Mind-Muscle Dis(connection)-the stigma survives

OK so we talk about the mind-muscle connection as it relates to physical strength and deliberately contracting a muscle to help foster its repair, strength, and growth. I pose the question: “What is the difference between the phrase “mental health” and the phrase “physical health?” I mean, besides the one innocent word preceding the term … Continue reading Mind-Muscle Dis(connection)-the stigma survives

Ten Years to Wait

Ten years, yup you heard that correctly, 10; 1-0 years until I was properly diagnosed with OCD. They say that is the average! THE AVERAGE! That is a horrible statistic! People should be shocked when you say 10 years, not nod and say "sounds about right." We must do better. We must have more professionals … Continue reading Ten Years to Wait

Living in a Quarantine

Never in a million years would any of us had imagined we would be in this situation: sitting at home, making rounds from room to room, working in pajamas, getting outside whenever we can, and wearing masks and gloves whenever we leave the house. Never in a millions years did I dream I would be … Continue reading Living in a Quarantine

Help Someone Help Themselves

A post written a while ago but still depicts my passion today!! A night out with my two best friends for dinner. This is a habitual thing but tonight was a bit different. I had met with a business friend right before seeing my friends, and our talk about his work with people living with … Continue reading Help Someone Help Themselves

Crushing goals

      Running the windy uphill trail at the state park in my town...This has been a goal for a while! No idea why but to challenge myself. Sometimes I come up with things that don't necessarily excite me but sound intriguing simply because it is a challenge. I woke up with this challenge … Continue reading Crushing goals

Running a Marathon

Life is a marathon complete with all the pains, struggles, aches, bruises, victories, milestones, smiles, tears, support, and companions. If we try to sprint, we often get burnt out and it takes a while to build up the energy to get going again. But if we start out slow, keep a good pace, look at … Continue reading Running a Marathon

Exercise is My Drug

Heart races. Sweat pours. Body aches. Burning sensation. Mind goes blank. World around me blurs. Can't see anything else; can't hear anything else...Focus. Determination. Sounds like a few things huh? Could be really bad spinning into a panic, a bout of anxiety with no place to go. Funny how the physical symptoms are so similar to … Continue reading Exercise is My Drug

Having a Life in My Hands

  Whenever a client walks through the door, it’s a clean slate. I must document and mentally file away the previous client, and recite a quick client profile in preparation for the next one walking through my doors. Some don’t want to talk, some want to vent, some talk about diabetes, some don’t. Either way, … Continue reading Having a Life in My Hands

Diabetes and Fitness

What is it like to be a non-diabetic personal trainer training individuals with diabetes? Everyone is different. What a general statement that could literally mean anything, but in this case I am referring to all of my clients and their diabetes profiles being completely different. One takes insulin, one doesn’t. One is type 1, one is … Continue reading Diabetes and Fitness