What these fuzzy little flowers teach us about life, determination, and not letting anything get in the way of getting your goals.
I love pretty food, but sometimes you just need something that will get the job done. In this case, the job is getting you out the door or fueled for your workout. It's ugly, but delicious and packs a powerful boost of nutrients your body needs! My 1 Minute “Ugly snack” is great as a… Continue reading My 1 Minute “Ugly Snack”
These days I do things that amaze me in the gym. But it wasn’t always that way. Here’s what actually happened in my first workout...
How to get over the hump, get back on track, and make your magic happen again.
I don't spend tons of time cooking, but for lots of reasons, I prefer to eat at home as much as I can. So much cheaper, the atmosphere is better, and I know what I'm getting. If you're curious, I spent longer writing this post than I did cooking the meal. I call these meals:… Continue reading KISS Meal: Peppy 10 Minute Turkey Burger
I got a great question this week, and realized it deserved an answer that everyone could read. The question was about how a person's activity level influenced how many calories they needed-- as in "I do this, this, and this during the week. How do I know how many calories to figure in?" The short… Continue reading Ask the Trainer: How many calories do I need to lose weight? What about my activity level?
Self- Care is a buzzword in the health and fitness industry. My Pinterest feed keeps preaching self-care to me, but at least there, it seems to look like candle-lit hot baths. Or online shopping. Turns out that a subscription box filled with beauty samples is all I really need to take care of my body?… Continue reading The Hard Work of REAL Self Care
It’s not just about the number of calories you eat! Here’s why.
Such a cool thing happened today! Prevention Magazine featured "Pudge" in one of their online articles. If you're a regular reader of this site, you probably already know how I lost 100lbs-- because it's the same way I talk about over and over on this site. But if you want to read the article, you… Continue reading Big Day!
Everyone has a beginning. But it doesn’t have to be the whole story! Here’s my starting point, plus advice I would give to “old” me...