Category Waking Up Accountable

A More Realistic Body Embrace

What can start as a morning feeling fit and fabulous can often turn into an afternoon and evening feeling a lot less than such. We catch a glimpse in every mirror or reflective material possible throughout the day and demonize ourselves and our efforts along the way. Not surprisingly, this situation of feeling less than […]

Prep for Success: Sundays In The City

Sundays have always been tricky for me. Since day one I’ve been torn between two worlds – workaholic productive professional on the one hand and the let loose live-a-little girl on the other. At the end of each week, these worlds collide into the ultimate confusion. Do I rest? Do I work? Do I just […]

Planes, Trains & A World Needing Change

Luckily, I don’t have to travel much for work. While I love getting away, lugging my life around in bags and defensively blocking my way through crowds of tired, rude and testy people isn’t something I enjoy all the time. As usual though, several work responsibilities arose at the same time and stuck me with […]

Party On, Wayne!

With increasing health comes higher chances of experiencing a gnarly hangover. You know the story, you’ve been hitting it hard at the gym, keeping your diet in check and reminding yourself that pool party season is coming. Finally, you’re as bikini ready as you’ll be and the first glorious party weekend hits – HAPPY MEMORIAL […]

Home Sweet Home

As I watched her hand frivolously scribble down notes and numbers, I suddenly wondered what she was thinking. I know she’s been looking for a place to live alone, but these stats are too big for something solo… Before my mind could wander too far, she hung up the phone and our eyes met with […]

Fitness Foodies [Pasadena Edition]

I never forget how lucky I am to live in such a health conscious community. California, as a whole, is on a totally different wellness planet than most places and I’m so fortunate to call this crazy place my home. Since growing up in South Pasadena and moving back to Pasadena a few years back, […]

The Golden Gym Bag

More often than not, excuses are what keep us from accomplishing our dreams. We decide that X, Y and Z are in the way of what we need to do, so we settle for less. For many, this cycle of excuses leads us farther away from the gym and closer to a life of discomfort […]