30 Day Spring Shape Up!

The calendar may say its spring, but if you live in New England it certainly doesn’t feel like it. But like they say, if you don’t like the weather in New England just wait a minute and it will change. For the past few years, our weather has a way of skipping its way right through spring and into summer without much notice. So that’s why I think a 30 day challenge is EXACTLY what we all need to get us ready for summer. What does this mean? Typically when you think of making a lifestyle change, you list ALL the things that you need to do and then get overwhelmed or only make a few changes because you get overwhelmed or you quit because you are striving to be perfect. The Fab Fit Squad 30 day challenge is not about being perfect, it’s about making small changes so that you can stick with them over the long haul. Just like me on Facebook and each day I will post a tip of the day, to help you keep up the challenge. The challenge starts, Friday, April 1st. Are you ready?  Leave me some comments below about what you are hoping to change in the next 30 days.


It’s Time To Break Up!

It’s time that you and Mr./Ms. Scale broke up. You’re not going to call him anymore, you’re not going to stalk him on Facebook.  Your just not into him/her any more.

Let’s get real here!

How many of you weigh yourself every day? Multiple times? When you weigh yourself do the results make or break your day? Or do you avoiding weighing yourself because you don’t want to know. [Read more…]


Got Kids?

Girl Eating A StrawberryI have a number of mom clients, who say they eat junk food because I have to buy it for the kids.  Really your kids have that much control of what you buy and how you eat. Well times have certainly changed since I was a kid.  Our after school snacks weren’t sugar filled. My diabetic grandmother took care of us after school, so sugary treated weren’t an option.  I didn’t realize that yogurt was a health food until the 8th grade, I thought everyone ate it. How naive was I that I also thought raisins, I mean actual non-coated raisins were candy. [Read more…]


Get A Bikini Body By Eating Healthy

Summer’s coming, we can no longer hide behind our sweaters, for the past few weeks you’ve been receiving catalogs and emails with bathing suits on the cover.  Each time you look at the cover you shutter thinking I’m  not ready!
Each morning you get out of the shower and glance at yourself in the mirror and think is this the year I dust off my bikini?  Maybe if I close my eyes and click my heels together 3 times, I’ll look like a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model. Sorry, ladies, I tried this and it doesn’t work, when you finally open your eyes, you’re still you.  To get a bikini body, it takes time.  The good news is if you start now, you will be well on your way to a great body by the time beach season arrives.  Here are some tips that will help get and keep a bikini body. [Read more…]


I Heart Peanut Butter

Today is National Peanut Butter Lover’s day. Personally, I have a love hate relationship with peanut. You hear people talk about gateway drugs, well peanut butter is my gateway food. Once I have some I can’t stop I keep eating and eating and eating. When I’m competing I can’t have peanut butter in the house, it just won’t be pretty.  The good news I’m not alone.

Statistics show that Americans eat 3 pounds of peanuts/ year. Well I can beat that. Give me a bag of peanuts including the shells ,sorry those don’t slow me down, I can make my kitchen floor look like Fenway park.  I can keep eating and eating and eating.

Peanuts aren’t bad, for you they are a good fat, but they are CALORIE DENSE FAT BOMBS — Just one Tablespoon has 94 Calories and 8.9 grams of FAT so they should be eaten sparingly.  Many mistake nuts as a protein source, yes they contain protein, but the amount of fat in peanut butter counteracts and your body process it as a fat than as a protein.

Now I must go, just purchase a jar of Teddy’s and need to have a moment.