weight loss

Habits for leaning out

by Megan on Sun, 07/10/2016 - 5:28pm | 0 comments

I've entered a new phase in my bikini competition prep, and my goal is to lean out (or some would say....I'm losing weight) I'm not far from where I want to be, but it's amazing that the last few pounds (3 or 4) can make all the difference when it comes to being stage ready. For those of you who don't already know, I spend much of my time in my beautiful hair salon (loca... read more

Tips for entering a bikini competition

by admin on Wed, 03/16/2016 - 4:39pm | 0 comments

http://<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dGTy1t8LVdI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> When I entered my first bikini competition years ago, I didn't have the first idea what I was doing. I thought that it would be enough to just get on stage and "be myself" Although I had fun,... read more
What do you think when you imagine the stretch between late November and January 1? I hear so many people say things like: I can't deprive myself, or: I'll get myself back on track after the holidays.... What if you could stay on track? (I think maintaining during this time is not only acceptable, but something to be proud of). I used to gain 5 to 8 pounds throughout the holiday sea... read more
I've noticed a trend in myself lately- taking pride in completing a task while giving a 50 percent effort. Where did I notice this trend you may be asking? Sadly, I noticed it as a pattern within myself. Saying things like: "I broke a record with my weights today, EVEN after two glasses of wine last night!" Or "considering I didn't really focus on my training, I did PRE... read more

Get Fabulous Fitness with Fiber

by Megan on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 9:38pm | 3 comments

This last Sunday I read an intriguing article in the New York Times about a woman who claims to have solved the obesity conundrum through fiber. They’re calling it the F-Factor these days, but I and many others have been preaching this stuff for years. The woman who created it, Tanya Zuckerbrot, is 40 years old with three kids, as busy as I am, and looks absolutely stunning. In fact, it&rs... read more

My Journey with Food Journaling

by Megan on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 6:43pm | 0 comments

A substantial part of my life and professional career are enhanced and elevated by staying lean. However, being from a wholesome family that perceives obesity a bit differently than society at large, in my household it was challenging to keep things trim. Even as a kid I recognized that without helpful tools, growing up fit would be a rugged journey. Count me in with the innumerable amount of fi... read more
Recently, a reader asked me for a fitness plan to help her take off the weight she gained after giving birth to two beautiful children. I thought I would use the opportunity to reply to her question in the form of a blog rather than private message. Weight loss is a subject of special interest for lots of mommies out there. In essence, before starting any food & exercise plans it’s more... read more