After all this rain, a little something sweet and warm sounds just perfect! I came across this recipe by A House In the Hills. It’s amazing. Warm. Sweet. Soft. Crunchy. And not too high in calories. Enjoy and remember to share 🍐 Ingredients: 3 ripe bosc pears 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/4 cup…

Stuck in a rut? Did summer vacations and parties get you off track?  Want to get it together before the holidays consume you? Then we have something perfect for you: 🍂The Fall Challenge🍂.  This is a 6 week Lifestyle program focused on Fitness and Nutrition to get you the results you want. You commit to:1.   Workout 3…

Moms work very hard in the New Year and Spring to get ready for the Summer season which usually gets us sidetracked. Fall is a great and important time of year to begin, resume or tighten up good habits. This is because travel is winding down, and the kids (of all ages) go back to…

My parents used to call me “a bottle of spit.”  Well, before I had tubes in my ears that’s what it sounded like to me.  My parents we actually calling me “a bottomless pit” because they would run out of food before I ran out of space in my tummy.     Having an unlimited appetite in…

The difference between your life span and your play span is primarily determined by your strength levels. Without strength training we lose 1% of our muscle mass every year after age 30.     As we lose muscle we lose our ability to move, our independence and quality of life. Additionally, declining muscle equals declining metabolic health…

Just about every Northerner you meet who now lives in Charlotte likes to chat about the weather. And, can you blame them? The city sees an average annual high temperature of 70 (amazingly comfortable) degrees.   But somewhere along the line, they forgot to talk about the average summertime temp—a  swampy 87 degrees. In fact a…

The easiest 10 pounds to lose are the 10 you don’t gain on vacation. But, if you’re anything like me, the easiest week to gain 10 pounds is a week on vacation. Isn’t that a rather unfortunate coincidence? But after six months of regularly wearing 37 different hats ranging from the household sous chef to…

15 years ago, for no good reason, I handed off all my clients in DC and moved to LA. After I ran out of savings, I scrambled to get a job as a personal trainer at Spectrum Sports Clubs. Driving to my very first day I got my first flat tire ever, and I had…

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