I don’t really talk about a bunch on the blog, but I am a group fitness instructor.  I am a HUGE advocate for group fitness for many reasons. There has been a surge in group fitness over the years with Crossfit, barre, spin, yoga and many other choices. If you’ve never been to a group fitness class, here are some tips before you go. Show up to class on time. I know it’s hard sometimes and there are times when you’re just running late.  Just because you’re running late doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to get your workout on.  Access… View Post

It’s been almost 7 months since Baby G arrived in the world and it’s been a lot of change.  I considered myself a fit person before pregnancy but returning to fitness after the baby has been a bit different than I expected.  I did stay pretty active the entire time I was pregnant because I just don’t know how to stop.  I also wanted my pregnancy weight to be manageable after she was born.  I did run into things I didn’t expect and aren’t really things people told me.  These are things I want to share with you if you’re… View Post

It’s about time for me to get back on my blogging game and provide some useful information. Right now I’m about to start my marathon training for Chicago so running is on my mind. Plus, I feel like I’m starting all over again so this is the time for me to share tips for new runners since I feel like a new runner…again. 1. Build your base. It’s easy to get super jazzed about running. It’s easy to get caught up in comparing yourself to others. You have to put all of those things aside and just build your base… View Post

There’s a new trend popping up on menus everywhere.  Have you seen it? The days of having to look up the calorie counts for a specific restaurant are over because it’s right there next to the entree you want to order.  And restaurants are even pointing out their low-cal options on the menu. It’s a great thing for people who are calorie conscious and still want to eat out.  Things have changed greatly from when we started our weight loss journey. Do those calorie counts on menus matter? I know when I look at a menu and see the calorie… View Post

It’s Thanksgiving week so that means family gatherings, football and lots of food.  Enjoy your day and don’t sweat the small the stuff.  This should be a day to celebrate and should be stress-free. My day started off with the Turkey Trot.  We all walked the 5K. I’ve written about Thanksgiving in the past and posted healthy side dishes.  If there are healthy options at your table then eat them and enjoy them.  If you feel like you need to provide those side dishes, then eat up and enjoy them. I just want everyone to enjoy the time.  I feel… View Post