Entries by Deirdra Martinez

Guiltless Self-Care

I’m a nurturer by nature. It’s easy and enjoyable for me to help others. However, it’s easy to also get lost in it. You can get distracted and pulled into other people’s agendas. Then you put your own personal goals on the back burner.  When we start to feel overwhelmed, one of the first things […]

Health Hacks for High Performance

I know a lot of smart women right now, including myself, who seem to be in this dragged out transition period. Whether it’s looking for a new home, getting our body into shape, starting a family, getting married, sending the kids to college, or starting a new career…..we’re all feeling discomfort. There’s a fear (maybe […]

No Pain No Gain is Bullshit

There was a recent article in the New York Times that shed light on explaining why so many people fail to keep the weight off that they lose after a diet. They followed contestants of The Biggest Loser after they had competed in the show and most of them had gained almost all their weight […]

How Dance Therapy Healed Me

Injured, Broken, or Bent out of Shape As fit as I am, I’ve injured myself several times. It’s no fun. In the past, injuries lead to depression and anxiety. Not this time. Recently, I got injured teaching Zumba and went back to teaching faster than I ever had in the past. Not only was I […]

Common Fat Burning Myth Revealed

It’s not the first time it’s come up during my coaching consultations. “I don’t know what’s wrong. No matter how hard I workout, I don’t sweat.” What I’m really hearing is, “I’m frustrated that I didn’t sweat because that means I didn’t burn enough calories.” Find out how to really burn more calories during your […]

How to Regain Trust in Yourself After a Binge

Emotional eating or binge eating was a symptom of a deeper issue for me.  Trust. “I can’t possibly keep bread in the house. I’ll eat the whole thing.” Sound familiar? Maybe it’s not bread, but chocolate or ice cream? During the holidays, I went shopping at Costco, where everything is sold in large quantities. The […]