Health & Wellness

Spuds: Studs or Duds?

Spuds: Studs or Duds?

There were many questions about white potatoes after I posted a pic of my potato the other day. People wondering if they were good for you, bad for you, too…

Women, CrossFit and Myths

Women, CrossFit and Myths

I was searching my tried and true CrossFit blog to get inspiration for my workout today, and ran across this article they had reposted from CrossFit Oakland. Genius. I couldn’t help…

Sunshine for the Sole

Sunshine for the Sole

A woman can never have too many shoes! Especially some super cute and super bright ones  like these! So many asked where I got these fun loving, yellow shoes (actually…

Gardening Healthy

Gardening Healthy

Gardening as exercise? Who knew! An activity that most do for bonding time, stress relief, and beautifying the yard actually has many more health benefits than I even knew! Thank…

You Ate It, Negate It

You Ate It, Negate It

[youtube OWbuNuQ82XE] My hubby, Chris Powell, shows Tamar, Adrienne and Loni from THE REAL what exercises they’d need to do to negate the calories they just ate!

Are You Losing All Your Marbles?

Are You Losing All Your Marbles?

In Chantell’s episode of Extreme Weight Loss, she used 2 mason jars and marbles to help her visualize her first goal. One jar held  91 marbles, each representing 1 pound,…

And the Final Countdown Begins…

And the Final Countdown Begins…

I’m almost in the home stretch with this pregnancy!! Finally, and I couldn’t be more excited :-). As my third trimester peeks around the corner, this newest little member of…

“Shake Your Groove Thing”—Today!

[youtube ItbgzoDof4A] It’s National Dance Day! This fun-filled day of music and movement, celebrated annually on the last Saturday of July, is inspired by one of my favorite TV shows,…

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…

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