My Son Hates It When I Run In the Morning

Every morning it’s the same thing: Should I stay or should I go? This debate is about my running, but it’s not a question of do or don’t. I’ve been a dedicated runner for many years now, so there’s no wrangle around that. Come rain, shine or wretched wind chill, I will be hitting the open road and putting in my mile time. The choice factor has to do with another title I hold around here: mother....more

Bridging the Thigh Gap: Crossfit Got Me Over My Thigh Hate

When I was seven years old, my mother proudly showed me the space between her thighs as she stood with her feet together. Yes, my mother had achieved the coveted thigh gap. Even being so young, I was in awe. I couldn't believe such a thing was possible. My thighs collided at the knees. ...more
That's wonderful, I'm so happy for you!more

HIIT: The Calorie-Burning Routine You Can Do Anywhere

HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training is rising in popularity amongst the masses at supersonic speeds. Besides body weight training, HIIT is the top fitness trend of 2014. This upbeat, fast-paced method requires dedication, commitment, stamina, and endurance, but the results are well worth the effort. ...more
Thanks. Great way to burn fat.more

Let’s Get Real, Running Is Hard

I run because I enjoy eating rich and delicious foods, plus I love my wine!Running is hard, it’s just the simple truth. If someone is telling you otherwise they are just lying. It’s called a workout for a reason....more

A Day of Emotional Eating

Something unexpected happened at work this week that knocked me on my ass. The issue left me feeling angry, betrayed and embarrassed. It's been a really long time since I've felt this way in my professional world, and I'd forgotten the power a bad day at the office can have over the rest of my life. It's okay. Weeks like this are necessary and this one served as a good reminder to rebuild some of the boundaries I had neglected to maintain. In a successful business, it's important not to put faith in integrity. If it's there, enjoy it. But do not count on it....more

Celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak's Body Reset Diet

He trains celebrities ranging from Hilary Duff to Katy Perry to Kim Kardashian - and now Harley Pasternak is ready to reveal his secrets for whittling your waistline and blasting calories in a new book: "...more

What are the best carbs to eat when you are slimming down?

When you are trying to slim down one of the most difficult things to manage is your carb intake. Some weight loss plans promote “no carbs at all” or very little carbs.  For many people, that is not a good idea, especially if you are looking to lose the weight and to keep the weight off long term because you have to commit to eating that way for life to keep the pounds off. Healthy carbs, like healthy fats, are necessary to the healthy functioning of your body and the metabolic process of burning fat....more

Dr. Oz's belly-blasting weight loss remedies: Fat-melting Green Tea Lemon recipe

Belly bulge begone: If you want stubborn stomach fat to vanish, Dr....more

Anxiously Awaiting

I never dreamed that the day would come that I would be anxiously waiting to get up out of bed and walk! I get butterflies in my stomach on  the ride to the cemetery so I can get out there and get started! For someone who is overweight and use to hate to walk this is amazing in my mind. How can one person change so much in their workout habits in such a short amount of time? ...more
Another great post!  You are really inspiring me!  Thanks!more

Body Image After the Wedding

Your wedding day. You worked so hard to get to that day looking your best. You munched on salads, tried crazy diets and avoided sweets for months to drop those pounds. Maybe even a slight stomach flu to help you drop those last 5 pounds.   ...more
I loved this part: Instead, these pounds are because I cooked homemade meals for my husband most ...more

My Son Hates It When I Run In the Morning

Every morning it’s the same thing: Should I stay or should I go? This debate is about my running, but it’s not a question of do or don’t. I’ve been a dedicated runner for many years now, so there’s no wrangle around that. Come rain, shine or wretched wind chill, I will be hitting the open road and putting in my mile time. The choice factor has to do with another title I hold around here: mother....more

Spin Confessions: FlyWheel Power Score

The Fit Empress: A Southern girl's tale of fitness, life and fun! ...more

Push Forward

Sometimes things seem so difficult you just don't know if you can keep going. You don't know where to turn or where to go.  What to say or what to do.  What can help you through this?  What can help you to blow off your steam, help you to unwind, help to calm emotions? One thing that keeps me going is my walking. It seems to be a stress relief for me. I can feel the anxiety and stress melt away when I get started. I never thought that walking would help me in this way. ...more
I am with you! Exercise is definitely a way I am starting to push forward and push through ...more