Other people do it..

Today, I had to get up to work in the city, then drive to the Hamptons to work just to turn around and come right back. I can’t exactly say I was excited about the idea. I got to work and was speaking to one of my trainers about their schedule. They told me they could still do a 5:30 AM shift, but they would just need to arrive at the gym by 3:00am It made me rethink my day and really, how bad was it? I got to the Hamptons early. I got a little sun time and a little workout time. I got to train three new clients who were all amazing. Then, before I headed back to the city I stopped and played nine holes. Now, as I write this, the sunlight is still out. There was no traffic on my drive home. I did not have to get to work at 3:00am and I’ll be home by 9:00pm. The truth is other people have worse days than ours. We can choose to look at our days as bad or we can look at it positively and think about all of those who don’t get to have the days we have. Get up a little earlier and get your workout in. Then, you still have a wonderful day ahead of you. Best,...

Change

I know that I don’t like change, but when I do finally do it, I am very good at it. I went to two classes this week, both based on what I see as making myself a better person. One of the classes spoke about how we may resist change, but when it happens, we cannot understand why we didn’t make the change sooner. I have a client who had 5:30am sessions with me. She finally tried a session at 7:00am because she had no other choice. She never wants to come in earlier again. At 71 years old, there’s no need to be up at 5:00am. She can finally see how much better this change is for her. Try it! If it’s not right. nothing is lost. Today, switch up your workouts. Bike if you always walk, take on a challenging exercise. Try the change, even working with a different trainer. Ask us about our new trainers and see if they might be a great change for you! Best,...

Bank Account

As I am not a real mother, though I at least I feel I am to some, I don’t get caught up in the Mother’s Day events. What I do know is that it doesn’t seem to be a day that mothers are really deciding how they spend it. Of course, people mean well, but as someone who struggles to say no or yes to what I really want, I find some mothers can actually be more stressed by the day. We all lead busy lives, but I hope we all learn (myself included) to say what we really want. Either way, any day can and should be Mother’s Day. So, take a day and do as you want, do what makes you happy. Perhaps, get in a extra workout, followed by a stretch and then a soothing massage. Take care of your body to take care of your mind. Ask us about the specials we are offering, to make your day all about you. Best,...

Black or White

Tonight, I had a text conversation with one of my nutritional clients. It revolved around the fact that she had eaten something that made her feel bad. At the time I told her she had done great. I said to let it go and move on. Go home, set the table, and make dinner perfect. Don’t even think about what was that made her feel bad. Later that night, we texted again and she told me how she was a mess. It’s not the word she used, but she said she had no grey area. I explained to her that grey was boring and that black or white was much more fun. However, the goal is when you do white instead of black, you can just let it go and move on. In life, we will always make mistakes. It’s the way the world works. Being strict and having goals is what you want. It’s what makes one successful, so really try not to be grey. PS: I only wear black or white. But when you are the one that makes you feel bad and not good, that’s when it’s important to know you have to let it go and move on. Book a black or white session, and if it was grey day, then just let it go. Best Wishes,...

Flowers and Gardeners

I suggested to a client that in life we must be flowers and gardeners. She thought I had said “or.” She chose to be the flower and yet felt like she was always been sholved around. She lost her strength. I reminded her that I had said we do both at different times and occasions. No matter what, we don’t need to lose our strength. Just because you feel weak does not mean you are. Have mental strength and keep the physical strength. When you are away for spring break, play both roles but be strong when making choices to workout. Sleep in, be healthy, and have fun. You can do it all! Just know that you are always strong. Best,...

If you can be anything..

Be kind. It’s funny how life brings out so many different sides of us.  When we’re unhappy, angry, or upset we eat and/or drink more. Some people eat less, very few exercise more (I know I do). We say and do all sort of things.. Today, take a step back. No matter how you feel, the two things you can do which will benefit you are: Exercise and be kind.Try it. Be kind to yourself and whoever else needs it. Exercise, be kind and buy a friend a session too. Small gestures go a long...