Category Archives: Setting Goals

Knee-jerk reactions to failing to meet your health goals don’t work

Within fitness discourse, supposedly “soft” concepts such as “compassion,” “appropriate responses,” and “self-trust” are too often understood as, at best, secondary to the discipline needed to “be fit” and, at worst, the opposite of what a “disciplined” person needs. READ … Continue reading

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Seven Fitness Hacks

“Hacks” are basically innovative ways to motivate or trick yourself into exercising — a fun way of reframing the classic concept of “exercise motivation.” We all need motivation to exercise. I love moving and I still often need a gentle … Continue reading

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Knowing your flavour of self-sabotage is half the battle

We all have a unique “flavour” (or multiple flavours) of health self-sabotage — a personalized justification system we use to rationalize our unhealthy choices. The trick is to identify your unique flavour — what I often refer to as your … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: How to walk, squat or simply move your way to a better state of mind

The way out of a low mood is to move. Too often, exercise is primarily understood as a weight-management tool – the psychological effects being a bonus. I suggest you flip it: Frame exercise as a mood-management tool with everything … Continue reading

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Make Daily Movement Non-Negotiable

There are many things we do in life that we just cannot negotiate. Whether it’s going to work every day, picking up the kids from school, or a simple family tradition that is a must for you, there will always … Continue reading

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8 tips to stay healthy at the cottage

1. DON’T FALL DOWN THE ALL-OR-NOTHING RABBIT HOLE! Don’t let one unhealthy choice instigate a parade of unhealthy choices — don’t let your unhealthy choices “snowball.” Just because you opted for fries rather than salad, don’t automatically abandon your health … Continue reading

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I am so excited to be part of this! An awesome podcast promoting living a full healthy and happy life! READ MORE

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How to Set Yourself Up for Health Success

Kathleen adheres to seven strategies that will set you up for health success. These steps will allow you to understand the dedication that goes into adopting a healthier lifestyle and what you need to do to keep up the momentum. … Continue reading

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Can you target ‘problem areas’ with your workout?

Thanks Marilisa Racco for another fun interview! Doing a bunch of crunches or planks won’t give you six-pack abs unless you have no body fat to begin with. To change a body part, you need to do three things: strength … Continue reading

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Experts share how you can keep moving with a busy schedule

I am honoured to have been included in this……what an inspirational group of fitness professionals! 🙂 The main take-away being “Make daily motion a “non negotiable”! We are all busy…but we are never too busy to MOVE” 🙂 READ MORE

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Common mistakes that sabotage your fitness progress

I had such fun yesterday goofing around with Dylan Black on Rogers Ottawa‏ – I got to throw a medicine ball at him! Talk about fitness fun 🙂 Take a look!

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Eating healthy during summer getaways

Hitting the road this summer? Don’t forget to manage your health! Watch as Kathleen gives tips on how you can make this summer’s trips healthier and tastier! WATCH NOW!

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‘Unhealthy’ healthy food

Kathleen sheds some light on what foods that are disguised as being healthy but are completely unhealthy. WATCH NOW!

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Great ways to FIND YOUR FIT at work!

Can’t get to the gym? That is NOT an excuse to be a sloth – you can FIND YOUR FIT at your DESK! 🙂 Learn how in my CTV Morning Live interview!! Thanks Courtney for being such a welcoming host! … Continue reading

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Wellness Force: How self-compassion plugs into a healthy fitness program

Too many of us let “brain propaganda” highjack our lives. You know what I am talking about: “Who cares if I hit the snooze button and miss my workout just this once?” Or, “I can eat this cake — what … Continue reading

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Movement is a non-negotiable

I always enjoy talking about my book Finding Your Fit….but I particularly enjoyed this interview. Kelly was such a joy to chat with! Being interviewed was an honour and a pleasure! 🙂 LISTEN NOW

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4 Mistakes Sabotaging Your Fitness Progress

It really SUCKS to work hard…..AND still not reach your fitness goals!! Watch my BT Montreal interview to learn how you might be sabotaging your health success!! Thanks Derick Fage for the fun – always a BLAST!! WATCH NOW!

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Discover Life magazine

A health entourage consists of people who will help you succeed in meeting your health goals. Read my article on creating your health posse in Discover Life magazine. READ NOW

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My Favourite Things: The Spring Edition

It is that time again … “favourite things” time! In February 2016 I compiled my first “favourite things” blog — a list of current favourite exercises, nutrition tips, recipes, and health mantras. I am now obsessed with these lists; stockpiling … Continue reading

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You Are Not Your Cravings or Your Unhealthy Thoughts

We all have cravings. We all want to skip workouts. We all do the “should I or shouldn’t I?” internal health debate. You know what I am talking about: the internal push-pull that happens right before we decide to make — … Continue reading

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