Breakthrough 100-Day Challenge: Workout of the Week(s)

I love January. It’s such a fresh start and a great time to refocus on wellness. After the holiday season, I’m always ready to eat cleaner and reinvest in fitness. And after the holidays of 2020, where we spent so much time inside and spent a lot of time baking for Christmas gifts – double…

Hip-Hop Fit with Mike Peele: Workout of the Week

When I was a little girl, I was dancing ALL. THE. TIME. My mom enrolled me in ballet, tap and jazz from second through eighth grade. In fifth grade, I started cheerleading – which is also extremely dance intensive – and cheered through senior year in high school. To this day, it’s not uncommon for…

7 Yoga and Dance Workouts for Lock-Down Survival

If you’re reading this post in real time, it’s a good bet that your life has been (or soon will be) changed by the coronavirus outbreak. I’m in Maryland and, like many other people across the country, my orbit has pretty much been reduced to my house, save occasional trips to the grocery store or…

Workout(s) of the Week: Pilates!

I love Pilates. In some ways, I feel that it’s my fitness spirit animal. Part stretch, part ballet and all core-focused, I’ve loved Pilates since I first tried it more than 15 years ago. I even became a certified Pilates instructor along the way (though I haven’t taught since having kids 4 years ago). Over…

Workout of the Week: 30-Minute Caribbean Dance with Selena Watkins

This was, by far, the most-fun workout I did this week! During this workout, I absolutely did the best whining (wining? sp?) – a type of Caribbean dance – I’ve ever done in my life. Seriously. All I kept wishing was that I’d known the mechanics of these dances back in my going-to-the-club hey day…

Workout of the Week: 20-Minute Toned Belly and Arms Workout

Anyone who has a big annual event at work knows that the lead up to that event can be all-consuming. That is definitely the case each year at my job as we prepare for our annual meeting. This year was exceptionally crazy because at said meeting, we launched a new brand. Then, a month later,…

Workout of the Week: Walking Paris!!

I had the pleasure of taking a weekend trip to Paris last weekend. My sister was visiting her friends – who are spending a year in France – for the week. I was able to broker a deal (with my fabulous husband) and arranged a rendezvous with my sis across the Atlantic. Because I was…

New Leaf Challenge DONE

Well, I made my way through my 30-Day Clean Eating and Fitness Challenge. I definitely took some liberties and made some allowances. For example, there were a few nights where we ate processed foods – think veggie crumbles and taco shells on Taco Tuesday – in the interest of getting weeknight dinner on the table….