My Gift to You

Christmas Eve is tomorrow and in honor of the holiday, I’m presenting a gift to all my followers and readers. I know it’s hard to commit to a healthy lifestyle. There are so many obstacles. But it is possible to squeeze in working out and eating well. I’m living proof, but it didn’t happen overnightContinue reading “My Gift to You”

Best Exercises to Build Gorgeous Shoulders

Beautiful shoulders don’t happen by accident but you always notice when people have them! They make dresses and tank tops look a million times better. In fact, nicely built shoulders are coveted so much that back in the 80s, clothing was outfitted with shoulder pads! If you know, you know. But, you don’t need shoulderContinue reading “Best Exercises to Build Gorgeous Shoulders”

Eat Your Way Through Thanksgiving

Did you know that you can eat all the food on Thanksgiving and still maintain your health and fitness goals? It all takes a little planning and you can gobble the turkey without any regrets. People are used to cutting calories to lose weight but did you know that you can also increase your caloriesContinue reading “Eat Your Way Through Thanksgiving”

Why Less is More When it Comes to Resistance Training

Did you know that there is a such thing as too much resistance training? It’s true. It’s tempting to think that the more you do, the faster and larger your muscles will grow but that’s not the case. Here’s the thing. When you lift weights, you put stress on your body, especially when you liftContinue reading “Why Less is More When it Comes to Resistance Training”

A Simple Weight Loss Formula

Weight loss doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, there are a few things that, if you do them consistently, you WILL see change. Eat enough protein – so many people don’t eat enough protein. If you are trying to build or sustain muscle, especially as you age, you should get .8 to 1 gramContinue reading “A Simple Weight Loss Formula”

Why Women Should Lift Weights

I preach this a lot on my blog but it can’t be stated enough–the best way to lose weight and look great is to lift weights. Cardio strengthens your heart. Resistance training strengthens your entire body. Women have long been encouraged to do HIIT training or circuit training or aerobics, but lifting weights is whereContinue reading “Why Women Should Lift Weights”

Why Getting Fit is a Long Game

We’re bombarded by marketing messages promising incredible weight loss in a matter of weeks. Whether it be a social media influencer’s latest challenge or a new app, we’re told we can lose weight fast. This may be true. If you severely restrict calories and do a ton of exercise, you probably can drop pounds butContinue reading “Why Getting Fit is a Long Game”

How to Start Resistance Training

If you’ve been following my recent posts you know that cardio alone is not the answer to sustained weight loss. It is great for keeping your heart muscle healthy but when it comes to longevity resistance training is king. Personally, I think it’s easier for people to walk, run, or bike than it is toContinue reading “How to Start Resistance Training”

Why Your Weight Doesn’t Matter

When people decide they want to change the way they look, they typically start with the scale, weighing themselves and determining that the number they see needs to be lower. But, your weight is not the whole story. There are other more meaningful metrics that often get overlooked but if you pay attention to them,Continue reading “Why Your Weight Doesn’t Matter”