrition plan? Yes and No. You see, the answer is a little more complicated than a one-syllable answer. Do I believe in moderation when it comes to maintaining a healthy and happy lifestyle?  YES, of course I do!  BUT (and that’s a big but) I also believe in giving your goals 100%; and if your goal is weight loss, it is important to be consistent in order to get results. When...

I am nothing like I use to be…

For years, like most, I use to be a  slave to the scale...checking it daily, wondering why it hadn't budged.  Because if I could just lose 5 more pounds, I would be happy!  Sound familiar?  I think this is something that many women struggle with.  Once I hit my mid to late 20's my weight hovered around 125lbs.  I was by no means heavy or out of shape, I exercised pretty regularly on my own and participated in several group...

How to Find Time to Workout.

As a mom of two young boys, who works full-time training clients in-person on top running my own online Coaching business (didn't know that? Check out FITwithNina.com)  I'm often asked, "So, when do you workout?" "How do you find the time?"  The answer is simple....
I DON'T. I don't find time.
I have to MAKE it.  Simple as that.  I know that sounds easier said than done but we are ALL SO BUSY!  We all get a measely 24...

How to Stay On Track When Life is Crazy

So, how did I stay on track with my fitness goals while I relocated my whole family into my parent's 1,000 sq foot ranch home, in which I shared a twin size futon with my 5 year old, left my personal training business and started all over again at a new studio while waiting for our new house to be completed?  Well, I didn't.  I didn't at all, like barely, not even in the slightest could I get it together...at least not in the...

The Summer SIX!

We've all heard of the Freshman Fifteen, right?  Well, I'm calling the extra pounds people sometimes gain over those warmer weather months, the SUMMER SIX! Hahaha.  Well, at least that's what I've gained this summer.  Yup, that's right in the last couple of months I've gained about six pounds.  Now, maybe some of you are GASPING!  SIX POUNDS??

But I'm not, and I'm pretty proud of that!  HUH?  What?  I don't feel like...

That Time I Moonlighted as SECURITY.

Long story short, I have a cousin who worksIMG_4290 in the music biz and is co-owner of a booking
company, JKB Entertainment Group and she asked for some extra security help at an upcoming show.  Initially I thought I was just going to stand outside of the band's dressing room door all night but that quickly changed to manning the stage. Um, ok.  So, of course, being the total old lady that I am now,  I immediately started...

Why I Will Never Tell Another Woman That She Will Just "BOUNCE BACK"…

"Oh, you'll bounce back in no time," "You're fit, you'll bounce right back!"

I heard these two statement very regularly during my first pregnancy when I worked full-time at an all women's fitness club.  And, after that I vowed to NEVER say that to a pregnant woman again, EVER!

Everyone is different. Every single pregnancy is different.  And, although I understand that there are some woman who truly do look as though they've...

How to lose those last 5lbs…

Those last 5lbs!  Ugh, the hardest to get rid of.  The most stubborn.  It's like they've been there so long and just refuse to leave!  Because they're comfortable and so are you.  I know no one wants to hear this but the only way to lose those LAST five, very stubborn pounds is to LOCK IT UP & TURN IT UP!  That means somethings gotta give and whatever you're doing right now needs to change.

For me personally, I know exactly...