Posts Tagged ‘weight’

Salvere Blog: Freshmen — What they Actually Gain

September 12, 2020

by Salvere Health and Fitness

Please, as our developing young adults start their first year of college or some other path after high school, lets challenge ourselves not to talk about gaining weight. As I thought about this time in life, what do we really gain when we leave those high school years behind?

I started a list here, what can you add?

1.    Learning time management

2.    Independence

3.    Navigating peer relationships

4.    A different feeling for home

5.    Money management

6.    A new culture

7.    A sense of self reliance

8.    New opportunities to experience things

9.    Learning to balance play and responsibility

10.  Building relationships

11.  Conflict resolution

12.  Seeking help

13.  Working with others

14.  Freedom

15.  Appreciation

How do we continue to encourage our youth to find their own way to love learning? To be curious and brave enough to say, “I don’t know” … And how can we let those be lessons to us as adults too? Finding the love to learn and encourage curiosity!

by Lisa Martin, owner and personal trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. To contact, email or call 410.707.0055.
We welcome your thoughts and ideas! Thank you for reading and taking the steps to become a healthier YOU.

Salvere Blog: What if Scales Didn’t Exist

November 28, 2017

by Salvere Health And Fitness

Way back in history, people used the original scales to weight objects out of a necessity IMG_20171121_110536339for various parts of life such as merchants for accuracy in selling their goods. As the scale developed over the past thousands of years, it certainly advanced in technology and accuracy. Today, the scale is used many places and became part of pretty much every household.

With specific conversation surrounding using the scale to weight yourself, what if the scale did not exist? How would it change your relationship with food and what you eat? Would you pay more attention to how you feel instead of what made the scale move? Or would you be kinder to yourself?

IMG_20171126_134844724What about your exercise? What would you do to move your body if your weight had nothing to do with defining “your success”? Are you someone who goes through phases with exercise? Would it change your consistency? Would you pay more attention to your surroundings? Would you pay more attention to the other benefits of moving?

by Lisa Martin, owner and personal trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. To contact, email or call 410.707.0055

We welcome your thoughts and ideas! Thank you for reading and taking the steps to become a healthier YOU.

Salvere Blog: Fear of Being Judged

May 3, 2017

by Salvere Health And Fitness

Last Friday I happened to be home during the Ellen talk show hour and learned that it had been 20 years since her coming out episode of her sitcom. With curiosity, I tuned in to see what she had to say.
This led to some great introspection after hearing that Ellen had a bomb threat that temporarily shut down filming and Oprah received hundreds of hateful calls, including ones telling her to go back to Africa.
I got to thinking… How many times do you avoid talking about something because of a fear of someone passing judgement? Could be because of who you’re dating or because of a struggle with your weight or even something at work or school you don’t understand…

What does it feel like when you hesitate to share something personal but in the end you do? And the person you share it with accepts and takes the time to understand or ask questions? How does it feel when someone trusts you and shares something difficult and personal?

by Lisa Martin, owner and personal trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. To contact, email or call 410.707.0055
We welcome your thoughts and ideas! Thank you for reading and taking the steps to become a healthier YOU.

Salvere Blog: “You Look Great”

July 11, 2016
by Salvere Health and Fitness

The fitness/diet industry constantly sends messages of success in the form of some sort of before and/or after picture. Often their advertising will show someone partially dressed, on the smaller side for women and the more muscular side for men, possibly holding an apple and/or tape measure around their waist. They may even advertise some sort of body transformation program or looking better in your bikini or bathing suit. What do these messages send to us about why exercise is important?

These things might not seem to be a really big deal, at first. Let’s look at the before and after picture in particular situation in more detail. How many times have you seen someone who lost weight and you immediately comment “you look great”? Did they look horrible before? What happens when they gain any weight back? How does that feel to them? Do we tell people they look great any other time? What if this person lost weight in an unhealthy way such as not eating because of a depressing situation?

Your health and self-worth extend far beyond a number on the scale or an after picture. Let’s all work to spend more time complementing people on the real things that make each of us unique and beautiful.
by Lisa Martin, owner and personal trainer at Salvere Health and Fitness. To contact Lisa, call her at (410) 707-0055 or email her at
We welcome your thoughts and ideas!  Thank you for reading and taking the steps to become a healthier YOU.

8 Reasons the Scale Sucks!

August 21, 2014

The discussion surrounding weight loss goes on constantly.  And we’ve even chatted about it here quite a bit — And it’s continuing to be a hot topic.  How many of you actually enjoy getting on the scale??  How many of you find the doctor announcing that you carry extra weight or your BMI is too high motivating?  We came up with a list of reasons why the scale just flat out sucks —

scale and hammer

1.  When looking at weight loss, we forget to listen to our bodies — with regard to food and exercise selections.

2.  It fails to help develop a lifetime mindset.  We all what to be healthy forever right?

3.  Does skinny = healthy?

4.  It plays mind games with you.  You lose weight, subconscious mind says “oh, I can cheat a little” … You don’t lose or even gain a little, that same little subconscious voice says “oh, forget about it, just eat whatever you want.”

5.  It creates weight loss blinders — what about all the other benefits of exercise such as more energy, decreased blood pressure and all those positive endorphins!

6.  Do all of us fit into the same “healthy weight” categories?

7.  Weight loss goals drive exercise selection — should you be doing jump squats if regular squatting hurts your knees.  Balancing exercise intensity with joint/muscle safety sometimes gets lost when sweat volume is the only indicator of a good workout.

8.  Not all weight loss is create equal.  Say you lose 10 lbs and, oops, it’s 9 lbs of muscle?  We celebrate all weight loss equally as the scale does not tell us where it came from.

We hope these 8 things help you to rethink the relationship you have with your scale!

Good or Bad? …. or “Is”?

February 13, 2014

Think of the last time good and bad faceyou took a test, had blood work done, taken a measurement or completed a project.  What question did you ask first?  So often we do things in life and immediately wonder if it is “good or bad”.   Think about your weight, your cholesterol, your heart rate, your body fat, your last running event, a written test, your hearing, your vision or your (fill in the blank here!).  We immediately classify them good or bad.  I ask you, does it really matter?  Are these tests really absolute?  or a baseline starting point?  So what if your hearing sucks a little … something can be done to make it better (and chances are you already knew it was harder to hear things before the test).

How often have you experienced someone telling you “that’s bad” and then you feel stress or depressed about it?  What if we stopped labeling things such as weight and cholesterol as good and bad?  Ever heard the saying – “It is what it is.”  Would certain things feel different (meaning better!) if we labeled them as “is” instead of good and bad?  And starting using these numbers simply for baseline, starting point measurements.  Often we don’t really know the specific value for “good” and “bad”.  Giving yourself permission to be exactly where you are at that moment in time allows for more self acceptance!  Remember, “It is what it is” much of the time.