Eating Healthy at Boston Chops

by Megan on Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:14am | 0 comments

I live in the city, and eating out several times a week used to seem impossible to me. In the past few years I've learned a little more about food, and become just as comfortable in a restaurant as I am in my own kitchen. In the past I was more hesitant about being out to dinner several times a week, but after learning what works on a regular basis (and what absolutey doesn't) I do it al... read more

What time of the day is the best to work out?

by Megan on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:22pm | 0 comments

In my life, I've noticed that the things which tend to slip through the cracks really need to be made a priority. Exercise is one of those things. I used to leave it for the afternoon or evening, but I noticed a startling trend...things tend to get in the way before I actually exercise. An unpleasant phone call, an emergency at work, or I just have less energy. Certain mornings are harder ... read more

A great training blog by Nia Shanks

by Megan on Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:58pm | 0 comments

I wanted to share this link to a great blog by Nia Shanks, it discusses a mistake that many women make. Let me know what you think! Big mistake in workouts costing results: Stay healthy! Megan ... read more

March 25, 2014

by Megan on Tue, 03/25/2014 - 5:38pm | 0 comments

I'm working on being consistent with my fitness regardless of what is happening in my life. For me, the slightest emotional setback makes it hard to focus at the gym, and feel as strong and motivated as I need to be. It's so easy to not feel 100 percent, and to stay home and avoid trying to power through it. Right now I'm working on having consistency in my moods, and learning to dr... read more
What's inside your fridge, and your cabinets? If you are trying to get lean, or stay lean... the majority of your food should be fresh, and need refridgeration. If your cabinets are filled with food that expires in 5 years, you may have a problem getting lean. On any given day, if you open up my fridge, it's filled with fresh, nutrient dense food, that is in wholefoods form. This is gre... read more

Summer bodies are made in the Winter!

by Megan on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 5:33pm | 0 comments

Summer bodies are made in the winter. Lately the weather in Boston has been..... less than tropical. Actually, it's been freezing, we've had three snow emergencies in the past month and it's quite slushy and cold. That said, one thing is on my mind and that is summer. This is the time that no one really wants to go out, but if you aren't hitting the gym right now, and watching... read more

Is making a New Year's Resolution enough?

by Megan on Sun, 01/19/2014 - 9:11pm | 0 comments

Last night, as I watched Saturday Night Live there was a skit where they joked about people's New Years Resolutions, and how quickly it seems that we forget about them. I believe that most of us have very good intentions, but that out intentions count for very little as far as our sucess rate is concerned. Here are a few idea for making your resolutions stick. I have found that actually ... read more

Healthy Vitamix Smoothie Recipe

by Megan on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 8:03pm | 0 comments

I don't know if any of you have a Vitamix, but if you do, I'm sure you'll wonder how you ever lived without one! Quiet (but what isn.t, when compared to a blender, easy to clean, and powerful. Lately I have been experiementing with new combinations in the Vitamix. Many of the recipes I say online weren't as healthy as I'd like them to be, so I decided to put together my... read more

I have a confession to make…..

by Megan on Sat, 12/28/2013 - 4:40am | 0 comments

Sometimes I'm just like everybody else. I feel like I've become too friendly with more than one holiday cookie plate, stayed late at too many parties, and....gasp....I don't feel like going to the gym at all. I've fallen out of the habit, which makes me even more tired, and I'm having a really tough time making it a habit again. It's cold out, I'm tired, and I just w... 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