Special Trainer’s Note from Suzie Cooney, CPT
How to Be “Pro Self”
You can waste a great deal of time trying to find your waist line if you’ve tried without success. Are you on track after you’ve made countless New Year’s Resolutions year after year? Having a pro in your corner can make all the difference and save you lots of money, calories and improve your overall “life” performance.
Let’s face it shedding weight and getting toned, in either order can be difficult, frustrating and take a really long time if you don’t know how or where to start. We all need a cheerleader, a person to hold us accountable besides our boss or spouse; someone that can find a “fun” way to make it all happen.
If you’re ready to really get real, I’m real serious about helping you. It takes two and I can’t do it alone, so if you’re ready to hold yourself up, look in the mirror and start loving what you see, how you feel, you’re halfway there. You’re amazing!
I’m available via SKYPE world-wide or in person while you’re on Maui, or if you live local even better. Your health matters, how you feel about yourself matters. You don’t have to be a pro surfer, just the pro of yourself to be “pro self.” Make the time, make the investment and your life will change.
Owner of Suzie Trains Maui, LLC
Questions? Feel free to contact me through our website.
Aloha, just a reminder that you can find me on the air every Tuesday on KNUI 900 AM @ 7:30 for my weekly Health & Fitness segment on Maui’s number one talk radio show, The Maui Breakfast Club. We are in our third year with Tom Blackburn Rodiguez and Kellie Pali.
Tune in live on the web here: http://knui900.listen2myradio.com/
Topics for Apri 2012 Tuesdays KNUI 900 AM @ 7:30 ( These shows will be recorded an available after air date so be sure to check back if you miss them ) Here are samples of past shows. Click here
4/3/2012: – All about my Women’s Luxury Stand Up Paddle Fitness Experience at Lumeria Maui PRESS RELEASE
Click here, for more information.
4/10/2012: Open Ocean Physical Stamina – Specifically how to be safe on Maui’s epic N. shore or on any big body of open ocean. We’ll talk about how to be well prepared both physically and mentally. This will be extra helpful for new downwind paddlers, one man canoe paddlers and prone paddlers. I’ll share some tips on fitness training and water safety. Maliko safety. Read more here
4/17/2012: Pink Slime – What is it, how to avoid it and what is going on with this awful low quality “meat” filler that is making us fat, sick and …grossed out. That’s another show! Check out what Wikipedia says about pink slime.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_slime
4/24/2012: How You Can Be a Healthy Inspiration & Coach to Friends, Family and Coworkers - Living a healthy lifestyle comes easy to some of us, but not everyone is naturally motivated or knows how to get started. Learn how to be an example of health and fitness to everyone you know. Tips on how to “share” and not preach so your influence is long and life lasting.
Here is the link to other past shows: http://www.suzietrainsmaui.com/blog/category/radio-show/
We appreciate you tuning in!
Warm aloha and see you on the water,
Suzie Cooney, CPT owner of Suzie Trains Maui, LLC
October 11th, 2011 Maui, HI.
Childhood obesity is out of control. Who is at fault? How can you help as a parent, as a physician as a community? Since when do we have to worry about children at the age of 8 to have high blood pressure, heart disease and other such morbid diseases? Should McDonald’s be applauded for adding apples to their popular “Happy Meals”. Should we be “happy” about this?
Listen in on Suzie Cooney’s weekly health & fitness segment on the Maui Breakfast Club, with hosts Tom Blackburn Rodriguez and Kellie Pali-Cruz each Tuesday on KNUI 900 AM @ 7:39am. Today’s topic: Childhood Obesity: Things to Know and How to Help Radio Segment.
We need to lead by example and share with kids and teens of all ages to get up off the couch, turn off the cell phones and get healthy. Schools need to find better solutions for cafeteria food and cut the sugar and sodium out completely. Parents, are you the best role model you can be? What do you think the or a solution could be.
AP Huffington Post
I think that Mrs. President, Michelle Obama is doing what she can, but is holding the biggest jumping jack contest on the Whitehouse lawn enough to get an entire country off their duffs? I’m pleased but we all know it starts from the top. Educating the kids and parents on how to eat well with less should be their main focus. Regulate what is actually available to purchase on food assistance programs is another way to be sure kids just aren’t drinking Koolaid and eating crap.
Here are some links that may help:
Preventing Obesity in Children, Causes & Diseases
Under Pressure, McDonald’s Adds Apples to Kids Meals
Should Doctors Avoid Calling Children Fat?
Thank you for stopping by Suzie Trains Maui. The topics and opinions here are an expression of those who care. We encourage your input and feedback to better serve our readers and community.
What are your thoughts and feelings on this subject? We’d like to hear from you. You can help others by sharing and caring here.
In good health and warm aloha,
Suzie Cooney, CPT owner of Suzie Trains Maui
Like the Body You’re In
Suzie Cooney, CPT
When you look in the mirror what do you see? Remember the mirrors at the fun house when you were a kid? You laughed and giggled when you saw your body as short or wide and a little distorted. But as we come up in age sometimes in real life we may feel awkward or uncomfortable in our bodies. The key to feeling good about your body is to learn and respect our natural shape and get rid of those negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones.
Body Image is:
- How you see or picture yourself.
- How you feel others perceive you.
- What you believe about your physical appearance.
- How you feel about your body.
- How you feel in your body.
People with negative body images have a greater likelihood of developing an eating disorder and are more likely to suffer from feelings of depression, isolation, low self-esteem and obsessions with weight loss.
I often come across training clients who have a vision of how they want to see themselves vs. who they really are and how their bodies are made. Genetics, medical conditions and other physiological factors play a role in how our bodies take shape.
One list cannot automatically tell you how to turn negative body thoughts into positive body images, but a few tips can help you think about new ways of looking more healthily and happily at yourself and your body.
Tip # 1 Appreciate all that your body can do. Every day your body carries you closer to your dreams. Celebrate all of the things your body does for you: running, dancing, breathing, climbing, laughing, dreaming, etc.
Tip # 2 Keep a top-ten list of things you like about yourself that aren’t related to how much you weigh or what you look like. Read your list often. Add to it as you become aware of more things to like about yourself.
Tip # 3 Remind yourself that true beauty is not simply skin-deep. When you feel good about yourself and who you are, you carry yourself with a sense of confidence, self-acceptance and openness that makes you beautiful regardless of whether or not you physically look like a supermodel. Beauty is a state of mind, not a state of your body.
No one is a perfect “10” but you can see yourself as a whole person. When you look in the mirror next time, see yourself as you want others to see you; as a whole person.
“Fit Doesn’t Mean Perfect”
If I can help you or someone you know who is longing to be healthy and fit, please call me : 808-283-2121 I can help!
Suzie Cooney, CPT
http://www.suzietrainsmaui.com http://www.suziemodelsmaui.com http://www.standuppaddlingfitness.com
Having a Healthy Body Image
The media, our families, our friends’ can sometimes bombard us with unhealthy messages that can “shape” our thoughts of how we feel about ourselves when we look in the mirror. The diet and cosmetic industries assure us that if we have size 2 waists, our lives will be more fulfilling and everything will be wonderful!
How ridiculous to think that skinnier people are more happy. This is so off the mark! Would you agree?
We all want to feel and look our best. What you see on the outside in not always true on the inside. A healthy body is not always linked to how we look. Thank goodness we come in all shapes and sizes, otherwise, it would be so boring.
Body image can be described as:
How you see or picture yourself
How you feel others perceive you
What you believe about your body
How you feel inside your body
A person with a positive body image has a real perception of their shape, size and is okay and comfortable with themselves. Now, a person with a negative body image, this person experiences a distorted view of their body. They are always comparing themselves to others and feel shame and maybe anxiety. In addition, these feelings can lead to emotional issues, such as extreme obsessive behaviors, low self-esteem, depression, and other eating disorders.
Here are a few tips to learn to love what you see in the mirror and help change your own perception of your body:
- Take a deep breath, look in the mirror and smile really big. Sounds silly, but that’s my point. I want to you loosen up and not be so serious. Surely you can find something you like about yourself.
- Don’t hide or walk away from mirrors in your home. Walk by and say, “hey I look good!” Remind yourself that true beauty is not skin deep. Walk in confidence and self-acceptance.
- Wear what makes you feel good! Don’t hide behind a dress that’s 4 sizes too big, or surf shorts that are too big. But, wear something that you’ve been complimented in before. I love that feeling, especially if I feel a little on the awkward side that day.
- Exercise because it makes you feel good, not because you just ate huge Big Mac and you feel guilty! Just don’t’ eat the Big Mac next time.
- Be with people, family, or friends that make you feel good just the way you are. Shift away from people who take your energy or who are critical. They are than likely not happy with themselves either. How draining!
We are who we are. Genetics, change of life, our natural aging process should be embraced in our society. I do believe that some parts of the media get it, but surely not enough!
Call me, and I’ll remind you just how beautiful you are!
Suzie Cooney, Suzie Trains Maui