Ask Your Trainer: How Much Water Should I Drink?

Here’s a great post from Emily on exactly how much water you should drink, and how to get it all in.

It is 30 degrees out, do want a nice tall glass of ice water? Nope, didn’t think so. But your body does.

Did you know you can become dehydrated in cold weather just as easily as hot weather? We should (even in the cold weather) drinking half our body weight in ounces. Water is truly our life source. In the cold weather it helps prevent dry skin, colds, and as always flush toxins.

So how do you do this, when all you want to do is curl up with a hot cup of coffee? Watch those caffeinated beverages, although warming, they are also have a diuretic effect on your body, so be sure to compensate for this additional water loss.

First make sure you have a method to track your intake. Use a larger water bottle and set a number of times you should have to fill it in a day, mark the bottle with hash marks and a time that you need to drink that amount by.

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Do You Want it Bad Enough (your ideal body)?

Do You Want it Bad Enough (your ideal body)?

A post from Emily:

Ever think that if you just worked harder, if you just tried harder, you know what to do , if you could just get yourself to do it, then you would get the body you want. But what if the work you are putting in is not the problem.

What if what you want is the problem?
What if you headed out on a road trip, and realized half way there it is not really where you want to be going? Would you just keep driving?

We often set ourselves up for disappointment. We look at the external world, and think that is what I want. BUT sometimes we don’t really. We just think we should want those things. This leads to disappointment, frustration and the oh so lovely self sabotage.
Not everyone should want to be a fitness model, or wants to be a fitness model, but we still have that ideal in our head as we set out to judge our body, our progress, and our discipline. We don’t want that body, the work that has to go into to it, the time, and the upkeep, but we think we should want it. So when we “can’t” get ourselves there we find disappointment, and discouragement.

See how confusing this could get?

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Durbrow Performance October Client of the Month: Kathy Conkey

Durbrow Performance October Client of the Month: Kathy Conkey

Congrats to our October 2014 Client of the Month, Kathy Conkey!

Kathy has been training at DP for almost a year and has made one of the most inspiring transformations to date. She has lost 29 pounds on the scale, 22 pounds of fat and 16 inches.

We’re all so proud of Kathy and she’s a true inspiration to everyone in the DP family and in her own family. Read more about her story here….

Hometown: Somerville

What brought you to Durbrow Performance?

I came to support my daughter and try something new.

How long have you been training at Durbrow Performance?

Just about 1 year

What do you do in the real world?

I am a full time nurse in a busy orthopedic clinic. I have two married daughters and 4 grandchildren. I am one of 11 children, I love to travel and I am very active in my church and volunteering.

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Ask Your Trainer: How Can I REALLY Change My Nutrition?

In recent months we’ve had dozens of clients go through our 90 day nutrition coaching program. All of them have made amazing transformations and have realized that in order to really make changes to their physique and entire life, they need to make nutrition a focus.

We’ve had countless questions about how to REALLY make a change in nutrition habits and how to incorporate that when you have a family to factor into the equation.

Here’s a great post from Emily on how to do that.

If you are a parent, or non-parent, it might be time for you to grow up. Are you eating crap food in front of your kids? Do you expect them to eat any better than you when they see you do this?

This goes double for Dads, unfair, maybe, but kids will mimic what their fathers eat ten times more than their mother. Moms are suppose to be “healthy”, tell you to eat your veggies, but if dad does it, it must be legit. Dad eats cake when mom doesn’t, it must be that mom is on a “diet”, but cake is really okay.

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Turn On Your Inner Beast Mode

Turn On Your Inner Beast Mode

 

A Monday motivation post from Emily….

Do you have moments in life where you feel on? Like it is clicking? You are alive? You could do anything?

When you would like someone to tell you, you can’t do something just for the opportunity to prove them wrong?

Do you see glimmers of the strong warrior inside of you?

Moving furniture by yourself, making a dinner for five with 2 kids hanging off of you, a sales pitch that you rocked, a push up from your toes for the first time in years, squatting lower or jumping higher than your brain would even allow you to conceive of?

The minute when you think you don’t have anymore to give, can’t possibly continue and something takes over, you find the next gear, you dig in and get it done.

Work a little harder, fast and lift more. These moment were you wish you could do a cheesy self high five.

This my friend is BEAST MODE.

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