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Are you what I call the ‘Chronic Get Back on Track-er?

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You know what I’m talking about. You choose a fitness program or diet, get really excited your first day and perhaps the whole week, then you “fall off track” and “getting back on track” is your mission in life.

You see it wasn’t that long ago you were extremely excited and energetic to lead a healthy lifestyle. You know what’s good for you and you say NOW is the time to FINALLY do this! You diligently track your cals on My Fitness Pal, you beast it out at the gym (ehhh maybe beast is not a good word, but at least you took some workout selfies to keep yourself accountable) and you say N to the O when your friends invite you out for dinner and drinks. Let’s face it, you don’t want to be tempted. Bet you’re so proud of yourself!

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You are perfect!

I say it again, you are PERFECT.

Don’t worry.

I’m not going to sucker you into a weight loss challenge or boot camp.  Tis the season right? Even though it still feels like winter here in NY, spring is on our mind, which means only one thing – it’s crunch time for the bikini bod.

But like I said, I’m not going to sucker you into another program that promises you will get your bikini body in 6 weeks. In fact, I REFUSE to do that to you.

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Interview with Vinnie Tortorich: America’s Angriest Trainer!

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I had the absolute pleasure of doing an interview with Vinnie Tortorich to help promote his new book #‎FitnessConfidential‬ which by the way is up for an Audy award (Audible.com) and is an Amazon bestseller. I read the book not once but twice it was that good!!!

If you don’t know who Vinnie is, allow me to brag for him a little bit. Once I’m done, you can go ahead and Google the guy.

Vinnie has branded himself as America’s Angriest Trainer. What he is so angry about? Simple- the obesity epidemic in this country and the misguidance and misinformation within the fitness industry. (If there’s one thing you should know about me, you should know that I tend to “rant” a lot about this, especially on Facebook!)

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Fat Loss Dangers

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Boy did I get a reaction on FB! I’ll show it to you in a hot sec but let me explain the scenario.

After finishing posting a pic of my new favorite green powder, which I add to my green smoothies, I scrolled down my newsfeed and ran into not 1, but 3 statuses about ‘nutritional cleansing’.

OK PET PEEVE!!!! (I will withhold the name of the company) I have huge disdain towards a company that markets and sells fat loss through “nutritional cleansing”. Essentially this company (and many other ones) promotes shakes and pills with eating only one meal a day (usually a salad because you know real food has real calories and we’re not allowed to have calories when we are trying to lose weight… GEEZ) and then encourages customers who have lost weight to become “nutritional cleansing coaches”. 

I’m gonna hate on them right now. First, I used this product because of its promise of rapid fat loss. I took it = I got sick = Lupus. Second, the idea of regular people becoming coaches without investing in real education about food and its effects on the body makes my skin boil.

When I posted my opinion on FB, I couldn’t believe the responses I received. Check it out: 21 comments, 60 likes and counting…

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Your Valentine’s Gift

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Let me start off by saying how much I really LOVE YOU! And Happy Valentine’s Day!

Monday night was beautiful. It was my first real “speaking engagement” in a room of women entrepreneurs. (Let’s call them Fem’preneurs.)

I was nervous about speaking my truth in public. You see I have no problem writing my feelings and sharing my personal stories but when it comes to speaking, well that’s another animal. Be as it may, I still spoke MY TRUTH! I bared all!

My story? A fat kid, a body obsessed teen & adult, a diet pill addict, a chronic dieter and exerciser, and a woman living with Lupus.  I shared my story because I know each and everyone of us have suffered in some way - whether it was body shaming, yo-yo-dieting, or an obsession with the treadmill.

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5 things you should know RIGHT NOW

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We are a society wanting expedited solutions to everything – we look for things like the fastest service at a restaurant, the fastest way to get a degree, and my favorite, the fastest way to lose weight.  We equate quality with getting things done fast.
But is it really true that when things get done fast, they get done right? How did this “getting fast results” thinking all begin? (If anyone knows the answer to this question, please do let me know!)
I feel like we live our whole lives feeling rushed. Like we are always missing out. We are addicted to instant gratification and we are addicted to the attention that comes from getting these fast results. Cmon, you and I both know we like to fish for compliments with our before and after selfies.
I don’t know about you, but this whole thing gets exhausting.
When was the last time you truly took your time, I mean really took your time, to work through something till the very end, and actually got a long lasting desired result?

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You Should Totally Eat Bad Over The Holidays

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I’m about to give you some really horrible advice:

I purposely did not post an article during Christmas because well it was Christmas!  I took a break from emails, blogging, and social media for a few days.  I just wanted to take the time to relax and enjoy it with my family and friends.  I hope you did the same.
On to the horrible advice…. Admit it, we all ate like (& drank like) “shizit” these past few days. I definitely did! And I’m admitting it.  And I can bet you’ve come across articles from your favorite Self, Shape, Glamour, Women’s Health, telling you how to “avoid the holiday bulge”. Well I think all of that advice is hogwash.

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about Syl, the fit fem

Based in Long Island, New York, Sylvia Nasser is the CEO and Co-President of The Fit Fem Studio, LLC. She offers in-home personal training services to local residents in NY and CT.

Sylvia is also a certified Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor through AFAA, and a Holistic Health Coach, accredited through Purchase College, at the State University of New York, as well as The American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP).

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