Why a Gallon?

This is an exciting time of year for me as a mom.  My kiddos are out of school which means no homework, conference nights, and projects.  For me, this means that I get to focus on some important lifestyle behaviors that tend to slip with the hustle and bustle of a school year.  My coworkers … Continue reading Why a Gallon?


Avoiding the Rationalization Trap

One common factor that I find that many individuals deal with regarding healthy eating and weight loss is rationalizing. When an individual rationalizes his/her poor habits can lead to poor results and/or subsequent feelings of frustration and failure. I was like many others that engaged in this type of thinking. It was not helpful for … Continue reading Avoiding the Rationalization Trap

I am at peace with my body

Last Monday, I stopped by the bank after teaching a class and the drive thru teller noticed that I was in my workout attire.  She asked me if I had come from the gym.  I replied, "yes".  She mentioned how jealous she was and then proceeded to ask me if I would encourage the teller … Continue reading I am at peace with my body

Health Benefits of Green Tea

Hey there!  I wanted to add a post about green tea since I swear by starting my morning off with a hot cup.  I began this ritual a couple of years ago and rarely miss a morning without it.  I began drinking it when I learned that it would help boost my metabolism.  Well, it … Continue reading Health Benefits of Green Tea

Miami Reflections

Good morning! I am waking up in Miami on my final day of the visit. So far I have had an amazing experience. I have gotten much needed rest and enjoyed the beach. Yet, the ultimate highlight of this trip was being on the beach in a bikini. Last September when my cousin and I … Continue reading Miami Reflections