Paleo Mango & Kiwi Relish

Paleo Mango & Kiwi Relish     Ingredients: 1 mango, peeled and diced 2 kiwis, peeled and diced 1/2 jalapeno, finely chopped Juice of 1/2 lime 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 2 Tbsp orange juice Pinch of sea salt   Instructions: Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Hold in fridge 2 hours to let flavors

Paleo Cold-Smoked Salmon

Paleo Cold-Smoked Salmon   Ingredients: 1 side of salmon 2 limes, zested & juiced 2 lemons, zested & juiced 1 orange, zested & juiced sea salt & ground black pepper to taste 1 T olive oil 4 T fresh parsley, minced 2 cups wood chips 2 foil half pans   Instructions: Look up zesting citrus

Accepting Change Part 2

        I had to write more on change, as it is  currently the most relevant topic and subject matter of my present life. I am moving from Cincinnati to Toledo. I am also moving my training,nutrition and catering businesses. I am starting a new journey this year (not that the old journey


Fear can hold you back or drive you forward. Many people don’t lose weight because of fear. Fear of the pain involved in exercising. Fear of failure. Fear of change. Fear of the unknown. Fear of success. I started, and stopped, hundreds of workout routines and diet plans/pills before I found what worked for me. I was


      Validation is to get approval, confirmation, proof. I find some days I am searching so hard for outside validation of myself.  I want to have others approve of my choices; get confirmation I am “doing good”. Sometimes, I just need to be recognized for what I am proud of, what I have accomplished.

Eating Clean

I have found that the majority of people don’t really understand what “Eating Clean” means. Eating Clean refers to eating foods that are free of chemicals, additives and/or preservatives. You can take it a step further, and eat only organic, grain-fed and/or cage-free foods. A lot of these choices depend on your budget, quite honestly. Healthy foods

Rest Days

    Today is a “rest day” for me. A day to reflect, relax, take a breather. When you have a lot going on, it is really important to take mental breaks, physical breaks and just breathe! When you get into a good workout routine, taking a day off can be very difficult. You are

Small Victories Still Count As Victories

  We often don’t give ourselves credit for all of the things we can do. We need to be thankful for all of the small victories…stepping stones. When I start working with a new client, and their ultimate goal is to lose 100 pounds, I start them off setting small, short-term, obtainable goals. The long-term,


I have struggled, for the majority of my life, with forgiving. Not just other people, but myself, too. When you decide to change your life, whether it’s eating habits, career, education, exercise/health, or some other big change….you have to forgive, a lot. My biggest hurdle to get over, while I was losing weight, was forgiving

Having A Reliable Support System

  Having a close-knit circle of people who support you is so important in life. When you take on a humongous task like major weight loss, you have to know that your “core” people will be there for you. I struggled constantly with “friends” trying to undermine my efforts-not out of spite, but out of

Accepting Change

There are a lot of people in this world that don’t like change. Many are described as stubborn, old school, or just set in their ways. A major component of weight loss is change…change in size, body shape, self-image, attitude, mindset, eating habits, your physical appearance, lifestyle, activity level and treatment from the outside world. You

Time Management

  After having the same conversation with 2 clients this week, I decided this was a blog-worthy subject….How do you fit exercise and planned meal times into your already packed schedule? Both of the conversations centered around women in masters degree programs. These ladies have families, internships, prior commitments, homework and full-time jobs. So how