Fuelin’ Up

Exercising everyday and eating enough to fuel you can be a challenge.  A great way to stay on track with healthy eating is by preparing meals in advance for the week.  Having meals ready to go helps me to avoid hitting the drive-thru when hunger strikes. There are a lot of healthy meal ideas out…

Does your diet get a vacation too?

  Summer is here and everyone is planning their vacations to get away from the everyday, myself included!  We work so hard in our jobs, keeping our families afloat and trying to do healthy things for ourselves that we deserve a break!  Eating healthy and exercising is tough work so I wanted to share some…

There’s No Yawning In Pep Talks!

  The weather at the Jersey Shore has finally been warming up which means two things:  the tourists will soon be invading and race season is here!  In a couple days I’ll be doing my first five mile run in the Spring Lake 5 and I’m not ready.  I’m not sure I’ll ever be ready!…

Going Out and Staying Healthy

After months of cold dreary weather on the East Coast the air is finally warming up!  People are out and about on their bikes, going on runs and leasurely walking their dogs without having to wear a jacket.  The warm weather can be very motivating to be more active but it also brings about invitations…

Lessons Learned: Imperfection and Social Media

From time-to-time I get tired of talking about healthy habits and dating is on the back burner, so what should I write about? After some thought I realized that I learn a lesson everyday. From my fitness failures and social media successes, I've learned more about who I am and the perception we give. Imperfect…

Summer Goals

  Last summer I decided to start running as a challenge to myself.  After a couple days, running became my therapy.  I would get up before sunrise, drive down to the beach, run a couple miles, take pics of the sun coming up over the ocean and think about how lucky I was to live here…

Beach Body and Bad Cravings

  There are so many trendy diets that have come and gone.  For instance, I remember a girl in high school who had tried pretty much all of them such as the cabbage diet.  She literally ate cabbage soup for every meal.  Needless to say, I wouldn't sit behind her in class for my own…

Daylight Savings Time = More Time To Run!

Like most people I have a love/hate relationship with daylight savings time.  In the fall when it’s time to “fall back” an hour I welcome the extra time but the lack of daylight is a downer.  It’s as if someone is telling us it’s time to hibernate for the next four months and eat comforting…

Starting Over Yet Again…

Over the last few months I think I have attempted to get back on the healthy wagon about three times. As a very structured person, keeping organized is my key to success. For example, I have a dry-erase board on my fridge that lists my weekly activities to include gyms days and meal prep. I…