A Couple Thoughts On Diets


1. Before you get your fitness in order, have your eating habits down. Focus on real, whole, foods. My advice has been, the less ingredients on the label, the better. And even better is to aim for foods with NO labels.

2. Don’t fear carbs. Or fats. Or any particular food. Losing weight is mostly about calories in versus calories burned. You can go NO CARBS and still gain weight. Just like someone can eat a ton of carbs and lose weight. CALORIES! Every diet is just a manipulation of calories. The overly simple thought is:
To Lose Weight: Eat a little less, and move your body more
To Gain Weight: Eat a little more, and continue to move your body

3. Stop being so Protein obsessed. Everything is labeled with “high protein”. With those, see point 1. Less labels. More real food. You’ll get your protein in naturally. Don’t worry about it. You are not going to fade away if you don't eat that protein bar right after a workout.

4. Have patience with yoursel…

Exercising While Pregnant


Second (and really why you're here), yes you can exercise during your pregnancy.

Make sure you check with your doctor about working out while you are pregnant. As long as there are no complications, you will be able to continue your workouts.
It is recommended that you keep your normal fitness routine for as long as you feel comfortable.

If you are a runner, you can continue to run. Probably with an altered training plan. Same goes for strength training. Don't look to max out your lifts. But, keeping up with a moderate strength plan is completely attainable.

There are studies that more active women are less likely to experience problems in later pregnancy and labor.

Doing exercises that help strengthen your core can help with possible back pain in your later stages of pregnancy.

Continuing a fitness routine will help lessen that weight gain. Some studies have it at about 7-8lbs less than those that don't workout.

Podcast Episode 8: Sitdown W/ Basiyr - 90lb Weightloss

1 Life 1 You Podcast Episode 8: Talk with Basiyr
Topics include:  how a doctor's visit forced him to change. losing almost 90 pounds. trying different diets motivation & tips for those looking to start their own journey 
You can listen to the podcast above on Anchor FM
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Here's a couple video clips from Episode 8. You can check out more on our YOUTUBE page. Search 1Life1You

Weighing Myself All Day

*This is from a Facebook/Instagram post I did last year, but never wrote about on the site. So, here it is.*

I've been having a couple conversations about weight & the scale, and how it can basically become a roller coaster from hour to hour, day to day.

I decided to hop on the scale throughout the day yesterday, as a sort of test to show how my own weight will jump around.
The first picture is pre-breakfast (just coffee) at 9:35am.The 2nd pic is at 4:51p, post workout and a couple meals in.The 3rd pic is at 8:18p. I didn't eat between the 2nd & 3rd pic (only water), and gained .6lb .The 4th pic is at 10:07p. Right before bed. About 3000 calories consumed and a gallon of water drank. I gained close to 3lbs in a day.And the 5th pic is this morning. Again, pre-breakfast (just coffee), and I lost the 3lbs plus another .4lb overnight.
All of this was to show that your weight will jump all around. Food, water, exercise, sleep, all play a part in what the scale reads.


Have More Confidence In The Gym

Have More Confidence In The Gym

A ton of people have goals to lose weight / get in shape. And a ton of people go to their closest gym and sign up for a membership. But, what happens is, a lot of those people get discouraged from being in the gym for various reasons.

One of those reasons is a lack of confidence with being in that environment.

“Don’t know what to do.”
“I don’t want to look like a fool”
“Everyone in there is SOOO in shape!”

I’ve personally heard these exact quotes. So, I wanted to go over a few things you can do to help build your confidence in the gym and with working out.

Take a Tour & Ask Questions

When you first sign up for a membership, someone usually (SHOULD) takes you around the gym. This is where you ask questions, take notes. Most standard gyms are set up similarly. With Free Weights in one section, Leg Machines, here, Upper body Machine there, & Cardio Equipment over there. Even if you don’t remember it all, when you go back in, ask again!


Podcast Episode 7- My RobRileyReally Podcast Interview

This episode of the 1Life1You Podcast is from an interview I did over on The RobRileyReally Podcast. We talked a bunch about a few different topics. Including:

My own health & fitness journeyMy initial weight lossAdvice for othersGoal SettingBeing in the business of helping peopleStarting 1Life1You& More!
The audio can be found above, through Soundcloud. The video is from Rob's Youtube channel, below.

And you can hear the full, unedited podcast over on Rob's station on Anchor FM here:

Be sure to check out Rob on his social media & website

And get in touch with me on my social medias and let me know what you think of the episode

Podcast Episode 6: Olivia Lydia - OliveForGreens

Podcast Episode 6: Olivia Lydia - OliveForGreens 

I sat and had a conversation with Olivia Lydia from
We talked health, weight loss, diet, how eating plant based changed her life, transformation, growth, being a small business, continuing to evolve, and whats in the future.

Make sure to check it out and let me know what you thing!

You can follow Olivia on Instagram @oliveforgreens

And myself on Instagram @nicksherman__

Below is the video version of the conversation. YouTube search 1Life1You