Summer is over, kids are back to school and it’s time for me to get back on schedule.  While having the kids at home this summer was great, my whole schedule was totally off kilter.  Finding time to work out while trying to entertain my girls was challenging enough, throw in a case of plantar fasciitis and all my hopes of extreme Plyometric workouts were dashed.

Having entered the summer in the best shape of my life, I feel as if I really let myself backslide.
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  I was not on top of my nutrition, skipped several workouts, indulged in one too many ice cream cones, and can now see the results of my poor behavior.  Yes, we all slip up here and there.  I am not happy with myself, but I have a choice.  I can either continue to go down the road of gluttony, overindulgence and all night benders (insert for humor) or make a change.  So, I’ve decided to make a change.  [click to continue…]

Have you heard the news coming from Beachbody? Well, whether you have are haven’t, I want to let you in on some incredibly exciting news: P90X2™ is now available for pre-order! And this is gonna be one sequel that will definitely live up to the original! Building off the success of the number one fitness program in the world, P90X2 promises to be the most intense, effective, and rewarding workouts ever.

But a word to the wise: There are only a LIMITED NUMBER of copies available [click to continue…]

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Summer.  Heat waves and temps close to 100 degrees combined with lousy window air conditioners and a grill that’s down for the count.  Does my family expect me to turn on the oven and cook dinner tonight?  No way!  Am I still planning on putting dinner on the table? Absolutely.  I call it “un-cooking.”

I have lots of great ideas at my fingertips and I’d like to share one of them with you.  [click to continue…]

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This being my first blog post, I thought it would be good to tell you about how I got here.  I have been small and petite my whole life, never really worrying about my weight.  Over the years, I worked out on a fairly regular basis, even after I had kids, but I eventually let life get in the way of working out and I started going to the gym less and less. I did manage to get most of the baby weight off after childbirth, as I went through sporadic periods of exercise in my 30’s but I was never happy with my weight or how I looked in a bathing suit.  Then I hit 40.

I had heard people talk about it, but never bought into the theory that things change when you hit 40.  Not me, I’m different, I’m petite, I can eat what I want and not gain much, I won’t fit into “that” category.  Well, surprise, surprise!  It was like some weird kind of karma biting me in the butt.  Three pounds up, two down, five up, one down and on and on it went.  By February 2010, I was up 15 pounds from my post baby weight.  I could no longer wear the jeans in my closet or even get them past my thighs.  I bought one pair of larger jeans and had one pair of pants with an elastic waist band and lived in those for the next few months.  By that point I was so disgusted with myself I couldn’t stand it anymore.  My husband and I decided to do something about it, since he was in the same boat, minus two pregnancies and we started Body For Life, a book that we had on our shelves at home. [click to continue…]