Getting Your Mind Right

“Get your mind right” is a phrase that Todd Durkin often says.? I was fortunate to attend his mentorship at his facility, Fitness Quest 10, in April this year.? While the mentorship was for fitness entrepreneurs, many of the life coaching lessons we learned can be applied to anyone. Here’s a question that I want ... Read More

How to Select the Best Foods

Figuring out which foods are best for you can be a very difficult process. We aren’t taught in school how to read food labels or how our food is grown. There isn’t any real regulations of food marketing and labeling so food companies make claims on the labels that can often be very misleading. You ... Read More

Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

Often times, when we start changing the way we eat in order to lose weight, we eat more salads.? In fact, this week’s nutrition challenge in the Wintervention program is eating more fruits and vegetables.? This blog was inspired by a participant who asked about healthy salad dressings.? ? The majority of low-fat salad dressings ... Read More

Wintervention Program

Did you overdo it during the holidays?? Maybe you need a Wintervention!? What is a Wintervention? The Wintervention program is a free six-week weight loss program.? The goals of the program are to lose 5 – 10 pounds, eat healthier and consistently exercise.? How do I achieve those goals?? I’ll be providing workouts (with video ... Read More

New Year, Same Resolution

January is rapidly approaching and exercise is now a conscious thought for many.? It’s funny how we suddenly have time to exercise in January.? We’re far too busy in the other months of the year to work on our fitness and health.? (Not!)? Here’s the thing:? you MAKE time to exercise when the new year ... Read More

Carbs: Simple, Complex and So Misunderstood

It seems to me that as a result of the “no carb” craze, we’ve gotten confused about what carbohydrates are and why we need them.? There are two types of carbohydrates: simple and complex.? Simple carbohydrates are the variety you should avoid.? Simple carbs are sugars without any nutrient value.? You’ll find this type of ... Read More

Does taking a week off hurt your fitness level?

? We’ve all been there.? You are back to your normal workout after taking a week or two off.? Everything feels harder and you feel out of shape.? But, do you really hurt your fitness level by missing a few workouts? In short, yes.? Research is showing that you lose some strength if you miss ... Read More