STRENGTH TRAIN TO BOOST YOUR METABOLISM!

#FitnessFriday, Healthy You

You’ve INCREASED your cardio, but you’re not LOSING WEIGHT? This is a very common scenario, and it hits on a sensitive nerve for many….Strength training versus Cardiovascular…”Which one should I do?” …To boost your metabolism, to lose weight, and to look lean, they each have their place in your training repertoire! This is likely the … Read More

WEIGHTLOSS FOR MEN

#TransformationTuesday

“My husband thinks this is a short term fix, a gimmick!…” I’ve heard it before, believe me! Whether you are dieting, using a new weight loss/get healthy system, or trying a new nutritional routine, getting your husband and subsequent family behind you is like herding sheep. Not only are they resisting and questioning YOUR actions, … Read More

WANT A HEALTHY BALANCE?

#MotivationalMonday

SEEKING A HEALTHY BALANCE? NEEDING DIRECTION TO STAY ON TRACK? If you’ve ever hiked in the mountains, you know how easily you can get off path. (Needless to say I’ve just returned from hiking in the Grand Tetons!) Thankfully, there’s an occasional cairn to mark most trails, because just when you think you’re on the … Read More

BUILD A BETTER CORE

#MotivationalMonday

CORE EXERCISES! Unless you have recently been living in a cave, you have heard of plank exercises to engage your core. What you might not have realized is that this is more than balancing your body on those teeny toes and hands, all in the name of better abs. Core exercises are much more than … Read More

STUFFED BELL PEPPERS

#WednesdaysWeCook, Dinner Recipes, Recipes

I’m not going to lie…I could live off of salsa, chips, guacamole, and black beans. They have all the makings for greatness: creamy avocado, salty chips, filling beans, and spicy salsa. This is not realistic, however. Next best thing: Mexcian Stuffed Bell Peppers, fondly created in the spirit of my favorite items: avocado, salt, beans, cilantro, … Read More

GOT TEN MINUTES?

#FitnessFriday

GOOD NEWS!!! IT REALLY DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TO GET FIT FOR SUMMER! If YOU HAVE TEN MINUTES, I’VE GOT YOU COVERED! I struggle daily with prioritizing and decision-making for family, business, and personal activities. Even for ME, exercise is often the item that gets put on the back burner! It’s so hard to dedicate a daily … Read More

LOWER BODY BAND TRAINING, PART ONE

#FitnessFriday

IT’S OFFICIAL! My marathon racing and pacing season are over, and I’m rejoicing that I can pick up my “pace” with strength training again. These warmer summer months are an ideal time to transition and to focus on improve strength and muscle tone as well as to increase your pace with faster, shorter runs. These two … Read More

RUNNING BOSTON

#TransformationTuesday

For a runner, there really is no other feeling in the world than running a World Class Marathon, and one of the six Marathon Majors is the granddaddy of them all, the Boston Marathon. My second Boston run in 2012 handed me my “PW” or Personal Worst, when the temperatures rose to 90 degrees at … Read More