Inspiration

A Healthier You: 3 Steps to Get Started and Yourself Up For Success

One of the questions I get asked most often is, ‘how do I get started on a diet that will actually work for me?’ To get started, see results and keep them… begin with these 3 easy steps.  Step 1 - WRITE it down Keep a food JOURNAL and note what your current eating habits [...]

A Healthier You: 3 Steps to Get Started and Yourself Up For Success 2018-07-19T22:37:27+00:00

5 Delicious Summer Foods to Boost Your Mood

The Summer months often bring us outdoors, enjoying company, vacations and away from our normal schedule.  That often means time by the pool, a day at the beach, park or out in nature.  That can also mean lots of unhealthy food choices that contain way too much sugar and fried foods that leave us feeling [...]

5 Delicious Summer Foods to Boost Your Mood 2018-07-05T23:16:22+00:00

Healthy Guacamole Cup Recipe from Tasting Page

Black Bean Guacamole Cups A summer snack packed with flavor and fresh, nutritious ingredients... The perfect Mother's Day brunch app ;) Makes 20 cups INGREDIENTS Black Bean Cups 15 ounce BPA-free can black beans 6 tablespoons gluten free flour 1 teaspoon cumin 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon celery salt 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce 1 tablespoon fresh lemon [...]

Healthy Guacamole Cup Recipe from Tasting Page 2018-05-11T18:07:17+00:00

STRESS!  How It Affects Our Weight and 3 Simple Shifts to Kick Stress to the Curb

Sometimes I find myself clinching my jaw and I feel the stress starting to build up...  there are so many things to get done, the list seems to keep expanding! Have you ever felt that way? ...Then you step on the scale after doing everything you think you need to do lose weight and [...]

STRESS!  How It Affects Our Weight and 3 Simple Shifts to Kick Stress to the Curb 2018-04-16T14:48:32+00:00

Walk for the Health of It

A University of Utah study found that for every minute of brisk walking that women did throughout the day, they lowered their risk of obesity by 5%. That’s every minute you walk! No more “I don’t have time” excuses! Walking can be key to losing weight, improving your blood pressure and cholesterol and keeping you [...]

Walk for the Health of It 2018-04-13T07:54:25+00:00

Maria’s Not So Spooky Workout

Fall Floor Workout! I call this the "Not So Spooky Workout" because it's done all on the floor! A workout you can do anywhere... all you need is a yoga mat! Let's get started!  **Warm Up** - Do each of the following for 1 min (30 seconds each side): Torso twists, leg swings side to side and [...]

Maria’s Not So Spooky Workout 2018-04-13T07:54:25+00:00

Red Carpet Ready Retreat Weekend with Valerie Waters

This summer I enjoyed a mind, body and soul filling mini-retreat in Santa Monica hosted by my friend and celebrity fitness trainer, Valerie Waters.  There were only a dozen of us and it was so much fun to enjoy the healthy, LA celebrity lifestyle with new and old friends who were visiting from many different [...]

Red Carpet Ready Retreat Weekend with Valerie Waters 2018-04-13T07:54:25+00:00