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 […]
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!” 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 […]
“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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]