The Rock Star Life Book Club

Over the last several years, I’ve realized the importance of spending time learning. Personally, a lot of that learning comes from reading. I love the opportunity to learn from those wiser than me, to absorb the material, and to put it into practice to change my life. If you share that belief and would like […]

How You’re Accidentally Contributing to Anorexia

In the last couple of years, I’ve started following a number of different people in the fitness industry. I find it inspiring to see their pictures and read their Facebook posts. However, last year, during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, I was surprised and disappointed to find that numerous people posted disparaging comments about the […]

One Powerful Reason You Need Fit Friends

Have you ever looked at someone and thought they were TOO muscular? I frequently hear people criticize women with a lot of muscle and low body fat. Personally, I realized recently that my standards for fitness have changed. That change has helped me reach my fitness goals. I suspect it can help you too. So, […]

5 (Non-Physical) Reasons YOU Should Dare to Lift Weights

I was reminded again recently of the many reasons I love weight-training. Almost three years ago, I started lifting weights consistently. When I started, the heaviest I ever lifted was 60-70 pounds (the weight I used when I did deadlifts).  Just lifting the bar off the rack was difficult and intimidating. Yesterday, I used 75 […]

How to Start Loving Your Body

When it comes to fitness, you often find two camps. There’s the side that’s often portrayed as the mainstream – those who aspire to six-pack abs, supermodel sizes, and looking good in a bikini or swimsuit. On the other side are those who say such aspirations are unrealistic and shaming, that beauty comes in all […]

Why You Should Buy New Workout Clothes

It’s that time of year. You have probably noticed the sales. Retailers are smart. They know you recently made a resolution to improve your fitness. They are trying to capitalize on it. Guess what? You should let them! Several years ago, I was taking bellydance classes. And I discovered something interesting – I enjoyed practicing […]

Protein Pumpkin Pancakes

Enjoy these tasty pumpkin pancakes without guilt. Made with almond meal and packed with protein from eggs, these pancakes are sure to satisfy without shortchanging your results. Servings: 5 Here’s what you need: 4 large eggs 3/4 cup egg whites 1 can of pumpkin 1 cup almond meal 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

Herbalife Tuna Souffle

When you’re eating to hit high protein goals, sometimes grilled chicken breast gets a little old. Here’s a great, protein-rich snack with a lot of flavor. Here’s what you need: 2 Packets Herbalife Soup Mix (Creamy Chicken) 3 Cans of Solid White Albacore Tuna 1 1/2 cups egg whites – (you can use egg beaters) […]


I don’t feel like a rock star. A few weeks ago, I posted a photo of my abs on Facebook. It got more “likes,” more quickly, than anything else I’ve posted. Of course, I loved that repsonse. But… it also freaked me out. Don’t get me wrong. I am proud of what I have accomplished. […]