How to build muscle and lose weight–without losing your mind.

Yes, People.

  • It’s here.
  • It’s waiting for you.

Far more pressing, however, a post imploring you to purchase, is my wanting to share *why* I ever joined the e-masses.

It took me a while to decide.

I love e-books. Im a voracious reader. Im a prolific writer.

I simply didnt believe my e-book would improve upon the silence (to mangle a quote).

Id routinely ask myself if the world needed an e-book by me and, for years, my response was no.

I presumed since I overshare here on a daily basis there was absolutely no need to gather & edit into book-form.

I changed my mind.


I discovered I longed to write the book I wished I’d had when I S.T.A.R.T.ed down my healthy living path.

Not yet on path…

I felt called to gather posts, collect exercises (emotional & physical), select videos and gather them to create the handbook I’d needed back then.

The guide/reference book I still need now to help me remain on my healthy living journey.

Not too bad for 44…

  • I loved the process of writing these posts.
  • I adored creating new chapters and sharing tips & tricks and secrets & stories I’d not shared before.
  • It made me *smile* to yammer at the husband how energized I am by this project.

Im a big believer in trusting your gut.

No hard sell.

No jokey-jokey “if you dont buy my e-book in mass quantities we wont be able to afford to keep our domicile in Oakland.”

Trust your gut. My e-book is for you if:

  • If you like my writing voice.
  • If youre a fan of my philosophy.
  • If youve wondered about the how and the why and the HOW I’ve maintained my weight-loss for two decades.
  • If youre curious what I would say are my best tips/posts gathered together in one none-too-pricey place.

All I can tell you for certain is it’s what I wished Id had when I started & I still refer back to it now.


How to Build Muscle and Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind is available as PDF, on Nook and on Kindle. It’s available from Barnes and Noble and Amazon.


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  1. cheryl says

    It’s all about doing what you love. Find it. My arms are more toned from yoga and swimming (my loves) than lifting (a second/third love). If you find that love of movement (bodies are meant to move, move, move) then the rest just comes naturally. No brainer.

    • MIZ says

      could NOT agree more.
      The one you love.
      Or, if you are as I am with cardio and simply do not love, THE ONE YOU WILL DO.

  2. says

    Long term like us both – it is all about finding your way – what works for you, doing it consistently thru the years & changing it with time if need be but always the patience & consistency & of course the food is huge depending on what you want to do & how much…

  3. says

    My world NEEDS this e-book. In the past year your posts have inspired me to live truer to me, accept life as it is and push past it and reminded me to laugh a little even while I’m taking myself too seriously! Thank you for being unapologetically you and inspiring me to apologize a little less for the mess that I am!

  4. says

    From someone I so highly respect I know I can recommend this book whole heartedly. You have much wisdom to share. And good fun. Can’t forget the fun. 😉

  5. says

    This is great! I have read and read and read before, but I could never find anything to support losing weight AND building muscle simultaneously. I have had a couple of things work for me, however; I try to stick to my caloric deficit that is ONLY necessary to support the amount of muscle that my body has +100 calories of mixed protein/carbs, then I work out with strength exercises and do a couple of days of cardio. The results have been shocking! (I’d say on-par with cross-training at a Title Boxing Club or something) I’ve lost weight in noticeable amounts each couple of weeks and gained in strength and definition at the same time! Good luck to everyone; you CAN do it this year!!

  6. says

    Part of what I love about my job is helping people accomplish their fitness goals; it’s so satisfying for me to see what someone can accomplish when they are fully immersed in a lifestyle change to better their health!

  7. says

    I’ve always read that you can’t do both, but I think that working out in an environment like TITLE Boxing Club makes your body adjust to a new level of working out–this brings better definition and slimmer figure, combined.

  8. says

    It’s been a challenge for me, so I tend to stick with traditional cutting-bulking phases of dieting and working out. It works just fine, but I wish I could find a strategy that worked (for me) to do both!

  9. says

    I feel like I have the kind of body that does one or the other, I either get bigger and bulk up or I can lose weight and be small. Ideally I don’t wan’t to be big and manly, I just want long lean muscles and a healthy physique. Is that too much to ask!?

  10. says

    You are an inspiration to all mothers out there. The assumption that we will lose strength and vitality as we age is so ingrained, so I really like your message and congratulation on the release of your book. I will do what I can to spread the word. Good luck and have a wonderful 2014!

  11. says

    this is definitely a must-read! thanks to your ebook, more and more women out there will be inspired to start their own healthy living paths.