Avoiding the Holiday Weight Gain = Impossible??

The holiday whirlwind is here again and all I can think of is how much weight I gained last year!  I don’t want to do that again! But damn, that pumpkin pie looks really good…. Is that what’s going through your head right now as we hit Thanksgiving? Take a deep breath, relax your shoulders […]

3 Reasons Why Your Body Goals Are All Wrong Ladies

One of my clients the other day told me about a conversation she had recently with her doctor. As the doctor congratulated my client on her recent weight loss, she also asked what her final goal weight would be. Before she could even answer, the doctor piped in with “why don’t you go for the […]

Body Image Isn’t a Cute Catch-Phrase; It’s a Goddamn Thief

My mom died in a car accident when I was 19 years old. It’s been 18 years, with only a few old pictures to tide me over. Eighteen years is a long time to remember how someone’s voice sounds or how their laugh echoes through the house or how their eyes crinkle up when they […]

Hell With a Smile – Yes, Working Out Is Hard

I just finished a grueling run. Sweat dripping, blisters forming, lungs burning, legs on fire, totally wanting to quit. For four whole miles.   Yeah, I know, not what you were expecting, huh? Shouldn’t I be reserving the term “grueling” for those 20-something mile long runs that marathoners talk about? Or Navy Seal training? I […]

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 4

Hell yes, let’s throw some weight around!   We have finally arrived at one of my favorite topics: weight training! Yes, I know, I get excited over weird things, but that benefits you as I know this topic backwards and forwards. So let’s make sure we’re on the same page here first. You want to […]

6 Simple Steps to a Fit Confident Body This Summer – Part 3

Step 3) What kind of cardio hell must I tolerate to get in shape?   Let’s remember our goals for a second, okay? You want to prance around the beach (or pool) in your teeny tiny swim suit and feel damn good about yourself. In order to do that, we have to move our bodies […]

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 […]

My Before & After Transformation Story – 1st Round

Everyone loves a before and after story so I’ll tell you mine, well, BOTH of mine.  That’s right.  I’ve had TWO awesome before and after stories that need telling separately to properly understand my current philosophy for health and weight loss.  And why I’m so damn adamant about losing weight the RIGHT way. So, behold, […]