Archive for 'Fitness'

The Top 3 Ways New Moms Are Increasing Their Energy Naturally

Posted on 14. Jan, 2017 by .

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It’s 2:43 in the morning and all through the house, not a creature was snoring… wait… that’s my husband… and that’s our newborn whaling in the other room! (how can men sleep through anything?) “I just want to sleeeeeep“! So you just delivered your new bundle of joy (or bundles of joy) recently and the […]

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What Are Macros?

Posted on 14. Sep, 2016 by .

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Macros, or macro-nutrients, stand for protein, carbohydrates and fats.  When somebody asks “do you track your macros?“, that basically means – do you track how much protein, carbohydrates, and fat you are taking in each day? When somebody asks “what are your macros?“, that basically means – how many grams of protein, carbohydrates and fats […]

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How My Journey Began

Posted on 09. May, 2014 by .

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For me, I must have started 827 times before I finally got it right. And that’s no exaggeration. My “fitness journey” began when I was 14 years old (in 1997), after I decided to pick up a fitness magazine off the shelf at the grocery store I was cashiering at. At this point in my […]

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My 5 Day Clean Eating Food Journal

Posted on 06. Feb, 2014 by .

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Hi everyone! If you’re following me on any of my social media outlets (listed below), than you know that I did a 5 day clean eating challenge. My sole purpose was to show you (and myself) how quickly your body can change if you eliminate processed foods like dairy, sugar and fatty, greasy foods. I […]

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8 Ways To Do Squats And Build Your Booty

Posted on 03. Jan, 2014 by .

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Were you genetically cursed with a flat booty? Do you have a booty, but you just want to tighten it up, lift it and make it fuller and rounder? This article is for you! Squats are a girls best friend when it comes to building a firmer, bigger booty. Before we get into my 8 […]

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The Rules of IIFYM

Posted on 19. Dec, 2013 by .

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IIFYM: If It Fits Your Macros IIFYM stands for If It Fits Your Macros. The concept behind it is eat clean as much as possible, but you can add in processed foods guilt-free when needed, as long as you fit in all of your macro-nutrient needs (protein, carbs, fats and fiber) for the day. Depending […]

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My First Bikini Fitness Competition Experience

Posted on 29. Oct, 2013 by .

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First, I want to say thank you to everyone who messaged me, emailed me and from social media who wished me good luck and support- I appreciate it more than you know. I haven’t had the time to get back to everyone individually, but your kind words didn’t go unnoticed. This blog is from my […]

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Holiday Fitness and Nutrition

Posted on 14. Nov, 2012 by .

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Cookies and cake and pie – oh my! It’s that time of year when we just love to indulge in the yummy, sweet treats of the season – and then wonder how the heck we gained 10 pounds over the holidays? It’s simple: Food and stress! The holiday’s can be a pretty emotionally-charged time. Most […]

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5 Habits of Unsuccessful Dieters

Posted on 05. Sep, 2012 by .

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For someone who is new to “dieting,” you might find yourself more frustrated now more often than any other time. You’re doing everything right – you’ve dodged the cookies at work, you’re cutting out carbs late at night, you’re drinking more water and working out until your body feels like it might fall apart. You’re […]

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12 of the Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods

Posted on 01. Sep, 2012 by .

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The Fat-Burning Basics: Burning fat can seem like a science project at times. You need the correct numbers (calories), the right tools (protein, carbs and fats), and the right time to put it all together in the cup (your body) to get the perfect formula (your goal body!). I don’t know if that made sense, […]

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