I still haven't returned to the gym, even though it's now open allowing larger capacity. I just don't like exercising in a mask. When my heart rate reaches its peak, I'm pretty much heaving and feel suffocated in the mask. Even though I'm fully vaccinated, I refuse to pull off or even expose my nose … Continue reading HIIT Online Workout Review
Everyone says "I need to exercise more." Including me. I always feel good after any amount of exercise, even if I don't sweat. Sometimes I'm just moving my limbs enough to get blood flowing to body parts stiff from sitting for hours, or to oxygenate and refresh my foggy brain. My home gym is a … Continue reading The Best Exercise Excuses
Who doesn't love nachos? They're a surefire crowd-pleaser and easy to prepare. All the toppings can be really heavy though, so I wondered if there was a way to make them easier on the stomach. I came up with this lighter recipe, more for everyday noshing than for guests. They actually make a great meal … Continue reading Nachos for Dinner!
It's the one single device that can stand in the way of a client's success. That number. That dang 3-digit number. Even in this era of body positivity that yells "ditch the scale!", the reality is that many many people still weigh themselves every day and worship that number. I gently steer clients away from … Continue reading That Dang Scale
Something essential to homecooked meals is a good sauce! Whole grains, cooked vegetables, salads, and proteins are full of nutrition but need extra flavoring to make you want to eat them again, right? I'm always on the lookout for sauces, marinades, and dressings that aren't loaded with added sugar and salt because I counsel so … Continue reading Vegetarian Tikka Masala
Are you a lasagna person? I ate my fair share of lasagna growing up. The traditional type with lots of rich creamy ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan. Later on I was perfectly content with a lower fat recipe using cottage cheese from an early favorite cookbook, Quick & Healthy Recipes. And then I saw this recipe … Continue reading Vegan Lasagna?