Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Holiday Weight Gain

The season is upon us - turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, oh my! Say hello to the holidays and copious amounts of food. It can be hard to avoid weight gain during the holiday season and while there are no "quick" tricks, there are some things you can do to maintain and not gain. Set yourself up for success for the big meal with these tips: 1. Eat Breakfast Don't make ... Continue Reading »

Spin to Win: Benefits of Spin

My Arch Nemesis

Why is it that all of my friends happen to teach spin? Don't get me wrong, I love getting sweaty, fitting in a good workout, and rocking out to feel-good music, but spin? It's not my cup of tea. My hips lock up and I feel like an uncoordinated leggy mess.  We all have things we like to do and other things that well, aren't up our alley. Despite this, I committed to joining my ... Continue Reading »

Easy Meal Prep: Salsa Crockpot Chicken

Set It and Forget It!

Prepping your meals each week is the best way to set yourself up for success on the road to healthy choices.  But I know how it is - Sunday comes and the thought of preparing multiple days of food sounds nothing short of daunting.  Here is an easy recipe that I use every week to get set for the week to come. The result is pulled chicken that keeps for up to four or five days ... Continue Reading »

Half Marathon Training: Run Smart


Training for a half marathon is an awesome way to get motivated and set a plan for success – you have an ultimate goal, train for months to work to that goal, and when you accomplish it you get a medal.  What more could you want?!? Last weekend I ran the Disneyland 5k and Half Marathon and it was a blast. This half marathon was particularly rewarding as it was in the planning ... Continue Reading »

Cheaters DO Prosper: Benefits of Cheat Meals


Last week some of you noticed a photo on my personal Facebook page that looked something like this -   It's no secret that I have the sweet tooth like no other and luckily I have accountabila-buddies keeping me on track (or should I say, ahem, calling me out). After the plethora of comments on the photos ranging from "is that paleo" to "is that considered health ... Continue Reading »