Why we gain belly fat as we age

Are you sometimes frustrated with the way your clothes fit or discouraged that your stomach sticks out more than it used to? Here’s why our bellies get bigger: 1. Stress often results in overeating and late-night eating, when we use food to unwind. It...
Aging Got You Down?

Aging Got You Down?

There’s so much doom and gloom about aging and what it does to our hormones, body composition, weight gain and overall health. For instance, we know that  menopause can increase our risk of heart disease. Take a look: • The blood vessels and heart become stiff...
The taste of success.

The taste of success.

Blackberry season always reminds me of the years I was a single mom, living on welfare in Sedro-Woolley. One day in August, there was about $10 in my checking account and I’d already run out of food stamps for the month. So the kids and I walked down the river road...
No more boring meetings

No more boring meetings

If I wasn’t a fitness coach, I’d most likely be sitting in a boring meeting right now, listening to someone go on and on about something that isn’t my passion. Instead, I’m working online, in the peace and quiet of my home, connecting with...
Oops. Hit the fence.

Oops. Hit the fence.

I’ve traveled more than usual recently – two fitness conferences in the same month, one in LA, the other in Nashville – lots of fun but crazy busy times. So I may have been a little sleep-deprived and unfocused when I got back home. That’s the...