One of my daughter’s favorite activity at her school is the ‘Creative Writer’s Workshop’. Every week they go through a process where the students pick a topic they’re familiar with and write a book about it. I had the pleasure of reading her books at the school’s Open House. This particular one, How to be… Continue reading A 7-year old’s view on “How to Be Healthy”
When you hear the word "Skinny Fat", what's the first thing that comes to mind? Mine is an image of my late grandfather who had thin arms and legs but with a protruding belly as if he was 9 months pregnant! Unfortunately, my grandfather passed away at the young age of 70 because of an… Continue reading The skinny on Skinny Fat. Is this you?
I Did It! I Finished the Whole 30 Reset! Two and a half weeks ago I celebrated the end of my Whole 30 journey. It coincided with the week of Valentine's Day and I decided to reintroduce dairy with ice-cream from Dairy Queen. I ordered a small cup of vanilla knowing immediately that the serving… Continue reading Simplicity of Whole 30
Have you ever been in situations where you felt the least bit motivated? Where you find yourself saying "I can't!" instead of "I CAN!" I think we all have these moments but what's encouraging is what I learned from Charles Duhigg's book, Smarter Faster Better: The Transformative Power of Real Productivity about motivation. Being motivated… Continue reading How to turn your I CAN’Ts to I CAN!
Obesity is a hot topic in the health and wellness arena. In my recent research for a class discussion, I found 100,000+ peer reviewed articles written on the subject just in the past decade. It's a well known fact obesity has become a significant crisis in the United States. Take a quick look below at… Continue reading Can We Solve the Obesity Epidemic?
I finally had the chance to see the movie, The Last Jedi and this particular quote about failure resonated with me. Recently, I had an accidental slip with the Whole30 reset and while it was only a minor setback, to me it still was a failure because I needed to start over again. Friday, I… Continue reading Whole30 Setback
I never thought I would ever try a food RESET. It's been in the back of my mind as I've read articles about it, but I was always hesitant in trying one. After reading Food Freedom Forever by Melissa Hartwig, I realized a reset was the next step to optimize my health. Disclosure: This post contains… Continue reading Time for a Reset! Inspired by Food Freedom Forever
Featured Friday Conversations is a series of interviews on Facebook Live featuring incredible women and their health transformation stories. It is our hope these stories will inspire you to take action towards improving your health. What's the most challenging part of doing a live interview? The unexpected technical issues! I interviewed Jaycie twice on the… Continue reading Soar High and Never Give Up – A Weight Loss Journey
Is it possible for someone to be void of unhealthy habits? Where you’re automated to do what is best for your health? No more guilt-ridden mind games when you tell yourself, just one more bite and you’re done. Then, minutes later you find yourself finishing a plate of (insert your kryptonite food). Or instead of hitting snooze to… Continue reading Improve your Health with The Power of Habit
Have you decided to tackle a Fitness Challenge? I've done a few in the past especially during the holidays to keep up my fitness regimen. I know the holidays are the busiest time of the year which makes the 'Challenge' even more challenging but at the same time most rewarding because you get to take… Continue reading How to Survive a Fitness Challenge!