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The 3 S’s of dealing with cravings

  I know you crave “junk food” from time to time… or maybe all the time. No judgement!! I personally LOVE sweets… chocolate, cookies, brownies… you name it. Now that we both drooling, we need to come to an understanding that no food is “bad” and it is okay to indulge…. sometimes. It is important...
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Read this if you identify as a people pleaser

Hello! Welcome back to the Gem Fitness blog. You have got to keep reading if you identify as a people pleaser. I have an important message for you. I was on a call with my business coach and fellow mastermind ladies today and they started to briefly talk about all being people pleasers. They were...
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Is it a CHEAT meal or a TREAT meal?

Hey, hey!! Welcome back. We have all heard of CHEAT meals, right? Cheat meal is when you get to be a human and enjoy a meal that isn’t on your diet or meal plan. Some coaches and “fitspos” say “no cheat meals ever!” Other people believe that you can have a cheat meal one time...
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Get ahead of the game for 2020 with these 6 simple tricks

HAAAYYY! Welcome back. The New Year is an awesome time of year to get your shit together and start losing the extra flab you have, but could do without. A lot of fitness professionals and other people on social media love to complain about New Years resolution time and the folks who take advantage of...
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Preparing to not gain a whole bunch of weight over Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday built around food. You are going to eat… a lot. And that is okay! Here is the mistake I see way too often. Women feel like from Thanksgiving to New Years they might as well just wait to start that workout program because “it’s the holidays” “I might as well not...
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Four simple ways you can increase accountability

As humans, we all struggle with accountability at some point. It doesn’t matter if it is business or fitness or even cleaning the house. There are some things we are very self-motivated to do and we can do them without accountability from others, but there are certain things that get done better and more efficiently...
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Do this ONE thing to get motivated

As a personal trainer and weight loss coach, there is one thing I hear all the time. “Sarah, I am just not motivated! I need more motivation!” Sound familiar? I used to say the same thing… shit, sometimes I still do.  Here is what we need to realize, though. We are always being motivated to...
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It feels like you’re doing everything you can, but the weight is just not coming off? Here is why. 

How frustrating is it to feel like you are doing everything and anything to lose weight and it just isn’t working?! It’s not only frustrating, but it is annoying and so discouraging. Why keep trying if it isn’t working?  Girrrrllll… Lucky for you, you are here. I got you.  There are 6 things to consider...
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Being a perfectionist was holding me back

Hey! Welcome and thank you for being here!   I am a self-proclaimed perfectionist (anyone else?!). I used to think this was a good thing when I was in school and when I was interviewing for jobs as an employee for someone. *Cue interview voice* “Ya know, Stan, one of my biggest downfalls is that...
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