Moment with Monique

How Often Should I Eat?

“How often should I eat?” It is totally up to personal preference! Did you know that you don’t “need” to kick-start your metabolism first thing in the morning with food? WATCH VIDEO HERE  Your entire metabolism is ALL the energy that you use to maintain your body throughout the day. You could break this up in to smaller portions: Resting…

How to Handle the Fitness Messages We Hear

We are bombarded with ads for every fitness product on the market. Here are a few thoughts to help handle the madness: WATCH THE VIDEO  Fear doesn’t get to decide, and fear doesn’t get to buy.  Gimmicks and false promises take your money, and make you feel worse in the end.  You don’t need supplements or the perfect clothes to…

If I Have to Choose, Do I Sleep or Exercise?

“If I have to choose, do I choose sleep or exercise?” If you are not getting the amount of sleep you need for the night, it is unhelpful to regularly fatigue yourself even more by exercising. Choose sleep! (If you had a good night sleep, don’t use this as an excuse to skip your exercise.) WATCH HERE Sleeplessness affects reaction…

MOVEmber

Join me for a 30-day movement challenge! As the seasons change, we tend to move less and eat more comfort food. (Am I right?) Through the 30 days in November, let’s move every day ON PURPOSE and build great habits. It isn’t about weight loss, it is about honoring our body and keeping it healthy! What counts? Any purposeful exercise…

MOVEmber 2019

2019 The FREE MOVEmber 30-Day Training Challenge starts on November 1st Sign up: HERE

Normal Isn’t So Great

“Normal”: Typical state or condition, conforming to what is expected. I have no desire to be normal. WATCH VIDEO HERE  It’s normal to regularly eat fast food and live overweight, but it isn’t healthy.  It’s normal to die of heart disease. It’s normal for moms to have incontinence after giving birth, but that isn’t healthy. It’s normal to sit all…

Self-Care

In the month of May, we celebrate Women’s Health. Women embody so many characteristics and traits that are worth celebrating throughout the entire year. Women are compassionate, nurturing, strong, bold, brave, courageous, hard workers, and relationship builders… this list could go on and on. Women are quick to show up and help others. If you find yourself caring and prioritizing…

Some Simple Thoughts

Some Simple ThoughtsSome simple thoughts before we all get bombarded with ads for every fitness product on the market: 1️⃣ Fear doesn’t get to decide, and fear doesn’t get to buy. 2️⃣ Gimmicks and false promises take your money and make you feel worse in the end. 3️⃣ You don’t need supplements or the perfect clothes to succeed. 4️⃣ Decide to improve at least…

The Importance of Strength Training

Is cardiovascular exercise (also called aerobic exercise) enough to keep us healthy? WATCH THE VIDEO I have so many patients and friends who tell me “oh I do plenty of exercise”… and when we we talk about the specifics of their program we find that they are waking, running, biking, or doing other forms of cardiovascular exercise. Nothing can take…

The Top 10 Fat Burning Foods

????The Top 10 Fat Burning Foods!! ????   WATCH THE VIDEO  Is this real life? Almost anything we eat will cause us to use energy to digest it. Some very processed foods or concentrated food like juice, take very little energy and enter our blood stream very quickly. More complex foods or food a with high percentage of protein, take…

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