Jun 24

MommyFit by SkoogFit

I just had to share the news of this latest offer from yours truly since it expires in 3 days! Soon-to-be and new mommies get 43% off MommyFit by SkoogFit! Check out my offer on Gaggle of Chicks to redeem this deal! Also makes a great gift ;). Jenny Skoog is a New York City-based fitness expert, NASM certified personal trainer, pre/post-natal coach, DONA-International… read more
Jun 17

Drink, y'all!

In these busy summer months, it’s easy to lose track of how much water you’re putting into your body.  Dehydration is no joke.  We’ve all heard of someone landing in the E.R. due to this dangerous condition.  Aside from drinking more water, there are many ways to stay on top of hydration.  Read on: Certain foods can count towards 20%… read more
Jun 06

The million dollar question

If I had a penny for every time someone asked it, I’d be a millionaire.  For women, it’s called a “muffin top”.  For guys, lovehandles.  There are many different variations of ‘it’: belly roll beer gut spare tire What’s the question, then?  How to get rid of it! Washboard abs are made in the kitchen.  … read more
May 29

Two Summertime Salads!

It’s really starting to feel like summer…finally.  For Memorial Day weekend, we upgraded our outdoor grill and put it to good use last night as a kick-off to summertime with some grilled corn cobs, kebabs, and the two salads I share below.  There’s nothing better than fresh, organic & local ingredients.  Top flavor and so nutritious!… read more
May 27

Skoog learns a valuable lesson.

A week or so ago, I started to feel under the weather.  It all started with a fever…otherwise, I felt fine.  Instead of listening to my body and knowing all I know about slowing down, I plowed ahead with powerful workouts and long runs.  My body came to a screeching halt and by Tuesday I was bedridden with, what I’ll call, the flu of the century.… read more
May 25

Greek Grub Obsession

While in Panama the other week, we had some of the best Greek food I’ve ever tasted. There’s something about Mediterranean food that makes me salivate…since we’ve been back in NYC, I’ve been obsessed.  Hummus, giant white beans bathed in dill & tomato sauce and zesty oven-baked fish aside, my favorite appetizer is tzatziki.  … read more
May 23

A moment at the lips…forever on the hips?

How many times in the past year have you begun a new eating/exercise regimen and, after a few days, a week…maybe even a month, a setback occurs and you fall ‘off-track’. The mentality is that if you screw up you might as well stop altogether, and eat the entire pizza-pie, the bowl of candy, the fries and soda.  Quit.  End of story.  Better… read more
May 04

Protein Powders (All You Ever Wanted To Know)

I want to share with you, dear reader, one of the most comprehensive articles I have ever read pertaining to protein powder.  I cannot tell you how many inquiries I get about this very subject.  I found this article on, of which I am a member.  This article was written by Charles Poliquin, dated May 4, 2011, entitled “Protein Powders (All… read more
Apr 23

Seared Tuna w/ Pineapple Salsa!

Sushi and I haven’t made friends.  I went through a phase where I believed that if I ate enough of it, I’d acquire a taste and therefore, be cool like the rest of my sushi-addicted friends.  Until I got food poisoning from the stuff.  Now, I wanna gag every time I pass a sushi counter at Whole Foods, or anywhere I smell seaweed & horseradish.  … read more
Apr 06

Self employed? Read on.

In the last two years, the ups and downs of the economy have forced many people to reinvent themselves and become self-employed.  It can be very liberating on one hand, but if you’re not careful, it’s very easy to put on weight.  The highs and lows of business are very stressful and many business owners put themselves on the back burner. My advice?  … read more