Many of Audrey Quick’s clients come to her wanting to make a change in their lives. That couldn’t make the nutrition educator and personal trainer happier. “Big changes = big results” is her credo. And according to Quick, there is always a way to make a change. “If something is bothering you, think about whether you can make a positive change. If you can, do it. If you can’t, then maybe you need to change how you think about it!” she says.
Whether she is posting advice on her Sharecare wall, blogging about tips for a healthy breakfast or answering questions about how to find time to exercise, she is our Fit Friday make-a-change inspiration. And today she is inspiring us to put those Christmas cookies out of sight before we are tempted to eat them!
Day job: nutrition educator, personal trainer, mom
Favorite quote: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”
Proud to be: Mother of Daniel, age 6
Favorite hobby: Golf
Health mission: “To empower individuals to take control of their health through nutrition education, personal training and cooking classes.”
What’s always in her fridge: Kale, cold water, fresh fruit and fixings for salads
Healthy thing she does every day: “I start each day with a Super Smoothie, and I drink at least 64 ounces of water.”
Exercise motivation tip: “Fake it ‘til you make it! I tell myself that I’ll just go for 5 minutes (or 1 block, or 1 set of reps). After the first 5 minutes, if the desire to exercise hasn’t kicked in yet, I tell myself it will be for just another 5 minutes. I keep making these 5-minute deals until I’ve done at least a half hour. If after a half hour I still want to stop, then I do, having gotten in a 30-minute workout. Sometimes it’s the mental aspects that can be the most difficult in sticking with healthy routines.”
Tip for making your home weight-loss friendly: “Sanitize your home. If there are chocolate chip cookies in my house, they will call my name.”
Smart snacking secret: “If you are a binge eater, find some low-calorie items to snack on that won’t get you into trouble. Even if you eat the whole bag of baby carrots, you won’t do much damage. You might have orange hands for a bit, but they won’t hurt you.”
Weight-management secret: “Low-fat, plant-based whole foods combined with daily activity.”
Research by Cathy Poley
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