Small Changes for Maximum Results

Where are you today and where do you see yourself in the future? If you start with one small change to redirect your course you will get there! It’s called a lifestyle change and it works when you take it one day at a time so that you create a new “habit”. If you would like to lose weight to stun your old classmates at the reunion, look fab in your swimsuit or just have Read More

One Mindful, Manageable Change at a Time

One mindful, manageable change at a time for success. Yes, one change at a time so you can make it a healthy habitl. Before moving to another mindful change take the time to celebrate and recognize the success you achieved. After all you spend so much time wishing you could live a healthier lifestyle, feel better today then you did yesterday that when you achieve you should CELEBRATE the achievement. You want to leave an Read More

Your Wellness Road Map, Back on Track

Okay, so it has been a long winter and spring isn’t cooperating like you would prefer. So what happened? Many of you said you need some tips to get back on track so let’s get some guidelines in place to help you be your best. Have you ever tried to get somewhere without knowing where you’re going and without directions? We know that just doesn’t work, you need a plan, a path an arrival point. Read More

Well Being Is Heart and Soul-Make Time

I was watching the Grammy’s tonight and as with most shows they close by showing snippets of the lives of those we lost this past year. It always breaks my heart as I think of the impact they made when they were with us regardless of their age at passing and how we take things for granted, expect someone to always be there. I love the music these people created even thought I didn’t know Read More

Back on Track

This has been a week of recovery. Due to some minor surgery I have not been able to keep up my regular fitness routine and due to the extreme cold weather we are experiencing in Minnesota I have oddly enough decided to act on “bear-like” tendencies taking on extra calories and cuddling up in a fetal position on the couch laying idle as time goes by. Have you been where I am? The sudden realization Read More

Who Are You? A Butcher, A Baker, A Candlestick Maker?

When you think about yourself and your life what do you identify with? To put it in storybook rhyme, are you a Butcher a Baker a Candlestick Maker or a little bit of all? What list would you give if someone asked you to name five things you do every day, week or month that you identify with? Do you rise before the sun, read the paper every day, sip that first cup of coffee Read More

80/20 Rule

The 80/20 Rule, you know, take good care of your wellness 80% of the time and you won’t have to worry the other 20%. So if you eat right and move that body most of the time you will have some wiggle room to go out for pizza, have a couple cocktails at happy hour or just hang on the couch some. Seems like a simple rule. I think I may have taken it to Read More

Mindful Plate Too

Have you been working hard to get activity into your life daily? I hope that doesn’t mean you have left out the nutrition part of the good health equation. Check that plate for 1. Portion size (if you are a bit too generous with yourself get out a smaller plate). 2. One half of the plate should be all vegetables and fruit. 3. One fourth of the plate should be grains (preferably whole grains) and Read More

Tips to Making a Workout Work for You

  Work out in the morning to kick off the day. A short workout is better than no workout. A short intense workout can be more beneficial than a long easy workout. Do one thing to plan your workout for a quick start (pack your gym bag at night, get your gear out and ready if at home). Eat a healthy breakfast so you stay on track the rest of the day. Good nutrition is Read More

Listening to Your Body

As Abby from The Tomato Vine told the story of her food interest from growing up with a “mom in the kitchen” she related that that was the beginning of her healthy food roots. She was around it, helped with it, became curious, sought education, helped others and is now a recognized and published chef.  This is like the wellness journey you are on. As a child, you ran and played and drank water from Read More