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
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
Do you have a good track record with your body? No? It may be affecting your ability to lose weight in a big way! Here’s what to do about 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
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”
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?
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...
This picture from the Olympics is high on my list of favorite pictures ever. It shows Figure Skater Mirai Nagasu, who became the first US skater to land a triple axle during the Olympics. I don't have a lot of ice skating expertise (which coincidentally, is also why I have fake front teeth. Turns out… Continue reading Love Your Life Series, #16: Focus on Small Wins