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Not Crash and Burn

Why am I Dieting if I’m Already Lean?

For those of you wondering why on earth I’m doing a diet, I would like to take some time to give the background on that. The short story is I won a transformation contest and an open contest and still wanted to get leaner. I did a […]

Abs abs abs! The quest for the elusive flat belly

Visible Abs

Nowadays, most fitness advice is confusing and conflicting. So why would it be any different when it comes to training your abdominal muscles?

Before going any further, this article really isn’t just going to be about your abdominal muscles. It’s going to deal with the whole core. There. Just so you have […]

Family Portrait: Walking the Walk, Together

This is us. My lovely family just 3 short years ago.

My goals in beginning my personal transformation were always about the whole family.

This is us now.

Happy Thanksgiving to your family!

Inspired yet?


What does Transformation mean?

Yesterday, I posted some photos of Al and me working out. I realize that in doing so, I may have alienated some people.

When I set out to transform myself, I had the same goal I’ve always had. Since my late teens, I’ve wanted to look as I now do. I just never could get […]

Losing Weight Without a Plan

Have you ever accidentally lost weight? Or lost weight, only to gain it back again?

Unexplained Weight Loss

When my second daughter was born, I remember feeling really heavy for many months after her birth. And then, somehow, seemingly by magic, I found myself with a toddler and I was thin. Very thin. I’d sort […]

Fat is a Creep!

This is one of those controversial posts. I don’t like being controversial, but I do strive to be honest, open, and helpful.

So, in that spirit, here goes.

I’ve put on about 2 pounds. My waist is up 1/2″.

Aaaagh! Aaaagh! Run screaming.

Okay, no, not really.

I know, most would say, what the […]

Part II of Transformation Story, in which Naomi Flails her arms

If you haven’t read Part I of my personal transformation story, I suggest you rush off and get all caught up!

There. You’re back? Cool beans.

I’m gonna wish that Fat Right outa my Belly! Sing it with me now!

So you’re wondering how that whole woo woo thing went with meditating away the belly […]

Oh the Pain of Being Fat and Weak!

Young and Fit: Pre-Kids

When my husband and I met, we were regular gym-goers. (Is that a term? Well it is now.) We had a fit lifestyle. A few nights a week, we lifted weights and cardio. In the nice weather, we often went mountain biking after work. On weekends, we camped and went white-water […]