When you know the “why”, you make decisions from a place of empowerment… versus fear, anxiety, or desperation. #1 Meal spacing matters. How long do I have to wait between meals?” As I glanced down at the text message from my client, I was initially puzzled. Maybe she couldn’t do simple math? I mean, given […]
Building without “the bulge” is critical to the female psyche. And, Week 4 is where your dedication starts to pay off. People start to notice or look at you differently, so you don’t mind the number on the scale…even though, it has possibly gone up! Many of my clients report the same. They get frustrated by the slow-moving scale, but […]
If you’re striving to look like the cover model of Oxygen, but following a diet of chia seeds and coconut oil while not religiously lifting weights, the best you can expect was perfectly displayed at the Super Bowl Halftime Show. For many women, the classic case of not being on the “right track” with the intended physique goal. […]
Leave LAS Sat 8:05am…Arrive LAS Sun 11:50pm BodyCombat training, 2 days x 8 hours Patriot Challenge NPC Masters Bikini 40+, 3 weeks out Away from kitchen/husband: 40 hours, ~10-12 meals In carry-on: 8 Tilapia filets (~24 oz) 10 Hard-boiled eggs 2 Veggie packs (4-servings) 2 Cups of old-fashioned oats 1 Package of Acai berry powder […]
All done.” My daughter hands me her breakfast plate with the turkey sausage side polished and the waffle side untouched. My bodybuilder brain thinks, oh, she is craving protein. From a macro perspective, this is great. Shrugging my shoulders, I dispose of her waffle and finish washing the morning dishes. No less than 30 mins […]
You mean, we can’t go out to lunch anymore?” I could hear the disappointment in his voice, so I thought, well, maybe… How about Sushi Wa?” My husband and I are creatures of habit. On Tuesdays or Wednesdays, that means either The Cheesecake Factory or Sushi Wa. His days off = our weekly lunch date. Between the […]
When you’re prepping for a show or doing anything transformative, you become a meticulous planner. And, skipping breakfast is never part of that equation. From a physical standpoint, we eat to “break the fast” and to prevent muscle catabolism. From a metaphysical standpoint, we have a window of elevation… Here, the most important part is not […]
There are two things that are music to my ears. One is, “I’m so sore!” The other is “I’m so hungry!” In my experience, most clients understand the first, but stress over the latter. In fact, many of my female clients will ask me with trepidation, “Will I be hungry?” With the right kind of […]
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There are healthy options for, or ways to make, many holiday staples (e.g. fat-free Pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, gravy) and Mike will teach you how on a supermarket tour or in one of his Fitness is Served! classes at the studio. This blog is for the vast majority of us who do not have control over the […]
More than a recipe, a recipe for fitness success. Eating Fit ‘n Healthy need not be bland, tasteless, or torturous! This one is Desi tested, Mommy approved, and…Dada prepared.