How I Finally Got Glutes at 50 (no more unfortunate pancake butt)


Glute Before and After

Right Size But(t )Wrong Shape

When I finished my transformation, I was thrilled to be a size 4 for the first time in my life. But no matter how many squats I did, I had an unfortunate flat pancake butt. I could not use any of my side photos because […]

The Quest for a Flat Belly Continues!

I was going to wait to tell you guys. But I am so excited, I can’t wait any longer!

Strong AND Sexy but Sucking it in!

I’ve had a poochy belly for as long as I could remember. After I did my transformation, unfortunately, I still had a pooch. I didn’t share about this […]

Smart Shopping

It’s a heck of a lot easier to shop when clothing fits well, which kinda goes with the territory when you approach your best shape. Shopping pains (you know, where you stand in the dressing room near tears wondering why manufacturers can’t seem to make anything that flatters your particular shape, and yes, I’ve been […]

Glorious Glutes at Last: My Butt is Bigger than my Belly!

Hiding in Plain Side

If you’ve ever stumbled across transformation photos of me online, you might notice a glaring lack of side view photos.

That is not by accident. It is because I was always so ashamed of the look that I never submitted the actual side view photos. I cheated it a bit by […]

Healthy Easy Meal Prep

Who doesn’t want to serve their family healthy, delicious meals and have the preparation and cleanup be a cinch?

Here are my big wins on getting this done.

Join a CSA

Locally grown vegetables from your farmer’s market vary during the season and force you to try new flavors.

This is not for the beginner. […]

New Squat PR

I am sure you are beyond thrilled that I have managed to hit a new PR with squats! So let me just tell you how long this has been in the making and a tiny bit of what has gone into this.

Fall/Winter 2011-2012

As part of my goal to improve my lean body mass, […]

Holiday Maintenance: Starting the New Year off Right

Watching Grass Grow

Maintenance seems to look about as interesting as watching grass grow from the outside and part of that is the not letting anyone see you sweat because it sure looks stupid to sweat to stay where you are. But the truth is, I sweat and now I realize I always will.


How To Load The Dishwasher

If experience pain, chances are, it’s your fault!

You’re Doing it all Wrong!

Unless you have had an injury or were born with an imbalance, I’m saying that you are causing your own problems.

Watch my video or watch a 2 year old. Toddlers move beautifully, as should we!

In working with kids, I have […]

Family Kettlebell workout

Introducing my new YouTube channel!

This is my family fumbling our way through a kettlebell workout last weekend on vacation in beautiful Saint Augustine, Florida.


The Workout: 10 kettlebell clean and press both sides (or push press) 10 single hand swings both sides 10 reverse lunges with high carry both sides 20 plank […]

How Much Weight Do You Need to Lose?

August 2008: Rock Bottom

Unscientific Testing

Most people I ask think they are about 10-20 pounds overweight. I have to admit, I thought the same thing when I started my transformation.

But I wound up losing closer to 40 pounds to finally get the look I’d never quite managed.

Al says I shouldn’t tell […]