is this you?

Each month you set a few goals and are excited and ready to start fresh! The first of the month rolls around and you spend a few days checking those goals right off the list. And then 2 weeks in, you find yourself off the rails, frustrated and your goals end up right out the … Continue reading is this you?

5 minute body scan with Lee-Ann Watanabe

FREE CONTENT ALERT! After some encouragement from a friend to do my own guided body scan audio (instead of using commercial ones out there; THANK YOU Hina!), I've decided to bite the bullet and do the DAM thing! Here is my first stab at a 5 minute body scan, FREE for all! This is the … Continue reading 5 minute body scan with Lee-Ann Watanabe

motivation versus discipline?

Last week I ran an #instagram poll asking people whether they believed motivation or discipline played a bigger role in adherence to a wellness / fitness / nutrition program...DRUM ROLL please... discipline won with a 91% vs. 9% tally. I USED to believe that motivation was the most important thing when adhering to a wellness … Continue reading motivation versus discipline?

non scale victories

My 50-year old client did a 3 week check in. The scale didn't budge but the inches sure did! You see, there is much more to long term wellness than that fickle number on the scale. After all, your value as a person, your experiences, success and the vibe you bring to the world can't … Continue reading non scale victories

people say the darndest things

Recently at a professional meet up, I was in group of other Personal Trainers. As we "broke the ice" a woman in our group gave us her "bio." She specializes in the geriatric population; trains her clients out of her home; used to race a lot of marathons and triathlons, and now just runs for … Continue reading people say the darndest things

your vibe attracts your tribe

Over the years, my fitness business started shifting toward more mindset, less fat loss. Other coaches will tell you 10 pounds in 10 days is doable. Other trainers will say if you want it bad enough & work hard enough, you’ll be worthy. It’s not in my integrity, for what I teach-no drastic or extreme … Continue reading your vibe attracts your tribe

my insecurity – imposter syndrome

It took me over 10 years and a vicious irritable bowel disease to arrive at my current spot, and why understanding and mastering my mindset has been so important to me over the last several years so I thought I would give you a glimpse into my own history of struggle. When I first set … Continue reading my insecurity – imposter syndrome

can i strength train with a sore stomach?

CAN I LIFT weights with a sore stomach? πŸ€” CAN I EXERCISE with GI issues? πŸ˜³ CAN I STRENGTH TRAIN with an Ostomy? πŸ™‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ YES YES YES! December 7th this year will mark 5 years of living with an Ostomy and ZERO βŒ Ulcerative Colitis issues. I spent most of my adult life struggling with GI dysfunction. Despite that, exercise … Continue reading can i strength train with a sore stomach?

a boxing match – my ulcerative colitis story part 2

It was the first time I had to fill so many prescriptions at once. It was the first time, I had to take anything more than a birth control pill (30 plus pills to be exact). It was my first pharmaceutical cocktail and you know what? That shit worked like a CHAMP! *Prednisone - made … Continue reading a boxing match – my ulcerative colitis story part 2

exercise and GI stuff – FAQ

I get a lot of questions about exercising with GI issues. If you follow me on Instagram (@leeann.watanabe or @guts.gal), I frequently answer them on my live stories. Q1: Can I exercise with GI issues? Q2: What exercises can I do with GI issues? Q3: I'm so fearful of being at the gym or in … Continue reading exercise and GI stuff – FAQ