Is Keeping a Food Diary for You?

Is logging food right for you? Traditionally New Years begins the season of, fitting back into your skinny jeans. Statistics show that most people abandon their New Years diets before Valentines Day. And so bring I bring up this question: Is keeping a food diary right for you? This is more of a personal question than an argument for or against … Read More

Celebrate Your Commitments

This is the hectic week before christmas, and the rush is on to create the ideal holiday setting. This week Ed and I also celebrate our wedding anniversary. In many ways. Life long fitness is analogous to a life long happy marriage. To be successful, both require dedication and commitment. If you want each to last, you have to be … Read More

Skillet Chicken Thighs with Eggplant and Fire Roasted Tomatoes

The way I prepare meals has evolved over years. As a younger mother, I was all about learning the family recipes from my mother and mother in law. There was a good deal of comfort food especially in the colder months. Often time those recipes were detailed and very heavy. Over the years, I devised some of my own cooking … Read More

Frantic Food Anxiety and Sesame Cookies

Frantic Food Frenzy  Food can foster family and community. Food can be joyful. Food can make you feel good. But—food is not love… Food is food.  Look on the web and you will find many methods to manage holiday temptations. But consider this, copying someone else’s diet is like trying to fit into your best friends jeans. They look great … Read More

5 Minute Challenge

“There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs” That is great, except in the month of December. How many Decembers have you actually stayed dedicated to your exercise plan? I get it. As Moms wives sisters and daughters, we can get bogged down with holiday preparations. And before we know it we have lost our consistent … Read More

3 Essential Fitness Tips that Won’t make you Sweaty or Hungry

I grew up hearing that a woman “can never be too thin or too rich” from my own mom. I literally started my first diet at age 13. Heck, Mom was always on a diet, so that is was what I knew. Many years later, in my 40s and 50s, I choose to believe that she didn’t know any better, … Read More

Bites Licks and Tastes

Bites Licks Tastes and Feelings “Feelings are just visitors. Let them come and go”~Mooji The Fourth week of November is official start of the holiday season. It can be a time where our healthy habits are at high risk for being pushed to the dark corners of our mind. Reasons why we abandon our healthy nutrition slash exercise habits are irrelevant. I … Read More

Hack: True Happiness comes from enjoying the Journey.

  Preparing for a bodybuilding competition can be compared to prepping for a wedding day. It is NOT normal fitness. During competition prep, there is an endpoint a goal. That goal is to bring the best ever physique to the stage. In real life, there is no endpoint until one goe toes up 6 feet under. The “competition ready body” … Read More