Body Positivity Gone Wrong

As a fitness professional, I find myself talking about body positivity frequently. It seems like such a great concept on the surface. The concept of body positivity says that the fashion and entertainment industries put forth a very specific body type–in general, white, young, and very very thin–as the only acceptable body type, and that in reality, that standard is … Read More

5 Ways Less Is Not More When You’re Getting Healthy

Have you ever noticed that the headlines on all those fitness and fashion magazines are telling you to be and do less in order to be acceptable? Eat fewer calories, lose ten pounds in one week, kill your cravings, 4 exercises for a flat stomach. Nia Shanks over at Lift Like A Girl has a great post on this topic. … Read More

Mommy Milestones You Can (or Should) Celebrate

  Need a laugh today? I cannot recommend Janelle Hanchett’s post on Potty Training Parties over at Mamalode enough. I don’t know who decided that potty training was a thing that needed to be celebrated, along with kindergarten graduations and half-birthdays, but I have to admit, they are very much not my thing. But they did get me thinking about … Read More

5 Mental Traps That Can Sabotage Your Fitness, and How to Avoid Them

  One of the trickiest things as a mom is keeping your brain out of the comparison trap. Over at JillFit Physiques, there’s a great blog about how to keep your mind out of that unhealthy place in terms of physical fitness and appearance. Much of the same advice applies when it comes to motherhood. So here are some key … Read More

The Power of Positive Self-Talk

Positive self-talk isn’t always natural or easy. When life’s little difficulties spring up, I often struggle to keep a positive mindset. I can look back now at my formative years and see that I was raised in an environment and around people that tended to focus more on the negatives rather than the positives in life.

Mindset Monday: Are You Living Your True Purpose?

Mindset Monday “How many women have this ‘thing’ that lies in the bottom of their heart that they aren’t paying attention to, that wants to be there, that wants a place in their life?” This was a statement that Susan Monk Kidd made during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on her show “Super Soul Sunday”.  I stumbled across the show … Read More

8 Fun Ways To Exercise With Your Children

There’s no better time than now to instill the habit of physical activity in your children! The best way to do this is to lead by example. Instead of making time to work out alone, rethink your physical activities and exercise with your children. Here are eight great ideas to get you started. Go on Walks Make it a routine … Read More

Push Yourself Toward Personal and Fitness Goals Using Non-Food Rewards

At VixieFit, I sometimes discuss clean and healthy eating and how to optimally fuel yourself for working out and everyday life. What you WON’T see are articles discussing latest and greatest tactics for losing weight; this is something that I don’t want my clients to obsess about all the time.  I would rather my clients focus on eating for performance because the rest will then … Read More

How the Power of Positive Thinking Can Impact Your Workout Goals

Thoughts…they can either make you or break you!  How many times a day do you actively keep track of your thoughts and where your mind is wandering to…down a dark path or more of a “yellow brick road”? If you have never tracked your thoughts, then I challenge you to give it a try!  You might just surprise yourself at … Read More