How a Workout Changed My Life

I like to say that INSANITY changed my life.  I don’t have a huge weight loss story, but I do attribute a huge change in my life to finding INSANITY. Four years ago, I was in the grind of “life after college.”  I was uninspired, unmotivated and unfit.  I felt … Continue Reading →


How to Eat Healthy Without Cooking

People often ask me what type of meals I make and what health recipes I can pass along. It may come as a surprise that I don’t cook much at all!  I’ve figured out how to achieve my goals without spending hours preparing meals.  Sometimes I’m able to skip grocery … Continue Reading →


Bikram Yoga – My Experience

I’ve been talking about trying “hot yoga” for a few years. As 2014 is coming to an end, I felt the need to GO FOR IT and finally attend a hot yoga class. I’ll admit – Bikram Yoga was a little a lot intimidating.  The website explained several rules and … Continue Reading →


Cardio Barre – My Experience

I finally went to see what the fuss was all about! Cardio Barre opened in Midtown about a year ago, and since then, several people have told me about it. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I thought “I’ll try anything once.” Here’s what I liked: 1. The Music … Continue Reading →


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Winter Squash Inspiration

Winter squash is here! At Farmer’s Markets and grocery stores, you should be seeing a variety of squash varying from pumpkin looking to strange looking! I’m always curious about these seasonal veggies, but I don’t always know how to cook them or what to pair them with. Recently I picked … Continue Reading →


Lean Down Sample Meal Plan

One of the phrases I hear all the time is, “I don’t eat that bad.”  We tend to give ourselves a break and have varying ideas of what is “good” and what is “healthy.” It’s hard to wrap our brain around new information when we’ve been doing things a certain … Continue Reading →


Get RiverFit!

Memphis has a new and FUN way to get fit!  Check out the Grizzlies RiverFit Fitness Trail at Tom Lee Park. When was the last time you crossed Monkey Bars?  20 years ago?   Thanks to RiverFit, you can once again enjoy the challenge of crossing monkey bars.  Warning — they … Continue Reading →


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Think Outside the Pasta Box

If you’re trying to lose weight, then pasta might seem like your worst enemy.  Pasta’s empty calories are NOT leading you on a path to better health or weight loss. Good news – you can still have your favorite pasta dish, but replace the pasta with zucchini!  Crazy talk! Recently, … Continue Reading →


Don’t Count Calories – Do This Instead.

Raise your hand if you have the MyFitnessPal app on your phone. Many people who are interesting in losing weight will use this app for a period of time.  It’s a great learning tool if you’ve never paid attention to the food and drinks you consume.  Keeping a log of … Continue Reading →


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Small Steps Matter

It’s easy to make the quick and easy decision when you’re busy or stressed, but is that choice taking  you closer to your goal? The key to living a healthy lifestyle and achieving your goals is to make small steps in the right direction every day. Sounds easy – right? … Continue Reading →