Changing Behavior

The Real Reason Why Accomplishing Fitness Goals Is So Difficult – Science of Change

It was a challenging day. I had been working with Maggy (name changed) for 2 or 3 years. Over the course of time I thought I had done everything to help her accomplish her fat loss goals. I had given her nutrition tips, advice, templates, whole nutrition plans (provided by a dietitian service I employ,…

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Working with disordered eating at Shape Up Fitness & Wellness Consulting

Stop Obsessing about Strength, Beauty, Weight, Fat….

It is time to let go. The USA is one of the countries with the most obesity in the world. Yes, we are no longer #1. Mexico is. Regardless though it seems that we have an obsession with fitness, youth and being thin. Why is there such a gaping difference between what we want and…

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Empowering Women at Shape Up Fitness & Wellness Consulting

How Strong Can Women Be?

Are Women Weak? Uh oh, I did it, I touched a topic that is a pretty “touchy” one at its best. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and thankfully we have different tastes. This blog is not about beauty. I don’t care if you like to be thin, toned, more muscular, or on…

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Our environment influences our fitness success

Your Environment Can Determine Your Success!

Many of us think of ourselves as doers. As people who don’t need anyone. We take care of business. We handle our lives independently…or so we believe. It is time to wake up. The “Lone Ranger”, the person “Who Can Do Anything” is a myth, and the faster we stop believing our own bullsh**t, the…

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Personal Trainer Michael Anders running marathon

What I Learned From Quitting A Race

I am still processing this, I am probably still not quite right in the head (if I ever was). Today I ran the Myrtle Beach Marathon, or rather, I started, ran 20 miles and then quit at 20.36 miles. This blog post is as much for me as it is for you, since I am still…

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Fitness after New Years – Still Going Strong?

We are 12 days in. 12 Days after making New Year’s Resolutions, and, you might be struggling to make it. You have been good for a couple of days, but you might have fallen off the wagon. Reset Now The key thing to success is not perfection. Perfection only happens in utopia. The real world…

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When Motivation To Work Out Fades

You have done it…what now? There are two different scenarios for loss of motivation: You have worked so hard for it. For months if not years you have worked on accomplishing your goal. You have got the job, you accomplished your weight loss, you did your race,… you name it. Now you feel sort of let down…

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Fear to Commit

Have you ever been  afraid to commit to something? It might have been a relationship, it might have been your fitness goals or a goal at work! How we try to cover up our fear I just don’t have time to do it It is not the right moment I am too busy I am…

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Nutrition: One Habit 80% Success, Two Habits 20% Success?

Changing more than one habit sets you up for failure! We all know the feeling of New Year coming around. A new beginning. A new way of getting it done. This time I will go to the gym, eat healthy, cut out soda, eat veggies, stop eating fried food….The list is almost endless. This is also…

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Change – What Makes It Happen

I am obsessed – obsessed with finding ways to help myself and others accomplish what they seek when they come to our personal training program In that context, I  have been reading again (I think I always have 2-3 books I am reading at a time). This one I actually listened to. The book is by…

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