Today I ate cake. Tomorrow I won’t.

You know, no one is perfect. Being a health and fitness professional a lot of people think I’m just perfect all the time with both my diet and exercise.

This is very far from the truth.

Sometimes, I do it. I eat cake. Like today. I had a lot actually. It was a friend’s birthday and I just had no restraint whatsoever. But tomorrow is a new day and I won’t have any cake.

So enough talking about cake and all this, what’s the point?

It’s two-fold.

1. You need to find some balance in life or you’re going to go crazy.

There’s no way around this. Even extreme body builders have cheat meals (and many of them cheat more than you’d think!). It’s important to keep your sanity and balance. Especially if you’re just living your every day life. You don’t want to deprive yourself of something you just need to find the right balance for it.

2. Don’t let a little hiccup today derail your entire week or month.

I see this so often. Monday seems to be the day where everyone wants to get healthy. Why? because when something goes wrong throughout the week we write it all off and we want to wait for the following Monday to start back up.

Don’t let this happen. Separate days instead of weeks and you’ll do much less damage and have much better results than you used to. Just because you ate a little bit of cake today doesn’t mean that you need wait until Monday to get back on the band wagon.

Believe me, being a woman I know things are tougher so I need to make sure I rebound quicker than next Monday.

How have things been going for you? Are you achieving your health goals? Leave a comment below or send over an email and let me know!

Do Women Have A Harder Time Losing Weight?

Harder is a little questionable. Is it different for women to lose weight? Certainly. And yes, likely a little more difficult as well.

There is a lot of information out there for losing weight for women. Take for example, this post from the Dr Oz website. There’s a few things that are important to keep in mind if you’re a woman looking to lose a little weight.

1. You will naturally have more body fat than men. You won’t be going down into the single digit body fat percents like you see on male body builders – regardless of what your goals are. Women carry more fat than men – that’s just fact.

weight loss for women2. Women store fat more around their hips and legs. Sorry, ladies. When it comes to fat storage you drew the short stick. Since we have to go through child birth, our bodies need to allocate our fat a little differently than

3. Leptin is a hormone that makes it more difficult to lose weight. This is a tricky one. There are some specific foods and activities we can do to make sure Leptin works on your side instead of against you.

4. Motivation is extremely important to lose weight. The guys over at Lifestyle Accountability have this one under control if you’re looking for a bit of motivation to go with your health coaching. They offer a great inspiring story and offer help to those wondering how to lose weight. Check them out if you haven’t already.

So the short answer is yes, women do tend to have a more difficult time with losing fat than men do. However, it’s important to note that it’s also a little different so do pay attention to what is working for your body and keep going with that.

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Welcome to the Lifting Voices Blog

Well here we are. It’s Donna here – your new health and wellness blogger! So much to say and so little time – but I hope to make a lot of time for this new venture.

I’ve been offering health coaching services for the past 20 years and I’m really excited to be bringing all of this online to you in blog format! We’re cooking up some great stuff.

Follow along with this blog for tons of great info on healthy living, weight loss, and just about everything in between.