5 Steps To Keeping Your Health & Fitness Resolutions

5 Steps To Keeping Your Health & Fitness Resolutions

Most people resolve to eat better, be healthy and workout more but those resolutions usually fade fast and are on the list again come the next year.  Here are 5 steps to make THIS YEAR, YOUR YEAR FOR SUCCESS!!

Step #1 - Focus on adding more good instead of cutting out the bad

I don’t know about you but whenever I tell myself that I’m not going to eat “blank” anymore.  All I can think about is “blank”.  It almost becomes obsessive!  Even if “blank” isn’t something I am passionate about like chocolate or wine, the thought of eliminating it makes me desire it even more!

Why You Should Sit Less & 25 Ways To Move More

Why You Should Sit Less & 25 Ways To Move More

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “sitting is the new smoking”.  And perhaps, like me, you thought it doesn’t really apply to you because you exercise daily.  Well, guess again!

Research is showing that even if you work out daily, that is NOT enough!  YIKES!

How harmful is sitting anyways?  

The latest research shows that long periods of sitting is linked to an increase in:

The AMAZING Benefits of HIIT!

The AMAZING Benefits of HIIT!

If burning fat, having loads of energy and staying young are on your MUST-HAVE list then HIIT training is for you!!

I recently attended the World Fitness Expo in Toronto and had the opportunity to hear Dr. Len Kravitz, an exercise science professor and researcher at the University of New Mexico (who was recently inducted into the National Fitness Hall Of Fame!)

He spoke about the most current research on the health benefits of HIIT training and he shared some amazing studies about mitochondria and how HIIT can benefit our health in 3 ways:

My Summer Fun & Fitness Goals

My Summer Fun & Fitness Goals

Just two days left until school’s out and it’s summer vacation!!  Woot Woot!  I’ve got 2 kiddos home with me - one is 7 and the other 6.  We’ve discussed our summer plans and figured out what each of us wants to do.

There will be lots of cottage/family time and local day trips.  My kids have 3 weeks of swimming lessons along with some day camps.  We’ve got birthday parties and friends to visit and somewhere amongst all that my husband and I need to fit in actual work - lol!

A FitBit Addiction

A FitBit Addiction

Ok, it’s true.  I am addicted to wearing my Fitbit!  I feel naked without it.  There have been several times when I have been walking to school to pick up my kids and suddenly I realize I don’t have my Fitbit on.  I literally have an overwhelming feeling to sit down and stop walking.  It’s come to the point that it feels senseless to walk if I am not accumulating steps

4 Workout Techniques to Get BETTER Results In LESS Time!

4 Workout Techniques to Get BETTER Results In LESS Time!

Technique #1 - Minimize your rest.  

Have you ever seen people spend hours in a gym pumping out their reps and then sitting down to rest?  I’m a busy mom and all I can think is “ain’t nobody got time for that!!”  I’ve got stuff to do and places to be!!!  I need to get my workout done FAST!

Understanding Good Fats vs Bad Fats

Understanding Good Fats vs Bad Fats

I remember back in my university days when my friend and I would go to the cafeteria to get a late night studying snack.  We decided that getting Skittles was a good snack because it didn’t have any fat in it - therefore we wouldn’t get fat - hahahaha!  Seriously.  We thought that.

Well we all know now that fat is essential to optimal health (and that Skittles were probably one of the worst things we could have chosen for a snack - hello sugar!)

Fat is the building block for our cells and key hormones in our bodies!  It is essential for weight loss, mood control, immune system function, brain development and heart health.