What a sweet treat! Cherries are one of my favorite fruits. Even those “so-called” cherries that they put on an ice cream sundae. I love them. I have to admit, I can never find much to do with them, but they do pretty well on their own. On top of Read More


Who wants to eat fungus? If it is mushrooms, then count me in. During my brief stent as a vegetarian, mushrooms were a staple in my diet. Though I am back to my meat eating ways, I still enjoy mushrooms as a regular part of a balanced diet. Just so Read More

September 5&5 Challenge! Week 4: Finishing Strong

It has been 3 weeks and we are well into the 5&5 challenge. We have worked on getting started, building consistency, and PPC (progress, plan, and be consistent). As you can see, consistency is a big part of this challenge! Week 4 is about finishing strong, and a major part Read More


I would like to start off by saying that yogurt and I have had a love hate relationship, similar to my relationship with bananas. I enjoy yogurt, but for some reason, I have this habit of buying it and letting it sit in the refrigerator. I buy it because I Read More


I love onions! Maybe it is from my mother. She liked onions, too. I remember her making this 7 layer sandwich thing for a party. When the party was over, the family had the opportunity to eat the leftovers. I remember my dad saying, “you put enough onions on here Read More

Saving Face in the Kitchen

Since I was in college, I have been interested in using healthy products on my skin and hair. I remember deciding to stop chemically straightening my hair and see what I actually looked like the way God created me. It had been a while, since I had been straightening my Read More

How hard should you be working out?

I have gotten the question, “how hard should I be working out,” several times. It is a good question to ask, and as a trainer and rehab professional, my answer may not be what people are used to hearing. I like those television shows that focus on weight loss and Read More

September 5 and 5 challenge! Week 3: PROGRESS, PLAN, be CONSISTENT

We are progressing through our 5&5 challenge, and the key word here is progress. When it comes to your workouts, it is important that you don’t spend all of your time doing the same things over and over again. This can slow down your progress. That doesn’t mean do a Read More

The Basics: Building Your Base with an Active Lifestyle, Good Nutrition, and Preventative Care Part IV

Have you ever heard the saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound cure?” According to my research, this is a quote from Benjamin Franklin regarding fire safety, but has been applied to many things throughout the years. Your health and wellness is another area in which this statement Read More

September 5 and 5 challenge! Week 2: Building Consistency

I hope you had a good first week. Our focus this week is on consistency. If you missed a workout or didn’t do as well with your nutrition as you expected, don’t worry. Building your health and wellness is a process. It isn’t something that magically happens. It is something Read More