Stop trying to be perfect. Be great.

I attended a business mastermind last weekend in LA held by my business coach Jill Coleman and Lewis Howes was there as one of the guest speakers. Among the powerful knowledge bombs he shared, this one hit home for me the most: “Now that you don’t have to be perfect you can actually be great.” You might recognize this as a twist …

3 ways to make vegetables taste irresistible

My secret weapon for successful weight loss and maintenance for both myself and my clients is to eat food we actually like (duh, right?! LOL). Because when healthy food tastes good, it’s effortless to stay on track, and in my book vegetables need to be the cornerstone of a healthy diet. My mission for today is to walk you through my current …

Are you doing it for love?

There’s been a lot of talk in the fitness community lately about self care. It’s a hot topic but unfortunately the how to’s and mindset part of self care aren’t broken down very clearly most of the time. I have had a lot of clients and readers ask me questions about self care and what my go-to self care practices …

Are you sabotaging your own success?

Coming off the winter holidays I am sure that many of you got your fill of the small talk and catching up that comes with holiday get togethers.  As soon as people ask me about my work and hear that I’m in the fitness and nutrition industry, I get ALL sorts of questions and interesting stories about their wins and …

5 healthy meals you can make in 5 minutes or less

The holidays are in full swing here in the U.S. and that means more demands on our time and possibly more time in the kitchen baking and prepping for holiday parties. If you are like me, all that might add up to less time and desire to be in the kitchen prepping and cooking healthy meals. And while it is certainly …

The exact tools I use to keep burning fat while on vacation

Most of the time when people think of vacation, typically weight loss and burning off fat aren’t the first things to come to mind. Usually we imagine the complete opposite: letting go of all our nutrition and fitness “rules” while on vacation and begrudgingly accepting what we think will be the inevitable fall out: gaining weight, usually the worst kind: fat. And, yes, while …

10 tips to get and stay fit as a busy mom (yes, it is possible!)

When I was a single working lady in my 20’s and early 30’s, I thought I was the queen of multitasking and staying active. I prided myself on walking or biking most everywhere, training for half marathons, and cross training with weights and yoga on top of a busy job and social life. I thought I was juggling a lot …

In it for the long run: 5 ways to go from beginner to consistent exerciser

In the last 25 years that I’ve been working out and in the last 4+ years that I’ve been training clients I have experienced first hand what it’s like to be a “newbie” to exercise. Between family and friends and the hundreds of clients I’ve trained, I’ve seen one too many beginners start off super strong with tons of energy and excitement, ready to …

How not to completely derail your fitness goals while on vacation

The all or nothing crazy cycle As little as 5 years ago I used to view vacation time as an excuse to completely let myself go on my fitness and nutrition goals. It was all part of my cyclical patterns with eating and exercise: binge and restrict, obsess and burn out… rinse and repeat. My normal life back then was to …