“Help! My Motivation Is Missing – How Can I Get It Back?”

February 29th, 2016
Awesome Jar
Getting your motivation back couldn’t be easier. It’s simply a matter of “choosing between what you want NOW, and what you want MOST.” Do you believe that? I read that quote recently, somewhere, but since I can’t remember where, I’m unable to give the author credit. Anyway, I get it. Yet even if you get […]

“Celebrating Sue Wilsey – NutriFit’s January 2016 Client of the Month!”

February 29th, 2016
SUE Client of the Month
Sue Wilsey knew that it was time to make the move to get healthier. Lots riding on her “feeling” better in her skin, and of course, improving her overall health; her daughter’s upcoming wedding, plus a “milestone” birthday for Sue, herself. Read on to be inspired by Sue’s commitment to getting back to fit, and […]

(w)Ringing Excuses Out Of The Old Year, And Leaving Them Behind.

January 1st, 2016
As I write this missive in anticipation of the final day of 2015, I’m recalling the multitude of reasons people have shared with me throughout the year as to why they don’t take better care of themselves. The litany of “yes but’s”, “if only’s”, and “I can’t’s” littering the previous 12 months is enough to […]

“Closing Out Pink Awareness With A Nod To Red (Meat)”

October 31st, 2015
As “pinktober” comes to a close, I find it ironic that the cancer focus has shifted to red. As in meat. In the event you missed it, earlier this week the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, issued a press release highlighting its evaluation of the […]


October 9th, 2015
I really wanted to like this product.                   “Wild Ophelia” http://www.wildophelia.com/#our-chocolate, an offshoot of the Chicago-based, woman-owned company Vosges Haut-Chocolat https://www.vosgeschocolate.com/story and the brand behind this particular chocolate bar is described as “the spirited younger sister of Vosges Haut-Chocolate”.  I mean, consider the things we have in common; […]


October 5th, 2015
Happy Monday! For me, blogging consistently throughout the month of October accomplishes two goals: #1 Helping women who HAVEN’T been diagnosed with breast cancer use nutrition, food and fitness to elevate their health – from whatever level of health they’re currently at. #2 Helping women who HAVE been diagnosed with breast cancer use nutrition, food […]


October 2nd, 2015
A box of gift with Pink ribbons.
It’s true I’m on a tirade against Pink Ribbons, but since I don’t envision them abating anytime soon, I’ve had a flash of insight as to where I feel they’d be most effective. Wrapped around an enormous box of produce. And that box of produce would be delivered to the front door of every person […]


October 1st, 2015
Oct 1 sunrise
Welcome to October. 31 days of drowning in countless shades of pink while enduring a seemingly inescapable barrage of awareness messages. You know what I’m talking about. Some of you have heard this from me on countless occasions, but for the uninitiated, I’ll go on record. We don’t need more pink anything (I hate pink, btw). We […]

“3 Reasons to Elevate Your Health”

July 29th, 2015
            I’ve recently fallen in love with the word “elevate”. Definition: “To lift up, to increase the level of, to make higher”. It’s not that I just learned the word so it holds new-word novelty making me want to say it over and over and over; that word would be […]

“Keeping Your Fitness Edge As You Age”

July 15th, 2015
Hotel Stairs HIEP
At my personal training studio, we cater to the 40+ age group crowd. Yep, that’s our demographic and WE LOVE THEM! If you’ve hit this milestone yourself, you may have noticed that the benefits you want from a workout have shifted pretty dramatically from simply losing weight and getting toned (not that it’s all THAT […]

“Everybody Into the (Amino Acid) Pool!”

July 7th, 2015
I recently had a conversation with a gentleman who shared that his son eats a 100% vegan diet. That’s 100% to the tune of avoiding even honey. Dad commented that his son has been eating this way for four years, and as far as dad can tell, “He looks alright, like he’s getting enough protein. […]

“3 Keys To Success”

June 30th, 2015
With so many accessible “tip lists” crowding the blogosphere, it would be reasonable to surmise that the only way to effectively do ANYTHING these days is to come up with a few simple steps and voila’, you’ll experience stunningly speedy SUCCESS. For example, “5 Ways To Simplify Your Dinner Routine!”, “4 Foods You MUST Eat Now!”, and “10 Exercises For Better-Fitting Jeans!” are all made-up titles by yours truly; yet I’ll […]


June 22nd, 2015
Guest post by Leah Freund In my last guest blog, I decided to test my gardening skills and planted vegetable and herb seeds (if you missed that blog, check it out here). About four weeks later, they’re growing slowly but surely! Every pot of seeds has sprouted at least a couple plants, and green beans are […]

“Salad Jar Daze”

June 3rd, 2015
You know it’s important to eat your veggies – a 3rd grader could tell you that. Yet when most people think about adding more veggies to their day, bags of plain (boring) baby carrots and plates of (over) steamed broccoli often come to mind, squashing even the best of intentions. Even a devoted veggie lover […]

“Adventures in Gardening.”

May 13th, 2015
Guest post by Leah Freund A friend of mine recently inspired me to try something new…. start a garden. She is growing a couple herbs that she uses regularly for cooking, but I decided to take it a step further and try herbs and vegetables. While on a recent trip to Menards to grab supplies […]

“A Lunchtime Tale of Love, Hate, and Obsession”

April 30th, 2015

It happens every, single, workday, Monday through Friday. LUNCH. I LOVE lunch, especially the lunches I make for myself (nutritious, delicious, and FREE!). I’m definitely not a lunch skipper; I’ve got to be on top of my mental game for afternoon clients, meetings or speaking events. Low energy and blood sugar, and foggy, sluggish thinking […]

“VegPledge – 1 Year Later”

April 13th, 2015
Guest Blog by NutriFit Admin, Leah Freund US Veg Pledge Week is April 20-26, 2015. Last year I took this same pledge to go meat-free for one week, and one year later, I (mostly) haven’t looked back (I’m currently part-time vegetarian, part-time pescetarian, because I love all things seafood. And fish has some great health […]

“My VARI Happy Body”

April 1st, 2015
I hate to sit. If I could walk or run to every destination, every day, and only stand once I arrived, I’d be thrilled. Unfortunately time, distance, inclement weather, and the potential for countless awkward situations doesn’t allow that. It turns out that sitting is a terrific thing to hate, because in case you haven’t […]


February 4th, 2015
You know how sometimes your perception of what you see isn’t exactly what was INTENDED for you to see (or think. or believe.)? I find this to be particularly true in food marketing, where labelling language in the form of subtle wording slights, omissions or assumptions often purports an item to be “a healthier choice”, when in […]

“Francene In The Kitchen!”

December 17th, 2014
If you follow my NutriFit blogs and Facebook postings regularly, the declaration below will come as no surprise, as I unfailing lend my voice to the cause for cooking. For those of you new to my work, please join me in this most important cause! “I believe everyone can benefit from preparing more home cooked […]