While I haven’t been ultra-impressed with this summer’s Extreme Makeover Weight Loss show, last night I most definitely was!  What an AMAZING job Kim did, not only losing 122 pounds in a year, but letting go of the obstacles that were holding her back from being all that she could be.

She was drop-dead gorgeous at the finale, and once again, I am inspired and motivated be the determination and follow-through it takes to achieve a goal!  I cried even more so than usual, which I think was, in part, a result of all the focus and meditation we spent on balancing our heart chakra last night in class.

Photos are hard to find this morning.  This show will come to the end of another season shortly, but ANYONE looking for some inspiration (weight loss/fitness/LIFE!) should check it out.

We all hold the key to our own success.  Determination is everything!

Tuesday Schedule and More…..

Please remember there is NO 11:30 class today as it has been cancelled due to low attendance.  I know that many of you (my SilverSneaker students) are really upset about the loss of this strength training class and I can only say that hopefully, as the seasons change, there will be a need to add it back on the schedule.  My apologies to those of you that are upset and frustrated that you were unable to find Ron after he made this change in the schedule.   I promise he will be available this week as he returns from vacation.   Continue to get in your other workouts and remember that you can use the gym any and every day.

Regular schedule this evening.  If you drove by last Tuesday night and did NOT see my car, it wasn’t because I wasn’t there.  Due to the weather, I opted for a ride.  Especially on those stormy nights, please don’t assume I am not there if my car is not.  Do be careful, though, where you park your car as the parking lot does get pretty wet during downpours.

I am considering starting a back to school series of yoga classes with an emphasis on the 7 chakras.  Thinking about one Friday night a month.  There would be a small fee for this class.  If you are interested, please let me know.  I don’t think Ron would have a problem with my doing this at TFC and we can go much deeper than we do on a Tuesday yoga/Pilates class.  Just in the thinking stages, so input is appreciated.

Also still have that opening for a training session on Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings at 10.  I would absolutely love to help someone transform so if you have some weight to lose and feel 100% ready to commit yourself to training and nutrition changes, let’s see if we can make that happen.  I would also be open to training a small group which always makes personal training more affordable.  With school starting next week here in Broward County, this is the perfect time for a mom who has mornings free to get into the best shape of their life.  As I mentioned last week, I am a huge fan of outdoor park/track/trail training as it accomplishes so much more than just a workout.

Feel free to contact me personally thru my contact page here or at 00xrsizer@  All emails will be confidential.  Let’s get busy!



Cherry Cherry Boom Boom!

Thanks to the good folks who put out the Forks Over Knives newsletter, for this recipe.  I haven’t tried it yet, but I am absolutely going to as soon as I get the cherries.  I am going to get the already pitted frozen cherries.  Low in calories and free of animal products.  Sounds like a total win-win.  We are big on the Dole Banana Dippers because the banana really does mimic ice cream very well, so I would have to imagine this recipe will be yummy!

Try it and let me know what you think!  I will do the same….

This is a vegan version of Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream. It’s a delicious, refreshing, and guilt-free soft-serve dessert.


1. In a food processor, combine the frozen banana pieces, cherries, and vanilla extract.

2. Process until creamy, adding almond milk one tablespoon at a time as necessary.

3. Pulse in the chocolate chips. Serve immediately.

Photo by Ann Oliviero

Good Advice for a Saturday

Many of us pick Saturday (or Sunday) as our “cheat” day.  Unfortunately, if we let ourselves go for the entire day, it may take us half of the following week to shed the extra calories.   The same is true for rule 5, which can be a big issue for those with emotional eating, especially.

This seems like some good advice.  Especially rule 1!  Have an awesome weekend.  Do what you have to do all week, so you can do what you really want to do on (or eat or drink) on “cheat” day.  Then enjoy the hell out of your indulgence.