Less than 7 weeks to dial in about 10 more pounds off this machine. I’ve taken 10 off to this point in this prep since mid March and it always sits in 2 places on me: the back of my hips and on my back. Why is that? We carry our fat cells based […]
I Do NOT Believe in Weight Loss!
Weight loss is not the catalyst, it is a side effect to the compound effect of many layers. One can go to extremes to move the scale down for a time, but unless you learn and change your habits, maintaining the loss is not long term. Most often, one may even gain back more than they […]
Pumpkin Spice fan? An alternative!
I was working “in the office” <coffee shop!> again this week. I told the gals I was going to go off norm and go crazy. How about we add 1 pump of pumpkin spice to my drink?! They let me use my “My Fitness Pal” app to scan the container to get the macros and […]
How is your Vegetable Game? Lower Estrogen Levels: Cruciferous Vegetables for the Win!
I’ve been adding a cruciferous food like cabbage to my daily line-up lately and I feel it has helped remove some fat off my lower body, a place many of us carry extra weight due to increased amounts of estrogen. Cruciferous foods are helpful to sweep estrogen levels down and with my body’s response, I […]
“Mindy Irish Fitness” August 2017 guest feature in the “Lakeside Living” Magazine!
I was invited to be featured in my neighborhood monthly magazine. Here is my feature for the August 2017 edition! Business Beat–Mindy Irish Fitness By Maria Smietana Mindy Irish is an example of someone who was handed the proverbial lemons and turned them into lemonade. A life-long Indy resident, Mindy grew up […]
I Do Not Believe in Weight Loss!
When I coach general fitness and competitor clients, I tell them “I do not have a weight loss program.” I teach lifestyle resets. I get a baseline of one’s current intake and life systems and then we set up a plan and practice it from there. In time, new habits evolve, we establish a […]
Our Top Five Ways to Optimize Sleep!
5. Get daylight into your eyes and ears early in the day and during the day. Stimulating the photo sensors helps to set up our circadian rhythm, the body’s wake-sleep cycles. Indoor life all day is a sensory setback! 4. Minimize bright lights later in the evening. Artificial illumination changes hormonal profile and impacts sleep […]
Tips on Fat Loss
•Tips on Fat Loss• I came out of 2009 obese and in a hypercaloric state. My elevated body-fat levels were from stress, overeating for my body’s needs, lack of sleep, and the low quality of my convenience-foods choices. I’ve come to understand more on the fat loss process after my initial 90-pound loss phase from […]
We Are NOT Created to Always Be in a Caloric Deficit, aka, “On a Diet”!
A note to one of my clients yesterday, and I share because I see this as issue 101 with so many people. We live in a society where old-fitness told us to just keep doing more and eating less. <And now we struggle….for years!> The resolve after reading my tip below: *Get a baseline of […]
Prime the Body at the Gut and Cellular Level to Lose Fat!
My contest prep is in full swing! I was eating a lchf diet on about 1850 calories per day and no cardio in my building season. To start my prep back at 15 weeks out to Masters Nationals, I started cycling 2 really low-intake days paired with intermittent fasting and then 5 decent calorie […]
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