How to Set Up Your Home Gym for Success

As a young mother,  joining a gym was not an option, and working out was my stress reliever.  I became fascinated with what weight training, kettlebell workouts and TRX training did for my physique. That gave birth to my passion for learning as much as I could about women’s fitness. The natural progression was my in-person and online fitness business. Through the years, …

This Clean Food is Making You Fat

This popular food endorsed by the clean eating crowd, actually hurts fat loss efforts, especially in women over 40 who are naturally experiencing a slower metabolism. The answer may surprise you. Mary, (not her real name) a client of mine in early midlife, came to me because she was frustrated with her lack of progress. Her self-described plan was low carb …

5 Reasons You Can’t Stop Sneaking Food

     Succumbing to Bites Licks and Tastes or BLT’s are a major reason people have trouble with maintaining a lean physique. Every week I hear from women who know they pick on extra food, and they can’t make themselves stop. This is a huge problem that sabotages their progress, yet it feels impossible to resist. .      .      After years as a hormonal nutrition …

Hack: Do this to keep Motivated in the Gym and Kitchen

For the last few years, many bloggers have written annual posts about their “word” for the new year. Oh, that’s nice, I thought sarcastically while scrolling past the articles. You might think I am jumping on the bandwagon, and you might be right! Initially, I didn’t see the value in a single word as a year-long theme. But then I …

Lessons from a Mother-In-Love (Part 2)

Earlier this year I wrote a tribute to my Mother in Law. She called me her daughter-in-love, and I referred to her as my mother-in-love. You can read about this how this woman touched many lives here. Over the years both she and my own mother taught me valuable lessons about being a wife mother sister daughter and friend. While …

3 Tools you are over loooking that can Change your Physique

Diet and exercise are necessary for physique change, but only if they are used consistently.  They fail for many reasons. Very often our thoughts and attitude limit us from being consistent.  “My hips are like battleships” “I have batwing arms ” “I can’t go to the beach, because I look like a whale” Have you ever noticed when women are chatting, …

How to Make a Fresh Satisfying Dinner in 25”

I love to enjoy fresh fish at home but sometimes it can be dry or stink up the house. To avoid dried out fish and a smelly fish odor, I bake it in foil packets. Foil baking infuses the fish with the flavor while keeping it moist. Odor doesn’t stink up the kitchen because each fish is in a closed packet. This dish can …

Quick Guide: When to be Inconsistent

Our bodies give us all kinds of signals. Many times we ignore them. We usually do this because we have been taught that consistency leads to progress. Yet, at times our body’s needs interfere with our plans, and we need to adjust the plan. This week I ignored the signs my body was giving me. That decision turned out to …

‘Miraculous’ Bone-Broth Recipe

In recent years, numerous foods have been pimped out as the next miracle food.  Cabbage and grapefruit were the miracle weight loss foods of my youth. Later there was the super-food era with kale as the all-star. Blueberries were going to save the world, and more recently, bone broth is being touted as a miracle food. Let’s be realistic, miracle …

Are you a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?

Many of my clients talk to me as if I’m a priest in a confessional. “Judy, I am so bad, and I just can’t stop being bad” When this first happened over almost decade ago, I was afraid that my client had committed a crime. She explained that she was terribly bad…because she at a cheeseburger.  There are other confessions …