When You Blow It

Honestly there’s no such thing as totally blowing it unless you have completely thrown in the towel. This is true for every aspect of our lives – not just diet and fitness. Just because you claim to be on a diet and then eat half a pizza doesn’t mean you blew it. It just means […]

To Be Free

‘Be your own kind of beautiful’. This came from a mass  produced wall decoration I found at Marshalls a couple of years ago. It’s hanging in one of the bathrooms at Boutique Fitness in NB. It’s too bad there aren’t more mass produced messages like this one. It’s a constant game of comparison which ultimately […]

Food as a Reward

Children are a great representation of the human race. They are so capable of love, learning, and are completely narcissistic. It’s all about what they want, when they want it, and if you ask them to do something they just don’t want to – there better be a reward for it. Growing up means that you […]

Give Nighttime Cravings the Boot!

Do you Struggle with nighttime cravings??? You are not alone.  This is hands down, the greatest complaint we hear from clients, and admittedly something I have battled myself. It helps to understand that, cravings are different from hunger.  Hunger starts in our stomach and is our bodies’ true physiological request for nourishment.  Uncomfortable feelings such […]

Toilet Talk

I am the mom of two young boys, so let’s just say, we do a lot of “POOP” talk at my house.  I can’t fully wrap my head around it, but for the under-seven crowd, nothing is more hysterical than calling someone a “poop butt”. So, do you see where I am going with this? […]

Sweat

Do you sweat when you workout? I mean truly get drenched in your own carnage? I know, most people cringe at the thought of it, but I gotta tell you – there’s nothing  like a puddle of sweat to let the universe know you mean business. Not only is it physical evidence that you are […]

A Conscious Decision

by: Lauren Leduc Lemieux I made the conscious decision last year to eliminate I can’t from my vocabulary.  My mission was to make sure that if I was choosing to do something, or not do something, be it for me or someone else, that I was doing it for a really good reason.  I wanted to be […]

friendly bacteria

The human body is home to thousands of naturally occurring microorganisms. This may sound frightening, but it is actually a very positive thing; these “friendly” bacteria play a crucial role in our health. Beneficial bacteria in our gut assist in digesting the food we eat, and in keeping more pathological bacteria and fungus in-check. Maintaining […]

Choose to see love: addressing body dysmorphia

It’s not uncommon for people to feel a bit lack-luster this time of year. This is when the battle with holiday weight gain continues, yet it’s cold out and we still want to cozy-in and consume comfort foods… So I understand it can be difficult to feel good in your skin, which always feels better […]