Roasted Eggplant with Pomegranate and Cumin Tahini Cream

If Santa could make a dish for Christmas in the summer, I bet he’d pick something with red and green. This is one of those dishes that is almost too pretty to eat, but somehow I managed to leave no leftovers of mine. I wanted something different for the side dish for dinner with The Kid […]

People Are Often Surprised That Coaches Have Coaches

Some of you know my fitness journey (AKA the Accidental Fitness Quest). I started out years ago with a personal trainer because I had no idea what I was doing. I’d never worked out before and had no idea how to use anything in the gym. I could have used resources online or in magazines […]

Why Your Focus Shouldn’t Be Fat Loss Even If That’s Your Goal

I’m a decades-long dieter that tried just about every diet in the books to lose weight and most of the time I wasn’t very successful at it. I now work in an industry where people are very focused on how they look, their body fat, muscle definition and basically their body. I definitely don’t fit […]

The Map to Navigate the Black Hole of Motivation

Did you ever stop and think about why most workout programs are 90 days, 3 months, 12 weeks? If you haven’t, give it a wild guess.  I’ll wait here… (insert Jeopardy theme song)… Think you know? You might just be wrong if you’re thinking muscle confusion or something similar. Ha, you’ve been watching way too […]

Vegan Pumpkin Chili

A few months ago, I had someone ask me if it was possible to get enough protein in your diet if you are a vegetarian. My first answer was yes, but I decided to try it out for a day to see just how hard it really was. I love that kind of thing. OK, pretty […]