health & fitness coaching for a stronger tomorrow
I believe in meeting people where they are (versus waving and yelling at them from where I am). If you have a regular exercise routine that works for you, great. If you’ve never worked out or haven’t worked out in a while, great. If your home address is “my couch” and you want to get up, and simply start moving – let’s do it! If your goal is to lose or gain weight, let’s work together to find, achieve and then maintain your ideal weight! You CAN do this!
If you love kale smoothies and protein shakes, great. If you are obsessed with the McDonald’s drive-through, great (Bacon, Egg & Cheese Biscuits used to be a mainstay of my morning breakfast). We’ll start wherever you are – and we’ll figure out where you want to go and how to get you there. We can work slowly to integrate healthier foods into your diet. We can build shopping lists, meal prep lists, and talk about how to incorporate better choices into your current routine. I have studied all the major dietary theories. Most approaches to diet and/or nutrition dwell on calories, carbs, fats, proteins. I don’t believe in lists or restrictions or labeling foods as “good” or “bad”. I coach my clients to create health and flexibility, free of denial and guilt. Let’s talk about your cravings, energy levels and work together to build your healthiest body ever!
Sustainable Behavior Change
Do you know you need to be fitter, lose weight, exercise more, eat healthier, etc. but have found that it is extremely difficult to make these important and critical changes on your own? That’s where I come in. Let’s create a supportive and fun environment that will enable you to achieve all of your health goals. Whether it’s setting SMART goals, discussing how to make decisions, or just talking about healthy choices, I like to use practical lifestyle coaching methods to help you set and accomplish goals in a way that is empowering and satisfying! And let’s have some fun in the process!
Homer's Odyssey (a.k.a. My Blog)
I did not have a complicated relationship with my Dad. It was simple. I adored him. My first conscious memories are of a black-and-white-checked coat and the smell of Mennen aftershave. Being an annoyingly clever child, I figured out early-on the way to his heart: football. My dad loved his football. High school, college, pro Read more about A decade without my Dad[…]
I consider myself an educated woman. I have several fancy pieces of paper from important institutions that will tell you I am, in fact, a smarty-pants. But here’s a thing I have never even remotely understood: time travel. It’s just not a thing I can wrap my linear mind around, (despite being a loyal Neil Read more about The time space continuum is real. My apologies to Dr. Emmett Brown…[…]
I feel like it’s OK to call you by your real name since I feel like I know you. You’ve been a part of my life since I was a very little girl and first heard about sitting on a roof and kicking off some moss and wondered just what the hell that meant. I Read more about Goodbye, Reggie Dwight: An Open Love Letter to Elton John[…]
I’m not really sure why I’ve never thought of myself as a writer. I’ve always loved to write. I’ve always been swayed by the power of the written word, always thought about words and their different meanings and origins. My mom taught me to read when I was 3 and I devoured all kinds of Read more about BTW: I am a Writer[…]
MEAL PREP 101 – HOW TO PREPARE FOR CRAZY WEEKS!!! Meal prep includes the planning, shopping, preparation, cooking, and storage of your weekly meals. Obviously, it will be different for everyone depending on your goals and your lifestyle. The most common objection I hear to meal prep is “I don’t have time to meal prep! Read more about Meal Prep 101 – How to Prepare for Crazy Weeks![…]
Hi! Did that just happen? Did I just go on live television to share my passion for healthy living? Yep. That just happened. And it was amazing! SO many things to say but I want to share with you more details about this program and my passion for it. So, in case you haven’t noticed Read more about Let’s talk coming ALIVE in 2017!![…]
Part 4: Got Protein? By: Marcia Homer, MS, CSN As an endurance athlete, most of my life has been about the pursuit of carbohydrates. Where to get them, what’s the best kind, are they complex or simple, etc. And I felt kind of sad when my friends, the carbohydrates, started taking some serious media heat Read more about Enhancing Performance: Isn’t that really the point?[…]
Enhancing Performance: Isn’t that really the point? Part 5: To GU or not to GU? By: Marcia Homer, MS, CSN One of the most common questions I get as an endurance athlete is this: “Do you use Gu?” I just completed my 10th Hood to Coast (the most awesome relay on earth – yes – Read more about Enhancing Performance – “To Gu or Not to Gu”[…]
By: Marcia Homer, MS, CSN As endurance athletes, we are a unique bunch aren’t we? With, perhaps, a particular set of skills? (Shout out to Liam Neeson fans here..) Considering that the majority of Americans have trouble finding the time or energy to work out at all, let alone train for a grueling endurance bike Read more about Enhancing Performance – Part 2 – Creatine[…]
This is a series of articles on ergogenic aids – performance enhancing supplements. Part 1 is on my favorite ergogenic aid – caffeine! (Full Disclosure: several Venti Starbucks cups were harmed in the writing of this article..) As endurance athletes, we all have our different reasons for doing what we do. Maybe we’re addicted to the endorphins, maybe Read more about Enhancing Performance: Isn’t that really the point?[…]