5 Plank Variations to Add to Your Workout

One thing my readers ask me often is as a busy entrepreneur and mother, "Are there exercises that can be done in a few minutes, that actually make a difference?" Yes, there are! I love planks! Talk about a full body workout, in a few minutes. You may know planks for their core transforming powers, but did you know that you can work your whole body as well. From your shoulders to your legs, planks can transform your body, and you only need a few minutes because the variations are challenging and result producing. ...more
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10 Helpful Tips That Will Get You Eating Healthy

There was a lot I learned during my journey to change from being a fat, food-addicted, food-fearing, yo-yo dieter into a healthy-weighted, food-enjoying, former food junkie. And now, I pass these lessons along to you with the hope that these 10 tips will help you, too. ...more
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I Don't Care About Your Diet or Your Extra Five Pounds

It's that time of the year when everyone is abuzz with New Year's resolutions. They include "lose weight," "exercise more," "get healthy," and a million others in between. I'm not against resolutions, but what I do hate to see is an unrealistic attitude and approach on the losing weight one -- and the biggest offenders are women. ...more
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Body Talk: How I Really Feel About My Body

It dawned on me around November of last year when people were being struck down left and right with illness that I hadn't been sick for a single solitary day in the calendar year 2014.  Not once.  I actually had to check my blog to find out that the last time I got sick enough with a cold to miss a day of work was January 2013 and it had been a year prior since I was sick before that.  Last month there was one occasion where I had a weird cough and another that I felt a little stuffy at night for a few days but nothing that materialized into anything requiring a day off work,...more

8 Tips to Help You Shed Those Happy Relationship Pounds

Happy pounds are real and your new boyfriend is to blame.After a battle with Cancer I set out to not only get healthy, but to get fit. I joined Crossfit, got a regular gym membership and started counting my calories and micros.When I met my boyfriend I was in the best shape of my life. Several months in I noticed that there was a little more jelly in my belly and I stepped on the scale to find that I had gained more than a few pounds....more

There Is No 'After' Photo

Pictures can send powerful messages.  You’ve probably seen your fair share of ‘Before’ and ‘After’ photos showcasing transformed physiques.  I know I have seen plenty of them on television or in a magazine.  These photos can be motivating.  It’s pretty inspiring to see how someone turned themselves into a chiseled art form, and then proudly displays their progress saying, “Look at what I did! You can do it too!”...more

5 Plank Variations to Add to Your Workout

One thing my readers ask me often is as a busy entrepreneur and mother, "Are there exercises that can be done in a few minutes, that actually make a difference?" Yes, there are! I love planks! Talk about a full body workout, in a few minutes. You may know planks for their core transforming powers, but did you know that you can work your whole body as well. From your shoulders to your legs, planks can transform your body, and you only need a few minutes because the variations are challenging and result producing. ...more
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Daily Motivation

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10 Reasons Why I Run

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....more

Comfort Runs

Today we’re at T-minus 24 days until the Disney Glass Slipper Challenge weekend. I’m in the homestretch of training, and this means I have certain runs that I like to do that truly make me feel prepared. One of my comfort runs, as strange as it sounds, is repeat 300m. So for MLK day, I was able to head over to my college’s track, and do my favorite speed workout. I like this one because it’s quick, but you still have a bit of distance to sustain speed. Plus, there’s a built in 100m recovery. I did the first set of four in 79, 75, 75, and 75 (seconds)....more

Sunday meal prep tips: winter edition

Last spring I published a post on weekend food prep tips for healthy meals all week.  The post provides ideas for which foods can be easily prepared, cooked and stored in bulk and then assembled into a variety of healthy meals in the following days....more