5 Big Rocks

“Big rocks first!”    We have arrived at the traditional time of year where everyone desperately seeks leanness. And so, many a diet are put to the test, and many a diet fail before the January thaw. Some of them work for a time, they eventually fail. This leaves the January dieter feeling inadequate and guilt ridden. Are some rules more …

DECEMBER MADRUSH

“There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs” That is great, except in the month of December. How many Decembers have you actually stayed dedicated to your exercise plan? I get it. As Moms wives sisters and daughters, we can get bogged down with holiday preparations. And before we know it we have lost our consistent …

Is Keeping a Food Diary for You?

Is logging food right for you? Traditionally New Years begins the season of, fitting back into your skinny jeans. Statistics show that most people abandon their New Years diets before Valentines Day. And so bring I bring up this question: Is keeping a food diary right for you? This is more of a personal question than an argument for or against …

Celebrate Your Commitments

This is the hectic week before christmas, and the rush is on to create the ideal holiday setting. This week Ed and I also celebrate our wedding anniversary. In many ways. Life long fitness is analogous to a life long happy marriage. To be successful, both require dedication and commitment. If you want each to last, you have to be …

Skillet Chicken Thighs with Eggplant and Fire Roasted Tomatoes

The way I prepare meals has evolved over years. As a younger mother, I was all about learning the family recipes from my mother and mother in law. There was a good deal of comfort food especially in the colder months. Often time those recipes were detailed and very heavy. Over the years, I devised some of my own cooking …

Frantic Food Anxiety and Sesame Cookies

Frantic Food Frenzy  Food can foster family and community. Food can be joyful. Food can make you feel good. But—food is not love… Food is food.  Look on the web and you will find many methods to manage holiday temptations. But consider this, copying someone else’s diet is like trying to fit into your best friends jeans. They look great …

Clint Eastwood… RESPECT

Last week I asked our  tribe about their fitness challenges in December. The response was split between making time to train, eating moderately and staying motivated. How do we manage this? Because in January nobody wants to feel regret, tight clothes or the urge to crash diet. I am NOT not going to suggest some unreasonable meal plan, or a …

5 Minute Challenge

“There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs” That is great, except in the month of December. How many Decembers have you actually stayed dedicated to your exercise plan? I get it. As Moms wives sisters and daughters, we can get bogged down with holiday preparations. And before we know it we have lost our consistent …

Bites Licks and Tastes

Bites Licks Tastes and Feelings “Feelings are just visitors. Let them come and go”~Mooji The Fourth week of November is official start of the holiday season. It can be a time where our healthy habits are at high risk for being pushed to the dark corners of our mind. Reasons why we abandon our healthy nutrition slash exercise habits are irrelevant. I …