10 Tips for Running in the Cold

If you follow my blog, you know that I love running, especially during the winter. Do you know that exhilarating feeling of working out in freezing cold temperatures? The main joy of running for me is the time I have for myself. I'm able to clear my head and feel at ease with my body. Actually, the main joy might be afterwards, once I've taken my well-deserved hot shower and feel so unbelievably energised and rightfully proud that I have once again beaten the winter blues. ...more
Great tips here. I'm a newish runner. I see people running in the cold and wonder how they do ...more

10 Great Reasons Why You Should Start Running

If you would have told me five years ago that I would be signing up to run a marathon in 2015, I would have laughed out loud! I have always been fairly active, but running was never a part of my rotation. In fact, I would go out on a limb and say I used to despise it. Until 2012, the only time I had run intentionally was back in school when I was forced to run in gym class. I'm sure I ran a couple of miles on a treadmill in college or at the gym a few times. But until recently, I would have chosen ANY OTHER form of exercise other than running. Little did I know back then that running actually has very little to do with just "getting exercise." Sounds corny, but for me, it is so much more. ...more
Great post! I love your commitment to running and it is inspiring for me to hear this story, ...more

7 Tips to Help You Stick to Your Workout

Have you recently purchased some fancy workout clothes or maybe some cutting-edge workout gear? Did you subscribe to an extremely fun sounding fitness class, or perhaps trade your soul for a membership at some really expensive gym? This is always very exciting at first, but then, after you have attended your classes for a few times, you seem to become the most creative person in the world – at least when it comes to excuses. Maybe it takes you too much time to go to the gym, or you are always tired after work. Maybe you just can't keep getting up as early as you previously planned. This has happened to me a few times before. But not anymore. I have gathered some of my best tips for you, so you can keep up the good intentions and stick to your workout once and for all. ...more

Road to Triathlon-Becoming Comfortable in the Water

When I opened up my gift from my daughter on Christmas morning, she had a look on her face that was somewhere between giddy anticipation and unparalleled fear. She had already told me that I would either love it or hate it and try as I might I just could not figure out what she might have bought me. The first thing I saw when I opened the box was a rubbery gray “thing”. Having no idea what I was looking at, I pulled it out of the box and written in hot pink letters across the front were the words “Totes Adorbs”. Then it dawned on me…THIS WAS A SWIM CAP! Holy Horrible Moment Batman. ...more

Glass Slipper Challenge Race Recap

This was my third year in a row running the Disney Princess Half Marathon, and second year for the Glass Slipper Challenge. In September of 2012, I decided I wanted to try a half-marathon for two reasons: one, to have a race goal to help motivate me to keep up my fitness, and two, just to see if I could do it. That first year, I finished in 2:06, and my mom saw other women who were her size (she was 250+ pounds at the time) were accomplishing. I myself had dropped about twenty pounds with my training....more

Best Post Workout Food

Why is it so important to eat after you workout? What are some of the best post workout food options?During exercise, your body taps into your glycogen reserves (fuel in the muscles) for energy. So, at the end of your workout, your muscles are depleted of these glycogen stores and are essentially “broken down.” In order to repair the muscles, build them back up stronger and keep your metabolism up, you want to eat or drink some type of carbohydrate/protein combination anywhere between 15 minutes to 1 hour post workout.Best Post Workout Food...more

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

This is your brain OFF sugar

I'm addicted to sugar. There. I said it.Not that I need a candy bar every day or a donut every month, but I need to have some sweetness in my coffee (the high-fat flavored fake creamer is my fave!) and some form of dessert every night - even if it's just a piece of chocolate. My husband has a random sweet tooth but eats things like ice cream and Oreos rather than dark chocolate or Godiva's creme brulee truffles, so I can usually avoid his goodies if they're out of my sight. But watch out if I run out of MY sweets....more

10 Tips for Running in the Cold

If you follow my blog, you know that I love running, especially during the winter. Do you know that exhilarating feeling of working out in freezing cold temperatures? The main joy of running for me is the time I have for myself. I'm able to clear my head and feel at ease with my body. Actually, the main joy might be afterwards, once I've taken my well-deserved hot shower and feel so unbelievably energised and rightfully proud that I have once again beaten the winter blues. ...more
Great tips here. I'm a newish runner. I see people running in the cold and wonder how they do ...more

Healthy Snack Time!

Healthy Snack Time!2/27/20150 Comments...more

The Health Benefits of Groups

I am a big believer in the power of groups to motivate. The group dynamic has motivated me to quit smoking for good and is motivating me to train for a 5k in the summer. It’s not that I couldn’t do either on my own, but why would I want to? I was a semi-sloth most of my days and finally realized that I needed to make drastic changes in my life to improve my overall quality of life and general well being. ...more

5 Ways to Lose Weight in 2015

I'm sharing this post from a friend Nicole McGregor who writes on One Picky Chick - a great blog! Like me, she was also a TV reporter :)Her headline:Losing weight is easy... If you follow these 5 steps. Period....more

Confession - I am a Sugar-holic but I Gave Up Sweets...and boy, am I CRANKY!

It was the multi-day chocolate binge with a box of See's that was the straw that broke the camel's back. The resulting nausea and migraine that lasted an entire weekend was enough for me to step back and reflect on my diet. My body was built on a steady diet of fast food, convenience store candy, doughnuts and soda. Two months ago I gave up the Diet Coke, my beverage of choice. I probably drank a ratio of 3 cans of Diet Coke to several SIPS of water, daily. Since then, I've increased my water intake to 100+ ounces a day....more