Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Jump Start Your Life!

Do you need accountability, direction or simply a kick start in your health and fitness? I am so excited to offer something I haven't since living here in Minnesota. A 30 day jump start towards better health and fitness!

What you will receive within the 30 days:
  • Help with goal setting.
  • Weekly meet ups that will include a group training session if you live within the East Metro area.
  • Virtual training sessions for those not local.
  • Tracking of progress via body fat measurements, scale and circumference measurements.
  • Group accountability.
  • Email, text, phone consultation weekly.
  • One month of creating new healthy habits that will transfer to life long practice.

**Space will be limited. Grab a friend to join you. Sign up starts now. Hillary's Jump Start package runs June 18-July s18**

Questions and registration:

Past Boot Camp and Personal Training Testimonials

I have participated in Hillary's boot camp for almost 2 years now and she is still challenging me. She is always adding new and interesting tools and routines so it never gets old. I love having boot camp first thing in the morning; a great way to start my day! Thanks Hillary!   ~Bernadette B.

Hillary works with us and is able to identify our needs and abilities and provide a workout that fits. She challenges the more seasoned athletic type and at the same time provides a workout for those who are just starting a routine while making everyone feel like they have accomplished something. Everyone leaves feeling challenged and energized.  ~ Becky B.

This woman has changed my life!! I spent 5 months prepping for my first bikini competition under Hillary's guidance. I lost 6-7% body fat and fit in a size 2 when all was said and done. Hillary will challenge you in a gentle manner and empower you to take control of your body and mind! I am not sure that I would be the confident woman that I am today without her!  ~ Jenn M.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Exercise, Nutrition and Self Love

I've had numerous people reach out and ask me what they can do nutrition wise to make a change in their physique. Here are a few tips that I have found to work for me lately. 

First and foremost, my exercise regime has always remained a constant in my life. I take anywhere from 4-6 Orangetheory classes a week. There is no place better than OTF and it works if you do. I try to go for walks as often as I can. I am trying to add a yoga class or hit up some stair climbing as of lately. If you feel good, move your body often. If it is telling you to slow down, take a day or two off and reset. Exercise for me has always been a favorite part of my day and a priority in my life.

As far as nutrition, I have found only having a protein shake in the morning or even fasting until after my workout to be beneficial to shedding some body fat. I use to have oatmeal or toast with egg whites or even toast with peanut butter right away in the morning. Swapping out those meals for a lower calorie shake or even a 16 hour fast has been big for leaning down. My first meal is after my workout. Generally it is either a shake with fruit and 25-35 grams of protein or it is a big salad with lots of veggies and lean protein. Afternoons generally consist of Wasa crackers with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter or some protein with veggies and avocado. 

Dinner should consist of protein, veggies, and healthy fats or carbs.  Stick to those rules even when eating dinner out. 

Beverages can definitely kill a diet. Hard fast rule- zero calorie drinks. Watch your alcohol intake and make some swaps for lower calorie drinks.

Try using the app My Fitness Pal. Log your foods for a few days and get a general idea of your calorie intake and where you may be high or low regarding macros. 

Lastly, something I firmly believe in is don't let others persuade how you feel towards your own body. Develop a sense of loving what makes you, you. No one is perfect. Be mindful of your thoughts. Just as important as logging your food is taking a few days to log your personal thoughts. You may be surprised that you are setting yourself for failure before you even set out to make positive changes.

Friday, May 18, 2018

This is 40

Prior years, I use to need a goal date to get me motivated in the gym and the kitchen. Whether it was an upcoming party, figure competition or numerous other reasons, I would ramp up my exercise and dial in my nutrition. I use to rely on those moments to get me motivated to kick it up a notch.

Not sure if it's my real healthy addiction I have for Orangetheory Fitness, turning 40 years old or if I am at peace with how I can finally keep everything in balance, but I have never felt better. Living a life of never saying I can't have something or do something because of my nutrition. I indulge in beverages, chocolate, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches and lots of sushi.

I have walked on stage in a bikini asking to be subject to criticism. Rated by how lean I was or wasn't at the time. I've been told I needed to work on this or that to place better at my next show. I will never go down that road again but man oh man did it teach me a lot about hard work and dedication!

So here I stand, bikini ready for a girl's trip to Palm Springs. I celebrate my flaws. I celebrate my success. I celebrate being able to be comfortable in my own skin at the given moment. Thankful for a healthy body and aging with maturity.

Balanced diet +  Orangetheory Fitness = Happy Healthy Me