Men: take warning!
This May, a study came out linking sedentary behaviors and cardiovascular disease mortality in men. The following excerpt from an article in the New York Times Magazine, in my opinion, sums it all up: Men who spent more than 23 hours a week watching TV and sitting in their cars(as passengers or as drivers) had a 64 percent greater chance of dying fromheart disease… read more
Food + me = love.
I love to eat.I have no problem eating clean, whole & organic foods…in fact, oatmeal, walnuts, avocados, spinach, berries and tofu are some of my favorite foods.The issue for me is timing. If I don’t eat every 3-4 hours, cravings set in and I blow my diet…becoming dizzy with hunger. At that point, cheesy flavored pop chips, jelly beans… read more
*sneeze*Who wears perfume to the gym?!If my trainer wore cologne, I’d have to stop training with him. Seriously. My nostrils start to hurt after awhile! I have a huge nose. And it works. I can smell if someone has doggy-doo on the bottom of their shoe from across the gym.I have actually turned down a client because he stunk so terribly. Like an old ham &… read more
I KNEW there was some correlation to sleep deprivation and weight gain!!!Every time I have trouble catching my ZZZ’s, I’m ravenous! My nutritionist, Samantha Lynch, blogged about this very subject and I want to share it with you: Underestimating Sleep It is a thrill to live in the city that never sleeps! Between non-stop entertainment, balancing… read more
The Great American Time Waster
Sometimes I hear, “I spent 2 hours in the gym today!” This person is either training for an endurance sport (like a marathon or triathlon) or wasting her time. You’re more apt to see results if you work as hard as you can as long as you can (usually no more than an hour). I have never seen a fat sprinter…but I have seen some big marathon runners!!… read more
Hydrate that body!
It’s hot. I’ve been sweating. A lot. Sweat is secreted from glands located just beneath the skin’s surface. In order to cool the body, pores release fluid to the surface of the skin. Sweat is made up of water, sodium chloride, urea and a fatty substance secreted from the sebaceous glands which are found next to the sweat glands. Basically,… read more
Staying fit 'on the road'
Time and again I hear the same excuse: “I travel so much for work so I don’t have time to exercise.” I have been traveling nonstop this spring and summer and I have found countless ways to stay fit and focused. I’ll share my shortcuts and secrets: Pack some light reminders: flattering gym clothes (so you look good doing it), running shoes… read more
I have a trainer, too
I have a trainer. I love my trainer.I need my trainer. You see, after a long week of directing others’ workouts, I find it hard to get creative enough to push myself. I like that I don’t have to think about what to do next, or how long my rest interval should be, because I KNOW that during the next hour, I do as I’m told.He pushes me harder than anyone… read more
Welcome to my blog
At long last, Skoogfit.com has come to fruition. I am proof that if you set your mind to something it can be done with a little elbow grease and a wad of *gulp* cash. I learned a lot and express gratitude to Jay Sullivan (www.jaysullivan.net) for making me look like a legit trainer (lighting and makeup!!) and having patience to make the countless changes I asked for.… read more