STOP.

I noticed this week that I was tired, eating more, and generally not as disciplined as I felt I wanted to be. Every time a holiday comes around, we put pressure on ourselves to get into shape, to not overeat, so that we can then go and binge or such after the event. I know for me, it’s not working. So, I woke up this morning and decided: no more pushing myself until after Thanksgiving. I’m just going to do my exercise, eat the best I can, get sleep, laugh, smile, and be grateful. Remind yourself that your exercise and eating is a way of life. If you want to make changes, exercise more, and just change your portions. Don’t do it for some Thanksgiving dinner, do it because I want to. Sign up for massage, yoga, walk, shuffles in the...

Take the challenge

It’s the last few days before the election,  and the start of our Thanksgiving Challenge on November 17th. Every day I deal with people who are going to commit to eating right. No alcohol, show up on time, do extra cardio, the list is endless.   I know a man, who for no reason, committed to eating healthier and not drinking alcohol.  In a month he has dropped 13 pounds. Yes, that’s radical but he needed to. The last 5 pounds are the hardest. Whatever you decide to do, don’t procrastinate – do it. Sign up for extra workouts on Sunday. It’s marathon day! A good day to train indoors.   Best wishes, Maryann...

This is the results of less than 10 minutes of my time!

2 cups arrow head gluten free brown flour 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice or I used 1 cup water with 3 large tablespoon of dark brown sugar stirred into it Pinch of salt Tsp baking soda Tsp baking powder Optional: Cup organic bran buds cereal Tsp flax Tsp acai seeds Stir all together! Sprayed 6 muffin tray with coconut oil spray Baked on 350 20 to 25 min AND YOU’RE DONE!  ...

How to Break Out of Jail

You are stuck. That work situation, your personal life, you’re taking care of a relative, your eating pattern, or yes – your workout. It’s hard to break out of jail and stay out. You better forget that idea, you will get caught and go straight back in. Trying to make changes in a negative way never works for long term happiness. For your exercise and nutritional changes we treat it as if we signed up for AA. We admit it (yes that’s the first step!) then sort of try…but honestly if you had a serious health issue you would either avoid it or commit and that’s ok. If you don’t really want to break out – make a change that’s long term and will get results…then just stay as you are. Don’t waste that energy being negative. Embrace your life in jail. You got yourself into this, so no self-pity! If you want out, then call me. Make an appointment to change. Say you’re responding to this. You really want out? Call or email. Best wishes,...

PLEASURE equals EFFORT

I am sorry to say, but in order to have pleasure you need to make the effort. If you want to drink that extra drink, have a cookie, loose weight, find the time for the massage, or buy the watch you want but don’t need. It all requires effort. Making time in your day to exercise, even if it means you walk to work and do the steps. Rise early and get to work earlier, so you can leave and get the extra workout in, or the massage. Or, working on the weekends, especially if you earn by the hour, so you can save for that purchase you want. But, you can make it pleasurable. Especially, if you want to lose weight or get more fit. Instead of collapsing on the sofa after work, invite someone you know, who needs to move, for a walk in the park. A Citi Bike ride. Or a duet session. No matter how tired you are, you will feel better. Try...