What is this and why should I try it?

When I walked into the grocery store this caught my interest and I had to find out what it was. The sign said it was a cactus pear? I thought, “Interesting….. I like pears, I wonder if I would like this and what are the benefits to eating it? So, I purchased a couple and…

Wahoo Kickr Trainer

I was so excited to get my Wahoo Kickr trainer to help my client and I be prepared for our Lake Tahoe 72 mile ride. I have to admit, it took me over a week to get my road bike all hooked up since it has been up in the garage since last summer. Then,…

Cheat meals vs. Reward Meals

   On occasion, I will be asked if I believe in cheat meals. This is a tough one to answer.  My program is set-up with cheat meals that eventually turn into reward meals. However, what constitutes a cheat meal is the real question.  First, remember, this is a cheat meal- NOT a cheat day. This…

Eating and Mood For Females

There’s a simple equation for maintaining your mental well-being. If you are struggling with your emotions, check these out. B12- Even a small dip in this essential vitamin can cause fatigue and depression. You can find B12 in shellfish, dairy products and eggs. IRON- After a women’s menstral cycle, we can drop our Iron levels,…

Commitment

    Commitment is a very powerful word. Commitment by definition means dedication and an obligation to restrict a freedom of action. The word restrict automatically sends an impulse to my brain that scares me. I may be wrong, but I don’t think anyone likes being restricted. Right away, you start thinking of ways to not…

How to succeed at new healthy habits

Whether you are trying to improve your eating or hoping to work out more, it can be challenging to start new habits. Therefore, it’s best not too set your expectations too high to start and write out a plan of action. First, it’s best to write it out because then it becomes more concrete and…

Sugar…. It’s part of the equation. 

   The easiest way to lose weight and improve your health is to reduce the amount of sugar you are having, and I’m not talking about the fruits in your diet.  Sugar, especially in liquid drinks, is not processed by the brain in the same way it is when your eating other types of foods….

Fitness requires patience and time management

Have you started workout programs and given up on them within the first two weeks? Have you gotten frustrated at the amount of planning it takes to meal prep and schedule time for your workouts?  Now, let me ask you… Did you have to take extra time to learn something for a job that you…