ask a trainer – tight back & shoulders

Ask a Trainer Tuesday!  Q: My upper back and shoulders feel SO TIGHT. What can I do, Lee-Ann? A: Release, Mobilize and Lengthen!  STAY TUNED for my mini band circuit video that will cover this 3-step process: Release, Mobilize and Lengthen!  Will you try this? If so, the first one to send me a short … Continue reading ask a trainer – tight back & shoulders

how much protein do I need?

Today in @24cycle class, I was asked from @basqueinhi about his protein intake requirements. AH! If I had a dollar for every time I’m asked that! Protein - the most common under eaten macronutrient! So, just how much do you need? Well, if you’ve got goals, there is a method to it; but, it’s pretty … Continue reading how much protein do I need?

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? 🤔 CAN I EXERCISE with GI issues? 😳 CAN I STRENGTH TRAIN with an Ostomy? 🙋🏽‍♀️ YES YES YES! December 7th this year will mark 5 years of living with an Ostomy and ZERO ❌ 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

"THE 1 BIG THING THAT I NEED TO DO NOW"

Are you someone with a very specific project or task in mind that you just haven’t been able to finish, and are finally ready to do something about it? I have 2 spots open in February for my "THE ONE BIG THING THAT I NEED TO DO NOW" Coaching Bundle. We start with your personal … Continue reading "THE 1 BIG THING THAT I NEED TO DO NOW"

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

triple D method to goal setting – u can do it

@jillfit’s Triple D method to goal setting 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾 GOT GOALS?  Having trouble reaching them? Procrastinating? Don’t know where to start?  I have (3) THREE spots in February open for my 30-minute in person accountability sessions. Let me help you! Is it SCARY? Nope.  We meet at a coffee ☕️ or tea 🍵 shop, or we … Continue reading triple D method to goal setting – u can do it

my 6 tips for exercising with a GI disorder

I’ve always been active, but when I began having gastrointestinal issues as a young adult, it put a serious cramp in my exercise routine. When I first started my running adventures, I would be running with friends during leisure stroll and all of a sudden, I had to go to the bathroom. I would find a bathroom … Continue reading my 6 tips for exercising with a GI disorder

a losing battle – my Ulcerative Colitis story part 1

I remember the day clearly. I had completed my first race ever; a 36 mile ultra marathon with 10,000 feet elevation up Haleakala, called Run to the Sun. That same year, I went on to run my first Honolulu marathon and unlike the amazing performance I had at The Run to the Sun, this race … Continue reading a losing battle – my Ulcerative Colitis story part 1