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Should I Hire a Personal Trainer to Get in Shape?

I work out every day. That includes vacations. I’ve even been known to get up before the crack of dawn to get to 24 Hour Fitness before an all-day flight. The only time I slack off is when I’m sick, and the last time that happened was 10 years ago.

How Can I Keep Off the Weight I Lost?

We’ve all dieted and lost weight. That’s the easy part. The challenge comes when we tire of our self-imposed deprivation of living on kale smoothies and revert to normal life. About 95% of us are weight loss recidivists. Sadly, despite expending so much willpower getting the flab off, we regain

How Can I Resist Overeating in Restaurants?

For a variety of reasons, we’re eating out more and more frequently. Some of us like to sample the trendiest innovative cuisine and brandish the bragging rights. For others, their careers require entertaining clients, and that means eating out. Then there are those of us who don’t know how to

The Downside of Being Fit and Lean

My husband was shopping for a workout outfit for me recently at a fitness store and not sure what size bra top to buy for me. The clerk logically asked him for my bra size. My husband replied “She doesn’t wear a bra.” The employee persisted: “Well, what cup size

Pre-Holiday Game Plan: How to Keep Sane and Not Gain

Do you enjoy the holidays but also dread the craziness, stress, and weight gain? Want to end the holiday season feeling good about yourself and being able to zip up your jeans? Follow these 3 simple tips: 1. Focus on portion control The simplest way to control your food intake

The Only Tip You’ll Ever Need to Live a Healthy Life

It’s holiday time! For many of us that means overeating, followed by dieting, typically in the form of an ill-fated, but well intentioned New Year’s resolution. Others are bound and determined to sweat off the excess baggage by plunking down a hefty sum for a long-term gym membership. For added

The 5 Secrets to Lifestyle Change

I’m a trained Wellness Coach and Certified Personal Trainer and have helped many clients make permanent lifestyle changes. It’s not an easy thing to do. Look aroun - there’s no escaping the fact that the world is conspiring to make us all fat and lazy. Fast food drive-thrus are ubiquitous

8 Simple Practices that Will Help You Lose Weight for Good

When we get disgusted with our weight, we go on a diet because usually it results in rapid weight loss and that represents gratifying progress. The problem is that no one can live with deprivation forever, so at some point every dieter goes off the reservation and starts eating again.

7 Steps for Getting Your Stress Under Control

Are you rushing through life? Do you find yourself constantly multi-tasking? Is a good day one where you managed to show up and the right time and place for all your work and personal obligations? If any of these descriptions fits your lifestyle, I urge you to start getting your

How to Fit Exercise into Your Busy Life

Isn’t it ironic that we have so many modern conveniences, but can’t find the time to take care of ourselves? According to the Centers for Disease Control, a whopping 80% of U.S. adults don’t meet the minimal exercise guidelines—a paltry 2.5 hours per week of aerobic exercise and some minimal