July 25, 2018

Very few problems cannot be solved under a barbell. This is a lesson I learned LONG ago. I am high strung to say the least. Call it what you like, type A, high maintenance, busy, driven, etc... whatever, I rarely sit down and I like things done a certain way. Although...

July 9, 2018

This is the question I am asked the most. Unfortunately there is not just one simple answer, but I can give you some direction. We are all different for so many reasons: sex, size and weight, body composition (body fat vs. lean body mass), genetics, activity level, etc...

July 7, 2018

Seriously. It sucks and it's hard. Every time. During the actual act of exercising I am miserable and wonder why in hell I do this on a daily basis. I hate crossfit less than other types of exercising, but during it I hate it immensely and I can't wait until it's over....

July 4, 2018

This is something that I think about often, and may end up writing for my dissertation. Why, exactly, do perfectly intelligent people forsake their health for a myriad of other seemingly less important reasons?

Let that sink in...

When I have a new group of students I ca...

July 3, 2018

Before I lecture on priorities, let's get back to food. In terms of body composition food is equally as important if not more so than exercise. I eat the (mostly) same breakfast everyday. I realize that may be boring for some of you, however most people who tell me tha...

July 2, 2018

I was initially going to write about priorities this morning, when I woke up sleepy, blamed in on the baby and immediately felt guilty... So- 

Ya'll- what's with the mom guilt??? I discovered this 10 seconds after Stele was born ten years ago. Not only was I shocked at...

June 30, 2018

One of the first questions I ask my students when we begin the nutrition chapter for the semester is: How can you be 100% sure that any food is good for you? The answers I get generally are:

It's organic!

It has pronounceable words in the ingredient list

It has a short li...

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At 42, I am married to the man of my dreams (it only took 3 times), have 2 amazing step daughters (13 and 22) in addition to my own (9), and our only boy (11 months), am a doctoral student and a business owner. My husband and I live in chaos and fitness is my passion. This is my story.

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