Why You Should Give Up Coffee for 21 Days (controversial)

Ever since I announced the 21 Day Clean Eating and Exercise Challenge, the comment I have been hearing the most is, “do I really have to give up my coffee?” In this article, I would like to share with you the science on both sides of the coin, along with my personal opinion. Americans drink 624 million cups of coffee per day. That averages out to a staggering 3 cups per person. 87% report not … [Read more...]

I cried…

The past two days have been special for me. I have been meeting with potential clients who have filled out the Fit and Fabulous over 55 application for our new program that we are launching in Madison. There isn’t a program even close to this in the Madison area. I spend 30 minutes chatting with each person and I ask a lot of questions and just listen. Each individual story inspires me, challenges … [Read more...]

How much balance & flexibility do you have? Take this test!

Do you struggle with balance or flexibility? No matter what your age, you may struggle with this, but as a person ages, balance, flexibility, bone density, and strength are four things that naturally decrease, unless you do something to counteract this decline. Today, I would like to cover the topics of balance and flexibility and show you a few simple tests you can do to see where your … [Read more...]

Did you miss it? Webinar replay available now…

Did you miss last week’s webinar, with my top tricks and tips for losing weight and staying in shape for life? It’s not too late. You can watch the recording below, or by clicking here. You'll learn the 4 most important things you can do to lose weight and build toned, lean muscle (without ever looking like the woman below, in the snapshot of the video!) regardless of your age and current fitne … [Read more...]

Why Your Friends Are Jealous of You (And What You Can Do About It)

Does it ever feel like every time you gain momentum and start to make progress in a program, some of your friends and family start to sabotage your efforts? You are not alone and this is one of the other huge reasons why it can be tough to stick with a program. Here’s how it usually goes. You are doing great. You are in the right mindset now—you did the 10 year visioning exercise (that we’ll sha … [Read more...]

Best Shape of Her Life at 61? See how she did it

Have you ever met someone for the first time and you instantly felt more energetic and positive by being around that person? That is what happened to me recently as I met an awesome woman named Mary. Mary works for a billion dollar organic food company that I am working with to help their wellness program get even better than it is already. She had been doing my program for the past 5 years and … [Read more...]

5 foods you should never eat/that leave you fat and with no energy

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve probably tried a dozen diets that have not worked. Maybe you lost weight, only to gain it back again. Or maybe the diet just wasn’t practical for your family. Perhaps it left you feeling worse than when you started. The thing about diets is that almost all of them are too extreme and too restrictive. They just aren’t sustainable. Not only are many of t … [Read more...]

The Dirty 4 Letter F-word

I hope you are enjoying this unseasonably cool weather we are having this week! The past handful of days I have listened to about 14 hours of podcasts and read several books, and I have discovered that in all the content I'm listening to and reading about, there is an underlining theme of the importance of overcoming our fears. I am going to keep this short today, but I would like to … [Read more...]

Will you be around for your grandkids?!

The past 6 weeks I have spoken to more corporations, teacher conventions, after school programs and other organizations, than any other time in my career. In many of these interactive sessions I ask this one simple question... “How will your life look and feel 10-20 years from now if you continue some of your unhealthy habits and likely add a couple more unhealthy habits to your life?" The e … [Read more...]

Only read if you’re ready to live each day all out!

I recently spent a week out in Colorado hiking a bunch of 14ers. A 14er is a mountain over 14,000 feet. There are between 54-58 of these mountains in Colorado. One of the items on my bucket list is to climb each one of these Colorado 14ers. Click here to check out the rest of my bucket list and then go create a bucket list of your own! Climbing mountains (aggressive hiking as I like to call … [Read more...]