I'm coming clean here. In fact, I'm already getting a bit squirmy thinking about hitting the "submit" button. Recently, I was involved in a photo session for a fitness studio where I love to teach. (Check out WestCoastWorkout for a great experience!) This is out of my comfort zone to begin … Read more about Let’s Talk Body Confidence
I can be a super upbeat person. I think that is what folks would say. My boys have always accused me of being far "too perky" - especially in the mornings. However, being positive or optimistic doesn't mean I am naive and above what real life can throw our way. Life can be pretty daunting. It … Read more about It’s Not About Being Happy
I can see it happening already. It begins now around September. It seems to get earlier and earlier each year. I say September because that's when the Halloween decorations start popping up in stores AND when everyone decides that all sorts of foods and drinks simply must be pumpkin flavored. I … Read more about Don’t Let those Pumpkin Lattes Get You!
This is it folks! The countdown to register for the Fall Round of Better & Beyond is ON! If you aren't sure what I'm talking about just click on Better & Beyond to get ALL the info. In the program you are going to learn how to control the carbs you eat between high days and low days and … Read more about The Countdown is ON!
Different people have different pain points. If you are here you know that my goal is to help you create and live your best healthy lifestyle. I say again and again this is not a cookie cutter process. We all have different pain points at what gives us trouble. For some of us it is the … Read more about What Is YOUR Pain Point?
Sundays are my favorite days of the week. I love a good Sunday morning of church and a little less busyness to the day. Sundays are typically also Active Recovery Days for me and typically for those participating in Better & Beyond. I think this is a crucial day to improve our health, fitness … Read more about Take Your Rest Day to Be Your Best
It's the beginning of summer. The time of year when we all think a bit more about weight, weight loss, how we look as we shed those winter clothes and dive into these warm months full of a lighter schedule, pool time, lake time, beach time, all those things that we love about summer. … Read more about Do You Have Discipline to Take Care of YOURSELF?
Quite a while back,( in 2015 I think!) I posted FIVE non-negotiable things I do every day. To this day I still stand by four of them. I have actually dropped one of them on most days, but I think for many people if it makes them feel good then it should be worth trying or keeping. I am going to … Read more about My Non-Negotiables
These days if you want to know something what do you do? Call your mom? Sometimes. Get out the Encyclopedia Britannia? Never. (and I'm sure my boys would have no clue what that even is!) Ask Alexa? Maybe. Google it? Absolutely. Let's be honest here. How many trendy new diets have you … Read more about STOP GOOGLING AND GET HEALTHY!
Today I want to talk to you about something or someone really important. You. It is April now - actually the end of April. By now I am fairly sure most, if not all, of your excitement, inspiration and planning about how you were going to make and uphold some wonderful, fun and healthy goals for … Read more about Stop Canceling on Yourself
Nourishment is a great word isn't it? Sometimes I get stuck on words and they just float around in my head and this is one of those words. It just sounds like comfort, and well-being and like someone has wrapped you in a warm blanket and fed you a wonderful meal. I know this sounds … Read more about Nourishing Your Body without Food