10 Year Challenge – A Reverse Transformation!

I jumped on the 10 Year Challenge… Here’s a different transformation of sorts, a Reverse Transformation. You’re probably looking at the photo on the left, saying you look so good! No ma’am, nope. Now I’m in a great place on the right, both physically and mentally. 2009: 27 years young: Dieting Mentality! – Scale weight: Lighter, probably around 150 – …

Where’s the meat?!

Dang it, there’s no “Where’s the Meat?!” GIF, lol! Before we jump into the blog today, let me tell you how the “Where’s the Meat?!” quote came to be. Some friends and colleagues of mine were on a biz trip, and one of the girls suggested we go to this one restaurant that they found in Venice Beach. They said that …

5 Tips for Improving Performance, Emotional Well Being, & Enjoying Your Food!

  I wanted to share a personal story and some insights that I have learned along the way on my own fitness and nutrition journey. As you know, I always post about carbs not being the enemy, and that they don’t make you fat. They really don’t! I know what it’s like to go with little to no carbs during …

Get this right first!

Nutrition has become so complicated these days! It really doesn’t have to be this way. We really don’t know which way to turn, which way to go, or what to eat. It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin. Keto is all the rage these days. Everywhere you go, you can catch people talking about how much weight they have lost …

The 3 M’s of Fat Loss

Weight loss and fat loss are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Photo Cred: Eat More to Weigh Less Weight loss, for example, is the loss of fat-free mass (muscle) and fat mass, fluids (water), etc. The primary focus here is to get the scale weight to go down; nothing else matters, even if you lose …

Five Fitness Friday Favorites: 5 Eats I’m Loving Right Now

Five Fitness Friday Favorites!! Five things I’m loving! 1. Pero Family Farms Fresh Green Beans 2. Pero Family Farms Sweet Peppers 3. Ready to Drink Protein Shake – Premier Protein – I really enjoy the Carmel and Strawberry ones! 4. Think Thin Oatmeal Cups and Kodiak Cakes Flapjacks On The Go – I really enjoyed the Cinnamon and Maple one …

Carbs are not the enemy plus 4 Ways to Make them work for you!

Carbs are always the ones to get the boot when it comes to trying to lose weight! You don’t have to eliminate whole food groups to get results! Ugh, carbs are not the enemy. Really, ladies, they are not the enemy. They are your friends or can be your friend. If you kicked them to the curb a while ago, …

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Five reasons why you are struggling to lose weight

It’s that time of year where you will be bombarded with l00’s, if not millions, of quick-fix schemes – these things are some of the reasons why you are struggling to lose weight. Diets, detoxes, cleanses, you name it. Programs that are promising “X” number of pounds lost in a month or less. We are getting close to January 1st, …

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21 things you can do right now for better health!

With all the noise surrounding fitness and nutrition, it can be hard to just get started. Don’t eat this, don’t eat that, workout 6x a week, do cardio 2x a day, no bread, no fruit, etc…. The list of dos and don’ts are a never-ending list of unsustainable ways to live one’s life.  All the craziness will make you cray cray! As …

Moderation does work

  Moderation is the avoidance of extremism. Extremism is pushing it to the limit: – the quality or state of being extreme – not eating a loved food such as ice cream forever. Eating nothing but junk food is also extreme. Extremism sounds like a diet and smells like a diet. Extremism has a short expiration date, whereas moderation does …