Buy the good stuff!

Yesterday, I had a wonderful response to my giving up wine post. The support is very helpful. Thank you!

I have been searching for ways to stay balanced through out my day so I am not out of sorts and cranky at 5:30 when I need to start thinking about making dinner. Dinner making time is when I would pour myself a glass of wine. I have been looking for fun replacements and I came across.”The Good Girl Moonshine” on Pinterest.

I posted their apple recipe yesterday. This morning I made an Apple cider vinegar, strawberry, ginger drink. It is not chardonnay but it is a fun replacement and actually super healthy. Thomas had his drink for breakfast with an one minute muffin.

Apple Cider Vinegar :  Many health studies show the benefits of ACV. “In 400 BC Hippocrates, the father of medicine, used it for it’s amazing natural cleansing, healing and energizing health qualities.” Good enough for Hippocrates, good enough for me.

Buy the good stuff.

Buy the good stuff.

Ginger: Ginger has amazing health benefits as well. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory and so good for your digestion.  It has a fun kick as well.

Strawberry, ginger, apple cider vinegar creation.

Strawberry, ginger, apple cider vinegar creation.

2 TBS apple cider vinegar

1 TSP ginger powder

5 organic strawberries

Blend with ice and water.

Here goes… this might not seem like a big deal but for me I am sorry to say it is.

I have taken a break from my blog. I wasn’t inspired to do anything. Now, I have something to blog about it.

Here goes… this might not seem like a big deal but for me I am sorry to say it is.

I gave up drinking my daily glass of wine on the Winter Solstice. The Winter Solstice is all about “letting go” so you can make space for the NEW. Sunday, December 20th, my husband and I were at a pizza party. I had two slices of pizza and a glass of chardonnay. When we got home I had a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It doesn’t sound over the top but the next day I woke up feeling terrible like I was hung over. Here I am a trainer and a health coach, I don’t expect myself to be perfect but I want to be better. I decided to give up wine, alcohol for 90 days. ( I don’t want you to think I am going to start drinking martinis…I included alcohol.)  Basically, I enjoy a glass of wine daily. If I don’t have it, I feel agitated and cranky.

I wanted to mark the day, and you know it was December 21st, the winter solstice. The perfect day. Later that day, I read a quote by Christiane Northrup. “Just stay connected to Divine Love. And watch what happens.”

I didn’t blog about it earlier because I wasn’t sure I would stick to it. Usually, three days in I find a reason to sabotage myself and start drinking again. I am now 9 days in. It still is not easy and I think about it way too much. I am doing it, I am sleeping better, feeling better and I am making better choices. I know it will become easier.

I don’t intend to give up wine forever. My intention is to treat it like cake. I will have a glass to celebrate special occasions.

A Healthy Alternative.

A Fabulous Cocktail!

A Fabulous Cocktail!

2 TBS apple cider vinegar

1 TBS Lemon juice

1 TSP cinnamon

1/2 sliced apple

I would love to hear from you. Have you gone through this? Would you like to join me? Community creates immunity.

Happy New Year!

Cheers to you!



Are you ready to feel your best in the New Year?

My intention for 2015 was to empower as many people as possible to become Fat Burners…Fit and Fabulous. It has been a wonderful year and 2016 is just around the corner.

We just finished a Fit and Fabulous Sugar cleanse. It takes 5 days to change from a sugar burner to a fat burner.

“I am proud to say I went to a wedding on Saturday, day after completing RESET, and did not cheat at all!! woo hoo – that’s big for me & the desert was creme brulee, my favorite!! so i can honestly say that my sugar craving has disappeared and hoping it will be for awhile!! down 5lbs and already feeling a little lighter.”  FROM A HAPPY FAT BURNER!

I blogged about Menopausal Belly, it was a high traffic day. I know it is an issue. What has happened? Why am I thicker around the middle? What can be done?

I have coached many people through   the 5 day Reset program. It will take you from being a sluggish sugar burner to a vibrant healthy fat burner.  I have coached many through the 5 day Reset and beyond. THE PROGRAM WORKS!

Are you a sugar burner or a fat burner?

If you are in Fat burning mode:

Sleep soundly through the night with no night sweats. (Menopausal women as well, decreased night sweats!)

Hunger will be at a minimum. You will have a feeling of emptiness not irritability, urgency, low blood sugar or a feeling of fogginess. You will be in a balanced state.

Mood will be stable. You will feel in control with more self confidence.

Energy will be consistent and abundant . You will develop a feeling of Lightness.

Cravings will be almost non-existent. You will be amazed that you can pass up on snacks that would have taken you down in the past.

Bonus Round…You will be losing Fat including that stubborn fat around the middle.

The BIG QUESTION! How do I become a FAT BURNER?

Start with the 5 day RESET. It takes 5 days to change from a sugar burner to a fat burner! You can totally change your life in 5 days. I will  support you along the way. We also have a wonderful facebook community where we post and create a Fit and Fabulous Lifestyle together. You are not alone. Do you want to be healthy and fit for the long run?  Hang with healthy and fit people! Bonus Round…Most people lose 4-5 pounds in five days and  your sugar cravings are eliminated! What a great way to jump start the New Year!

Yes, there is a chocolate shake in the box!

From one of my Fit and Fabulous gals! “I finished my 5 days on Reset yesterday. I thought it was going to be so much more difficult then it was and in fact it wasn’t difficult at all. My craving for sugar has subsided and I have never felt so good and proud of the 5 day accomplishment I have endured. Thank you Mary Kiningham for the guidance and the guidance as well as suggestions to keep going down this path of Swedish Fish free way of living”

Dr. Christiane Northrup describes the experience this way:

“I encourage you to eat in ways that will promote long-term health benefits. If you start eating healthier today, it’s likely you’ll be rewarded with weight-loss in five to ten days. After that, all you have to do is modify your lifestyle to maintain steady blood sugar. Here’s the best part: You can lose fat effectively while feeling great in the process. Keep your blood sugar stable and you’ll experience more energy; ability to sustain exercise; clearing of brain fog; ability to build muscle; less hunger—ability to control portion sizes and cravings; fewer PMS symptoms; better looking skin; deeper, more restful sleep; stable moods and more optimism; and clear eyes without puffiness or dark circles.”*

Who doesn’t want that???

Are you ready to order?

‘Tis the season!

‘Tis the season, when I start wanting Chocolate chip cookies. In the past, I loved to bake the best chocolate chip cookies! I would eat them! My family would eat them, I would give them to my neighbors and the mail man. I would tell them that they were the best chocolate chip cookies!

Friday, Tom and I went to the Christmas tree farm to pick out a tree. Tom picks out the tree.tom and the tree

They are usually a little on the small scrawny side but that is what we love. At least I do! “The Charlie Brown tree.”


Yesterday, we decorated the tree, lots of lights, a few ornaments and dried hydrangea from the garden. I noticed, I really wanted cookies. It is a strong memory from the past, my childhood, my grandmother…. It goes way back.

I didn’t bake so I didn’t have any cookies in the house. I made a chocolate nutrimeal instead AND for a real treat I threw in a frozen banana.  It helped. I am making better choices. In the past, I would end up with a yeast infection in January because I ate so much sugar. I do it differently now and I will still enjoy a few cookies this December. I will also enter the New year, healthy, vibrant and FIT!  How about you?