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 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
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
Mar 26

Last-Minute Fitness

I have a fitness photoshoot in, like, a week. Although I haven’t been slacking in my workouts, the intensity hasn’t been where it should be, given that I have to look like a legit trainer on camera.  Time to step it up, PRONTO. So here’s the million dollar question:  What’s the quickest, safest way to slim down? Many people say the… read more
Mar 04

Get Your Spring Fling On!

What are you training for?  Training to lose weight but never seeming to hit your target is frustrating and tedious.  Those same ol’ 5, 10, 30 pounds never seem to go anywhere…ugh!  Stop training for weight loss!  Instead, train for something fun, like the MS Walk this spring, the Urban Dare (I’m doing it and could use another… read more
Jan 21

Find the time. Plan your life.

Today I bought a mattress.  The man who sold it to me was polite…and fat.  When he asked me what I do for a living, he got all chatty about how he “just doesn’t have time” to work out.  Riiight.  So I asked him if he has another job.  No, he replied.  Are you married?  No.  Kids?  No.  Does he plan out his meals?  No.  … read more
Jan 13

Your Partner: The Sloth

So far so good in 2011:  your workouts are on-track, eating is pretty clean and you’ve lost a pound (or 2!).  However, your significant other is definitely NOT.  He/she sits around eating bonbons, flipping between The Simpsons and Cops .  Sometimes the love of your life may be unintentionally sabotaging your plans: change can be a scary thing!  … read more
Jan 09

January 9, 2011: Resolutions Strong?

Excuse: I’m not good enough.  I fail at everything I do.  Nothing works for me.
 It’s been 9 days and I haven’t lost a pound. SolutionStay positive and keep your eyes on the prize. Do not lose momentum. The first few weeks of any program are going to be the most difficult.  Did you put a picture of your ideal body on your fridge?  How’s… read more
Jan 08


Most of my guys despise cardiovascular exercise.  They’d rather hit the weights with a meathead workout than spend what seems like an eternity on the elliptical. Though aerobic exercise can be boring, it helps to keep the heart healthy and stave off heart disease, the leading cause of death in men. In fact, men suffer heart attacks on average ten years… read more
Jan 03

Bag lunch

A dear friend of mine shared her resolution on Facebook.  She vows to set monthly resolutions instead of one big yearly resolution.  I love her idea for January:  not eat out for lunch all month. Not only will she save approximately $200, but she could potentially lose 5 pounds just by packing her own lunch each day! My advice?  Start preparing the week’s… read more