6 Simple Steps to a Confident, Fit Body This Summer – Part 6

The final component in claiming your confident, fit body this summer: escape from body image hell!   I’ll give it to you straight: you can do everything we’ve talked about here in the first 5 steps, make fantastic progress to your summer body goals, and STILL be miserable on vacation. What?? I know! You put […]

6 Simple Steps to a Confident, Fit Body This Summer – Part 5

The silent hell-raisers: Sleep & Stress     You’ve set your goal, you’re tracking your food intake, you’re faithfully walking and doing your intervals, you’re pushing some weight around, and you’re all set! Well hold on a second there, girlie. We’re besties, remember? I would never let my best friend walk out of here with […]

Cellulite & Stretch Marks Packaged in Six-Pack Abs??

I spent the weekend up close and personal at a professional sand volleyball tournament. As a birthday present, I had box seats so close to the athletes, I could have leaned forward and patted them on the back in encouragement as they wound up their killer serve. Don’t worry, I didn’t actually do that even […]

6 Simple Steps to a Confident Fit Body This Summer – Part One

This is Part 1 of a 6-part blog series. Here’s the scenario: my best friend has come to me and wants to know exactly what to do to get in shape for her family summer vacation. In 6 steps, here is exactly what I’d tell her to do. I dug out my summer shorts today […]

Figure Competitor or Fat Kid?

I’m often asked why I don’t compete in figure competitions anymore. I’ve always answered along the lines of “I don’t like self torture” or “I like to actually eat when hungry” or some other sarcastic reply that highlights how rigorous the road to the stage really is. But those are just surface answers. The real […]