3 Days To A Fresh Start!

It’s that time again…time for the 3-Day Refresh! I’ll be honest, before July of this year, I had never actually stuck to a cleanse program. I would always cheat. I’d tell myself I *DESERVED* a treat because I was stressed out, or too busy, or whatever other excuse I came up with! I think part […]

The Healthiest Part of My Day

Whew! I just got back from an awesome, intense weekend in Los Angeles! I was able to attend the Beachbody leadership conference, and I learned so much. It was supposed to be a 2-day trip, but winter storm Jonas had other plans for me. After a LONG day and a half of traveling, I’m FINALLY […]

3 Things That Destroy Commitment

So, it’s almost the end of January. How are you doing with your goals for 2016? Have you stuck to them, slipped a little bit, or totally abandoned them? Every year, so many people struggle to stay committed to their goals. What is it about commitment that is so difficult? I’ve run a lot of […]

Winter Fruit and Veggie Recipes

Brrrr! It officially feels like winter now! We got spoiled by that warmer weather, and now it’s frigid up here in the mid-Atlantic. When it’s this cold outside, all I want to do is stay under a blanket and eat carbs. Seriously, there’s something about cold weather that just makes me want bread, sweet things, […]

When Is Bacteria a Good Thing?

Bacteria…when I hear that word, I automatically think germs, sickness, and gross things. Sometimes I forget that bacteria can actually be a good thing! It’s cold and flu season, and many of you have probably taken antibiotics already. (Just make sure you finish the course – don’t create super-bugs!) The times that I’ve taken those medications, […]

The Secret to Meatless Meals

I’m not a vegetarian. My husband loves to hunt, and I will gladly eat venison. Chicken is a staple of my diet. But, I like experimenting with meatless days. I love salads, roasted veggies, etc. Sometimes we forget about protein on those days, and then we wonder why we’re hungry 2 hours later. So, even if you’re […]

How I Became My Own Boss

Woohoo, this is my 50th blog post! I feel so accomplished guys. Posting every week has definitely been a challenge sometimes, but I’m glad that I’ve stuck with it. I hope you all find some value in my ramblings 😀 Since I have a bunch of new readers, I thought it’d be good to take […]

What To Do When Communication Breaks Down

Relationships are all about communication. I’m not talking about my relationship with my husband (although we’re always practicing our communication too!). No, there’s another relationship that I struggle with constantly… **Let me preface this post by saying I do not currently, nor have I ever, suffered from an eating disorder. If you DO think you have a […]

How Do You Know When You’re Done?

Hi friends! Part of what I do as a coach is lead online fitness accountability groups. Some people choose to do one group for about a month and then stop. Others continue to join challenge groups to stay on track with their goals. One of my friends who has done a few groups recently asked […]

How to Eat Out WITHOUT Overindulging!

I talk a lot about good nutrition, clean eating, and healthy recipes, but let’s be real… I also drink beer, eat pizza, and go out to restaurants where I almost NEVER order a salad! Someone once gave me this piece of advice: What you do 80% of the time matters much more than what you […]