Health & Wellness

No Time for Exercise?

No Time for Exercise?

[youtube -8w2crQeVF0] We’re all busy. It’s kind of a fact of life these days. Between kids, jobs, spouses, parents (in some cases), houses, bills, kid activities, church, community activities—the list…

Let’s Celebrate Blueberries!

Let’s Celebrate Blueberries!

July is National Blueberry Month and has been since 2003. “Why,” might you ask, “Should the blueberry deserve an entire official month?” There are lots of reasons why, the most…

BBQ Buns and Thighs

BBQ Buns and Thighs

It’s officially summer and time for BBQs, swimming and sun! But are your buns and thighs ready? Ready to sport those shorts, swimsuits and even that little red, white and…

Coming Soon . . .

Coming Soon . . .

No summer vacation for us! We’re busy working away on some amazing new tools to support and help you through your own transformation journey! Make sure you’re subscribed to my…

Makeup Bag Makeover

Makeup Bag Makeover

To say the least, my makeup bag was not too pretty just one week ago. I hate to admit that I have NEVER had my skin color-matched, I’ve never gone…

Choose More, Lose More for Life

Choose More, Lose More for Life

Each season, millions of viewers tune in to see Chris Powell lead extraordinary transformations on ABC’s breakout hit Extreme Weight Loss. Now, building on his basic weight-loss philosophy introduced in his bestselling…

Fitness Fads: Fab or Flop?

Fitness Fads: Fab or Flop?

Fitness fads. They are everywhere these days. You can’t turn on the tv late at night without being suckered into a new sales pitch on why some machine or method…

The Dreaded (and Loved) Burpee

The Dreaded (and Loved) Burpee

Can you believe 2013 is already almost halfway done? What happened to 2012??? I’m not sure if it was all of the travel, or just the everyday crazy-busyness of raising…

Air Popped Heaven!

Air Popped Heaven!

Would you believe me if I told you there was a perfectly-salted, buttery, delicious, totally addictive and perfect popcorn that you could eat FOUR cups of, totally guilt free?! Well…

Mix Up Your Cardio Routine with Intervals

Mix Up Your Cardio Routine with Intervals

The concept of interval training is to alternate between high and low intensity movements. For weight loss, interval training has been proven to be significantly more effective than steady-state cardiovascular…

Picking Your Perfect Gym!

Picking Your Perfect Gym!

So you’ve decided you’d like to join a gym or change gyms. Since the right workout environment is a key part of reaching your health and fitness goals, here are…

Oil Spritzers – A Dieter’s Dream?

Oil Spritzers – A Dieter’s Dream?

If you’re a Williams Sonoma or kitchen store fanatic (like me!), I’m sure you’ve seen these little gadgets and wondered if it really has any benefit over good ol’ Pam cooking…

My Pre-Flight Workout

My Pre-Flight Workout

There are very few things worse than hopping on a flight and having to sit sedentary for 5 1/2 hours! To make myself feel not-so-bad about all of that sitting…

Take a Walk!

Take a Walk!

Today is National Walk to Work Day, and while it’s probably not feasible for most of us to walk to work, we can still participate in the celebration. Walking is an…

Five-Minute Workout for Busy Moms: Easy Cardio

Five-Minute Workout for Busy Moms: Easy Cardio

Originally published on ElizabethStreet.com. This week at ElizabethStreet.com, I’m going to show you the best cardio workout guaranteed to burn fat in no time. We’ve built muscle in our arms, blasted our booties, engaged our…

Fun Easter ACTIV-ities

Fun Easter ACTIV-ities

[youtube sL100T3mufk 500] Tis the weekend for Easter gatherings and family fun! Here are some great activities that will keep the kids—even the adult-aged kids—active and happy: 1. Easter Egg…

The Latest Swing in the Fitness World?

The Latest Swing in the Fitness World?

What’s with the Kettlebell rage these days? It seems like everywhere we go there are kettlebell boot camps, Kettlebell DVDs, kettlebell workshops, Kettlebell Kids, etc. So is there a benefit…

Taking a Leap!

Taking a Leap!

[youtube aNt_TUVlk_U] We’ve been so lucky here in Los Angeles, California to have great weather as well as having our hotel close to so many must haves! Our desirables when…

Sexy Summer Shoulders

Sexy Summer Shoulders

Shoulders are some of the most neglected muscles in the body. We spend so much time in the gym trying to tone our tummies with abdominal exercises, but what we…

Grab a Grapefruit and Enjoy!

Grab a Grapefruit and Enjoy!

High in vitamin C, low calorie, high fiber  and . . . it tastes yummy! It’s grapefruit season, especially here in Arizona. Neighbors love sharing the fresh grapefruit picked right…

Welcome to the Amenzone

Welcome to the Amenzone

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of meeting some truly extraordinary people that are changing the way we think, feel and live for the better. Every now and then,…

Talking Tabata with Judy Greer

Talking Tabata with Judy Greer

Tabata with Judy Greer? Any day! Talk about an amazingly talented, beautiful, witty, down-to-earth, and funny gal, she is IT! I’m a fan and I know you will be too…

Eat Less CRAP, Eat More FOOD

Eat Less CRAP, Eat More FOOD

I get more requests than you could imagine for help getting in tip-top shape! Every request starts the same way: “What exercises can I do?” Well I have news for…

Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries

Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries

You’ve heard the saying before, “Life is like a bowl full of cherries”. This ever popular phrase comes from a song written back in the 1930s  that starts off like…

Living in my Lulus!

Living in my Lulus!

Time and again I get emails and facebook comments wanting to know about what I am wearing. It always catches me off guard because most of my days are spent…

Wear Red for Women

Wear Red for Women

It’s time for us to have a little heart to heart chat. You know, one of those chats we all know we need to have but often avoid really talking…

Super Sunday or Super Setback?

Super Sunday or Super Setback?

Many are watching just for the commercials, others are watching because its the sporting event of the year. One thing is for certain – most are not watching their waistlines…

Get Moving with Yoga

Get Moving with Yoga

Yoga Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Now that you know a little more about yoga let’s get down to the nitty gritty. It’s time to learn some basic positions….

Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy

It’s officially been dubbed one of the worst flu seasons in over 30 years. I was shocked to learn that more than 36,000 people die each year just because of…

Yoga – Tools and Tips to Try

Yoga – Tools and Tips to Try

Yoga Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 So now you’re interested in trying Yoga. Learning a new sport or trying a new form of exercise like yoga can…

I am Perfect …

I am Perfect …

I am Perfect. Perfectly imperfect, that is. I use the word “ perfect ” a lot, and oftentimes had people remind me that nothing is perfect. I totally disagree. I…

Eat Yourself Thin!

Eat Yourself Thin!

Ever wonder if you could eat yourself thin? Although what you eat isn’t the only factor in weight loss, there are some foods that can help boost your metabolism. The…

Yoga Is For Everyone (Yes, Even You!)

Yoga Is For Everyone (Yes, Even You!)

Yoga Part 1 | Part 2  | Part 3 A while back Chris and I posted some pictures of us doing yoga on our Facebook pages. We received a lot of comments and…

Please Pass the Pink Salt!

Please Pass the Pink Salt!

It’s one of the most basic ingredients found in virtually every kitchen in America and one of those phrases found at almost every meal, “Please pass the salt!” And yes,…

A Mile Is Still A Mile

A Mile Is Still A Mile

Always remember, whether it’s a 15 minute mile or a 7 minute mile, it’s still a mile. Celebrate each achievement for what it is.

If the Shoe Fits . . .

If the Shoe Fits . . .

What girl doesn’t love a new pair of shoes?!?  You’ve probably got a closet of them too! The average person has over 17 pairs of shoes and 90% of us…

My Favorite Music to Workout To!

My Favorite Music to Workout To!

Looking for some great songs to work out to? Here are a few of my favorites! Hall of Fame – The Script Don’t wait for luck Dedicate yourself and you…

The Secret To A Successful 2013!

The Secret To A Successful 2013!

It’s hard to believe that 2012 has flown by and 2013 is on the horizon! Time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished this past year and to focus on what…

Fit in 4 Minutes

Fit in 4 Minutes

Short on time, like me?  Between shuttling the older kids to school and their various lessons, taking care of baby Cash, trying to manage the family business and get a…

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