The Importance of the Mind-Body-Spirit Connection

Have you heard of the mind-body-spirit connection?  This connection is about how our thoughts, our physical self, and emotions are all in tune with one another. The thoughts we create in our mind will affect our physical well-being. The way we look after our physical body will determine our emotional (spiritual) well-being. Read More

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Why You Should Make Getting Enough Zzz's a Priority

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 35% of people are sleep deprived. They recommend between 7- 9 hours of sleep per night. Lack of sleep and rest can really affect your fitness journey. A few important factors poor sleep can cause are: - Increased appetite- it triggers your hunger hormones - Daytime fatigue - Less motivation Read More

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Why We Stretch

Firstly, there are numerous benefits involved in taking time to stretch every day. This blog will go over those benefits in depth so you can better understand how important it really is. Let’s begin with the definition itself…. “Stretching is a form of physical exercise in which a specific muscle or tendon is deliberately elongated in order to improve the muscle's felt elasticity.” As a direct result of elongating certain muscle groups on a regular basis the following things start to happen. Read More

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JUNE CLEAN EATS LESSONS LEARNED - GOALS & SUMMER FUN

 Every month our group constantly learns new things about themselves and strategies for achieving their goals and eating healthy.  I’d like to take this time to talk about two topics that came up in our group this past month so you can get a sneak peak at how our accountability group functions in terms of support.   Read More

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Summer Tips

YES! It is finally summer.  The glorious 2 months we eek out in New England.  No Spring… just Winter then 85 degrees, right? So with the summer comes, more skin exposed to the sun (wear your SPF!), more BBQs (grab your veggies with your bacon cheeseburger), and yes, a cold beverage…. Read More

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Portion Police

When I'm not prepared, when I'm having an "off week" I resort to portion size. Read More

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Cool Down With A Spritzer

Hot summer days call for long days in the pool, cookouts and refreshing drinks. They go hand in hand.  But, so often we don't choose water to quench our thirst. Instead, we choose beverages like sodas, juice and other highly sugared, empty calorie drinks. There are so many ways to quench your thirst for something cool that will actually leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.  Read More

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Don’t Give Up! There Is More Than Meets The Eye

So, you’ve been working out for years and you still aren’t on the cover of Men’s Health, Best Body Eva issue?  Is that what you are telling me? Sadly, I believe it. As much as we all have this idea that we can be “ripped”, the reality is 90% of us won’t even come close, and for most of us, it can’t just be about the looks. So, should we just give up? Read More

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Spruce Up Your Spring Salad

Spring is a wonderful time to kickoff the start of fresh eating.  I always love going to the farmers market or grocery store and seeing the seasonal produce making their way into the displays.  Don't know what to do with some of the spring produce or maybe you need a fresh new idea?  Try out this super green salad that has textures from creamy to crunchy and flavors from delicate to robust. Read More

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Understanding Your Body Type

When it comes to exercising and setting certain goals it is important to first understand what body type you have. There are three different body types and based on what body type you have, that will affect how easily you can gain muscle or lose fat. As we know, everyone’s body is different and some people respond to certain styles of training better than others. Read More

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