My 30 day commitment…to myself

When my trainer Grant first asked me to join a 30 day transformation challenge on the Whole 30/Paleo diet, I was skeptical at first. Despite having done some background reading when I first began training with Grant a year ago, and testing the waters a little here and there, I wasn’t sure I could diveContinue reading “My 30 day commitment…to myself”

Lead me not into temptation

If you’ve said the Lord’s Prayer once or twice in your life, you might recognize the title of this post. In the strictest Biblical sense, it means what it says – keep me from sins, protect me from my own temptations that will likely do me more harm than good. But this isn’t just aboutContinue reading “Lead me not into temptation”

Cooking Lessons as Life Lessons

Yesterday I had the chance to attend the DC Metropolitan Cooking Show with my friend Julia. She loves being in the kitchen and cooking beloved family Italian recipes as much as I love my Cajun food. As we sat and listened to Giada De Laurentiis and then Gail Simmons and Tom Colicchio, we noticed thatContinue reading “Cooking Lessons as Life Lessons”

It’s not a diet…it’s a lifestyle.

In 26 years, I’ve never done a diet, until the last two weeks. I never tried Slim Fast, Weight Watchers, Atkins, fasting, you name it. Although at times I’ve wanted to lose a few pounds or tone up to fit some pants more comfortably, dieting hasn’t just been my style — I prefer eating moreContinue reading “It’s not a diet…it’s a lifestyle.”