fall is in the air & things are different…

I am embarrassed to see that my last blog post was in April. How did this happen? Maybe it was my twins graduating from high school? Nah. Maybe it was my twins going to Europe by themselves? Nah. Maybe it was having shoulder surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff? Nah. Maybe it was driving across country from Los […]

From Jane Fonda…


How are you?

If you missed my first blog called The Better Living Expert go back and check it out. I lay out what you can expect every other week from my blog. As promised I am going to share with you some of my journey to becoming The Better Living Expert. I have lived in California for almost 27 […]

The Better Living Expert


How are you?

I am thrilled that you stopped by to take a peek at my website and beyond excited that you are spending a few moments reading my blog post. It has been a very long time since I have posted one.

How did you happen to stop by? Let me guess, you remember me from my days on the […]

I’ve Been Wearing a Fat Suit.

For the last six years I have been on a trip that I like to call “Let’s take a pause, while I put on my fat suit”  It is fascinating when I recall the reckless years of running around, eating what I wanted to, staying up late, exercising one day and getting the results the next.  To think back […]

The only heart that counts is the one in your chest.

This is the perfect time to think about hearts.  The heart has been the symbol for Valentine’s Day that you can find on cards, candies and even flowers.  The heart is also the focus during the month of February as this is American Heart Month.  Did you know that according to the CDC about 715,000 Americans will have a […]

Going to the gym makes me FAT!

“Going to the gym makes me fat!” said a close friend of mine.
How can that be? I had to stop and listen. Here is the story.

My friend had come to a fork in the road and decided at that point to choose the path of health. Hopefully the path we all take at one point in our lives. I […]

Waistline Workout


“Whittle your waist,” as they used to say. Unfortunately, spot-reducing doesn’t work. However, you can tone the muscles in your midsection with these powerhouse exercises. Do them every other day. These specific moves will increase the strength in your core as well as the upper body. The real necessities for making long-lasting changes to your body are a combination […]

Are YOU the best role model?

I am a mom and I have three boys. When I wrote this my twins were almost 16 and my youngest was almost 12. I would never trade my experience as a mom for anything as it is one of the most awesome jobs one could ever have.  No kids? Don’t feel left out, parenting happens with step children, […]

The Butt Blog

When asked about ones back side it was overwhelming the response.  Everyone wants to have a better butt.  More lifted, toned, tighter, curvy, smooth… what can one do?  As a trainer and exercise teacher for many years I have worked on butt exercises for as long as I can remember. I have worked with many celebrities that are well known […]

Read and then Do.

The topic of healthy living can be overwhelming.  What should I be doing?  What shouldn’t I be doing?  I spoke on this topic a few days ago and broke it down to the basics.  Easier to read, think about and then figure out how to make it happen.  Living a healthy lifestyle boils down to choices.  Making those good […]

By |February 19th, 2012|Categories: Blog||0 Comments

The only heart that counts is the one in your chest.

Hearts are everywhere during the month of February.  You see them as crafts in magazines, in cards and on cooking shows for that decadent homemade treat.  I even made a Sweet Beet soup with a drizzle of Greek yogurt in the shape of a heart for my Sunday Set-Up™ Club, www.sundaysetup.com  All because Valentine’s Day is right around the […]

By |February 9th, 2012|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Got Protein?

Do you catch yourself saying “eat your protein”?  As a mom, cook and trainer I look to protein first when it comes to meal planning, snacking, sandwich making or when someone is starving and standing in front of the fridge.

Should you be focused on it?  Does it make a difference how much you eat?  Absolutely and here is why.

We […]

How are your parents?

When time gets away from me it typically means I am super busy or completely distracted.  Right now it is November 30th, 2011  6:16 pm est.  I am sitting on a plane heading west to California.  I have been in Ontario, Canada as well as Detroit, Michigan for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Between the tears that are running down my cheeks […]

Standing in front of a new bridge.

As a parent I feel that one crosses many bridges. Last week I was standing at one end of a new bridge and today I am on it.  I am not sure if I like this bridge and writing this blog may help me find some focus to determine if I can keep crossing it.  I have three sons […]

By |October 25th, 2011|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Stuck in the dressing room!

I hate shopping for clothes.  I love clothes don’t get me wrong but I just hate shopping for them.  For one thing I am not a small person. So many of the clothes today that are super cute and fashionable would look utterly ridiculous on me. Stick with the classics.  I have shoulders like an Olympic swimmer and biceps […]

By |October 8th, 2011|Categories: Blog||0 Comments

Exercise even when you don’t want to.

I know you have had those days where you just don’t want to get up and workout.  Thankfully I teach exercise so even when I have those days I am forced to get over the desire to stay in slippers and head to class.  Time and time again I am so happy  I did.  Grateful that I have been […]

By |September 23rd, 2011|Categories: Blog|Tags: |0 Comments

Stop the Plastic Insanity!

Have you noticed that some super markets no longer carry plastic bags?  Yipppeeee!  Finally someone is getting the message.  It is insane if you think about for a minute.   The amount of plastic bags that are being used in stores all across the country, WOW.  We should be jumping up and down that plastic bags are on their […]