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How To Work Out Like a Football Player and a Free Circuit Training Workout (As Seen on ABC Chicago)

Use that high energy from watching the recent Super Bowl to challenge yourself to this fresh, football-inspired workout! Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour took these reporters through the circuit on ABC Chicago’s Windy City Live. Watch the video then read below before trying it out for yourself!

 

Getting in the mood to work out isn’t always easy, we all know the motivation struggle. Whether you’ve been crushing those New Year’s Resolutions or haven’t even worked out once this year yet, here is some inspiration to get up and moving: a strength and cardio circuit of new fat-burning moves!

This circuit can be done anywhere, even your own home, and you don’t need any equipment. I always advise my private weight loss clients to do a workout like this before any big event so they can enjoy some party foods—guilt-free! I guarantee you’ll feel proud, accomplished, and healthier after pumping this circuit out!

Put on your workout shoes and let’s get started.

Move #1: Cardio Warm Up

First, let’s get in the zone. You’ll need a space large enough that you can move forwards and backwards about 10 feet. From your starting point, do butt kicks all the way until your ending point. Then immediately backpedal all the way back to start!

Repeat at least once more.

Move #2: Side to Side Jumps

Now that you’re nice and warm, let’s jump around! Pick a line in your carpet and jump over and back in a side-to-side motion. Plyos are great for building strength, getting your heart rate up, and working your balance.

See how many hops you can get done in 10 seconds!

Move#3: Big Game Shuffles

Now let’s Step It Up into some serious strength training cardio. Squat down and shuffle sideways from one side of the room to the other. When you get there touch your outside hand down to the ground. Now shuffle all the way back to the starting side and touch that side. This is going to light a fire in your quads and glutes!

Aim for 3 there and back again shuffles.

If you need more and have time, repeat the entire circuit.

For more at home workouts like this, check out my Step It Up with Steph DVD. My signature slim-down workouts will guide you through warming up, cardio, and strength training. Then cool down and bliss out with the yoga and meditation also included!

If weight loss is your goal this year, exercise will totally help you get there in a healthy way. You also need to prioritize how you fuel your body. I offer nutrition coaching and fitness training in Chicago, but also have many resources available online.

For guidance in the kitchen take a look at my 7-Day Easy Meal Plan and Recipe Book. Delicious, wholesome meals that won’t take hours to prepare, and I even included a shopping list to save you even more time!

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As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

 

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

 

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

How To Fix Common Strength Training Mistakes + A Tough Core Challenge

When it comes to improving your health and longevity, strength training is rising in popularity for a multitude of reasons. Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour recommends easing your way into a routine that includes some weight training. Check out her article covering common workout mistakes and how to fix them recently featured on NBC News Better.

Strength training is an important part of all my weight loss programs for women because it comes with so many great benefits. I also stress the importance of taking it easy and giving your body time to learn an exercise safely and with proper form.

Read 3 Common Training Mistakes here.

For more strength training check out my Step It Up with Steph DVD. It’s got everything:  warm-ups, cardio, strength training, pilates abs, yoga, and even meditation!

Feeling up for a challenge? This one-legged, kneeling rotation move is great for improving hip mobility, core strength, and it will test your balance like no other! Give it a try at the end of your regular workout and see how it feels.

Try that insane core move here.

Have you tried adding a resistance band to your strength training exercises? Adding a band will seriously step up your gains, while also helping you perfect your form! If you struggle with your balance while lunging, take a look at this Self article I contributed to. It’ll show you how to take your reverse lunge to the next level starting at the foundation.

Perfect your lunge form by clicking here.

One too many cocktails last night? Most of us have been there. If you’ve over-indulged, what’s the best way to get back on track with your workout routine? I’ve put together what to do, what not to do, and why in the following article.

Learn 4 Gentle Exercises for Hangover Recovery here.

Ever wonder what a personal trainers fitness routine looks like? Here’s an insider look at seven different professional fit folk’s schedules—mine included!

Click here to learn how personal trainers stay in shape!

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As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

Super Bowl Workout & High Intensity Interval Training Workout As Seen on HLN

All set to watch the Super Bowl, snack down, and cheer it up with your friends? How about getting in a quick, fat-burning workout first? Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour appeared on Headline News to demo a high intensity circuit workout that will have you feeling like an NFL pro on game day!

When it comes to getting the most workout bang for your buck, so to speak, you can’t beat high-intensity interval training. I always advise my successful private weight loss clients to sneak in a quick workout before a big party or event.

Here are four NFL themed moves to get you in the fat burning zone and breaking a sweat before the big game!

First we’re going to begin by channeling your inner football player with a fun cardio warm-up I like to call:

The NFL Shuffle

Stand with your feet a little wider than hip distance apart. Arms up in front of you, palms facing out. Shuffle in place for about 10 seconds to get that heart rate up!

Keep those abs pulled in tight, those feet moving lightly, and your arms up.

The Punt & Touch

Now that your body is warm, let’s do a little dynamic stretching before our main exercises.

From standing, swing your right leg forwardas if you’re kicking a footballand touch your foot with your left hand. Do this at least five times on the right side before switching to the left leg.

The Tackle Squat

Moving on to strength training, we’ve got everybody’s favorite lower-body builder: squats! Squats are such an essential movement for everyone, that’s why I include them in all my weight loss programs for women.

Blast your quads and booty by sitting back and pressing through your heels to stand back up. Make sure your knee doesn’t go over your toes, but rather stays in line above them.

The Tackle Stand Up

Drop down and give me five! Push-ups that is. If you need to modify you can always do these on your knees, you’ll still get that arm, chest, and core work in. Some form cues: keep those abs pulled in tight and don’t let your hips sag.

Are you ready for how to chain them together for a full-body circuit workout?

Let’s Hiit It!

Warm-up with the NFL shuffle for 10 seconds, followed by five per side Punt & Touches.

5 sec NFL Shuffle
5 Tackle Squats
5 sec NFL Shuffle
5 Tackle Stand Ups
and Repeat!

You can either set a timer for 15 minutes and do as many rounds as possible (AMRAP) or I also recommend shooting for 10 full rounds. That works out to be 50 total squats and 50 push-ups!

Enjoy working out like a pro!
-Steph

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As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

Healthy Super Bowl Swaps & How to Eat Healthy for the Super Bowl As Seen on HLN

What’s a Super Bowl party without amazing food, right? Unfortunately, for those of us with weight loss goals, those high-calorie snacks can serve as a setback. Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour stopped by Headline News to fill you in on how to save hundreds of calories while still enjoying your favorite party foods!

Steph specializes in weight loss programs for women and believes in keeping her clients from ever feeling deprived in their day to day lives. Let’s talk about how to cheer your team on while still making healthy food choices on game day! Here are a bunch of popular Super Bowl party foods and their calorie contents compared to some lighter—but still delicious—alternatives!

Artichoke Dip Versus Salsa

It can be a little too easy to fall into a bowl of artichoke dip! If you take a look at the calories in just one serving (and who is going to only eat one serving, honestly?!) it may not be so tempting. That creamy dip runs around 114 calories per serving, whereas the same amount of salsa will only contain 10. Make the swap and you’ll save 104 calories easily!

Potato Chips Versus Popcorn

There are 160 calories in just one 1 oz. serving of potato chips, whoa! If you opt to snack on some air-popped popcorn with some seasoning sprinkled on instead, you can enjoy a whole 1 cup serving for just 30 calories. That’s a savings of 120 calories or you can snack up to five cups of that popcorn for the same amount of calories as one serving of chips. A little swap that will go a long way if you’re extra hungry!

Another good swap I always tell my own private weight loss clients to keep in mind: ditch the tortilla chips in favor of some sliced veggies.

Traditional Fried Wings Versus Baked Chicken Wings

Traditional wings, while super tasty, are unfortunately full of fat and calories. You can save mega calories by switching your wing style over to either baked or grilled. Here’s the numbers for comparison:

2 fried wings + 1.5 oz bleu cheese = 470 calories vs 2 baked wings + 2 TBSP salsa = 170 calories.

That’s right…you could save 300 calories per serving with this swap!

Regular Burger Versus Lean Beef Bunless Burger

You’ll save over 200 calories simply by saying no to a hamburger bun and wrapping your burger in lettuce instead. Good protein boost, great flavor, and more room for dessert or drinks! If you love the bun too much, just ditch half of it and do an open-faced burger. Opting for a leaner hamburger meat will save you calories from fat as well.

This swap works for sandwiches too! You’ll save ~115 calories by making your sandwich open-faced instead of two slices of bread.

Glass of Wine Versus Wine Spritzer

If you love to indulge in a boozy beverage when you’re hanging out with your friends and waiting to scream over touchdowns—you’re in good company! Save around 60 calories by filling your wine glass with half sparkling water.

Glass of wine – 120 calories vs wine spritzer – 60 calories

If you’re paying attention that means you can have twice the drinks for the same amount of calories!

Go team!
Steph

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As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

 

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

 

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

5 Common Workout Mistakes and How To Fix Them (As Seen on ABC 7 Chicago)

We’re well into January, gyms are crowded, and everyone is pursuing their New Year’s Resolutions full steam ahead! Now how do you keep the ball rolling and avoid burning yourself out? Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour joined ABC 7 News to go over five common workout mistakes and how to avoid them.

The last thing you want when you’re going hard and feeling dedicated towards your weight loss goals: an injury. I’ve compiled for you five of the most common mistakes in regards to working out, and how to proceed safely on your fitness journey.

Mistake #1: Too Much Too Soon

Coming out of the holidays, after all those delicious, high-calorie feasts, it can be tempting to over-commit yourself. You may be thinking it’s time to get super serious and you resolve to hit the gym FIVE days a week.

As I like to remind my own private weight loss clients at resolution time—consider pulling back a bit. Ease your body back into a workout routine slowly. Start with just making it to the gym two days a week, and once you’ve succeeded at that commitment for at least two weeks, step it up. Now make it to the gym three times per week for two weeks, then increase to four, etc.

Mistake #2: No Rest Days

Don’t get caught up in the No Days Off hype. As a weight loss coach I can assure you that your body needs rest to repair and build those muscles. This doesn’t necessarily mean you spend the day lounging on the couch. Instead opt for a yoga class, spend some time with a foam roller or a foot massager, stay hydrated, and rest easy knowing you’re still actively moving forward with those weight loss goals!

Yoga has so many benefits which is why it’s even included on my Step It Up with Steph DVD.

Mistake #3: Inflexibility- In Your Body

Make time to stretch! This is very important especially if you weight train or do a lot of running for cardio. If you skip the stretching your body will be super tight and you may even experience pain from it. If you have them, you can use a yoga strap or a block to help you stretch, but if you don’t—no worries! You can do some dynamic stretches (think arm circles or leg swings) to warm up for a workout, but save static stretching (any stretch you hold for 10-30 seconds) for the end of your workouts to avoid injury.

Mistake #4: Inflexibility – In Your Schedule

What happens if you planned for a super intense cardio class and when the day arrives you’re feeling a little under the weather? Don’t feel like you’re a slave to your routine, swap out the high-speed spin session and opt for a gentle yoga class instead. Or take one of those rest days!

Mistake #5: If It Worked For Them, It’ll Work for ME

Everybody and every body is different, looking at someone else’s fitness journey and trying to copy it exactly may not work for you and that’s OK! Be sure to pick and choose things that speak to you. Do the kind of exercising that you enjoy, eat nutritious foods that you love, and you’ll find it a cinch to lead a healthy, fit life!

Wishing you nothing but success in 2019!
Steph

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As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

 

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

 

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

Weight Loss Coach for Women on Today Show XM with Hoda Kotb

Earlier this week Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour was interviewed on The Hoda Show. The subject? Hot tips for making your weight loss and fitness resolution dreams come true!

Don’t have a SiriusXM subscription? No worries! Click this link to hear my fun interview with Hoda Kotb for free!

#1- Cut Your Goal In Half

You heard me! Whatever your goal is, just cut it right in half now. Is your goal to work out four days a week? Start with two. Or maybe to eat seven servings of fruit and veggies everyday? Start with getting in three to four servings first. Want to lose ten pounds? Start by losing five.

Many of my private weight loss clients are incredibly successful women, so this is a tactic I love to use for building confidence in high achievers. If you prove to yourself you can reach half your goal you’ll gain such a confidence boost and be extra devoted to accomplishing the next half!

#2- Track Your Every Move

Set yourself up for success. Use planners, calendars, color-coding, etc. Anything that you know will work for you. Come up with an exact protocol for what needs to happen in order to reach your goal, and when it needs to happen and even the how it needs to happen. Then keep track and check off the steps as you complete them.

Ex: One of your steps for healthier eating could be as simple as investing in quality meal containers so that meal prep is easier for you to sort out!

Ex: If you need to get more sleep, set a bedtime and stick to it! Set an alarm to have a cup of tea beforehand, so you’ll be relaxed and ready to snooze.

#3- Be More Flexible

Even though you have a perfect plan to follow, be flexible towards anything that happens that stops you from following your instructions to a T. Shake off the rigidity, abandon your all-or-nothing mentality. This is your journey and things may come up.

For instance your work schedule gets changed and you can’t get to the gym in the morning anymore. Instead of feeling like all is lost, try working out at home. Meeting ran long and you missed your spin class? Hit up that relaxing evening yoga class instead (and then you might literally be more flexible!).

For home workouts and yoga check out my Step It Up with Steph DVD.

#4- Celebrate Small Victories

Remember that you’re on your own side and then act like it! Did you work out today? Do a little dance! Ate an extra serving of leafy greens, high five! Celebrate every little success and you’ll find living a healthy lifestyle so much easier because of all the positive reinforcement. Every time you are able to perform more cardio or lift more weight you should be excited, so go ahead and congratulate yourself!

Happy Goal-getting!
Steph

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As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Healthy Resolutions Stick (As Seen on the Today Show)

Setting New Year’s Resolutions is the easy part. Now it’s time to stick with them and reap those healthy rewards! Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour appeared on the Today Show to share five simple ways you can help yourself succeed in your healthy resolution goals.

I’m all about keeping fitness fun and sustainable, so here are five fresh tips to help you stay consistent on your path to weight loss!

Make Sunday Boiling Hot!

If doing a full meal prep on Sunday is too much, start by committing to prepping just one thing on the weekend. I recommend boiling some eggs. Throw a dozen eggs in a large pot of boiling water on the stove, and voila! Quick, protein-rich snacks that are ready to grab and go all week long.

For more help with meal planning or nutrition advice check out my Recipe Book!

Turn a Working Buddy Into a Walking Buddy

One of my own private weight loss clients actually schedules walking meetings with her colleagues—so great!

If you have a coworker you’re close with or someone you know has similar fitness goals, why not ask them to walk around the building with you on lunch breaks? If it’s a nice day you can walk outside and get fresh air or depending on where you work you can walk up and down your office stairs to really get that heart rate up.

That bit of movement might even motivate you to hit up the gym after work!

Hunger Can Be Helpful

It’s not the end of the world to feel a little hungry, often when we feel those hunger pangs first hit we are tempted to act on them immediately. Take some time out and drink a full glass of water. This will make you slow down while also filling you up, and hydration really is so important! I’m not saying don’t feed yourself when it’s appropriate to, but if you are on a weight loss journey and in a caloric deficit the truth is sometimes you will feel hungry.

And that’s OK!

“Cream” Dessert?

Mmm, right? Not so fast! This is one of my hacks to help you stay strong when those late night cravings for all the sweets hit you! Keep a bottle of lotion in your snack cupboard and before you reach for the junk food make sure you put that lotion on your hands first. Who wants to eat snacks that smell and taste like lotion, right? Not me, no thanks!

Power Up Your Coffee

Last, but not least, here’s a way to improve upon your life-giving morning cup of coffee. This is especially helpful if you’re not a breakfast person or don’t like to eat right away in the mornings. Try adding a scoop of chocolate protein to your first cup. It’s super delicious and will provide you with energy to get through your entire day!

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As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

 

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

 

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

What is Dry January & How to Make a New Year Resolution (As Seen on CNN)

Detox your way into the New Year by participating in Dry January. What is Dry January? Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour was recently interviewed on CNN to talk about the Hows and Whys of cutting out all booze for one month.

If you enjoy winding down in the evening with a glass (or two!) of wine, you’re definitely not alone!

What many people are discovering, however, is the benefit of taking an entire month off alcohol to detox and reset their bodies for a new year of successful weight loss endeavors.

This trend seems especially beneficial following the holiday season where fun cocktails and after work happy hours were prevalent.

Dry January and Weight Loss

If you have several drinks a week, it makes sense that cutting out alcohol completely will save you substantial amounts of calories. This makes maintaining a caloric deficit much easier, which is essential if your goal is weight loss!

Even if you budget alcohol into your daily caloric needs, it doesn’t contain nutrients. By  ditching the booze and adding more lean proteins, leafy greens, and healthy fats into your diet to replace those calories you can expect to feel so much better in your body!

Can I Just Cut Back on Alcohol Instead?

Even if you don’t want to commit to the full 30 consecutive days off booze, you can still cut back and enjoy some added health benefits.

Some of the reported benefits of reducing drinking are:

  • stronger immune system
  • better sleep
  • better mood
  • weight loss
  • save money

The recommended amounts of alcohol consumption, according to the CDC, is up to one drink per day for women, two for men. I recommend you start by looking at how many drinks per week you normally consume, and cutting that number in half.

What About When Dry January Ends?

Picture this: You committed to Dry January, you abstained from all alcohol, you went all in. Now the month has ended, you’ve lost some weight, you’ve slept better, but you’re feeling a little lost on what direction to head now. You may even be tempted to celebrate with a few drinks.

That’s why in all my weight loss programs for women I prefer to teach everything in moderation as opposed to the all or nothing approach.

I suggest taking a look at what your biggest trigger times are. When you personally feel the need for that drink. Honestly consider if it’s becoming a daily habit or affecting your life negatively, and if so then: replace it.

I have my private weight loss clients physically write down the times that they are feeling the need to reach for a cocktail or a beer and replacing it with a positive, relaxing habit instead.

Instead of pouring yourself a large glass of wine when you get home, try one of these:

  • a bubble bath
  • calling a friend
  • painting your toenails
  • put a little piece of dark chocolate on your pillow so you’re excited to go to bed at night even without your nightcap!

Make It a Mocktail!

This is my favorite thing to do when I’m not drinking. Use your normal wineglass, so you still feel in that treat mode, but fill it up with some soda water, fresh berries, and mint. Now you can sip on a delicious beverage without all those toxins and calories!

Whether you decide to ditch all booze this next month or simply cut back to more mindful amounts: I am rooting for you!

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As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight. My private weight loss programs for women are like a wellness program for women, a life coaching program for women, and a healthy lifestyle program for women all wrapped in one!

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

How To Get Lean In 2019 (As Seen On HLN)

As you start planning those big New Years resolutions you may feel a bit overwhelmed. Health and Fitness Expert and Women’s Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour appeared on Headline News with some great advice for easing your way into a successful new year.

We’ve made it through the holiday feasting, I hope you’re feeling ready and pumped to go confidently after those weight loss goals! I have several crucial reminders I like to give my private weight loss clients around this time of the year.  Check them out below, I hope they help you on your own fitness journey.

Don’t Get Discouraged.

It’s a new year, you’re excited to get after those goals and resolutions, but big changes take time. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see immediate results. Stick with it, stay the course, and remain positive!

If the scale doesn’t budge, hey, screw the scaleright?

It’s More Than Ok If You Slip Up.

What should you do if you miss a workout or find yourself snacking down an entire takeout pizza?

Forgive yourself. Yep. Drink some water, add plenty of leafy greens to your next meal, and move on!

You may think all is lost, but it isn’t so long as you get right back on track. Don’t get frustrated and scrap your workouts or healthy meals over it, just stay consistent and you will reap all the rewards.

Be Flexible.

I’m not talking about practicing yoga here, but I definitely recommend that as well! Commit to your goals. Wholeheartedly believe in them, while remaining flexible.

Ex: You have a super intense spin class scheduled, but the day comes around and you aren’t feeling up to it.
Solution: Swap the high intensity sweat sesh out for a lower intensity one, like that yoga somebody mentioned!

You’re still getting in some movement and staying focused and aligned with your health goals.

For some of my workouts (yoga included!) that you can do from the comfort of your own home check out my Step It Up with Steph DVD.

Be Flexible with Your Eating Too.

Ex: You planned to have a salad for lunch, but instead you find yourself at a burger place.
Solution: Have the burger, but swap out the bun for extra lettuce to wrap it up in.

Protein plus plenty of veggies will have you feeling full and satiated, guilt-free!

For more nutritional advice I offer a 7-Day Easy Meal Plan + Recipe Book.

Consider Participating in Dry January

As a fitness coach I prefer to teach from a flexible, no deprivation standpoint rather than an all or nothing mentality. With that being said, Dry January is a great way to kick off your year. A lot of people have jumped on this trend, so you will have plenty of support and a general feeling of camaraderie if you choose to try it out!

Benefits of Dry January include:

  • Less calories consumed, leading to a greater chance for weight loss to happen.
  • Better rest quality. Better sleep, better energy for workouts!
  • Better mood (maybe from all that good sleep!).
  • Stronger immune system.
  • You’ll save money!

I wish you great success in the coming year!

-Steph

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As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

 

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

 

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com

5 Tricks to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

I was so excited when CNN and HLN asked me to talk about 5 ways to avoid holiday weight gain. I love helping women everywhere feel more confident in their health and in their bodies!

This TV segment was all about practical ways to not gain weight over the holidays. Many of my private weight loss clients have struggled with weight gain over the holidays in the past. However, as a private weight loss coach for women, my number 1 priority is my commitment to my clients’ confidence in themselves. That’s why I combine my expertise from my background in life coaching, personal training, yoga, and Pilates to create customized weight loss programs for women. Each woman who is trying to lose weight is different. And as a Health Expert on TV, I get to create healthy eating tips and wellness tips for TV viewers. These are more general tips that many people can use in their lives. But for my private weight loss clients, their weight loss programs are customized. Each woman is different, and that is a good thing!

For this TV segment, I’m sharing my life coaching tips and wellness tips so that you can feel confident about your choices over the holidays.

(Funny story – I am a life coach in Chicago and a personal trainer in Chicago – but I was in New York doing health and fitness TV segments for other stations, and that’s when CNN asked me to come to their studio in New York City to give these health tips!)

My private weight loss clients are across the country because our weight loss programs for women are all virtual. Many of my private weight loss clients are traveling and trying to lose weight, or they have busy schedules and they’re struggling with weight loss, so my personal training programs are all virtual! I work one on one with my weight loss clients in Chicago no matter where I am geographically. So if you’re in New York and you need the best personal trainer for women, or if you’re in Chicago and want the best wellness coach for women, I’m your gal!

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As a private weight loss coach and a private fitness coach for women, I specialize in helping successful women lose weight.

 

If you’re looking for a life coach, a wellness coach, or a confidence coach in Chicago and beyond, you’ve come to the right place! As a certified personal trainer for women, Yoga Instructor in Chicago, Pilates Instructor in Chicagoland, and certified professional life coach in Chicago, I work with successful women across the country as a private weight loss coach for women.

 

For more inspiration, join our FREE 21 Day Challenge at stepitupchallenge.com