Hi, I'm Ginny and this is my blog where I share interesting facts on food and fitness, the latest health and wellness research, my latest recipe experiments (mainly on my husband who is a willing subject), as well as a little inspiration from my learnings on living a full and vibrant life. Check out my ME page to find information on what I do and how I could help you or someone you know.
Have you ever gone on vacation and lost all sense of control with what you are eating?
I hear this time and time again. Recently I was talking with a client who after going on vacation was having to make up ground when he returned because he gained weight. We tend to give ourselves permission to forget our normal disciplines and “go all out” when we get into vacation mode. ... Read More
Bathing suits, shorts, sleeveless shirts, summer’s must-have wardrobe items. You may love them or loath them. Whatever your preference is, we all wouldn’t mind slimming down so our arms and legs look toned and defined when we throw these outfits on for the summer months. I mean who wouldn’t want Jennifer Aniston’s legs and David Beckham’s arms, right?!
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The humidity in the South is no joke. If you are an active person who loves the outdoors, the Southern summers can take a toll on your performance.
Last weekend was the first sign that summer is drawing near. It was HOT and HUMID. I felt it during my long run on Saturday morning. I saw it as I watched over 200 athletes compete in a decathlon style fitness event on Sunday. Dehydration ... Read More
Spring is here! I love the beginning of a new season, especially spring. Spring means longer days with more sunlight (and vitamin D), warmer weather (I much prefer sandals to rain boots), and new life and colors popping up around every corner. It invites hope. Hope for new beginnings, excited anticipation for the growth that will happen not only in creation, but in you.
I am anticipating ... Read More
Who wants arms, legs, and abs with well-defined muscle tone? Raise your hands. Both of mine are up.
As a certified specialist in sports nutrition, I work with all kinds of athletes. From the corporate athlete to the high school competitive swimmer to the full time mom running 5ks, all seem to have one common goal: "toned and fit muscles." Why? It improves our confidence in the way ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, February 10, 2016
If you had your best energy consistently throughout the day, would your day look differently than it does now? If so, what would change? Who would be affected?
To answer honestly, I don’t always have my best energy throughout the day. Sometimes I don’t follow my own nutrition principles. Yep, even a dietitian doesn’t eat perfectly. I get busy and forget to eat. I ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Ansley, one of my past clients and now great friend, has a remarkable story on how she transformed her life by taking care of herself, starting with her health. I asked her a few questions about her journey of freedom from consuming thoughts of insecurity to confidence in the woman she is created to be.
Her story inspires me to keep taking care of myself. I hope it inspires you to do t ... Read More
By Virginia Reddick on Wednesday, January 06, 2016
It’s that time of year again. My social media accounts are full of people’s goals for the new year. I see pictures of smoothie bowls and running shoes and words about showing compassion to oneself and others. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed at trying to set goals at the beginning of the year. It is daunting to try to figure out what you want to accomplish in one year. A year can seem ... Read More