Want to lose weight? Start by getting organized.

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My kids get bored in the produce section because it’s where I spend the most time. This is how James entertains himself.  I’ve been getting a lot of emails and direct messages lately in an SOS fashion: “HELP! I want to lose some weight! What can I start doing?!?” I hate that this is the month we’re inundated with messages …

Vacation workouts: yay or nay?

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  When you go on vacation, do you pack sneakers and workout clothes or are you more of a, “I am going on VACAYYYYY-TION! NO WORKOUTS FOR ME!” I have friends who fall into both camps, and I truly don’t judge either way. One of my hard working one-on-one clients, who suffers from sleep issues, usually comes back from vacation …

The secret to getting results from short workouts 

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Before I became a personal trainer, I was a big box gym devotee. I’d go four mornings a week religiously, always staying for about an hour, sometimes up to 90 minutes. When I had to cut my workout short, I got frustrated. Anything less than an hour felt like a waste of time. But then I discovered metabolic conditioning (or …

My number one tip for losing weight

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If you follow me on Pinterest, you will see a LOT of recipes for “energy bites.” I finally made a batch that came out good, using Big Spoon Roasters Chai Spice nut butter, which is made in Durham. I don’t often talk about weight loss here because, frankly, I get much more excited talking about women getting stronger rather than …

‘Tis the season: 25 days of fitness

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It’s getting cold outside, so if you’re working out outside, don’t forget your hat! It’s December, which means we’re now in one of the busiest months to scurry around like busy little elves. Between kids’ school concerts/plays/class parties, gift shopping, Elf on the Shelf shenanigans, baking cookies. mailing holiday cards, and going to holiday cocktail parties, it is WAY TOO …

Hanging out with strong women

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Post workout selfie from Wednesday’s lunchtime workout. That workout was just what I needed that day. Wow, friends – this has been quite a week. And when life dishes up a week like this, I seek solace in three things, usually in this order: My family Lifting heavy Running hard My husband PJ is the yin to my yang. When …