What does Pinterest have to do with my body image?

 Don’t get me wrong; I love Pinterest. I think that it is a brilliant place to share creative ideas. I truly cannot imagine life without this excellent resource; however, I’ve noticed Pinterest is sometimes a trigger for body dissatisfaction. Lately, I’ve been reading The Body Image Workbook by Thomas Cash, Ph.D. I am addressing and reevaluating…

How to actually follow through with your health goals

“I’m going to do better,” you say. “I need to lose this weight and I’m starting today.” “I’m so out of shape, I’m going to join the gym.” How many times have you said something like this to yourself without following through? Or maybe you did, but it only lasted a day, because things like this…

Find your own way: Rebecca’s #TransformationTuesday story

I started working with Well-balanced Nutrition because… I needed guidance on nutrition to help me meet the physical demands of my job and personal goals. As a hybrid athlete, I am constantly training in a variety of formats; from powerlifting to triathlon/marathon training, as well as teaching group fitness classes. I was also seeking help…

Do first what is most important

Sunday, April 16, 2017 I originally heard this phrase, “do first what is most important,” from pastor Kendrick Vinar at Grace Church. It applies to all parts of life.  Especially important when we are distracted by shiny objects all day, every day. (Yea, I’m looking at you Pinterest and my shiny new iPad) Often, folks…

Don’t make it up, make it back

Monday, January 30, 2017 Written by: Cathy Paessun “Motivational Mama” So after making through the holidays without gaining a pound (!) the next 2 weeks proved to be more challenging. I gained a couple pounds – which Lucy told me was actually very normal. But here’s the great part – I knew which of my…

But I was doing so well!

Monday, October 3, 2016   I recently had the pleasure of meeting with one of my first clients, I will call her Allison, from last year who has done remarkably well reaching her goals while working with Well-Balanced Nutrition and Weight Watchers.  I’m so proud of Allison for committing to her own well-being and her…

Ditch the Doubt – 3 Steps to Overcome Negative Thinking

Updated: Monday, April 2, 2018  The temptation to quit will be greatest just before I am about to succeed. -Chinese proverb I am reading a very short book called, The Dip by Seth Godin. This is “A little book that teaches you when to quit (and when to stick).” At the beginning of the year, many of…

4 things to do when you feel stuck

Have you ever felt STUCK? You know, those times when you can’t catch a break, bad things are happening left and right, and it feels like you are just being sucked into quicksand. Maybe it feels like you are surrounded by muck, grime, goo, creepy bugs, hissing snakes, and every other kind of terrible thing. Sometimes life…

Why Well-Balanced Eating is NOT fail proof

It’s 8pm. My husband is working the late shift. I just put the kids to bed. It was far from the peaceful scene I once pictured in my head before having kids. You know… sweet snuggles, fun bubble baths and sweet hugs and kisses before I leave the room. Don’t get me wrong there was…

Making a habit!

“What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.” -Gretchen Rubin (This week’s post is courtesy of our new Chief Creative Officer, Kristen Norton) Wouldn’t it be nice if healthy decisions didn’t have to be so hard? Some healthy choices come only after spending lots mental energy. It takes effort to plan, willpower to stay the…