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JWEN fundraiser for 26.2 Donna and 110 miles

Last night was one of the most amazing nights of my life. I am a firm believer that life is worth living to the fullest and to wake up every day wanted to succeed, smile, be positive, move our body, nourish our body and provide love to ourself and to others. It's important to surround yourself with people who give you energy and not take it away from you.

The night started with cocktails and networking with over 60 powerful women (and a few men) getting to know one another. There was a news station and a photographer in order to capture the highlights of the evening.

Once we got seated in our private room at Seasons 52, we each introduced ourself with our name and what we do. I was blown away by the STRENGTH in the room for you could tell with every introduction that each person was extremly passionate about her profession.

As we enjoyed a family-style dinner provided by Seasons 52, the JWEN organizer introduced the panel of speakers as well as the highlights of the event. The pan…

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Karel and myself just love working out. We love a healthy dose of competition within our sport of choice and we are both getting more comfortable with stepping outside our comfort zone to reach our goals and dreams. However, as much as we love our sports and training to get stronger, faster and more powerful, we also respect the idea of training and believe that following every training session comes a strong emphasis on recovery and listening to our body, in order to be consistent with our balanced routine. Without a doubt, Karel, me and Campy just love being active every day of the week.

Health is not just a word in our house but a way of life. Thanks to a balanced routine and appreciation for exercise and good nutrition, we both feel young, are able to work towards personal goals, do not rely on medications to keep our body functioning and wake up every morning excited to see what the day will bring. You won't find us calling in sick because of illness (the last time I was &quo…

Many years in the making....

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will help create the fact.- William James



After months of preparation, I had my first day of one-on-one consultating at
Spa Me. Dr. Townsend, who runs his own primary practice with Baptist Medical Center approach me via a friend, to provide nutrition services for his patients. Upon much discussion, we created a great 6-month weight loss program as well. I had several clients today for weight loss and one for "clinical" nutrition and I am really looking forward to the future. This has been a dream of mine for a very long time, ever since I did my first "nutrition consultation" back in 2006. If you live in the area and are interested in a sports, diet, health or nutrition-related visit, please contact the Spa to book an appointment with me.
*The info for nutrition consultations is not updated on the website. However, the receptionist can answer all your questions for services and fees.

My journey to be an RD has been f…

Base phase training - LSD

A few months ago, I mentioned about my LSD training. No, it's not what you think.
LSD stands for LONG STEADY DISTANCE. Many people equate the base phase (which is the first phase of a periodized training plan, often following off-season and preceding the build phase) for LONG SLOW DISTANCE but rather, the focus is on steady distance.

I have two great articles that I'd like you to read as I feel it would be easier to pass along well-written advice and info, than to try to sum up the article in one blog.

What I will do, however, is give you a few suggestions as to how you can have a great year of training...starting NOW!
Whether you are training for a multisport event or just trying to get into shape, I'd like you to spend the next 4-6 weeks addressing a few of the following areas. Remember, training (just like nutrition) is a journey. You can not compare yourself to years past but rather, assess where you are now, focus on your current strengths and weaknesses and be consist…