Quit Working Out to Lose Weight

Quit Working Out to Lose Weight

I came across an Instagram post the other day that said “Quit working out to lose weight.” Right away, this spoke to me. People exercise every day to try to lose weight. I was one of these people for years! How many calories can I burn on my run today? How many calories did I eat today? Ok, I ate 1600 so if I run 6 miles I burn about 700 calories. Great! But it never really works out the way we want it to, does it?

I want you to exercise to be healthy. Quit setting this goal of “I […] Read more

When There’s A Will There’s A Way….

When There’s A Will There’s A Way….

I am fascinated by what the mind can do. We are able to accomplish and achieve so much more than we ever thought possible, and once we start to unlock that power your results and potential are infinite!

I was reading a great article in Vanity Fair about Jay Z’s Life. He came from literally nothing and had all the odds stacked against him but he didn’t let that keep him from being one of the biggest Business Moguls in the world! Not just in the rap world, but the Business world as well. He could have had every excuse in the […] Read more

Resistance Training Defined

Resistance Training Defined

What Is Resistance Training?

I’m getting pretty basic here but let’s start by talking about resistance training. It is simply working against some type of force that resists your movement. Weightlifting would be the first one to pop into my head but body weight, resistance bands and water can also provide excellent resistance training opportunities.

Why Should I Resistance Train?

Resistance/Strength training will not only build stronger muscles, it will build stronger bones, connective tissues and increase joint stability. When you see an elderly lady, do you think “man, she should have done more cardio.” OR do you think “wow, she could have […] Read more

What is the Best Stretch? #loadedQuestionWeek

What is the Best Stretch? #loadedQuestionWeek

Believe it or not there are quite few different ways to stretch. (passive, active, PNF, use bands, weights, Self Myofascial Release, Yoga… I can keep going)

Asking what the best stretch is like asking what is the best diet is? Or the best exercise is?
It’s really according to the individuals goals and needs

Am I dodging the question? Sort of… Not really…

Okay so here is what I see in today’s society. We sit too much and move too little. We want results yesterday and don’t want to wait for anything because we are way to busy. And we get really good at […] Read more

Motivation is so fickle…

Motivation is so fickle…

I see it all the time. A member is rocking the workouts, eating cleaner than ever, losing weight, energy is skyrocketing and all of a sudden… Something happens and motivation is gone! And they fall off the wagon.

So what is motivation really?

The reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.
The general desire or willingness of someone to do something.

To understand motivation is to truly appreciate and optimize it. Motivation is the spark to your drive and desire for change in behavior and attitude. However motivation is temporary and high maintenance. Let me tell you a secret; […] Read more

Three Top Priorities for Your Health and Fitness ….

Three Top Priorities for Your Health and Fitness ….

Starting a workout program or challenge can be intimidating, nerve racking, and feel overwhelming at first.

Succeeding with that same program and turning it into a lifestyle can be even harder.

Because if it was easy, everyone would do it. Right?!

The success with our Health and FITness has to due with much more than just the physical but more to do with the non-physical. There are three main areas to address in making exercise a life long habit.

Physical: The physical issues are the most popular and usually the first type of goals/reasons we think about when we start on a FITness program. The physical […] Read more

“The Struggle is Real” 3 Ways to Attack it…

“The Struggle is Real” 3 Ways to Attack it…

Life is full of up’s and down’s. The up’s are AMAZING, the down’s are dreadful. We all go through them. I like to call the “down’s” the struggle.

Why am I NOT motivated to workout?
“I want too but I don’t have time too ____”
I’m eating clean… Why am I not losing weight?
Why am I so pissed off about life, friends, family, work, etc…

When we are deep in the struggle it can feel like we are all alone and don’t know what to do and that is true. But I can assure you it’s temporary and can be shorter or longer by […] Read more

Why are We Running a Challenge at All?

Why are We Running a Challenge at All?

*Every physical body is unique, but the path to growth has the same requirements for everyone. “

We all really know what to do to succeed with our Health and FITness… Eat cleaner, move daily, drink more water, eat up our vegetables, sleep a little longer, etc… So do your daily behaviors match your goals?

We also know that knowing what to do and doing what you are supposed to do are 2 different things… So why is it hard to do it?

Because life can get challenging… Work, Family, Friends, Exercise, the list can go on and on… Time can get stretched […] Read more

10 Rules to Keep You Successful for the Whole Life Challenge

10 Rules to Keep You Successful for the Whole Life Challenge

As a gym we are about to embark on a wonderful lifestyle challenge Called WLC (Whole Life Challenge)  

Most people love a challenge especially when the fall starts and the nutrition becomes a priority again.

The reason this one is so effective is it is more of a 7 daily habits challenge. A wellness approach to your overall health.

The categories include:

Nutrition

Mobilize

Well-being

Hydrate

Exercise

Sleep 

Reflect 

I had the opportunity to do this challenge 2 years ago. I was hesitant at first as nutrition challenges in the past have been

Here was my big take aways from the WLC, and why I believe you should definitely join the group.

10. […] Read more

How to Build (FITness) Emotional Momentum

How to Build (FITness) Emotional Momentum

What do you need more of in your life to get FITTER?

More discipline?
More will-power?
Consistency?
Joy?
Persistence?

How would you like to make everything in your life easier?

You can do this with the power of momentum! When things are not forced and you are compelled to eat better, #get2thegym more, wake up earlier, fired up about life, everything is just clicking you have evoked the good ole’ mojo!

Here are 3 “Simple” steps to tab into the momentum to have inside of you…

CONSISTENCY OVER INTENSITY
If you go back to the gym for the first time in weeks/months/YEARS and workout like a mad dog, you may […] Read more

Fit Chic’s Top 5 Memories Of CPM …

Fit Chic’s Top 5 Memories Of CPM …

I can’t we are celebrating 5 years of fun and fitness at CPM!! It has been such an amazing journey and I feel so blessed to share in these years with such an amazing community!

There have been so many amazing events, workouts, and festivities, that it is hard to put it all in one box. So here are 5 memorable (in no specific order)

#1 Power Monkey Seminar – Here is my blog on all the wonderful takeaways from a very memorable weekend!

#2 CPM Bowling Christmas Party – The sweatsuit bowling party was one for the record books! […] Read more

My Weak Spots

My Weak Spots

Where do I begin?

Last week I shared with you the top 3 things I believe make me a success. This week it’s the top 3 things I think I need to improve upon. For this, I looked at my life as a whole. Were are the holes? What is causing me to miss out on things that I should be a part of? Why am I not able to help others in need? So here it goes…

1️⃣ Handling My Anxiety – While it’s not a major issue in my life, I do go through phases of waking up in the […] Read more

Old Habits Die Hard

Old Habits Die Hard

I read somewhere that a habit can be our greatest ally for positive change– or most frequent saboteur of personal success. Creating solid habits that align with our values are important to finding success but what about those habits that might be holding us back?

Here are 3 habits that are standing in my way of getting exactly what I want.

Skimping on sleep.

I don’t make sleep a priority even though I know how valuable it is. I average about 6-hours a night. For a long time I lived by the phrase “You can sleep when you’re dead.” I thought in order to be […] Read more

Reverse Habits…

Reverse Habits…

I’ve heard we overestimate what we can do in the short run and underestimate what we can do in the long run. Boy can I attest to that personally as I am a recovering procrastination-aholic. Sometimes I’m a head case. My mind moves really fast. I’m pumped about almost everything and it’s a challenge for me to tame my brain 🧠.As you will see my 3 habits I’ve been working to change are mostly about what goes on between my ears👂 .

1️⃣The Bookends of my Day

Pre-Planning your day for a business owner is clutch. 20 minutes 🕰of planning […] Read more

From Successful to Unsuccessful Habits …

From Successful to Unsuccessful Habits …

Last week I talked about My 3 biggest success’s that have been game changers in my life.

This week I am going to the opposite end of the spectrum to talk about the 3 unhealthy habits in my life keeping me from ultimate success.

When you are aware of the roadblocks and barriers, you are able to solve these issues move around them and take your life and your goals to the next level.

#1 Distractions from Social Media: I am so distracted by social media. I will go on the socials to post, follow up etc …. and an hour later I […] Read more

Being Successful

Being Successful

What makes a person successful?
💵 Is it money?
🏃 Is it fitness/health?
😊 Is it being happy?

I found an article that said this. “Successful people don’t necessarily consider themselves successful because they’re rich or powerful. Instead, they often talk about relationships, well-being, and societal impact.” YES! As I was writing this blog, I was thinking this exact same thing. I feel I am successful. Why? Let me tell you.

I’m a happy person. It’s easy for me to be positive and I rarely struggle emotionally. I work hard to get what I want and for some reason I almost always do. I’ve never […] Read more

mrCPM 3 Habits for Success…

mrCPM 3 Habits for Success…

As the great Og Mandino wrote, “Bad habits are the unlocked door to failure”

On the other hand, good habits can bring us closer to our goal or mission. The definition of a habit, after all, is “a regular (repeated) tendency or practice.”

I encourage you to ask yourself the same thing I did a few months ago: Do your current habits bring you closer to or push you away from your goals? If your answer leans a little too heavily on the latter, then you might want to try “installing” some new habits into your daily routine. And […] Read more

A Habits That Make Me A Successful Fit Chic …

A Habits That Make Me A Successful Fit Chic …

3 Habits That Make Me Successful:

When Mr. CPM sent me this topic for discussion this week, I knew exactly where to go with it!

For me what has made me the most successful is sticking to my 3 habits in my life that make me the most centered, feel the best, and get me to my “Super Why” the most efficiently.

#1 Start My Day with Morning Meditation:
The first thing I do when I get out of bed in the morning is 3 Full Sun Salutations. It puts my breath in focus right from the start and allows […] Read more

Turn It Up…

Turn It Up…

This week is FUN Week from the Coaches… Something small or big that we are currently excited about.

Truth be told, I’m a podcast junkie. I love to learn and educate myself. I have this thing about educating yourself. Education feeds motivation. Knowledge is power! And when you continue to increase your knowledge you can begin to empower yourself and become unstoppable.

Lately I’ve had the opportunity to be on a few podcasts as a guest. The most recent was with my old great friend, Zeb Pascual, with his own Pascual Podcast. I love getting a opportunity to collaborate with other great minds […] Read more

TnT’s about Dining Out…

TnT’s about Dining Out…

Lets talk at the human level about Food….

1. Food is fuel. Calories are units of energy. We fuel our bodies like a car with gas. When the low fuel light goes on we simply find the nearest (or cheapest) gas station and fill up our tanks. It really could be as simple as that except…

2. Food is also designed for pleasure. We have 3 biological basic tastes; (sweet, salty and fatty) more on this in a past post GOT CRAVINGS. And food companies are smart and out for our money so they do a really good job overstimulating our foods […] Read more