Happy Post Thanksgiving! I'm hoping you had a wonderful, fablulous time with your people! Did you follow my last post and truly eat, drink, be thankful, and enjoy all the deliciousness of the day without guilt? Without worrying about the calorie count, macro count, fat content or any of the food … Read more about Tackling a Little Leftover Bloat?
I have always considered myself a morning person. I tend to love the morning time and typically wake without an alarm. (that's unless it's wrestling season when the wrestler has to get up loooooong before the sun even considers rising). I have had a really good morning routine for years now that … Read more about Taking Back My Mornings
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!
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
I recently ran a five day challenge on my Facebook Page. I had been thinking about the five top tips for success in implementing new habits whether they be in health and wellness, fitness or just life in general. Through my own attempts, fails, and finally wins, these are the top five … Read more about My Recent Challenge to Be Your Best Old Lady Self
I was talking with a friend the other day - I'm not even sure how we got to this topic - but this friend, without batting an eye, told me I "just needed to get more confidence." Ouch. Where did that come from? But, it is absolutely true. Spot on. I have lots of areas that I do feel pretty … Read more about 6 Ways to a Healthy Boost in Confidence
I've been busy today trying to get ahead of the week. One of the main things I try to do on Sundays is make a plan for the week. I get out my old school calendar book and write out my schedule of classes I'm teaching, clients I'm seeing, meetings, anything big that has to get … Read more about Weekly Meal Plan (Aug 27)
Let's cut to the chase right here and now. Forget about all the advice screaming at you from TV, celebrities, magazines, books, and even bloggers like me. Cut out all of the white noise out there and let's get to the basics here. Eating healthy is so, so simple. It's the food companies and food … Read more about How to Really Know if You are Eating Healthy
A few years ago our family went through one of those tough and trying times. Most people have those times at some point in their lives. In order to get to my point, here is a nutshell of my story. I do this because I always hate it when I read others start off like this and never tell me what … Read more about What Steals Your Joy?
If you asked me what the best diet out there is I would say a Non-diet. I would say that there is no best diet out there and no perfect plan made up by someone else that would best work with and for your body. Knowing how many diet books and programs are currently available and that the diet … Read more about Why I Encourage a N0-DIET Lifestyle
It's no secret that summertime is my all time favorite time of year. And during the summer, this very week is always even better. This week has been a beach week for my family for as long as I can remember. We have always loved celebrating the 4th of July. So, I know there are lots of you out … Read more about How to Enjoy Your Vacation Without Beating Yourself Up