I survived taking a baby on a trip to Australia (but got sick and couldn’t work out)

I survived taking a baby on a trip to Australia

I hope everyone had a great holiday! I haven't posted for a while because we went to Australia for Roman's first Christmas. I was so nervous about taking a baby on such a looooong flight, but was really looking forward to handing him over to grandparents so I could go work out, or run every day, free of babysitting charges! Well, the good news … [Continue reading]

My Workout Today

Stretching:This is what I felt like doing beforeI started my workout. Instead, it wasmy reward! I did not feel like working out today. At all. But I had a pretty easy work morning - two early clients back-to-back, then a loooong break before my last session, a 2 hour break, in fact. So I guilted myself into working out with the following … [Continue reading]

Last Minute Fitness Gifts

You still have 8 days left for Christmas shopping, and I've put together a list of some great gifts for the fitness lover in your life! (Or, you know, just in case you're worried Santa may not take good care of you, these could also be for yourself!) Customizable yoga mats You can't go wrong with a yoga mat for the yogi in your life, or for … [Continue reading]

The Best Tip About Running You’ll Ever Read

Are you ready? It's a super simple tip, but I promise, it will change the way you feel about running, and while running. Here it is:You can always stop running.If your first response is 'Huh?' then allow me to explain. I often hear clients, friends, or random people at a party who've just found out I'm a trainer, saying "I hate running. Loathe it. … [Continue reading]

My New Favorite Running Buddy

Sleepy running buddy I went for a great run today in the park. Usually I run solo, leaving hubby to look after the bub, but it was so nice out today, it was almost nap-time, and I didn't get my normal weights session in today, so out we went.Running with a stroller is nowhere near the same as a normal run. You're slower, and that thing is heavy … [Continue reading]

Behind the Scenes of my Mama and Baby workout video!

Getting some upper body exercise! Hey Mamas, would you like to see a video of how to do an at-home workout using your baby as your weights? I shot a video last weekend with my adorable little co-star, to show you how you can get a quick workout in and have fun with baby at the same time. Watch this space for the link, coming soon. Warming up!  We … [Continue reading]

Holidays Survival Guide

November and December bring shorter, darker days; colder weather; holidays revolving around food and family; and lots of parties in between. It's no wonder healthy habits tend to get waylaid at this time of year. It is possible to enjoy the holidays without regrets, but here's the key: it takes a bit of discipline and commitment to a healthy … [Continue reading]

Recipe: Lentil Soup

The weather's getting chilly, and it feels like soup weather. Soup is one of the easiest meals to make, there are endless variations to try, and you can make a big batch and save some to freeze so you'll always have a healthy meal on hand.This week I made some lentil soup, which was delicious (if I do say so myself), and I even pureed some for my … [Continue reading]

Simple Food Rules

A friend posted this image on Facebook recently, and I thought it was so simple, so easy, and so not what often happens in American kitchens. It's a great reminder to get back to basics: rely on fresh produce, seasonal and local foods, and prepare your food with love! … [Continue reading]

I’ll miss you, summer produce!!

Made a simple salad for lunch today with what I fear were the last of the good tomatoes for the year. Chopped tomatoes, shaved parmesan, olive oil, and a little salt and pepper. Doesn't get simpler, or more delicious. :) Oh tomatoes, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! … [Continue reading]