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  1. Tip #17 | Get good sleep | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    It’s pretty hard to leap into action when you’re not well rested. Not to mention your metabolism shifts to sloth mode, making it virtually impossible to burn fat. A lack of sleep dulls your brain’s decision-making ability, and, well, you know how this story goes… Aim for 7-9 hours per night. Keep your room cool and dark, have a bedtime routine that includes no phone or computer before bed (literally… Read More

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  2. Tip #16 | Focus on flavor | 20 days, 20 ways to get in shape for spring

    It’s a lot harder to “eat good” if it tastes bad. Can’t stand raw veggies? Roast and season them instead. If you can only stomach your broccoli with a dollop of butter, go for it. Find what you do like, and experiment with ways to amp the flavor. Try my Chocolate Cherry Spinach Smoothie for inspiration. It’s so decadent, you’d never suspect the greens. Just mix 1 cup frozen cherries,… Read More

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  3. Tip #15 | Take the first step | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    You don’t have to be eating chia pudding, drinking green juice and working out with a trainer every day to be on your way to health. Like a friend of mine once said, “better is better.” Approach every day as Day one. Don’t dwell on the past and don’t make a mountain out of your goals. Just begin. Pick one thing right now that you’ll be better at tomorrow. Tomorrow,… Read More

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  4. Tip #14 | Get into a boring routine | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    I used to luxuriate in my trips to the grocery store, scanning the packages of new products, hunting for obscure and exotic ingredients for new recipes. Those were the days… Now, my life is chaos. Thank God for grocery delivery (looking’ at you Fresh Direct). I reorder the same food week after week — boring!! But when you don’t have time to plan, boring is exactly the kind of thing… Read More

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  5. Tip #13 | Always carry a snack | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    I’m a bit of a squirrel with food in my bag at all times. You know that whole winter is coming feeling (No? Just me?). I guess I fear being stuck in traffic, underground in the subway, or in a way too long work meeting. That hangry feeling is not exactly becoming of me. Make sure you always have a great source of protein and fiber filled fuel in your… Read More

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  6. Tip #12 | Find what motivates you | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    I developed back problems after my pregnancy with my 2nd child (not surprising at 10 lbs!). It got so bad I couldn’t lift my boys for 3 days, and that’s when I got my wake up call—I realized if I want to keep up with my rough and tumble kids, it’s time I start paying attention to my health too. Every time I feel guilty about leaving my boys to… Read More

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  7. Tip #11 | Sip sensibly | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    A healthy diet can include a daily adult beverage, but don’t let a night of shenanigans throw you off track. Even if you’re avoiding the obvious offenders like sugary, creamy concoctions, the calories can add up quickly. Did you to know that a bottle of wine is the caloric equivalent of a cheese burger and fries? Yikes! Not to mention you’re more likely to indulge in said foods when you’re… Read More

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  8. Tip #10 | Give yourself a day off | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    Today I’m enjoying my new nephew, too much red wine, the fried kind of far-from-healthy sushi, and dark chocolate. Today we celebrate. Tomorrow’s a new day. #springiton #babylove #proudauntie

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  9. Tip#9 | Plan to indulge everyday | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    Key word being “plan”. What do you crave? What makes your mouth water? For me it’s without a doubt dark chocolate. It feeds me on a deeper level, and makes me feel like I’m living the good life. I’ve carved out space in my diet (forget the bread!) to have some after lunch and dinner, every single day. If I don’t, I munch mindlessly on my quest to replicate that… Read More

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  10. Tip #8 | Bottoms up! | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    Whether working out or recovering from a hangover, you drink water at key moments in your life. And you may not be thinking about it why you’re doing it, but here’s why you should. Thirst is often confused as hunger. Water mobilizes toxins so they can be excreted from your body. Your blood volume is made mostly of water– if you’re dehydrated your cells and tissues (think muscle and brain)… Read More

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