Owning Imperfection

Recently I put on a workout outfit previously reserved for my formerly extreme lean body. This gym outfit was one of my favorites, yet I refused to wear it if I thought I wasn’t lean enough. I would pass it over and think I was not worthy of wearing it. I was saving it for when I thought I had ‘earned the … Read More

The Hobby that (re)taught me how to eat

There was that time I took up a new hobby. We had recently moved back to our old hometown, after living away for 14 years. I though it would be a good idea to have an activity that I could do with girlfriends, (besides drinking coffee and supervising play dates) After some thought, I settled on Tennis.   Tennis, I … Read More

A Mother’s Day Letter to My Younger Self

Dear Judy Some bad news, there is no school for motherhood. Some good news, you have built in mentors in your mother and mother-in-love (mother-in-law) Learn from these amazing women. They have been waiting years to help with this! Trust your own instincts. What other moms do with their kids is their business. You know your kids best. Embrace night-time … Read More

Why is Monday = confession day?

Have you ever noticed how Mondays are big confession days?  “The conversations run something like this: “OMG!… I ate wayyyyyy too much this weekend! For the rest of this week I need to eat zero fat, dry salads and egg whites to repair the damage” Then Friday hits aaaannnnd the same weekend over indulgence happens again. It is not a … Read More

Cut Your Cardio in half for Double the Results

When my oldest two kids were an infant and a toddler, I would have given anything to sleep through the night. My perspective of nighttime feedings and colic changed when the next two kids came along. I saw night time feeding as quality time. I could have done this with all the babies but, I didn’t see midnight parenting as fun … Read More

Eating with Freedom AND Responsibility

Mr. Kennedy was our pal. He was also our elementary school principal. He was the fun kind of principal that we had a  healthy respect for. He was also a master at getting kids to understand rules without being stern. His advice was basic and so much of it has stuck with me years later. Mr. Kennedy was keen on preparing us … Read More

How Making Fitness Fun Can Improve Your Success

Recently I polled my clients about the biggest roadblocks women face in fit living.  We identified some common denominators, that can be powerful roadblocks if we let them. Two biggest  issues that surfaced repeatedly were: 1. FOMO ~ A common misconception is that to be fit we have to give up all of our free time and eat boring food out of … Read More

Manage Your Attitude To Manage Your Mangia

Have you ever started the day by getting up on the figurative ‘wrong side of the bed’? There is no doubt that it can suck. Going on with the day like you are sucking on lemons is a choice, but we don’t need to make that choice. I know If I don’t get my sleep, I am at risk for having … Read More

What Twinkies Taught Me about Consistency

Do you remember the Subway diet guy? He lost weight by eating only subs every day. And how about the Twinkie diet? That guy only ate Twinkies and lost weight. Over the last 33 years, I have sampled many diet strategies, (not twinkles or subs),  and I discovered a common denominator across all nutrition plans. Consistency in honoring hunger and … Read More

Lessons from a Mother-In-Love

“Control what you can, cope with what you can’t, and concentrate on what counts” ~ Epictetus Sometimes we do well to, pause and concentrate on what is in our heart. Today my I am doing so with a tribute to my Mother-In-Love. Other people call this person their Mother-in-law. My children never had a nanny, because they had an Abuela … Read More