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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Tip #7 | Kick up the intensity | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring

    In case you missed my Instagram/Facebook series, I’m reposting the content (and then some) here on the blog. Today’s tip comes from personal trainer Anel Dzafic (@countdownfitness), who I met with for an intense sweat sesh. Anel says high intensity will always get you the best results, fastest. Why? When the intensity goes up you’re stimulating your body to change. If you do a longer, easier routine over and over,… Read More

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  9. Tip #6 | Write it down | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring!

    Keeping a food journal is the number one best way to take control of your diet. In fact, I recommend it of every single of one my clients. Why? It puts a spotlight on your habits, and makes it “real” (i.e. Yes, I really did eat 5 bites of ice cream from the container. Otherwise known as ‘a serving.’) Oops! But that’s okay, because next time I’m more likely to… Read More

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  10. Tip #5 | Curb your carbs | 20 days, 20 ways to get fit for spring.

    Carbs aren’t all bad. They provide great nutrition (and they taste damn good!) But it’s hard to hold back, so we eat more, and more, spike our blood sugar and feel crappy (and guilty!) afterwards. Rather than build your meal around them, make them an afterthought or garnish. If you’re looking to trim your waistline, limit your carbs to a portion that’s the size of the palm of your hand… Read More

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