Weight Loss Journey: Behavior Change #1

Most of us go through some sort of weight loss journey in our lifetimes, if lucky. We may be doing it after gaining weight in college, having a baby, or just getting lazy. At one time or another, we turn to quick fix diets, weight loss pills, caffeine, and the media to give us our answer on how to be the next thinnest thing. Something or someone lights a fire under our ass to tell us it’s time to lose a few. Whether it’s to the point of a doctor explaining your cholesterol and triglycerides are high, to an upcoming best friends wedding in a bridesmaids dress we are already regretting- there is a time to lose weight.

Most of us will turn to anything and everything that is low-fat, low-cal, low-anything, to lose a few pounds. Then we realize that all of our efforts on the low-food isn’t working and hit the gym. And after we lose 3 pounds from wearing down our legs on that horribly boring treadmill, we feel elated. Deflated. Utterly discouraged. And give up.

But I’m here to show you it can be easy to be healthy. The hard part is getting sculpted like an Olympic athlete – that takes time.

Behavior Changes

The main way to lose weight and keep it off is to change our behaviors. We must change our connection to food. Food brings us joy, is there to comfort us, and is there to help us celebrate. But most of the time, that food is unhealthy, packed with calories, and sinfully delicious. And I mean sinfully! 

To start, we must disconnect food from emotions, and connect it to what it truly is: fuel.

A calorie is a unit of measure that nutritionists use to determine how much energy a certain piece of food can give us. If we eat too much, it gets stored as fat. If we eat too little, our body feeds off that fat. (Yay!)

Behavior change number one is to start reading labels. Read how many calories a food is, how much each serving is, the amount of fat and sugar in each serving, and so on. Get to know the food you are eating before you eat it. Move on down to the ingredients. Do you recognize them? Could you picture them in your head? If not, chances are the product is full of things you don’t want to be putting in your body. Start with this simple change this week, and next week we’ll add another.

Good Luck,


BootCamp: Why We Work Harder In Groups

Do you wonder why you sweat more, push harder, and are sore longer after a group-fitness class? Zumba with the ladies, Kickboxing with the cute instructor, and spinning with that super energetic woman up front are your secret to a better bod. But why?  This phenomenon isn’t just by chance and it’s not just the cute instructor you’re trying to impress; it’s called Social Facilitation. 

Wikipedia defines Social Facilitation as “the tendency for people to do better on simple tasks when in the presence of other people.” It’s actually simple to kick high and spin faster, but when alone you see no reason to push it. It’s all the energy around you, the people watching, or at least the thought of them all watching you, that makes you push it. Wait…what? I’m being duped by just the thought that I’m being watched? Are you telling me that super hot instructor isn’t eyeing me because I’m doing the best in the class? Darnit!

Most people need to be pushed. It takes an immense amount of discipline and dedication to push yourself to your limits when no one is watching. You think to yourself, “Why am I doing this? No one is seeing it.” But they are seeing the results.

Why is my bootcamp the best? Because I care. Because I pay attention to things like above, and want to help you no matter what your reason is for being there. Got a hot date next week? A wedding to tone up for? Or maybe you just want to make friends, have fun, and get fit at the same time…while extracting your inner athlete for all to see. I’m here for you.

What do we do in class? I use bodyweight exercises so that You Are Your Own Gym. In my class, you use the body you have to build the body you want. Forget trying to lift a heavy weight, crank your thighs on that weird machine that makes you do the splits in public, and boring yourself to sleep on that treadmill. My classes are fun and engaging. I mix all sorts of cardio and strength moves, making working out a game, so that you are laughing and having so much fun pushing it that you forget where you are and what you’re doing. Before you know it the workout is over, you’ve burned over 500 calories, and you want more. Believe it or not, every time I say, “That’s it,” people ask for more! They don’t want to go back to life after having so much fun with the hour to themselves – away from their daily stressors and tensors.

So take a chance, realize your limits, and challenge yourself with one of my bootcamp classes.

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Best Health,


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Welcome to Nicole Davidsohn Personal Training, Nutrition Counseling, and Lifestyle Coaching

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