How to Survive the Holidays without Getting Fat!

With Thanksgiving we officially usher in the season of food centered social gatherings. Whether it's a work party, family reunion or a friendly get together with your girls friends, opportunities for sharing in friendship around tantalizing treats abound! And these events feed much more than our tummies... the holidays are filled with warmth, joy and love, and if we allow ourselves to truly … [Read more...]

A Fabulous Start to My 21 Day Fitness Challenge!

I LOVE Monday mornings!!! After a rejuvenating weekend I am ready to jump into the new week and create all sorts of beautiful things... This morning was particularly sweet. I woke up just past 4:30, excited... Today is Day 1 of my Pre-Thanksgiving Scrumptious Body 21 Day Challenge -- 21 days of fun, fitness and fabulous food so we can all greet the holidays with a smile :-) Two … [Read more...]

Five Things that Make Me Feel Empowered!

Happy Friday and welcome to Friday Five! As you already know I've partnered with the Sweatpink Community and Aftershockz for a wonderful campaign to help raise awareness against breast and ovarian cancers. On this first Friday of October we are sharing Five things that make us feel empowered! Woohoo! If you were to take a peak into my closet you'd quickly realize I'm a bit of a pink … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – Strength Training Basics for Women

Strength training is by far the most effective way to supercharge your weight loss and maximize the returns of those many hours spent on your fitness program. I loved your enthusiastic response to my post last week where I share why I believe every woman should incorporate strength training in her workout routine and am excited about the number of you who are ready to commit to strength … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Women Should Strength Train

"Nice guns lady!" Living in LA where we enjoy hot weather most of the year I get comments like this quite frequently, and always from men. Truth be told there was time I wasn't so sure I liked the attention on my biceps. I felt a little embarrassed and longed for more slender arms.  I felt a little too manly and I did not like that one bit. Those days are long gone though and that type of … [Read more...]

The Fragile Link Between Sleep and Weight Loss

To say that I was frustrated was an understatement.... I was eating right, drinking about 3 liters of water a day and exercising five to six times a week. Yet no matter what I could not get rid of that sneaky little bulge around my mid-section. I had reached the dreaded plateau! When I shared my concerns with my personal trainer, Hollywood Physique Expert Eric the Trainer,  he asked a … [Read more...]

Scrumptious Tuna Salad

This is a clean and lean tuna salad that is simply delicious!  Eat all you want without feeling guilty.  Loaded with lean protein and tons of vitamin rich veggies, it makes for a deliciously satisfying meal.  No mayonnaise or dairy of any kind. This is the kind of salad you can make ahead of time and keep in the fridge for a satisfying protein rich treat when you need a little pick me … [Read more...]

What if You Were Rewarded for Not Being Sick?

Wouldn't it be amazing if your health insurance company rewarded you for not  getting sick? What if you earned a bonus every month that you did not come into the doctor's office or buy a prescription? Would you feel more compelled to stay healthy? I'm a firm believer that the best healthcare is preventative care -- doing everything in my power to stay vibrantly healthy and not get sick. … [Read more...]

Mouthwatering Garlic and Mushroom Turkey Meatballs

  My eight year old loves meatballs. She loves them drenched in marinara sauce over spaghetti squash... She loves them served with sautéed spinach or kale... Yes I know I am eternally blessed to have an eight year old who loves spinach and kale :-) She loves them as finger foods she can gobble down as an after school snack... And she loves to help me make them, especially mixing … [Read more...]

5 Small Steps to Vibrant Health

This post is sponsored by United Healthcare. All opinions and tips are my own. Ah the joy of a new year! Can you feel it? Shopping carts are filled with veggies and all sorts of healthy treats... Gyms are bursting with enthusiastic members, old and new, who blast through one class after another... The energy is palpable as we all commit to making this year our healthiest year … [Read more...]

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