The Benefits of Collagen (Anti Aging)

One supplement that I have seen the most benefits from is soluble collagen. Over time collagen decreases. Pollution, too much sugar, and the natural decrease of collagen production can cause wrinkles, achy joints, brittle hair, saggy skin, and lack of firmness in the body. You do not need to slide into the ditch of gravity’s…

Persist Until You See Results

Hello wellness friends, I hope you are taking care of yourself. I wanted to chat with you about persistence. It is important to understand that lifestyle changes and persistence are more important than quick fixes. Every fad diet I have ever tried failed me. They did not shift the way I perceived food. What happened…

What is Refined Sugar Doing to Your Body?

One of the blessings of Whole30 is that it is a refined sugar free lifestyle. Refined sugar is in many items we purchase including salsa, salad dressing, and ketchup. Many processed foods, those frozen meals, crackers, etc…contain refined sugar. Sugar causes the breakdown of collagen. Collagen helps us to look youthful. Sugar speeds up aging….

Healthy Living-Choose Health!

One of the greatest things about Whole30 was seeing a change in my waistline and skin. The photo above was taken after 3.5 rounds of Whole30. It has not been modified. It just is a selfie taken at a weird angle. The dress I have on I could not wear for a long time. Now…

Say No to Body Shaming

Aloha fitness and wellness friends,  Today I wanted to talk about something that I believe impacts lots of people. It is body shaming.  Body shaming is refusing to love your body or trying to make others feel bad about their body.  You see it on the internet. People troll others social media and make nasty…

Supplements Review

Upfront disclaimer: Please talk to your doctor BEFORE taking any supplements. Some may not be for you dependent on your health history, condition.  Here is my assessment of some supplements. I will go from left to right.  Gaia Stress Response: herbal supplement with adaptagins that help with stress and excess cortisol. I found this supplement…

Let’s Keep Going! 

Photo Source:Pinterest, Fitness Motivation  Happy New Year! I know we are 7 days into the year. I did not forget about you. I spent New Years in the Windy City (Chicago). Wow, the city with all the delicious food. Oh my!  No worries, we walked about 5-6 miles one day and 3 miles the next. …

Slow Progress is Better Than No Progress (December Challenge)

Hey fitness friends. I hope you are sticking with this challenge.  How are you doing? How have you managed through all the Christmas/holiday parties and baked goods galore?  We have been at this for 24 days. I can report that my pants are baggier, my stomach lost several inches, and I am seeing greater muscle…

Focus on Losing Fat (December Challenge) 

   Hello fitness peeps! I hope you have started the December challenge. You can view it again here Get Moving: December Challenge.  Today I wanted to talk about a pitfall you will want to avoid. That pitfall is being more focused on the scale than measurements.  Muscle weighs more than fat and takes us less space….

Get Moving (December Challenge)

  Hello fitness friends!  How was your Thanksgiving (American friends)? Did you almost overdose on turkey and stuffing, pies and mashed potatoes? Are you feeling super bloated from snacking and foodie overload?  Well, I am inviting you on a fitness challenge. Yes, indeed. There is no need to pack on 10 to 15 pounds this…

Embrace Your Shape, Eat for Your Body Type

   Hello fitness friends! I hope you are doing well. I hope you are taking care of your body, soul, and spirit. All three need TLC (tender, loving care).  Over the past few months I have been reading more articles on loving your shape, embracing your unique body, and working with what you’ve got.  It…

Widdle Your Middle

   Hello fitness friends! Are you still going strong? I am. It seems like pushing a car uphill, yet I keep going!  My latest focus has been abs. I keep reading abs are made in the kitchen. It’s all about the diet.  What are you eating?  I have been eating fairly clean. Yet I wasn’t…