Sweating the Stress Out and How Working Out Helps me Lose Weight (Hint…it’s not about calories burned!)

It’s been a stressful week…month…year? Ok, let’s just settle on that it’s been particularly stressful this week. My husband just had cancer surgery yesterday and, while he’s thankfully doing really well, that does make for a stressful and emotional time. Today, I had one of those mornings where it just seems like everything I didContinue reading “Sweating the Stress Out and How Working Out Helps me Lose Weight (Hint…it’s not about calories burned!)”

But…What Do You EAT?!

I’m down 15lbs from my starting weight and I’ve put on quite a bit of muscle. I’m really happy with my progress! I’ve had a couple of people ask what I’m eating, so I thought it might be helpful to write a post about just that. Please, keep in mind, that this is what isContinue reading “But…What Do You EAT?!”

4 Reasons Why You Might Not Want to Start with Running if Your Goal is to be a Runner, or Why I’m Not Running Much Yet

These days, I’m training a lot, but running very little more than an occasional fun run of a few blocks. This might seem counter-intuitive considering I plan on running a half marathon in about a year and a half, but there is some method to my madness and let me share it with you ifContinue reading “4 Reasons Why You Might Not Want to Start with Running if Your Goal is to be a Runner, or Why I’m Not Running Much Yet”

Have You Edited Yourself Out of the Picture?

If you look at my family’s pictures over the past 10 years or so, you’ll notice something is missing…me. I used so many excuses to avoid being in front of the camera. After all, somebody has to take the picture, right? The truth is, though…I didn’t want to be seen. I was afraid to beContinue reading “Have You Edited Yourself Out of the Picture?”

The First Time I Prayed…It Was While I Was Running

Growing up, I’d never been really religious. Even through most of my 20’s, I flirted with different belief systems, but nothing ever really “stuck.” I was agnostic, not sure what I believed, but pretty much feeling like I was on my own. That is, until I was in my early 30’s a single mother ofContinue reading “The First Time I Prayed…It Was While I Was Running”

Why You Need Cross Training

The FIRST time I took up running…I just ran. I put on my shoes and slowly upped my mileage, but pretty much, running was my thing and I wasn’t really interested in other activities. I’ve known people who are similar with whatever sport they enjoy most, particularly cyclists. It’s very easy to find something thatContinue reading “Why You Need Cross Training”

Why Most People Think They Hate Running

I grew up HATING running, but secretly envious of those few people I knew who seemed to enjoy it. My best friend in college, Phil, was a marathon runner. He ran every day and if he missed a run…well, he truly seemed to miss it, which was something that seemed a little odd to me.Continue reading “Why Most People Think They Hate Running”

5 Reasons to Choose ME as Your Beachbody Coach

There are a LOT of Beachbody coaches out there and each has their own unique focus and reasons behind why they’ve chosen to coach. Different people fit best with different coaches and I’m looking to work with clients who resonate with how and why I coach. If you’re looking to start Beachbody or just aren’tContinue reading “5 Reasons to Choose ME as Your Beachbody Coach”

6 Reasons why Working Out in the Morning is the BEST

Ok, being real, ANY time you can fit in a workout is the best time for you to do it. However, if you can manage it, first thing in the morning is the absolute best time to plan to work out. Any habit becomes easier to keep if you “stack” it with habits you alreadyContinue reading “6 Reasons why Working Out in the Morning is the BEST”