Goal Setting

Sep 19

Never too busy.

September is one of the busiest months of the year for most of us. With school, new work deadlines and recommitment to obligations, it’s easy to put fitness and nutrition on the back burner. So it’s no wonder that I hear excuses like, “I just don’t have time these days – it’s a miracle I’m getting to my training sessions!”… read more
Sep 13

10 Ways to Get (& stay) Active This Fall

This time of year should get the “best of” award. Chillier sweater-weather means the kids are back in school, normalcy returns, beautiful fall colors develop and bountiful harvest foods are in every farmer’s market. Before you settle into a rhythm, make a “fit bucket list” of things you’d like to do before the snow flies,… read more
Sep 10

8 Must-Haves for Fit-Minded Mamas

There are a gazillion gadgets on the market these days for new moms. In fact, the baby-care product market is predicted to reach $66.8 BILLION globally by 2017.  I’m willing to bet that women use MAYBE 40% of what they receive as gifts. It’s tough for expecting mothers to predict exactly what they’ll need once the new baby arrives. The biggest… read more
Sep 08

Team Skoogfit!

Along with an amazing and inspiring Team Skoogfit, I ran the Spartan Race today in northern New Jersey. It ranks up there with some of the hardest physical things I’ve ever done. The race was an 8-mile vertical-climb with 21 obstacles snaking through Mountain Creek Ski Resort (think: march up black diamond hills time and again…and again). Some… read more
Sep 03

Finally ‘ME’ Time!

  Me, kindergarten As my mom will tell it, after I boarded the bus for my first day of school, she cried. She wasn’t alone, either. If you login to Facebook, you’ll see tears of pride across this nation – many of our friends are sending their babies to school today. But there’s a really big bright side for stay-at-home parents: long-awaited,… read more
Sep 01

Get set!

Summer is a time to let commitments fall by the wayside. Being able to stretch out, relax and decompress is essential to renewal and moving forward with vigor. But, it’s over. September has come. Since Thanksgiving is just 12 potentially-productive weeks away,  why not step forward with some hefty goals? Whether they’re fitness, career or… read more
Aug 29

Fitness on Vacation

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Aug 28

Happy Anniversary, Honey!

Three years ago today, I married my best friend. Although I’ve broken my private vow of staying within 5 pounds of my wedding weight (I’m  up 8), things are really great. I’m fat and happy. Just kidding. About the fat part. After we got married, people came out of the woodwork admitting how hard the first year is. I poo poo-ed them away, thinking,… read more
Aug 27

Strength = Willpower

Earlier this year, I did something that I promised myself I would never do: I took on a client who was addicted to cigarette smoking…with one caveat: if she didn’t quit smoking, I’d have to fire her. Month after month, my client got physically stronger. In 12 weeks, she went from 8 “girly” pushups to 20 chest-to-the-floor, perfect… read more
Aug 26

8 Rules I Live By

I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth – in fact, I’ve always known that if I wanted to really make it in this life, I’d have to work HARD. Because I’ve always had grand ideas. Because my parents aren’t made of money. And, because hard work is the very definition of ‘living’. So I share with you what helped… read more