Blog Posts

You’re Only as Good as Your Habits

There's a saying, "You're only as good as the company you keep." And while I'd argue that that is absolutely true, especially when it comes to health and fitness goals, I'd argue that there's something even more basic than that which may be sabotaging your success: Your habits. The dictionary defines habit as "a regular… Continue reading You’re Only as Good as Your Habits

Blog Posts, Recipes

“Two-fer” Recipes

Man, I'm loving that the weather in the South is finally getting warm enough to enjoy being outside, and the days are long enough to be able to take advantage of it.  I LOVE being able to have dinner on my deck, and that the food I want is lighter.   But even though I… Continue reading “Two-fer” Recipes

Blog Posts

The Phoenix Made Me Do It

When  I first got my first (and yes, Mom, only) tattoo, my best friend sort of used it as a thing on which to blame the goofy things I did... As in "Oh, the Phoenix made you do it?" Then it sort of evolved into something we'd say if either of us didn't want to… Continue reading The Phoenix Made Me Do It

Blog Posts, Recipes

KISS Meal: Peppy 10 Minute Turkey Burger

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

Blog Posts, Uncategorized

Ask the Trainer: How many calories do I need to lose weight? What about my activity level?

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?

Healthy Living, Uncategorized

The Hard Work of REAL Self Care

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