Get back in your body!

Body Positive in 2017

How much time do you spend in your body - really IN your body? Working out, running, doing yoga or doing something else physical that gets you out of your head and truly into your physical self? If you're a mom, my guess is that you don't spend too much time focused on your own body, because you're probably spending most of your time focused on other little bodies. I know this is true for me. I recently had to take six weeks off from working out due to knee surgery and recovery - after a … [Read more...]

This just got real.

Yummy delicious salad for lunch again!

  Why is it that I can drag myself out of bed at 4 am, drive on dark (even snowy or icy) roads to get to┬áRock N Shock Fitness, and then hustle, sweat and pant through a super-tough, high-intensity workout that would kill a mere mortal - yet I still can't get my eating under control?! Changing our eating - especially giving up things we love - has to be one of the hardest addictions to master. And it IS an addiction. But not to worry. I sat down with Master Breaker Danielle this … [Read more...]

My hair test “intolerance” results

RNS Intolerance Lab Results

One of the reasons I was most excited to sign on with Rock N Shock Fitness was the promise of an intriguing DNA hair test that would bring back customized results telling me how I stand against 600 food and nonfood items, 80 nutritional deficiencies and 24 metals. My hair sample was taken as part of my RNS testing day on 10/28 and my results were emailed to me exactly one month later, on 11/28, in the form of a gigantic 90-page document. To be honest, it was a little overwhelming - and I … [Read more...]

20% gym, 80% life

I'll look this great again in 2017!

My eating is holding me back. There, I said it. My workouts this year have been terrific. I did 21 Day Fix for a while with Autumn Calabrese and then P90X3 with Tony Horton. I switched over to running, rocked the Couch to 5K program and made some dear friends in the process. I have perfected the art of the early morning, pre-dawn, pre-work workout. I've kept myself feeling fitter and younger than I EVER would have without all these workouts. I have a lot to be proud of! But it wasn't … [Read more...]

Clean eating at a restaurant? YES!

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Recently I wrote about my excitement over a new salad cafe opening up in my northern Columbus suburb. Now, I'm even more pumped up because a second, even healthier restaurant has opened near me: CoreLife Eatery just off Polaris. You might be thinking, why are you even eating out at restaurants anymore - aren't you on a major, life-changing health and fitness program? Yes, I am, but for me the number one most important element of a health and fitness program is that it be sustainable over the … [Read more...]

How I got lucky at Chop5

Chop5 rocks!

I just stumbled into the brand new fast casual restaurant Chop 5 Salad Kitchen today on Polaris after my workout and had an amazing, delicious and healthy lunch. It was the perfect post-gym meal to keep that strong, energized feeling going. I am so glad to find this restaurant and can't wait to visit again. It is seriously the yum. But perhaps the best part about my fresh, healthy and delicious lunch is that Chop5 is not even officially open until tomorrow. I have been watching the place for … [Read more...]

My life is about to change

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Friends and longtime readers know that I've struggled with my weight, nutrition and fitness program for years. And when I say "struggled," what I really mean is that I love to work out and focus on fitness, but I'm never willing to stop eating carbs and sweets long enough to actually lose weight, get healthy and be fit. If we're being honest. Well, all that nonsense is about to change and my #Fitin2016 journey is about to get REAL up in here. I am thrilled to share that I've been selected by … [Read more...]

My April #fitin2016 update

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This is my monthly update on my continuing mission to get super fit in 2016. It's been three months now of healthier eating habits, tracking my food intake on MyFitnessPal, aiming for 10K steps a day with FitBit and working out most days. I have completed more than 65 intense workouts this year. I've lost 4% of my body weight and still have far to go. I love the P90X3 program. I'm getting so strong! I took spring break off from working out formally but still tried for 10K steps each day and … [Read more...]

My March #fitin2016 update

Healthier lunch options

TL; dr version: this is an update on my continuing mission to get┬ásuper fit in 2016. And now for anyone who cares to read the long version... It's been two months now of healthier eating habits, tracking my food intake on MyFitnessPal, aiming for 10K steps a day with FitBit and working out almost every day. I got 25 solid workouts in during the month of February, beating my January record. I plan to do even more workouts in March. I started the Couch to 5K running program last month … [Read more...]

Dinnertime help for busy families

Freezer Meals rock!

Research tells us that family dinner time is one of the most important things we can do for our kids and ourselves. Yet consistently getting dinner on the table for my family nightly ranks up there as one of the top five toughest things I've ever had to do in my life! I am not exaggerating, and I know many other career and SAHM moms who feel the same way. I am happy to share, however, that I've discovered several services and tools that make this nightly (hellish) occurrence much easier and … [Read more...]