How to Crush Your Workout

For years I used to show up for my workouts without any pre-planning or strategy. I would simply show up at the gym when it was convenient, and do whatever I felt like doing. I had no awareness of what I had eaten before, and no real…

The Right Fuel for Your Workouts

If you believe that the point of your workout is to burn calories, listen up! If you find yourself going to the gym (or class, or home workout) on an empty stomach because someone told you this would burn more fat, listen up! These…

Wellness in a Busy Life

When I was in my twenties, I truly believed that I wasn’t stressed. Looking back now I realize that I was in fact, very stressed out. I used to say, “But I don’t feel stressed…” I literally had no idea what the symptoms of stress…

How to Reach Your Next Level

It’s just SO easy to become complacent. Before you know it, months (or years) go by and all of sudden you find yourself in a place that you never intended. You find yourself less than your best. You find yourself telling yourself…

Let Me Be Your Fitness Expert

“They” tell you that eating low carb is the way to go. “They” say that HIIT workouts are the best. “They” said that starving yourself all day, and then eating a ton of carbs at dinner is the path to your goals. Who are…

The 10 Day Rule

Any action you take today will “show up” in 10 days. What you eat today doesn’t show up on the scale tomorrow. The workout you did last night, doesn’t reveal its benefits today. The weekend of drinking and eating won’t…

Beyond Strength: My Top Wellness Tips

I’ve always believed that without health and wellness, life wouldn’t be a whole lotta fun. In my world, wellness is everything. How do you define wellness? To me it’s a sense of feeling GOOD, and there are many avenues to get…

This is Why It’s Hard to Lose Weight

Despite what the weight loss industry tells you… Despite all of the “lose weight fast” programs… Despite all of the books, and blogs, and articles that lead you to believe that weight lose should be easy, the truth is… WEIGHT…

Fitness Over 35

As you know, I absolutely refuse to accept that age is a limitation in your journey to supreme health and fitness. For real. You and I both know women that older and in better shape than us, right? I can name at least 5 women who are…

Want to Add More Muscle

The research continues to pour in that muscle is magic. I’ll even go so far as to say… Where health, wellness and aging are concerned, you can never have enough muscle. A study published in the journal Obesity last year found…

How to Strength Train Without Bulk!

Last year Women’s Health magazine quoted me in a story about women and strength training. Their goal was to set the record straight about this concept of “bulk” and if it’s a real concern for women. Maybe you’ve heard experts…

Your Best Self From the Outside, In

Do you ever struggle with not feeling good enough? Do you sometimes feel down on yourself? Do you find yourself speaking negatively to yourself? ME TOO! In fact, for many years I tried to correct negative thinking and feelings…

How to Keep Yourself Accountable

Can you believe that February is upon us? What!? Yes. I know, I’m shocked too. I realize this might be a bit painful, but I’m going to ask the question, How are your 2018 New Year’s resolutions going?  Personally, I’m right…

How to Do Cardio Right

Cardio is an incredibly important and valuable part of your health, wellness and weight loss efforts. When done properly, cardio can do the following things for you: Improve how your body responds to carbs Boost mood Reduce…