The most effective form of exercise is…

I’ll never forget the question. The crowd that day was eager to hear from Exercise Physiologist and trainer to the stars, Jimmy Pena (who also happens to be an old friend of mine) when it came out of nowhere: “What is the most effective exercise you can do for physical fitness?” hmmm.. Decked out in…

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21 Day Sugar Detox Wrap-Up

I completed the 21 Day Sugar Detox. And what do you know, I survived. :-) Not that it was ever a question, but there were a few days in there when day 21 seemed like a looooooong ways away. So why did I do the detox? I eat clean, crazy clean, as in no grain,…

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“Expert”

Around every corner and under every rock you will find a “Fitness Expert”, especially in the social media realm, right? Yup, everyone’s an expert. :-) There are some fantastic (true) experts out there, that offer amazing and insightful information that will help us on our journey to better health and fitness, follow them! Read their…

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Consistency. At least once in a while.

Start… stop. Start again.. stop. Start and go a little bit longer and stop.. again. How many times have you stopped and started a healthy eating plan or exercise routine? Ok, I won’t make you answer that question. But answer this for me.. tell me about the success you’ve had when you stayed with a…

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Superwoman

Do you do anything in your life right now, that makes you feel like Superwoman? (Assuming you’re a woman, of course..) Something that makes you feel invincible, powerful and ready to take on anything?!? I do. It’s called Demolition. ‘Demo’ for short. And I LOOOOVE it! :-) So what do I demolish? Walls. Plaster and…

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comparison

Stop comparing yourself to everyone else, it makes you look pitiful. I am sooo not kidding. Just step off that merry-go-round, Friend, because it’s taking you nowhere. How much of our unhappiness is a direct result of comparing ourselves to others? Why do we do this? She’s more successful, he’s more educated, she has a…

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The master of…

Working with people who are trying to lose weight, I’ve noticed something: People are either a master at making progress or they’re a master at making excuses. Some excuses are so clever, so well thought out, that seriously, if there was a book made on the top 100 excuses of all time, these finely crafted…

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Healthy Dairy-Free Whipped Cream

Can we just have a moment of silence for how my life has forever been changed? I’m serious. Can you just read that title again? A healthy, non-dairy alternative to whipped cream? Really? I had completely given up all hope of ever having another parfait with fruit and whipped cream and so many other amazing…

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THE Question

So many times when we start out on a(nother) journey to better health and fitness we want to jump right in and find out what we should and shouldn’t be eating and what kind of workouts we should be doing, etc., and we skip over, what I think is one of the most important keys…

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I’m going to become you.

I can see you, mom. I can see you eat when you’re stressed. I can see you pull out the ice cream when you get real upset. I’m starting to understand that this is what I should do when I’m hurting. I can see everything you do. I watch you and I’m learning from you.…

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