Rumble Roll to a Better Ride

Rumble Roll to a Better Ride
I was first introduced to foam rolling through Beachbody’s program, P90X2. At first it was a love-hate relationship with far less emphasis on the love. I was a P90X graduate, had continued to practice weekly Yoga, and was about to be humbled by entering the world of SMFR (Self-Myofascial Release or Self-Massage).  Little did I realize how valuable this little... Read More

sometimes the road to real fitness requires love?

sometimes the road to real fitness requires love?
I don’t exactly remember when it happened. That moment when my relationship with food went from one that was normal and healthy to one that was incredibly unhealthy and potentially life threatening. I do know many girls who were in my peer group during high school and college faced a similar challenge. I also know that I was one of... Read More

is your sugar addiction interfering with your pursuit of real fitness and health?

is your sugar addiction interfering with your pursuit of real fitness and health?
Sucrose Sugar Beet Sugar Cane  Sugar   Sugar gets a pretty bad rap these days and in my opinion, rightfully so. What used to be a special occasion treat is now hidden in about every processed food we eat. I recently read that the average American consumes about 130 pounds of sugar a YEAR. How is that even possible? Considering... Read More

is foot pain stifling your race to real fitness?

is foot pain stifling your race to real fitness?
Heel Pain Foot Pain Bottom of the Foot Pain Bottom of the Heel Pain   Plantar Fasciitis At first it was only a little ache just forward of your heel on the solar (bottom) side of you foot. It was not enough to stop training, and if anything, you thought you could train through the pain. Without even noticing it... Read More

real fitness with raynaud’s phenomenon

real fitness with raynaud’s phenomenon
 What is it like to love real fitness, require being outside yet suffer from what is considered a bit of a medical mystery by most professionals?   Raynaud’s Phenomenon, Raynaud’s Syndrome, Raynaud’s Disease    To be very honest, I have never been a fan of winter or cold weather. I define “cold” as anything under 60˚ which means even in... Read More

a lesson in forgiveness

a lesson in forgiveness
Zack was my best friend. I still struggle to talk about him in the past tense. I know it probably sounds silly for a grown woman call a dog her best friend but I can assure you that he was indeed, without question, the very best friend I have ever known. My dad would tease that Zack looked at me... Read More