Stephanie Dignan

Gluten-free Blueberry Muffins
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Gluten-free Blueberry Muffins

I’ve been making this recipe for several months.  It’s really great!  It’s also really easy.  The cardemon gives it a great flavor.  I would recommend that over the cinnamon.  Make sure to use the lemon zest as well since it really adds to the flavor.  Although I have used lime and clementine zest when I […]


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Sticking to Your Goals by Mary

Sticking To Your Goals How many times have you started something new, only to let it become another unaccomplished task? Do you start things and never fully finish?  How about only thinking of the new task and never starting it? You are not alone!!!  Several things play into achieving your goals, not just your fitness […]


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Healthy Pumpkin Pie recipe

I’ve always loved pumpkin pie.  Pumpkin is really healthy and it’s not hard to make a healthy version of the traditional pumpkin pie. Straightupfood.com has a great recipe.  What I like about the recipe is that there is no sugar, salt, oil or animal proteins used.  I used all organic ingredients. For convenience I used […]


You Can’t Smoke Crack in Moderation, therefore...
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You Can’t Smoke Crack in Moderation, therefore…

Many people, including the “experts” recommend that eating in moderation is the way to stay fit. But how many people do you know that are trying to lose weight have actually lost weight with this strategy? I’ve come to the conclusion that this doesn’t work for many people for several reasons: 1. People have different […]


The Weight Gain Mystery (?)
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The Weight Gain Mystery (?)

Many people tell me that they’re eating healthy, or they’re exercising a lot, but they’ve noticed they’re not losing weight or fat. In this week’s newsletter, we discuss why you’re not losing weight (click on the link on the right of this blog to sign up for our weekly e-newsletter). In a challenging workout, you […]


Start Craving the Right Foods
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Start Craving the Right Foods

This week’s newsletter article is about changing your mindset about food. We associate junk food and “comfort” foods with a lot of positive emotions: fun times, love, comfort, pleasure, stress relief.  No wonder they are so hard to avoid!  In reality, however, these foods will lead to: heart disease, gaining weight, high blood pressure, feeling […]


Burpees in a Fat Suit
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Burpees in a Fat Suit

Yesterday The boot Camp Girl team attended the Wellness Works Health and Wellness Expo for the Howard County employees in Ellicott City, MD.  We gave away 1 month of boot camp to Lashae M! Congrats Lashae. The booth next to ours had a “30 lb fat suit” for people to try on.  The excess weight […]


How Effective is your Exercise Routine?
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How Effective is your Exercise Routine?

You’re putting in the hours with your exercise routine but not seeing optimal results. Is it possible that you are not giving it 100%?  In this week’s newsletter, we discuss why some people are not seeing optimal results from their workouts (if you would like to receive our newsletter, please email us at info@thebootcampgirl.com.). Let’s […]


Get Back on Track After Your Vacation
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Get Back on Track After Your Vacation

Get Back on Track After Your Vacation So you went away, saw a new part of the world, and now you’re back. You ate, you drank, you relaxed, and then you ate some more. And now it’s time to face the music. As you wake up on Monday morning after your week of less-than-healthy eating… […]


Want Faster Results? Try These 3 Food Tricks
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Want Faster Results? Try These 3 Food Tricks

Working out hard is an essential part of any fat loss plan. It sculpts your muscles, raises your resting metabolism, whittles down your waist and gives you functional strength and endurance. The only catch is that you can seriously slow, or even reverse, your results by eating poorly. There’s nothing quite as frustrating as when […]