Infuse or Lose

I come to you on this bright and shiny Thursday publicizing one of my newest revered go go gadgets.  You are going to love it.  Have a look-see at this tall drink of water. (no pun intended)   Behold the Pressa Bottle!! By now you have concluded that I’m a waterholic.  I drink it all… Continue reading Infuse or Lose

Mindful Grubbing 

Today I’m held captive to staccato laughter and must begin with small side bar.  I was derailed from naming this blog post Mindful Munching because something in my goofy spirit and my girly snickering just couldn’t allow it. I literally couldn’t even write the first few sentences without COL, cackling out loud.  (take that teenagers)  I kept typing… Continue reading Mindful Grubbing 

The struggle is REAL…

The worst thing imaginable to a blogger is accidentally deleting all of your beautifully scripted words.  The struggle is real.  Y’all, I had been writing this post since Saturday.  Yesterday morning it was finished. Complete!  It had been formatted, highlighted, spell checked and all of the links were plugged in.  All I had left to… Continue reading The struggle is REAL…

Out of Place

I can’t be the only person who slightly gags and utterly grosses out at the mere thought of a hair brush laying on top of the kitchen counter. Anybody else feeling my vibe on this one?  How about a pair of tennis shoes or sweaty stinky socks lying on the dining table or counter top?… Continue reading Out of Place

Alcohol part 2 (BUZZED)

Good day friends.  Wow, I just gotta say that I had a shocking overwhelming response to my candid post about giving up alcohol until Easter. I had friends and strangers coming out of the wood work reaching out via email, text and private messaging. This feedback  was a ginormous surprise and blessed with me with… Continue reading Alcohol part 2 (BUZZED)

Tid Bit Tuesday: Alcohol

I have some news!   I’m entering into a semi new season of life and I’m doing it full force, all in and loving it!  As of last Tuesday, I have given up alcohol until Easter.  I’m typically a champagne and wine snob if you must know. Now some of you are holding your mouth… Continue reading Tid Bit Tuesday: Alcohol

Steadfast FITness

When you’re committed to a FIT lifestyle the heart beats in a new rhythm.  A steadfast heart is a heart that will not, under any circumstance, fall away from FITness.  This is not to be confused with a now and again cheat meal. ♥ Regardless of the uncertain uproar going on, no matter how much pressure… Continue reading Steadfast FITness

Happy Meal

Roll back the tapes for a moment.  Do you remember when McDonald’s first introduced the Happy Meal?  I sure do!  It was 1979.  I was about 6 or 7 years old and a prime candidate for begging, whining or whatever ir took to get one of the newly launched HAPPY MEALS!  As a bright-eyed young… Continue reading Happy Meal

I have this friend…

Y’all I have this friend… she’s a real life Greek goddess. Like seriously for real!  Her genetic blood line is Grecian and she’s NATURALLY built like a female FITness model. She is amazing, sickening and beautiful all rolled into one. I inherited this doll when a close friend began dating after a divorce.  I have… Continue reading I have this friend…

A Darker Shade

This blog is mostly a place of FITness and health with a positive vibe.  I express and spin my views on FITness based on 20 plus years of dedicated “sweaty” experience. I bring a light-hearted humor with an encouraging bent toward integrating FITness into our pesky busy lives.  BUT today, I dare take a walk… Continue reading A Darker Shade

Scale Away

Come scale away, come scale away and throw the scale away! Trust me girl… that scale is NOT your friend.  The scale is more like the rude, back stabbing friend that you tolerate and let back in your life.  The scale represents way to much drama for a girl like you.  The numbers are nothing… Continue reading Scale Away

Bold Beginnings

This post is not about coffee!  It’s about how you start your day! I operate under the assumption that there are two kinds of morning people, those who are graceful and collected and those who aren’t!  Which one are you? Are you one of those smooth morning routine types whose morning mimics a professional pit… Continue reading Bold Beginnings

Tid Bit Tuesday: Doubt 

Good Tuesday afternoon gorgeous. Were you one of the many who slyly slid a three day weekend in at the last minute?  If you have kids in school, your often faced with random Mondays off.  Various reasons such as  teacher in service day, President’s day, MLK day, or who knows what kind of day, but… Continue reading Tid Bit Tuesday: Doubt 

Diet & Dating 

My Mr. Chicken Fry is full of unexpected spontaneous surprises.  He pulled a total date night doozie on me last night.  With it being Valentines and all I just assumed we would share a quaint family dinner out.  However our little social teen queen had other plans with a large group of girlfriends for a… Continue reading Diet & Dating 

Love & Lacrosse 

♥Happy Valentines Day love bugs!♥   I see many of you decided to love on yourself and register for the Abercrombie & FITness virtual FITogether challenge which begins today.  FYI… In lieu of Valentines Day, I politely extended enrollment just in case you feel frisky and want to sign up! I haven’t been able to… Continue reading Love & Lacrosse 

The weight is over

How’s life treating you?  Better yet, how are you FITness goals lining up? Are you ready for real lasting change? If the answer is yes,  you’ve  come to the right place because I have a sweet deal for you.  I’m feeling the frisky February love and I think you should get in on the action.  I… Continue reading The weight is over

Tid Bit Tuesday: Calorie Crusher (workout & video)

For the first year I can ever remember, Mr. Chicken Fry and I spent Super Bowl Sunday at a local restaurant and sports bar close to home.   Basically no one wanted to step up to the plate (including myself) and host our rowdy bunch on a school night. Why in the world  isn’t the game… Continue reading Tid Bit Tuesday: Calorie Crusher (workout & video)

Shut the ____ door!

February has arrived and I have never felt more compelled to share some awesome news.   We are basically in month two of a brand spanking new year.  We are at the tip-top of the month and I’m here to encourage you to shut the _______(fill in the blank) door on life’s leeches sucking your mind, time… Continue reading Shut the ____ door!

Tid Bit Tuesday: Sore Muscles

Sore muscles happen.  I don’t care who you are or where you come from, a sore muscle will  eventually find you.  Unless your made out of rubber, you cannot run and you sure can’t hide from muscle pain.  Young or old, toddler to teen, adult to elderly….tender muscles  are a common occurrence that will forever… Continue reading Tid Bit Tuesday: Sore Muscles

Antigravity Addict

You aren’t living a decent life unless you have dialed it up a notch with an antigravity workout. I’m a long time FITness freak /gym rat who’s tried it all!  From Tae-Bo to Zumba, from spin to Bikram “hot” yoga, from water aerobics to jazzercise… but aerial suspension training is by far the coolest class I… Continue reading Antigravity Addict

Tid Bit Tuesday: a nap vs a workout 

I place a very high value on the reverent, incredible magic we call SLEEP!  It’s an essential part of the routine. My sanctuary, aka my bed, is hands down my happiest hello and my hardest goodbye. Growing up, I was a superior napper. Even in high school and college I remember coming taking 45 minute… Continue reading Tid Bit Tuesday: a nap vs a workout 

Mr. Chicken Fry

Hello you and welcome to the beginning of a brand new healthy and happy week!  I have never been so ready to get stuff done, workout, and feel accomplished.  For me, the last 10  days have been a bit of a downer.  My baby girl (teen queen) was diagnosed with the flu and on command coincidentally… Continue reading Mr. Chicken Fry

How will I get there?

Who bothers to ask for directions these days?  I’M FULLY CONVERTED INTO A WAZING MACHINE!  I’m a waZer, don’t you want to be a WAZER TOO?   The dynamite map app, WAZE has legitimately changed my life.  I’m, with great emphasis, the most directionally challenged individual on the planet. I’m not exaggerating and just so you… Continue reading How will I get there?

Part 2: A will & A way

Where there is the slightest will, there is always a way!  How many times have you heard this eye rolling trite remark? Sure it’s a cheesy stale familiar cliché but I believe it deserves a healthy come back!  I have used this as a go to theme during the rapid changing phase of my 30’s! Hopefully… Continue reading Part 2: A will & A way

I left her hanging: a funny story

I’m shamefully ready for winter to skedaddle!  Shoo…and get a move on!  This time of year I rely heavily on deep squats, steep incline treadmill cardio sessions, soaking salts and hot baths.  Also among the list is big warm sweatshirts, cozy sweatpants, bubbly champagne, football and LAUGHTER. With that being said, I desperately have to… Continue reading I left her hanging: a funny story

A WILL & A WAY

As a 43-year-old wife, mother, FITness blogger and personal trainer, it’s most interesting to look back on my 20-year old and 30-year-old self.  What’s now so “in my face” obvious was then so utterly conventional and lack luster.  What I know now is that God was setting me up! Fresh out of college, I landed… Continue reading A WILL & A WAY

Tid Bit Tuesday: OILY 

Last night I had a new client ask me a very poignant question.  She basically wanted to know my personal stance on using and or cooking with extra virgin olive oil.  What a greasy GREAT QUESTION!  If you are a loyal reader, It should be crystal clear that my eager new workout warrior doesn’t know… Continue reading Tid Bit Tuesday: OILY 

Greatest HIITS #2

Who’s ready for the National Championship game tonight?  Who’s ready for a Monday melt down?  It’s best you know that I’m NOT referring to a childish tantrum or a frozen margarita.  Oh no honey, I took some basic moves and conjured up a killer workout.  To be more specific, a challenging fat blasting “meltdown” that will… Continue reading Greatest HIITS #2

Anniversary Series Greatest HIITs 1 

Happy Friday folks.  I bet you barley slept last night because you were super antsy and eager to start the workout series I promised. That’s the spirit!   HIIT stands for high intensity interval training.  It’s a FITastic fast paced style of circuit training using plyomectrics and weights!    Be aware that this sort of… Continue reading Anniversary Series Greatest HIITs 1 

Seven Greatest HIITs

What rhymes with the number seven…HEAVEN!  What rhymes with anniversary…it’s your lucky day?!  (if you say it speedy fast and under your breath) Well guess what?  Today marks a special anniversary and a lucky day!  Today, Abercrombie and FITness celebrates seven spectacular blessed years of business. Click here→Happy Anniversary Abercrombie and FITness for a peek at… Continue reading Seven Greatest HIITs

Tid Bit Tuesday: Fireworks

  Did you welcome the new year with a bang?  Were you cozied up on the couch in hibernation mode or doing up a big festive party with tons of glitz and glam? I’m going to admit that I must have been on a heavy dose of sinus medication when I volunteered agreed to host… Continue reading Tid Bit Tuesday: Fireworks

Slay The Day

Are you crawling up the wall crazy to get all of the Christmas decorations put away?  Are you chomping at the bits to clear the clutter and make room for the new year?  Does the mere fact that we have entered TWENTY SEVENTEEN flip you out? I made an executive decision to slay only the… Continue reading Slay The Day

Best & Worst 2016

  How did 2016 treat you?  When you reflect on the last 12 months do you feel closer to someone, accomplished, balanced or just a year older?  Do you have more or fewer boundaries?  Do you feel super FIT, frumpy and lumpy, further behind or ahead in this crazy game of life? If you ask… Continue reading Best & Worst 2016

Nekter

Nekter is a juice bar in Southlake, Texas. My teenager practically begged me to drive 20 minutes for a smoothie that she claimed would change my life.  My 14-year-old daughter knows me well.    Nekter, where have you been all of my ever lovin life and why in the heck are there only four of you… Continue reading Nekter

That girl

For the last six years I have had the privilege of training one special quirky little ray of ☀️ sunshine. That’s twice a week, two hours or more a week stretched out over 6 years! You could say that we know a lot about one another.  It’s quite astonishing how in just two or three… Continue reading That girl

2016’s Recap 

Hello and holly jolly Merry Christmas to you!  I bet you’ve been blowing and going preparing all of the last-minute trimmings for your Christmas extravaganza.  It seems like the hustle and bustle rush has become apart of the tradition. I know a lot about hustle & rushing around.  I live and breathe by the schedule!… Continue reading 2016’s Recap 

Step In It

Last week Dallas, Fort Worth experienced several rainy dismal days in a row.  My sweet dog, FAITH, is a total brat.  She’s way to good to go outside in the cold wet rain.  She’s such a puppy snob that one of us has to walk her out and coerce her to potty outside.   Her… Continue reading Step In It

Tid Bit Tuesday: Body Weight 

You’re ready!  Your mind is made up!  You’re worn out and fed up with feeling frumpy.  The giant man sweaters you wear to cover up and the big tent T-shirt that swallow you whole will soon be a thing of Christmas past.  Your new mindset is on full tilt.  You feel it…you’re a little nervous… Continue reading Tid Bit Tuesday: Body Weight 

The Zsa Zsa Zee

This past Friday morning I did something I haven’t done in over 19 months.  I begrudgingly called in sick. As a business owner and professional I triple dog HATE making such a call. Ten minutes before a group of eager workout warriors would arrive, I reluctantly sent out a group text canceling the training session.… Continue reading The Zsa Zsa Zee

Right this very minute

A few weeks before Thanksgiving I took a trip to Home Depot in search of carpet squares for my training studio.   Keep in mind that this was soon after the tumultuous U.S. election and tension was high.  Win or lose the turbulent campaign had done a number on everyone and emotions were either seriously… Continue reading Right this very minute

Hobo Stew 

There is a slight chill in the air or possibly an arctic front.  If you live in Texas right now every day is a total crap shoot.  Nonetheless,  football is in full swing and the days are shorter.   But just because the days are dismal and grey doesn’t mean your meals can’t be flavorful and… Continue reading Hobo Stew 

These are a few of my FAVORITE things

Happy Friday my little Christmas Angels. Anyone need some stocking stuffer or gift ideas? Y’all, I have excellent intel on some top notch Christmas deals.  My distinguished list of  goodies are the HOTTEST FITness and health items on the market.  Each one of my popular picks would be a FITabulous investment for yourself or someone… Continue reading These are a few of my FAVORITE things

Eat Smart

Chip lovers of the world, prepare to be amazed and hopelessly devoted!  I lucked out and landed a super-duper find on the crunch front.  The time has finally arrived and…drum roll please…we have ourselves a delicious HEALTHY chip. Eat Smart snacks get a two thumbs up and Abercrombie and FITness seal of approval. Just so… Continue reading Eat Smart

Tid BIT Tuesday: Spot up

MeRRRRrry ChristmaaasSSS! This is one heck of a TOP HAT dont you think?!?!   I saw this ten gallon topper in the center of a table at a party last weekend.  It was supposed to be a festive focal point for the table, but not on my watch.  I casually made my way over to… Continue reading Tid BIT Tuesday: Spot up

Miscellaneous Monday 

Mr. Chicken Fry, aka the hubby, is a straight up meat and potatoes man.  He’s NOT what I would consider a stodgy eater but let’s just say that he doesn’t venture very far outside of the sandbox. He’s no food aficionado but his southern pallet does hanker for the classic dishes like chicken fried steak,… Continue reading Miscellaneous Monday 

Dig Deep December

A shout out to the all STAR Dallas Cowboys who are on a glorious winning streak. America’s Team is back y’all!  It’s like a huge weight has been lifted and the dark cloud of disappointment has blown over.  The city is electric with energy and it feels so good! (did you know that in every blog… Continue reading Dig Deep December

It’s a girl thing

It happens to the best of us but I’m pretty sure it’s more of an isolated girl thang. We are busy females, who on occasion, may somehow accidentally put our favorite fashionable, stretchy workout pants on unknowingly inside out! (OR backward) Allow me to paint you a visual. Some where some sweet soul is totally unaware… Continue reading It’s a girl thing

Elevate Good Times (videos)

Elevate good times come on!  There’s a party going on in the gym, a sweat session to tone and sculpt your limbs!  So bring your tennis shoes and and a positive attitude, Let me work you out and help you lose weight too!  Come on now!  I have some tips to make your “SWEEP” spots… Continue reading Elevate Good Times (videos)

Spring Break Testimonial 

Adulting is so overrated!  If I could regulate the free world as President,  I would mandate a daily recess rule.  At minimum,  5 days a week, an alarm, giant gong, bell or emergency alert would sound.  This would free adults world-wide to take a break.  Wouldn’t that be awesome?  A mini 15-20 minute time out could do wonders… Continue reading Spring Break Testimonial