Robin Ola is a Certified Health, Life and Weight Loss Coach, and Personal Trainer. As a Behavior Change Specialist for almost two decades, she is passionate about creating innovative methods to help women make permanent health and life improvements through private coaching, workshops, wellness articles and retreats. Robin can be contacted at robin@robinola.net.

Latest Posts By Robin Ola

4 months ago

Emotional Eating 101 – Back to the Basics

We throw around the term ‘emotional eating’ a lot. Sometimes we even act like it is some kind of affliction that we contracted or is part of our personality. We say things like, “I have always been an emotional eater” or “I always eat when I am ____,” filling in the blank…

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4 months ago

Painting Away the Pounds? How Creativity Reduces Stress

I have been thinking a lot about the weight gain many people have encountered this past year. I myself fell into some bad habits, gained a few pandemic pounds for a variety of reasons, and had to re-group. The most common cause of weight gain…

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6 months ago

Is Reminiscing Keeping You from Losing Weight?

Telling old stories can be so fun. Thinking about past vacations or remembering events with our friends can be so entertaining. I love revisiting stories about my children when they were young or rehashing tales of my youth with childhood friends…

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8 months ago

Why Is Being Over 60 the Perfect Time for Health Improvement?

I love the concept of 2021 being the year of the older woman. I believe it’s true. I love the thought of us embracing our age and all of the wonderful parts of having lived these years. I think that there has never been a better time to go…

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9 months ago

Why You Shouldn’t Do a Weight Loss Challenge or Quick Start Program

I see a lot of ads offering things like a ‘14-day weight loss challenge’ or ‘21-day health restart’ this time of year. Do you? Many people will sign up for them. I have done them myself in years past. I have also created and offered them…

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10 months ago

Feeling Stressed? Put Down the Cookie and Try Something New!

When I am coaching clients around unwanted eating, we often discover stress as the reason. A lot of people are feeling stressed right now. Stress about the pandemic and their health, or the health of their loved ones. Many feel stressed…

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10 months ago

Extra Pandemic Pounds? 2 Steps to Shed Them

I am all about creating new habits by making small changes, one at a time. If you have been reading my articles for a while, this will not surprise you. We must realize, however, that this effective way of developing new actions works for creating…

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11 months ago

How Changing One Word Can Help You Accomplish Anything

Personality tests are very popular, and I do enjoy them. I also think they are somewhat limited in their value because people are so very complicated, and I am not a fan of labeling a person. But I have learned over the years…

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12 months ago

Why Setting Goals Is Sometimes the Worst Thing You Can Do

Back in the 1980s, when I was in my 20s, I decided to do a 2-day, 150-mile bike ride from Houston to Austin, Texas. I bought a bike (yes, I didn’t even have a bike at the time) and trained for months with a group of friends who were…

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12 months ago

Can Weight Loss Be Fun? You Bet! Here’s How!

Are you rolling your eyes yet? Weight loss? Fun?! If you are like lots of people, you may think that losing weight is anything but. Surprise, suffering is not required! Most people look at weight loss as a punishment…

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