JANUARY 2016

  • THE MOST COMMON REASON PEOPLE WHO WORK OUT AREN’T LOSING WEIGHT

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: fitness and health

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    After working with many frustrated clients, I believe there is a very common reason that people who seem to be doing everything perfect are not getting the results that they want. When you think about burning calories you think of your work outs. You try and calculate how many calories you burn during a workout all the time. But have you ever calculated how many calories you burn at your job?

    Most likely not. This isn’t necessarily a problem for people with fast metabolisms, but with medium to low metabolisms this very well could be a problem. Continue reading

  • AB AND BOOTY VIDEOS FOR NEW YEAR

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: fitness and health

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    For those of you who want to kick off the new year by getting in shape, check out these videos.  I created them for you to be able to do in the comfort of your home (no need to sign up for a gym membership…yet).  Remember, the path to getting healthy can be simple.  Start by cutting out something unhealthy from your diet and do something active everyday.

    Try these, and if you like them, there are plenty more videos on my youtube channel…just click here to be directed to it.

     

    XO, Tessa

  • BARBIE WITH A BUTT

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Confidence

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    So let me be real with all of you…I’ve got fears about raising girls.

    How could I not? I have an amazing mother, but I still grew up having to revamp my mind by encouraging more positive thoughts, less hatred of my body, and not idolizing bodies that I could NEVER have. I watched my mother be negative about herself and I watched friend’s mothers do exactly the same. When they said they hated parts of their bodies, I was watching…and it molded my eyes. I could not see truth about my own body or understand the meaning of confidence.

    Yet, what do we do when we see something that our parents did and we want to try and fix it? Usually we go too far. Rebelling from what our parents did can do just as much damage.

    So I’ve tried to take all emotion out of it, but sometimes that emotion slips in and it just did today…

    My daughters got Barbies this Christmas. I know peoples’ fears about Barbie and I honestly never wanted to be that helicopter mom that kept them from Barbies at all. If I try and keep them from Barbies, I’m waging a battle that I just cannot win. There will always be friends that have Barbies. As with all things…if my girls are going to learn about anything, I want it to be learned from Ben and me first.

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