Stop Exercising to Lose Weight

As a personal trainer, I meet with a lot of individuals who want to lose weight. The first thing they ask is, "What is the best exercise to lose weight?" Exercise alone will not be sufficient for weight loss. You cannot out-exercise a…

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go!

Training for a marathon isn’t easy—especially if you don’t know where to start. Some will be first time runners, and others have been running for years but have never completed a full marathon. But there are specific standard goals that…

Thai Meatball Lettuce Wraps

With the start of the new year and after a week full of holiday eating I have been in the mood for something fresh! I searched the web for a light, crisp looking recipe and stumbled upon this recipe. It is initially from Coffee and Crayons,…
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Healthy Raspberry Pretzel Jello

Tasty, healthy desserts can be hard to find! I have adapted this "unhealthy" recipe into a healthy one for you! Raspberry Pretzel Jello makes an appearance at all of my family functions. My mom made it for as long as I can remember! While the…

Don’t run the same three miles everyday

With the new year coming, the gym cardio section is full.  It seems, at least to me, that the majority of cardio junkies consistently exercise at the same pace or shoot for the same distance day in and out. I get it, it is comfortable. While…
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Yep, it's cheesy!

For a long time, I refused to eat cheese on almost everything. I opted out of cheese at restaurants and home, not letting it near my entrees. When everyone else was enjoying their cheese, I was thinking that I was making a healthier choice. Why…
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7 Tips to Reach Your Goals

New Years is almost here! There are two types of people: those who set New Year’s resolutions and those who don’t. If you are one who likes to set goals each year but feels like you fall short with your fitness goals, these tips may help…
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Christmas Superfood Medallions

Jodie told me about this recipe, and I just had to make them! They are a great holiday time treat that can satisfy your sugar craving and also provide some nutritional benefits. It may also be a way to introduce some new foods to your little…
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Stay Warm for Winter Workouts

It is essential to warm up and stay warm for your winter workouts. Whether you are skiing, running, or snowshoeing, it’s crucial to warm up your tendons, joints, and muscles before you work out. When it is cold your muscles, tendons, and…

Breakfast Cereal Bars

Breakfast can be a challenge during the winter. Your bed seems to be calling you to stay there a little bit longer each morning. If you fall into the trap of waiting until the last minute to get up and get ready and breakfast becomes an afterthought,…