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
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 control of your health. Featuring Denise Loufti I had the pleasure of meeting Denise virtually in a Facebook group called Mighty Mompreneurs and in person… Continue reading Zero Veggies and Fast Food take its toll on this Mom’s Health
I recently started a Facebook Live Show to feature the incredible health transformation stories of the every day woman. It is my hope sharing these stories will awaken the inner desire of those who are struggling with their health to take action. The first story was shared by Flossie Hall, a mother of 4, a… Continue reading A Mom learns to Cook and Prep Meals for Health
You may already be familiar with my story to know the fuel that sparked my journey towards a lifestyle change. It started with a long overdue blood test. Isn’t it fascinating a small sample of blood can reveal so much information about our health? When I first saw my results online, I felt throes of… Continue reading Path towards Better Health: Stages of Behavior Change
As an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer and Behavior Change Specialist, I have the privilege of receiving monthly publications from IDEA Fitness. They provide the latest health and fitness news, as well as advice and inspiration for fitness professionals. One interesting article was the discussion of fact vs fiction when it comes… Continue reading Health News Too Good to be True? Be Critical!