Bodyweight Workouts

I know I’m all about the weights. But I also know that’s not for everyone. I’m willing to admit that you can get into your most awesomest shape evah without every touching a weight. There’s a very hot Capoeira instructor in town who is a perfect demonstration of that fact.

So if you’re looking for […]

Scratching the Eggnog Itch

Pumpkin Lovers: Knock Yourselves Out!

Every fall, all the pumpkin flavored stuff comes out.

If you want squash in your latte folks, knock yourselves out. I’ll leave the gourd flavoring out of my food, thank you very much.

Eggnog: This is where I live!

Me? I’m holding out for eggnog season.

Eggnog lattes! Eggnog ice […]

What Are You Reading?

Diets Don’t Work It’s funny how people conclude that diets don’t work. They follow a diet and lose weight. Then the “finish” and gain the weight right back.


Proved it.

Diets don’t work!

You know what else doesn’t work?

Washing dishes.

Brushing your teeth.

Clipping your toenails.


Why can’t all this crap just […]

Don’t Flatter Yourself

Learn How To Take a Flattering Photograph

Take Before Photos

I always coach my peeps to take before photos. So many people are unwilling to even consider doing taking an honest look at themselves. Believe me, I know it’s painful. I would not make you do this without reason.

First, it may be the […]

Making the Mona Lisa Smile

Does Mona Lisa Smile For You?

Confession time. When I first learned that the famous Mona Lisa was smiling, I was surprised. Maybe this will sound odd to some, but I’d honestly never perceived her expression as happy when I was growing up. Now, obviously, this statement reveals more about my childhood than it does […]

How to Transform and Succeed at Maintenance

Gripped with fear

Before I began my personal transformation, I found myself frozen with fear at the prospect of doing something that was so obvious to everyone around me and then failing by gaining back all the weight. Once I finally figured out how to make the transformation, I still didn’t feel fully confident that […]

Damaged Metabolism

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Nipping it in the bud

Mono? I’m too old to get Mono!

In April, we had some fires burning out of control after a particularly dry winter. My throat hurt. A lot. Then I got Sleeping Disease. I found myself taking my kids to whatever activity they had and sleeping in the car until they were done. Normally, I’d run […]

I'm proud of myself

Naomi Sandoval Venus Index Open Winner 2012

I don’t know why it feels awkward to admit that I’m proud of myself. But I am. I haven’t come right out and bragged that I took 3rd in the latest Venus Index Open Level II contest. It’s a pretty big deal for me; this is the […]

So you don’t like lifting weights?

If I had a dime for every time I heard someone, usually a woman, say she doesn’t like lifting weights, I’d have…oh I dunno, a few bucks? Okay, I am far too honest and that falls flat, but you know what I mean!

I kept thinking, gee, I gotta find a way to help this […]