Category: Other Stuff - Page 7
Winter Blues; kicking S.A.D. in the A.S.S.
The weather outside here in Kansas has been graduallyshifting to frightful. If youve never lived here we have a saying If you dont like the weather, stick around 15 minutes. Lately its been fallish with more and more days of bitter cold. I found myself driving home from the gym today thinking about how soon til we have snow and ice. These are things I never look forward to. For…read more
Sugar for sugar; nutrition challenge
Sugar for sugar. When I got really into this clean eating stuff, I began to understand the addictive relationship physically and mentally I had with processed foods and particularly sugar. I wasnt sure how to proceed. The thing is I love sweets. Chocolate specifically. And I happen to make the best gigantic chocolate chip cookies in the world (if I do say so myself). My husband also loves said cookies….read more
I feel pretty, oh so pretty… new fit mama campaign- for YOU!
I Feel Pretty is a Fit Mama video campaign to help give women that boost of confidence we sometimes need. When we feel pretty, our mood is better, our confidence is higher and our day just seems to go smoother. To submit an uplifting word or anything you might want to hear when youre feeling down, upload your video to your own blog or a video-sharing site such as YouTube,…read more
There you are: sitting on the couch. Your feet are up, youve just unbuttoned your pants a little or maybe even changed into sweats. You are stuffed to the brim, so much so that you may feel a little like throwing up just to relieve some of the pressure. At this point you are really reconsidering that the 3rd helping or maybe the dessert was just a tad too much….read more
Eat the bacon and *gasp* DON’T “work it off”
What the hell Mama? Isnt that the whole idea of exercise and moderation and all that good stuff? Nope. Allow me to elaborate. Eat the bacon. This part is self explanatory. Unless bacon isnt your thing for non-meat eating reasons, eating bacon is a good idea because its freaking delicious. The smell of it, in my opinion, is a heck of a lot better than folgers in your cup. But…read more
Tyra Banks, Ugly muscles and Skinny bitches.
I dont spend a lot of time watching television these days. Not in an effort to avoid its rotting of my brain, but Im too busy for it. I miss the days of kicking back and watching my guilty pleasures, and once upon a time Americas Next Top Model was one of them. In case you were wondering my current favorites that I patiently await new seasons on dvd (and…read more
The fit mama difference
My goal as a trainer is a little different than many others in this business. I dont want you to need me. I want to teach you to fish, so to speak. My goal is to teach you a healthy way to approach food mentally and the education you need to be able to see through all the BS in the diet and health food industries so that you are…read more
Now for a honest-to-goodness good morningâ¦
Im not a morning person. This was particularly true when I was in school. And by school I mean Jr. High, High School as well as college. The mornings for me when I was younger included (sorry Mom!) hollering at my Mother that I couldnt find my outfit I wanted to wear, sometimes pretending to be ill, trying to find any way to get out of approaching the day. The…read more
Jack Handey v. Haters; a case for getting healthy for real
You cant hate yourself healthy. Its not possible. If you hate yourself, you can hate yourself into being thin and you can hate yourself into being fat; but healthy is not a state you can get to with hatred as your motivation. Beyond the outside motivators of being healthy for my family and being a positive example for my daughter the largest paradigm shift for me in my transformation was…read more
easy and impressive: spring rolls!
I love a spring roll. They are healthy, delicious and when you make them yourself you can impress all your friends. I love when food network folks say that, because Im not often having large gatherings of friends Im dying to impress with myculinaryskills. Most often its just me, my husband and my Lola. But maybe you do have these gatherings I digress. A spring roll is a Vietnamese appetizer….read more