6 healthy habits to get into before fall

We’re already more than halfway through summer.  Can you believe it?  There’s something about the warmer weather and lack of rigidity and structure in the summer that makes us feel relatively carefree.  Sometimes this means eating a little more than we would normally, or reaching for snacks we wouldn’t otherwise have eaten just because the time seems right (hello, ice cream sandwiches!)....more

5 Minute Do Anywhere Quad Burner Workout

This workout was originally posted on the fitness & healthy lifestyle blog, In Fitness and In Health....more

6 Excuses Why You Don't Want to Work Out and the Reasons Why You Still Can

Believe me, I have given myself every single excuse in order to avoid exercising. And when a fitness routine hasn’t been established quite yet, I’m sure we can all agree that’s the time the excuses really start to fly. So whether you’re tired or just plain broke, check out these solutions to stop making excuses and start becoming healthier....more

Lose the "Weight"

Lose the “Weight”  Are you as sick of talking, thinking and worrying about weight and everything connected with it as I am? I’ve been a Registered Dietitian for 22 years....more

Bodyweight + Dumbbell Upper Body Superset Workout

This workout was originally posted on the fitness & healthy lifestyle blog, In Fitness and In Health. ...more

My Version of Training for a 10K

If there's one thing I've learned about myself it's that I like to do research before doing *anything*. I study park maps, read up on planned activities, view places on Google street view before I go there. I like to know what I'm in for....more

How I Ran My Fastest 5 Miles EVER!

It's time to celebrate because I ran my fastest 5 miles ever. As in EVER.On Tuesday nights, I started running with a run club. The original goal of joining the club was to connect with people in the neighborhood that I had something in common. Joe and I don't have small kids and our kids don't go to school in this neighborhood... so it's a bit tough to make connections....more

How Realistic Are Your Body Image Goals?

Fitspo and thinspo are all the rage nowadays. In case you’re not sure what fitspo and thinspo are take a minute to wander over to Pinterest and Instagram and search for them, go ahead, I’ll wait....more

Which Diets Work?

I have been receiving quite a few messages regarding diets this month! People have been asking about no carb diets and extremely low calorie diets and no fat diets and liquid diets and the list goes on. My response is always that they should consult with their physician first (different health conditions require different medications and limitations with certain foods) and that I don’t believe in starving myself or eliminating macronutrients (proteins, carbs, fats) from my diet. Each macronutrients has a purpose and plays an integral part in the proper functioning of our body’s. ...more

A deal with the devil and Christmas is collateral

The fate of Christmas rests on my thighs. Or rather, my ability to make them smaller.You see, I struck a deal with the devil last night. And the devil's name is Scrooge.Feeling restless, I plopped down between Mr. T and a project he was working on. (Dangerous, yes, but I'm a risk taker.) Sensing a mood, he asked what was up. "I need an incentive to lose weight," I said. "And I need you to help me."...more