In early January, after surviving the trials and turmoils of 2020, I found myself 17 pounds heavier, having to go up a size in pants, and feeling more breathless more often (not caused by wearing a mask). Time to start fresh. I began eating smaller meals with more veggies. I tried restarting my walking workouts by going to my favorite parks in the predawn hours in hopes of … [Read more...] about Strength Training: Am I Lifting or Simply Juggling?
When I stepped onto the scale this morning, just a couple days after the end of the holiday season, I dreaded what would appear on the display. Imagine my delight when the number was much lower than I expected! You see, last year on Jan. 2, 2017, I weighed four pounds more and that was after consistently participating in a month-long holiday fitness challenge in December … [Read more...] about Weight Loss: The Number on the Scale Could be Misleading
When I spotted this Facebook yesterday, I simply had to share its truth with you. If you're struggling with your weight, I want you to embrace this message with your entire being. The graphic reads: "This scale will only tell you the numerical value of your gravitational pull. It will not tell you how beautiful you are, how much your friends & family love you, or how … [Read more...] about Don’t Let a Scale Define Who You Are
Too often we Divas look at our weight loss efforts as a serious endeavor with a mindset filled with appreciation, deprivation, and self-sabotaging thoughts such as "I can't do this!" or "It's gonna be so hard!" But what if we changed our mindset? What if we looked at the effort as something fun? Yes, you read that right -- let's make it fun! My triathlon and fitness coach, … [Read more...] about Fitness Friday: Adopting a Positive Attitude Toward Weight Loss
As the days grow darker, I'm feeling the increasing desire for carbs -- potato chips, dark chocolate, white or brown rice. But if I want to maintain the weight loss I've enjoyed since summer, then I have to remain diligent and keep quality foods in the house and handy for meals and snacks. That means understanding my inner toddler (who is tempted by everything in sight and … [Read more...] about 5 Grocery Shopping Tips for Keeping the Weight Off this Winter