As we feel the time crunch of the busy, busy days of fall, it can seem harder and harder to stay motivated with our healthy lifestyle. However, as you’ve heard me say before, it is not just about eating right and exercising. Feeling in balance also involves a positive mindset, stress management and good sleeping habits, so maybe it's time to switch your focus for a bit. I find that many people don’t take sleep habits as serious as they should though when it comes to goals lik
If the scale has you singing the blues, don’t fret. The scale is only ONE way to measure weight loss. Let me share a couple of recent “wins” from a 63 year-old client of mine. She and her husband spent 2.5 hours splitting firewood, loading the back of a pickup and unloading it into their wood shed... with no trouble at all. That is enough hard work to burn over 1,000 calories! Earlier that same week, my client’s daughter-in-law bought a heavy wood table and chairs. Her daught
September is national #SelfImprovementMonth. And I am using it as the perfect excuse to jump on the bandwagon for some added motivation. So, in honor of Self-Improvement Month, I am bringing you ladies a 4-part series for self-improvement. For the next 4 weeks, I am going to talk tips on a self-improvement topic that you can easily incorporate into your lives. My wish for you is to embrace these topics and recommendations for a better self. Topics we will visit include: stres
If you are trying to lose fat, you might have noticed that, to your disgust, fat loss can be challenging and frustrating if you are not strategic about your plan. Are you one of those people that feel like you are you doing everything “right” (at least most of the time) and still not seeing the results you want? I hear this all the time from women – they can’t figure out why their bodies just don’t respond.
A few years ago my sister was telling me how frustrated she was th
We’ve had a lot of celebrating going on in the Upp house lately. Just before Easter festivities, we celebrated my youngest turning 10. (How do I have two kids in double digits?-- Sorry, I digress.)
All events combined sent me well over my 10% of weekly freebie food choices. It’s all fun and games enjoying those meals until you know you’ve gone overboard and lay down to go to bed.
UGH… One night my bloated and an over-full tummy literally prevented me from falling asleep
The busy-ness of the holiday season sure can be a challenge to stick to your healthy lifestyle and goals. In celebration of the upcoming 25 days of Christmas, I thought it would be fun to give you 25 tips for staying on top of your nutrition and fitness goals during this holiday season. Let’s get started: Plan – My planning day is typically Sunday, but with the extra parties and school functions, I must make sure to consider the extra events. Plan as many meals as you can a
So many people fail on diets and exercise plans because they are looking for a "quick fix" - A fad diet, or some miracle pill that will magically melt 50 lbs. Well, for now, that pill or diet does not exist. BUT, I do have a fool-proof, scientifically proven strategy to drastically improve your health.
Your health will increase exponentially; You will be amazed! So, okay, I purposefully wanted to sound like a late-night infomercial, but all kidding aside, the following
As Daylight Savings Time just ended, changes in our routines can be a little challenging in the next couple of weeks. My puppy, Tyson, was definitely confused and got us up at the crack of dawn, gipping us out of our extra hour of sleep—no fair! With holidays just around the corner, I’m guessing that getting extra sleep is NOT on your to do list. But did you know that lack of sleep is linked to various health issues, including your weight? The National Sleep Foundation, reco
If you’ve seen my recent Facebook and Instagram posts, you’ll know that we just added Tyson to our family. This 9-week old fur ball has brought both many joys and a few challenges to our lives. If you haven’t had a puppy before, you should know that puppies are just like babies, getting up multiple times in the wee hours of the night. And considering it’s been over 9 years since I’ve had to do that, my lack of sleep has definitely taken a toll. Each time I woke up, all I cou
In the month of July, all I did was eat and drink. Here’s a rundown of my month: I ate and drank for 5 straight days while vacationing in Vegas. My sister-in-law and baby niece were visiting in KC and we ate out almost every lunch and dinner. I celebrated my mom’s 65th birthday with a surprise party and the most amazing lemon bundt cake. I indulged on two delicious meals at Rye and Q39 for my husband’s birthday (finishing Q39 off with cheesecake). I celebrated my other niece