​Does this scenario sound familiar?

You decide to go on a big health kick and “clean up” your lifestyle – and that means getting rid of things. Maybe it’s certain foods (or even food groups) … or maybe it’s “activities” you decide to STOP doing (happy hour, TV binges, etc.).

Basically, it’s all about things you have to DENY yourself!

What if you flipped that script around and looked at it as UPGRADING your life instead?

This little mindset trick can turn a negative outlook into a fun and positive one that helps you create habits you will stick with and actually ENJOY!

  • Instead of denying yourself a mid-afternoon snack, upgrade your chips and dip into a handful of pistachios or one ounce (30 grams) of dark chocolate. 
  • Instead of cutting out all “carbs” like bread or pasta, upgrade to nutrient-dense options like sweet potatoes or fiber-rich pasta made with chickpea flour.
  • Instead of trudging through your usual cardio machine workout routine, join a fun class online to have more fun and get even better results. 

It’s all about finding ways to switch up what you’re doing NOW for something that actually adds value to your life and helps you move forward.

Plus … and this is super important … 

If you’re simply swapping one activity for another it means that you already have a habit in place! That makes it so much easier to stick to over time.

If you need help finding your own healthy upgrades, I’m here to help! 

My Personal Nighttime Routine

My Personal Nighttime Routine

It’s amazing how one little habit and mindset shift can turn everything around. I’ve shared a couple of stories recently about my personal experience with morning routines. I thought it’d be a good idea to talk a little bit about my nighttime routine! Because it plays a huge role in my wellness.

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Your body is craving this…

Your body is craving this…

Have you ever gone through a time in your life when you felt “in the flow”? Wasn’t it GREAT? You had a TON of energy, your sleep was on track, you felt productive, and you were positive and optimistic. Not to get woo-woo … but you felt “in sync.”

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Simplest-ever meal prep advice (from a chef)

Simplest-ever meal prep advice (from a chef)

I’m lucky to have a few really great cooks in my life. Several of my friends actually used to cook professionally, which I have recently learned makes them actual “chefs.”  Anyway … one of the chefs blew my mind when he gave me the secret to his amazing family meals. 

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Rob is the owner and founder of Fitness Lifestyle Personal Training.

He has been training for over thirty-three years; seventeen of those years as a personal trainer helping others reach their goals.