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  1. Tip #19 | Eat pizza | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    It’s not what you do once in a while; it’s your everyday routine that matters. So yes, you can enjoy pizza (especially when Roberta’s decides to open a pop-up-shop 3 blocks away. Please don’t ever leave!) If it’s a weekly routine, order a salad too and split half your typical helping or take it home for lunch tomorrow. The point is, some foods taste too good to live without. Don’t… Read More

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  2. Tip #18 | Share Your Plans | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    Secretly start a new fitness routine? Trying to cut back on your boozing? Find a buddy. Phone a friend. Tell someone what you’re up to. It’ll keep you accountable and make you less likely to skip out on your plan. Your friend will likely have a mission of their own to share so you can celebrate (and commiserate!) together. ‪#‎springiton‬ ‪#‎share‬ ‪#‎goals‬ ‪#‎youusedtocallmeonmycellphone‬

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  3. Strawberry Rhubarb Muffins (gluten free, dairy free)

    I’m pretty sure if I entered these into a baking contest they would win. I’m not much of a baker—savory’s more my jam. And with all the sugar my kids are bombarded with on a daily basis, I’m usually looking for ways to slash anything sweet (yay, Mom). These muffins have just the right hint of sweetness from maple syrup and a dash of brown sugar. So if you’re looking… Read More

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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