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Helane’s Blog–Lifestyle Change–Week #2

Second Session with my Wellness Coach I had my second meeting with Lorie today and we reviewed how my first week went.  I’d say it went pretty well, considering it was the Christmas Holiday. I’d hit two of my three goals at about 90%! From the Coach: Helane made great

My Top 10 Pet Peeves in the Gym

If you spend any amount of time in the gym, over time you notice that certain things get mighty annoying. Here is my Top Ten List: My personal trainer invents wacko, extremely challenging, and perhaps dangerous workouts that I’ll never be able to replicate on my own The only machines

Helane’s Blog- Lifestyle Change-Week #1

Must Have Breakfast I woke up this morning thinking, OK….breakfast…MUST have protein.  So off to the kitchen I went and made myself a simple gluten free tortilla (no I’m not gluten free but these tortillas are yummy!) with a scrambled egg.  From the Coach: Step #1 in acquiring a new

Why You Should Never Make New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve often wondered why so many people persist in making doomed-to-failure New Year’s resolutions year after year. Their likelihood of success—8%. The most popular resolution—lose weight. I’ve never made a New Year’s resolution in my life. The magic of changing my behavior starting with a new calendar year has always

Helane’s First Step Towards a Healthy Lifestyle

Hmmm…I know everything about nutrition and exercise and what needs to be done to maintain a healthy lifestyle….well maybe not everything.  I’ve battled weight issues my whole life, had Thyroid cancer, and had the great pleasure of being an Educator for Whole Foods Market, where I learned about “fueling your

Dana’s Blog: Progress at Two Months

After two months, I wanted to post an update on my progress working with Lorie, my wellness coach. At first while working with Lorie, I watched the scales, disappointed at a lack of initial results with my weight. I wasn't paying close attention to what lifestyle changes were doing, but

Dana’s Blog: Slowly Making Lifestyle Changes

Sleeping Habits An honest appraisal of my habits revealed my trend of going to bed around 1:00 or 2:00 am, which after talking with Ms. Eber, I knew I had to change. A change in lifestyle I wanted to make was to go to bed early enough that I could

Dana’s Blog: Why I Need a Wellness Coach

I am an active male in my mid-to-late 60s with health and weight problems, working at a sedentary job with sometimes irregular work hours. My Formerly Healthy Lifestyle Until ten years ago, I did not have to worry about weight, as my intensive running regimen, coupled with regular bouts of

Amy’s Blog–Healthy Habits and Stress

From the Coach: Amy has had some nasty curveballs thrown at her recently. She is struggling to manage her stress level and to maintain healthy habits. She chose a healthy response instead of feeling sorry for herself or getting angry.  It's all about attitude. My session with Coach Lorie today