Watch me pull a rabbit out of this hat

“…got nothing up my sleeve… Presto!” Now, that’s a good trick! Strength training is no magic trick, but when it comes to weight loss it’s about as close as you can get. Why? Because strength training will torch calories even when you’re resting (at a much higher rate than cardio), target and tone specific muscle groups, [...]

Does everybody have an “inner-athlete”?

I don’t know. I do know that 120 lbs. ago I would’ve told you I didn’t have one. Turns out, I was wrong. I do have an inner-athlete and I have harnessed her strength and drive to finally put to rest the food demons that tormented me most of my life. Becoming an athlete means [...]

Brussels Sprouts with Currants and Pine Nuts

Ingredients: 1 ½ pounds Brussels sprouts 1 T pine nuts Olive oil-flavored cooking spray 2 T dried currants ½ tsp dried thyme ¼ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ½ cup vegetable broth (or chicken, if you prefer) Prepare Brussels Sprouts for Cooking: Cut ¼ inch from bottom of each sprout, then remove any bruised or [...]

Your Strength Training Workout

I might as well fess up now; I didn’t actually put together this strength training workout for you. My trainer did it. She’s a genius. At exercise, and a bunch of other stuff too. Lucky for us, she said I could share it with you as a good example of an introductory strength training workout. [...]