How to Get a Summer Body That Lasts Long After Summer is Over

The internet is running rampant with “get your summer body!” posts.  And while I detest the idea of a getting a “summer body” (or any body, really) through the quick fix diets which always seem to accompany that title, I can appreciate and be sensitive to the fact that we want to feel good and look good when the layers of clothes … Read More

3 Tips for Getting Better Results in Less Time

You want amazing results but you don’t want to spend forever in the gym, right? Well I have good news for you ? Gone are the days of jogging on the treadmill in the “fat burning zone” for an hour.  Gone are the days of lifting for 90 minutes to get some definition and strength.  Gone are the days where a … Read More

Hate Working Out? You Can Still Get Fit. Here’s How…

  Even as a personal trainer and exercise junky myself, I’m cool with the fact that exercise isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to do.  I know that we’re all busy, we have lots to juggle and we can sometimes struggle with getting to the gym.  I struggle with it too sometimes. But before I even get into all the ways you … Read More

5 Dangerous Effects of Quick Fix Diets

Last week I was chatting with my client who wants to get leaner, tighten up and lose a bit of fat.  Cool. Nothing new and nothing I’m not used to hearing.  What sort of surprised me, though, was her saying “I mean, I’m 32 years old.  I’m probably going to have to do something pretty radical if I want to … Read More

3 Tips to Stop Overeating that are Actually Useful

Is it just me or does anyone else roll their eyes when they’re told to drink herbal tea instead of eating something sweet at night? Or paint your nails so you don’t snack? While I do think those things are perfectly fine to do if they’re things you actually enjoy, they’re really just a Band-Aid for bingeing/overeating and don’t actually help solve … Read More

Should You Do a Sugar Detox?

I’ve tried it, chances are you’ve tried it, lots of my friends, family and clients have tried it, and it sounds like a great idea because if we cut out all sugar, we’ll never have to worry about eating too much chocolate, we’ll become more aware of what’s in our food by reading labels (they add sugar to bread now, FYI), we … Read More

There’s No Room for Self-Doubt When it Comes to Reaching Your Goals.

You’ve been trying to lose weight for what seems like forever.  You hit your stride then BAM! Self-sabotage. After lots of anger, some tears, and a few bingeing episodes, you go back to square one vowin that this time it will stick. You’re sick and tired of “falling off the wagon” and you have to get a grip on the … Read More

How I Ditched My Binge Eating Behavior For GOOD.

A few years ago I was a serious binger.  This isn’t a secret and it’s something I talk about a lot, but I’m about the get super real and very transparent with you about it here.  It wasn’t an easy behavior to change and I certainly had my share of slip-ups and shed a few thousands tears about it. The … Read More

When Your Routine Gets Thrown Off, It Doesn’t Mean Your Goals Go Out the Window

Vacations, sick days, having friends in town, snow days, office/holidy/birthday parties, eating out. All these things can throw off our normal routines.  We’re creatures of habit.  We’re comfortable sticking to our usual routine, taking our usual classes at the gym, eating our own food, sleeping in our own bed, waking up, starting our day and running on a schedule. When … Read More

5 ways to make a comeback after a setback

Have you ever heard of any super successful person who hadn’t had a major setback or two on the way to the top? My guess is no. > Oprah was fired from her first television broadcasting job. > Walt Disney was once told that he lacked imagination and had no good ideas. > Michael Jordan was cut from his Varsity … Read More

4 Reasons to Stop Counting Calories and 2 Simple Things to do Instead

So how much do calories matter when we want to lose weight? Short answer: A lot. But the good news is you can still lose weight without counting a single calorie. But first, what makes calories so important? When the goal is weight loss, the only absolute requirement is a caloric deficit.  That means we want to burn more calories … Read More

The 3 P’s of Fat Loss

If you’ve ready any of my past blogs about fat loss, you know that I’m not a fan of meal plans or diets that don’t come customized for an individual. I’m the kind of coach that gets to know my clients on a deep level because the only way I can actually help them long-term. I need to know their thought patterns, hang-ups and barriers … Read More

Yes! You really CAN eat whatever you want and still lose fat.

If I could banish one word from my clients’ vocabulary it would be the word “bad” in reference to food, how they ate or how they feel about what they ate. “I ate so much bad food this weekend.” “I ate a few cookies and had a glass of wine. It was definitely a binge and it was so bad.” … Read More

3 things you need to lose weight that the diet industry can’t sell you

How much money have you spent on diets and meal plans throughout your life?   How often have you been disappointed by the lack of results, especially long-term results?   Maybe more importantly, how much time and stress has dieting cost you?   The diet industry is a billion dollar industry for a reason.  There are hundreds of thousands of … Read More

32 Things I’ve Learned in my 32 Years

This week marks my 32nd year and I have to say, so far my 30s are freaking amazing.  I don’t think you could pay me to go back to my 20s…I’m just having too much fun 🙂  Here’s a short, fun list of 32 things I’ve learned in my 32 years (and most I’m still working on): 1.Learn to be by … Read More

What to do when you feel like you keep “falling off the wagon” (Part I)

I hear from ALL of my clients that the weeks they’re off their normal routine is always a STRUGGLE.    They eat stuff they normally don’t eat, it’s hard to get their workouts in, their sleep schedule is different and they feel like they fell off the wagon…again. Clients will ask me “What should I eat when at I’m at this conference/on … Read More

Cravings: Why they happen and what we can do about them.

Cravings can show up in a number of ways.  We can crave specific foods, textures, flavors, even certain times of the day can bring on cravings (3pm slump anyone?). If you’re into reading up on nutrition, I’m sure you’ve seen lots of different tips on how to handle cravings. Things like going for a walk, drinking water, reading a book, taking … Read More

Your body is your boss.  Not the other way around.

Our bodies are exceptional at telling us exactly what they need, when they need it. Our bodies can tell us when we need to eat, when we should stop eating, when we should rest or sleep and for how long, and will give us lots of warning signs when it’s been overworked. The problem is, we’ve forgotten how to listen. … Read More

Want to lose arm fat and belly jiggle? Do this.

You want to lose the spare tire around your stomach and you want to lose the bat wings you’ve suddenly developed on the back of your arms.  You know…that extra stuff that hangs over your jeans and that jiggle that keeps waving long after you’ve stopped?  I feel you.  The stomach and upper arms are just two of the spots … Read More

Do you have a good relationship with food?

Food shouldn’t be the enemy.  Food shouldn’t be stressful.  But it can be for lots of us.  I know it used to be for me!  My thoughts revolved around food from the moment I woke up to the moment I went to bed and it was freaking exhausting.  I lived like that for years, obsessing about everything I ate, thinking … Read More

Why resolutions and goals kinda suck and what you can do instead (plus a 2016 recap)

2016 was FREAKING SCARY but it was also pretty awesome.  In a quick recap: I quit my full-time job and went part time so I could put more focus on my online biz I launched 5 online programs after never launching a single one before I wrote SUPER vulnerable blog posts sharing stuff I’ve never really told many people before (Breaking the Binge being example … Read More

How to Fail like a Bad Ass

There are probably hundreds, if not thousands, of books out there on how to succeed in business, at weight loss, in life, as a parent, as a partner, as a coach, etc.  Of all the “success books” I’ve read, the one spot where most seem to fall short is teaching us to handle it when things don’t go as planned because as we … Read More

Exactly WHAT to eat, WHEN to eat it and WHY

I get tons of questions from clients and fellow gym goers about what they should eat at any given time of day- before working out, after working out, when they’re craving sweets, etc.  I’m laying it all out for you here to take away the nutrition confusion once and for all. Whether your goal is fat loss, muscle gain or … Read More

Six Things to Look for in a Nutrition or Fitness Coach

It’s that time of year when all the nutrition/fitness/health/fat loss/diet/ body transformation coaches and trainers seem to come out of the woodwork. There are literally hundreds of posts on social media about coaches who can “finally get you the body of your dreams.” Not that there’s anything wrong with that, that’s how online coaches market ourselves and get clients, myself included. Where we … Read More

6 Reasons Why HIIT Workouts Kick Ass

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a great way (some might say it’s *the* way) to boost your body’s fat burning ability and can increase lean muscle mass all the while making you look and feel like the baddest chick around. HIIT workouts produce more results in less time simply due to the nature of the workouts. One of the … Read More

The Truth About Weight Loss and Moderation

Do you get super frustrated and want to throw your phone through the window when you see an Instagram fitness “model” post a pic of them about to take a bite of pizza and caption it “everything in moderation!” while flaunting their flawless physiques. I used to, too. I’d get so frustrated because all these women with great bodies were … Read More

What to expect when you’re trying to lose weight

I’ve lost and gained the same 10-20 pounds more times than I can remember.  I was a yo-yoer for about 15 years and it took me that long to finally make it stick.  It was a lonnnnng journey but I’m so thankful for it because it brought me here so I can help make sure others don’t make the same … Read More

Releasing Food Guilt Helped Me Lose 20 Pounds. Here’s How…

In high school I remember not wanting to eat breakfast because as soon as I ate I thought my stomach would look fat.  In college I remember going on the South Beach diet to get ready for Spring Break, but instead of following the diet, I made up my own version which consisted of cheese sticks, chicken and nuts. After … Read More

How Do Treats Fit Into a Healthy Lifestyle?

When I’m coaching my clients, and when I’m considering my own nutrition, I like to keep things tasty and physique friendly. If you’ve be following me for any period of time you probably know that I have a pretty big sweet tooth and love a cockatil or two from time to time. I am 100% positive that the reason I … Read More