How to Burn Fat Fast

Everyone is always asking how to burn fat fast. They want to lose 10 lbs for their beach vacation in a few weeks or they read about a new cleanse that will shrink their waists in no time.However, when I hand a client dumbbells instead of telling them how to cut calories, they tend to give me a confused look. Here’s the thing: the key to fast weight loss isn’t dieting; it’s about making smart choices, over time, that increase your calorie expenditure....more

5 Things to Know About Your First Three Months of Crossfit

While I have been doing Crossfit for over a year, I see so many new people coming in that it mentally takes me back to my first three months of Crossfit, making me think of things I have learned and things I wish I knew. I've put together a few things that I think anyone starting Crossfit should keep in mind as they start their journey! ...more
Great post and so true!   I started in my late 30's after my second child was born. I remember ...more

Oh That Girl At The Gym

You know the know the one I'm talking about. You are at the gym, minding your own business and she walks in with some skin-tight, super thin pants, a bright colored sports bra, and a sleeveless shirt tied up 'just so'. She doesn't walk across the free weights area, she sort of glides....more

Life Happens Outside Your Comfort Zone

 It is often said that "Life Happens Outside Your Comfort Zone." My entire life has been spent in that safe, happy place causing me to miss out on so many opportunities. I can recall numerous times in my life when I wanted to do something and my shyness has held me back. A classic introvert, I never tried out for cheerleading or sports or theatre because I never wanted to put myself “out there.” Though the thought was always enticing, I just couldn’t get myself to do it....more

Marathon Training: Weekly Workout Recap

Monday: 10 mile run @ 9:49 pace + stretch and foam rolled + 10 Minute Abs + 10 Minute ArmsTuesday: 7.5 mile run @ 9:51 pace + stretched and foam rolled + abs. I wasn’t planning on doing any strength training, but our entire apartment was packed up for our big move and Mike wasn’t home on Tuesday night so I was bored and had nothing to do and decided to do an ab workout....more

Finding Inspiration When We Least Expect it

I've never been one to enjoy strength training. In fact, unless I'm with a group of people, or taking a class, I find it really hard to make myself do it.But years ago, Hubby decided to get a bowflex. I had my doubts then if we'd ever use it. The answer is.. no we did not. It's used more to 'dry clothes' than build or tone muscles. In fact, I'm in the process of selling it. When I do any strength training at home, I use my free weights....more

Low Intensity At-Home Strength Training Routine

The purpose of this post is to give you low intensity strength training exercises and routines that you can easily work into your fitness routine in the comfort of your own home and with minimal or no equipment requirements. Strength training, at any level, is an essential component to an all around healthy and beneficial fitness routine that will produce results....more

Friday Fitness – Beginner Upper Body #1

The sexiest part of the body, besides the eyes (ya know, window to the soul and all), are the arms. A guy with hard biceps just turns me on. I mean, wouldn’t you love someone that can throw you over into a fireman carry and…wait, let’s not go there....more

my {first} date with jillian michaels

Yep, it's true.This morning I cheated on Shaun T. {I have to say - I'm a little jealous if you don't know who he is. That would mean that you don't currently torture yourself multiple times a week doing his totes insane workouts, like I do} Just kidding, Shaun T. Kind of....more

Younger Next Year: for Women (Live Strong, Fit and Sexy -- Until You're 80 and Beyond)

I have been on a journey to better eating habits  for a while now. In the past few years, veils of ignorance about food have lifted from my eyes.  I ate the way I grew up eating.  Luckily this always included an ample supply of vegetables. ...more

or get a personal trainer is that most people won't push themselves hard enough on their own, ...more