Tosca Reno


Friday, March 9, 2012

No More Excuses

Gotta' love guest bloggers! And today we have a fresh & eager personal trainer, Andie the Fit Geek. She's a true Eat-Clean Diet proponent who walks the walk and talks the talk for her Toronto-based clientele. Andie has shared her story here with us today and has also generously offered to giveaway a package of 3 personal training sessions. How do you win? This offer is limited to Toronto proper readers. Please comment below with the reason why you need a personal trainer. Good luck! 

Take it away Andie...
Here's Andie strutting her stuff on Sugar Beach in Toronto.
Photo Credit: Kelsey-Lynn Corradetti
Like many first year university students I struggled with making healthy and nutritious choices. Armed with a pre-paid meal plan and surrounded by pizza, pasta and junk food, I quickly put on the “freshman 15.”

As a competitive figure skater and kinesiology student I was always active but still struggled with my weight. I was sweating buckets at the gym but I knew without a change in my kitchen habits, my life would be heading in a very scary direction.  With this realization, I discovered clean eating. I made changes in my nutritional habits, substituting healthy balanced meals in place of processed foods.

I also discovered my passion for healthy living and I eagerly shared this with others. It wasn’t long before this translated into a career as a personal trainer and health and fitness writer. The Eat-Clean Diet has helped me inspire my clients to lead healthier lifestyles.

Many express the same concerns when it comes to cleaning up their habits in the kitchen. Let me help debunk these myths.

“It costs too much”
One of the first things I noticed when I started eating clean was that my grocery bills actually decreased. While fruits and veggies seem like a budget breaker at first, they actually go further than any pre-packaged meal.

“It’s time consuming”
As a trainer and skating coach I spend many meals away from home. This could easily result in fast food dinners 5 nights a week, but luckily I have a great time saving tip. Leftovers!  I make double or triple the servings on the nights I do have time to make dinner. Storing pre-portioned meals in Tupperware containers makes packing lunches and dinners on-the-go quick and easy.

“Healthy food tastes bland”
And as for bland? I dare you to try any recipe in the Eat-Clean Diet cookbooks and tell me it’s tasteless.

By Eating Clean you make healthy choices a part of your lifestyle. It is sustainable! That is why it works for me and why my clients are continuing to achieve goals of their own.

For more tips on leading a healthier lifestyle check out my blog, follow me on Twitter or on my Facebook page.


  1. I need a personal trainer because I haven't had a trainer in 14 months and haven't picked up a weight in that time either. It is something that makes me so happy, yet, can't get off of this 'break' I've given myself. I need one to help me to get out of this rut, and continue on my own even though I don't have my tainer 3 times a week like I used to for the past 9 years.

  2. I love going to fitness classeshowever I would love to try the services of a personal fitness trainer. This would be a new experience for me -one on one. I am aiming to lose ten pounds -maybe this could be the start I need to finally do it.

  3. Well, I did it, I bought The Eat Clean Diet Recharged. It's time. I'm 47, 50 lbs. overweight and lethargic. Here's my rub. I'm a newly published author whose career is picking up speed, which means more hours in front of my computer. But, this also means more personal appearances. Yikes, this is not the image I want to portray. So no more excuses. I'm putting myself in your hands!

  4. Congratulations Sandra D! You have been selected as our winner. Please get in touch with to collect your prize.


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