The third Thursday in November marks the Great American Smokeout, a day encouraging smokers to quit for a day, or better yet -- attempt to quit for good. As a health and fitness professional, I'm proud to help spread the word about the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. I strongly encourage you to commit or recommit to a healthy, tobacco-free life – not just for a day, but for Continue Reading
4 big reasons why we fail
Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. Celebrity Derek Hough, best known for appearing on TV's "Dancing with the Stars," recently shared some words of wisdom on failure that really resonated with me. So I thought I'd share it with you, too. "I know there is a lot of emphasis and guidance on what we should do to succeed," wrote Hough on Instagram. "But I thought I would Continue Reading
What if you don’t feel like working out?
Some days you just don't feel like working out. Even though it's been several years since my healthy lifestyle change, even after all the success, even though I'm a fitness professional now -- I still sometimes have days like that. Days when you just want to stay in bed, or just don't have your usual energy. We all do. So what do you do when that happens, but you don't want to get off track? Continue Reading
What does this orchid have to do with losing weight and getting in shape?
I have two lovely orchids that are blooming now, but a few months ago, they looked more like sticks and I wasn’t even sure they were alive. I've never had much of a green thumb. But hoping it wasn’t too late, I repotted them into larger containers, with better soil to nourish them, and moved them outside to the deck. Before long, they both started growing dramatically -- one of them about 2 Continue Reading
How Martha ran a winding road to health and happiness
Losing weight and getting in shape is hard work. And keeping it off may be even harder! It’s incredibly inspirational to meet someone who also struggled with that but then succeeded. What finally worked for them? In this new "How they did it" series, I interview people who overcame challenges and found a healthy lifestyle, especially those who did it later in life. It's never too late to become Continue Reading
She did it! How 61-years-young Delores lost 181 lbs. and kept it off
As anyone knows if they've tried to do it, losing weight and getting in shape is hard work. And keeping it off may be even harder! How do you succeed, if you've failed at these things most of your life? Is it possible to finally find success after years of struggling? Is it too late, if you're over 50? The answers are YES you can succeed; and NO, it's never too late! It's incredibly Continue Reading