While we have yet to see the first snowfall, and flip-flops are still a wardrobe staple for many, there’s an undeniable shift in the seasons signaled by falling leaves and back-to-school sales. Sometimes long months of heat make the change a welcome one, but there’s also a disappointment that comes with the end of summer. If you’re struggling to return to get back into a routine and beat the end-of-summer blues, here are a few tips to help. Set goals with an end-of-year deadline Don’t wait for the New Year

Regardless of the importance to our overall mental and physical wellbeing, goals often take the backseat to the day-to-day tasks and thoughts that keep our lives operating. If we talk about goals, the conversation often starts with one word: someday. Someday I will run a 10k. Someday I will eat more salads and less sugar. Someday I will feel comfortable in a bathing suit. Let’s face it – any statement that starts with someday should really begin this way: I will probably never run a 10k.  I will probably never

For most, meal planning and grocery shopping are the biggest obstacles to eating healthy. The amount of energy it takes to think and plan ahead makes grabbing take-out seem so much more attractive. But you don’t need to settle for something that’s not great for your body or your bank account in the name of convenience. It’s all about streamlining the process and having certain go-to foods that are both healthy and satisfying. For me, this list is made up of eight essential items: Eggs: Packed with a variety of

Motivation isn’t usually a permanent resident. It comes and goes, sometimes staying for awhile, and sometimes just making an appearance before flying out the door again. But that doesn’t mean the path to reaching your goals has to be just as rocky. If you’re struggling to stay the course and keep moving forward, here are a few things to remember: Motivation doesn’t have to come before action. If we always waited until we were motivated to act, most goals wouldn’t be reached. You might not be buzzing with excitement every

Waking up and throwing on your workout gear might seem like the last thing you want to do, but there are definite advantages to an early morning sweat session. Not only will you reap the calorie-burning benefits all day long, but you might be surprised at how much easier it is to be motivated to workout before spending a draining day in the office. Next time you consider hitting the snooze button just one more time, think about this: Fat burning will occur during the times that you’re actually eating.

Often times friends and clients ask why I stay organized, eat clean, make time to exercise, and work so hard to maintain my house. My response is simple, “My body is my temple and my house is my throne.” In order to give my best to work, family, and those I encounter, my personal world needs to reflect the best of my mind, body, and household. Being organized facilitates my ability to eat clean, make time for fitness, and better serve those around me. Eating clean gives me the nutrients,

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