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Orange Brandy Strawberries

Good Morning!  I hope you have enjoyed your 4th of July weekend thus far!  This really is an amazing country, and we should certainly celebrate living here.  Not sure if you indulged, imbibed or decided to lay low, but I  hope it’s been great.  I was in charge of a dessert this weekend….and I was […]

Married to Your Workout Program?

Hello!  I greet you with a question — are you married to your workout program?  Do you map out your week of workouts and get a little anxiety if something is going to interfere with them?  Do you feel like you’ll never make gains if you don’t stay consistent? I mean, consistency is the key […]

4 Years in New York & 4 Lessons Learned

Wow, I thought, as I stirred my coffee at 6:10 am on this Saturday morning…I chuckled, thinking how I’ve changed so drastically over the past two years.  Was it REALLY 6 am when I got up on a SATURDAY?  But I smiled.  I love the peace of the morning, a cool breeze coming through my […]

Side Effect: Girl Power

This week, I decided to call upon my fellow fitness females and ask a few questions via our Facebook group.  The first question I posted was about what exercise move they enjoyed the most.  Surprisingly, more than one of them noted an upper body movement.  This was unexpected to me for some reason.  But it […]

Intermittent Fasting: A Tool Not a Rule

Last Sunday I ate a glorious Easter meal with my boyfriend’s family.  They are Italian, so there isn’t just ham, potatoes and a veggie.  There is pasta and ravioli, meatballs, pork, salad and THEN the ham, potatoes, stuffed mushrooms, brussel sprouts with bacon…… Needless to say, I ate a lot of great food.  When I […]

Progress, Pace, Patience & Body Image

Today may be my most revealing blog yet — I’ve taken on the personal challenge to change my body composition but to have patience in doing so — AND taking progress pictures each month.  (YIKES!)  I just started this new journey in January, post-graduation, so I don’t have a lot of progress to show yet, […]

Plateaus Part 2: Food

Greetings!  I’m back for “part 2” of my plateaus blog, as food warrants its very own dedicated time. Hitting a “food plateau” to me means that I’m frustrated with making poor eating decisions over and over again (during a certain duration, not just one day), as well as getting bored with “eating healthy.”  So let’s […]

Plateaus Part I: Workouts

Another beautiful friend of mine gave me a blog topic idea on how to break through plateaus.  I’m breaking this into a two part series, the first being Workout Plateaus, the second will be Nutrition (food) Plateaus. This is simply how I personally have gotten through plateaus.  Nothing I’m telling you is some sort of […]

Do You Have a Workout Plan?

Good Morning! I am a confessed gym-watcher.  When I warm up or am taking breaks between sets, I stare.  In my mind, I’m not noticeably staring, but I definitely scan the area to see what everyone is doing.  I also always wonder what workout program they are working off of, goals they are trying to […]

RANT: Tracy Anderson & The McDonald’s Experiment

“…next on the TODAY Show, can spinning class make you heavier?  According to celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson, it can…” OH YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.  Tracy Anderson.  That was all I needed to hear to send me over the edge.  She is something.  Furthermore, that is what I heard this morning coming from […]