Category: childhood obesity

"Processed foods have dominated our daily intake and most people are getting their vegetables when served on a hamburger or as a garnish. People walking down the street with drinks loaded with sugar or "pretend" sugar is a common site. It's all about quantity and rarely about quality."
I recently started training a 14 year old girl. She’s never been interested in organized sports and the idea of exercise is, well, a turnoff for her. She doesn’t understand how people can ‘LOVE’ exercise and finds it odd that people actually do it every day. For me, I totally get it. I too was […]
I was never in my kids face about exercise and nutrition. Sure, they make fun of me to this day about how boring our house was with the snack choices, but I simply tried to lead by example and show my kids rather than telling them. There is something very special about knowing that the example you've set for years, may have actually rubbed off.
There is no doubt that there is a prejudice against women, men and children of size.  I can speak from experience as prior to losing my weight, I was treated differently by men, friends and perfect strangers. Yes, I remember buying donuts and a local donut shop and having people look at me thinking, “Like […]
This picture brings back a lot of memories. I was about 17 years old and about 50 pounds overweight. I was miserable  but hadn’t yet made the connection between my weight, my lifestyle and how I felt. It would be another year before I would finally have an “a-ha” moment and realize that I can’t […]
For the past 20 years, I have worked to inspire others to start and maintain a dedication to healthy living. It hasn’t been easy, but it’s a passion of mine that makes what I do very rewarding. Since I started in this business,  much has changed. If you’re like me, you’ve probably jumped on the […]
As long as I’ve been focused on eating better and moving more, I always believe there’s room for improvement. As I head in to the last year of my 40’s, now more than ever I want to be the best I can and the way to make that happen, is to learn what  things I […]
Ahh spring, good-bye chill, hello warmth. One of the reasons I celebrate spring is because it is officially garden season. Woot-Woot!  There is nothing more exciting than to watch the garden grow and ultimately bring  produce in to my home that is no longer from the store, but my own backyard. (O.K. I have to […]
Surprise, surprise as our First Lady does her part to get healthier foods in schools and households, and Jamie Oliver seeks to change the way kids are eating, KFC launches it’s new sandwich, the Double Down. The double down is 540 calories, 32 grams of fat and 1380 mg. of sodium. Believe it or not […]
My daughter is a freshman at IU. ‘Sigh’ (Still mourning her absence). She came home this past week (joy) and before I knew it, she packed up and headed back to school. The following morning I received a text from her: “Mom, got a speeding ticket. UGH!” (you can learn more here on how that […]