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
This is not a post telling you how to survive Thanksgiving without gaining weight. I'm not going to offer suggestions such as choose the pumpkin pie over the pecan pie because it's healthier or has less calories. I have been that girl in the past but I am not preaching that sermon any … Read more about Eat Drink and Be Thankful
All this time I've been giving fitness and nutrition advice I've tried to write to everyone and be cognizant of so many different schedules and seasons of life. I've wanted to give value to you whether you are a young mom with those children all over the place, one who works a full time or part … Read more about I’m Just Like You . . . so let’s make a plan
I am a big fan of podcast listening. I love the fact that I can learn, be inspired and entertained while I do just about anything! I can pop in my earbuds while doing some of those dreaded chores, and feel like I'm being doubly productive. Some things like cooking dinner, chopping veggies, … Read more about So Many Podcasts . . .
You know I love a Big Ol' Salad! The other day I posted a salad inspiration on my Insta Stories and later in the day made my version. I've been eating out of that bowl of salad all week and it hasn't gotten old yet. It is the perfect combo on good greens, some fiber, crunchiness, sweetness, … Read more about Make this Fall Salad Today!
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 week I had to send out a hard email. I spent hours struggling and praying over the decision until I knew it was the right thing. I had made great plans and worked on this round of Better & Beyond to begin this week. I was striving to make it successful and full of support and … Read more about 5 Steps to Keep Climbing that Hill
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
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?
I used to pooh pooh the whole concept of self-care and "taking time for myself". If you are in a really busy stage of your life, perhaps with young children running around, a demanding job, or find yourself in the sandwich portion of your life where you are still acting as a parent to your own … Read more about Do Something for You This Weekend