Entries Tagged as 'Wit & Wisdom'

Can We Lose Weight and Eat What We Love? Absolutely Yes…But Not By The Truckload!

Okay, so you want to lose weight and you’re sick of monitoring how many calories you eat.  Furthermore, you don’t want to move off the sofa!  I get it, and I’m in the same boat.  Yes, I’m a Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist and I feel exactly the same way.  So what do I do about it?  I keep moving!

The human body is a remarkable machine that can manage many extremes of diet…to a point.  In conditions of either surplus or deficit of energy, the body will not be able to maintain a steady weight.  What does this mean for those of us who love coffee ice cream?  It means that you can eat what you love in moderation and MOVE MORE.  The big question mark is knowing how much you’re burning at any given time.   Enter Fitbit®.  I wear one and I love it!

FitBit® is a tracker that measures movement in three dimensions with the help of an accelerometer.  It follows your sleep quality, steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and physical activity.  This device makes us conscious of our activities on a daily basis and encourages a more energetic lifestyle.  The bottom line is that we all burn energy at a different rate.  If you know the rate at which you burn calories, you can gauge your energy intake.

So rise from that sofa and move!

Do Calories Really Count?

So many clients tell me how much they hate counting calories!  The fact is that no matter form the calories come in … if we take in more than we burn off, we will gain weight.  Here’s the good news… once you’ve logged your food and counted calories for a few weeks, it’s likely you won’t need to continue; you’ll know the counts without having to look them up.  If you’d like to know what your recommended caloric intake is — whether you want to lose, maintain or even gain weight — give me a call for a complimentary assessment.  We have state-of-the-art technology to get you started.

Esta McIntyre,
NASM Certified Personal Trainer / Corrective Exercise Specialist

Steve Jobs’ ’12 Rules of Success’

I’ve always believed in Rule #1…that’s what Oak Creek is all about:

1. Do what you love to do. Find your true passion. Make a difference. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

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Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.


Be Somebody

All my life I’ve wanted to be somebody. But I see now I should have been more specific.

Jane Wagner

Dare to Be Different

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.

Cecil Beaton