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Eat More Fat? OK!

Ever since the “low fat” craze of the 1990’s, fat has been labeled as “the enemy!” I fell victim to it as well.  Low fat frozen yogurt? Yeah! Low fat cookies? Sign me up! Low fat cheese? Boy howdy! I was out buying the latest “diet” craze item that was available. You know what? It […]

The Real Faces of Autoimmune Disease

What is autoimmune disease? You are likely hearing this term more and more every day, and you are likely meeting more and more people who claim to have one. What does it mean, though? “A disease in which the body’s immune system attacks healthy cells.” That is the generic definition. Basically, it means that in […]

6 Moves To Get A Better Butt

Are you like me when it comes to having a trouble zone of the booty?  Then check out this blog post for moves to help you hit those buns!  Now, will these moves, alone, make the fat shed off your butt?  Nope, you need a full exercise regime and healthy eating for that to happen.  […]

Exercise!? But… I Don’t Wanna!

Do you find yourself thinking that phrase in your mind over and over again when the time comes to suit up in your exercise gear and actually get your workout in?  Well, you’re not alone.  I’ve been heavily into fitness since 2004, and now fitness is my career, and there are still many days when […]

Are We Too Obsessed With Physical Perfection?

There’s a lot of talk on the web, currently, about the Photoshopping of celebrity and model images in media to make them appear thinner and more “perfect”.  The media is being bashed for adjusting images for public view, and I get that.  However,  it seems like a constant tug of war where people need to […]

How To Modify Push-Ups To Prevent Injury and Build Strength

Push-ups are the nemesis of many who pursue fitness.  Whenever I’m teaching a class and announce that it’s time for push-ups, there’s usually an array of various groans from around the room due to people not really wanting to do them.  The reason a lot of people don’t want to do push-ups is because, well, […]

Unhealthy Relationships With Food & Food As A Reward

The relationship that most people have with food is an unhealthy one.  I’m really no different in that, I still have good days and bad days, but I consistently work to get better, and I hope you do too.  I’ve struggled with binge eating and also the mindset that I should reward myself with food.  […]

Autoimmune Disease and Too Much Cardio

I wanted to take some time today to write about what to expect if you have a workout regime that is heavy on the cardio side, but also have an autoimmune disease that you are dealing with.  One thing you’ll notice when you have an autoimmune disease is that you’ll often have days where you […]

What To Do When You Hurt All Over

As I type this blog, I’m sitting here with incredible soreness!  I’m not sure I’ve felt this sore in a long time.  This past week I’ve been teaching my classes, doing some 21 Day Fix, and I’ve been moving furniture and boxes.  Yeeow!  My body says “Mercy.”  I’m sure you’ve been there.  You may be […]

21 Day Fix Approved Mexican Pizza

I came up with this recipe the other night while experimenting, and I’m thrilled with how it turned out!  So good and satisfying and 21 Day Fix approved Directions: 1 ❤ – Ground turkey 1 tsp Cook turkey on the stove top with taco spice seasoning Pre-heat oven to 375 1 💛 – tortilla 1/2 […]

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