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Hitting a plateau is frustrating when you are trying to lose weight. I have some insider info that might help.

First let me share with you that I am a big fan of baseball. No I don’t know any of the stats, or have a favorite team outside of our local minor league team. But I played baseball as a girl and have been told I was good at it. We used to play a game called pop up with all the kids on our street and one kid would hit pop up fly’s into the air and all us kids would stand in the street with our raggedy old mitts ready to catch whatever came our way. 
I associate baseball with those memories and with my dad, who also loved baseball. He taught me how to say hello to Willy Mays one day when I was about 5  years old.  “Say Hey Willy Mays”
girl baseball
So what does belly fat got to do with baseball? Nothing really but it does have to do with the change up.

In baseball the change up is defined as:  the staple off-speed pitch, usually thrown to look like a fastball but arriving much more slowly to the plate. Its reduced speed coupled with its deceptive delivery is meant to confuse the batter’s timing

So it is with your exercise routines.

If you have stopped seeing results it may because you do the same thing every single day. Just like in baseball it is important to change it up to confuse your body (muscle confusion) and give it the unexpected. 

Exercise is necessary but not sufficient for weight loss. The best exercise regimens also incorporate weights, as well as high and low intensity cardio. The ratio between the two varies from individuals. 

I lift weights and if you have seen my arms, you would know that upper body muscles are the easiest to see results in.  Using weights whether it is with your own body weight or the traditional weights is good for bone density as you probably already know.

I would love for you to start seeing some results too. If you live in Spokane I am going to be doing a live class through the Parks and Recreation department in our fair city this September and would love to have you join me.  Sign up here if you want to be kept updated on dates and times. By the way a funny thing happened on the way to the Parks and Rec department. I called to ask them how to get my class in the schedule for this fall and spoke to a lovely woman on the phone. However we had a bad connection and when she asked me what the name of my class was I said Healthy weight loss and she thought I said Happy weight loss. When I saw it on her email, it hit me….it really is Happy Weight loss as when you are doing the type of exercise that it includes there is no way that you can have negative thoughts. I also realized that the whole program has really been this all the while. Targeting naturally occurring neurotransmitters to produce feelings of well being.

When we feel good we have the momentum to keep going and to up our game plan. So I hope you like the new image.  

Live class updates 


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A registered nurse with a passion to dispel weight loss myths and revolutionize the fitness culture with one simple truth. There is only one way to lose weight that all fitness and weight loss plans are based on and that is to EAT LESS and EXERCISE MORE. I have developed a unique technique that incorporates short bursts of moderate intensity exercise into your day throughout the day without the drama and chaos of making multiple wardrobe changes.