You’re way up in Ohio! Have you turned your fireplace on already?
Yes! The weather is definitely moving from fall into winter! We’ve had the fireplace lit four times already, and we’ve had light snow! I love it. This is one of my favorite times of the year!
You’ve been a personal trainer for 12 years. Are you training for anything yourself at the moment?
Not currently. Right now I’m focusing more on nutrition, but I still wake up at 4am and go to the gym. It’s my sanity time! I like the energy at that time day. It’s a natural thing. I’m just up! And the best part is, I get a full day in before many people are even out of the bed!
4am sounds tough! How do you stay motivated?
I know it sounds cliche but I remember how I felt when I was quite a bit heavier than I am now, and I don’t want to go back to that place! Fitness makes such a big difference in my mood and energy levels and overall health.
What’s your favorite part of being a wellness consultant?
I love helping people and just listening. I love talking with clients and helping them strategize how to reach their goals! I love listening to what they’re up to with their fitness and nutrition.
It’s amazing to see how even small changes people make can make a big difference--and you can see it with their scans! Consistency is key! Scanning helps people see what works for them, and then stick with it!
What advice are you giving clients to keep on track during the holidays?
Ditch the all or nothing thinking. One missed workout or splurge is not a make or break. What happens next is what determines success.
Okay, truth time--Is your Christmas tree already up?
YES! I’m no National Lampoon, but I love an extended holiday season. My tree goes up on November 1, if not on Halloween every year!
Real tree or fake tree?
Fake! It’s pre-lit. Fake trees are the only way to go to get the most bang for your buck out of Christmas. The anticipation of Christmas is better than the actual day! Christmas is just one day--when it’s over, it’s over--but the run up is the best!
Do you have a favorite holiday pastime?
Does Black Friday count? I don’t wake up at 3am or anything, but it’s the one day a year I will face crowds!
Every year I have something I’m shopping for, but mostly it’s the thrill of the chase! And it’s the day I start my Christmas shopping, but I typically don’t finish until the day before Christmas.
Are BodySpec clients thinking about the holidays too?
Oh, definitely! People have set holiday goals, but many are just wanting to talk through how best to navigate the holidays and maintain where they’re currently at.
Last question, on a scale of one to ten, how merry are you?
TEN! Merry Christmas!
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