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…

Soul Detox

📷: Pinterest  Today I wanted to talk about something that may be challenging, yet important. It’s about relationships. We can become physically ill because we are connected to harmful relationships.  One of the goals I set for 2017 was to stop investing in one sided relationships. They made me feel like a kleenix…Just there to…

Life After Whole30

I hope you gave Whole30 a shot. I did and do not regret it. I lost 14 pounds without exercising much. I did take my Whole30 further than the 30 days. I went for two rounds. Yet 7 pounds a month is great progress. It is healthy progress.  If you did or are trying Whole30,…

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…

Whole30 Review

I did two rounds of Whole30 and I must say it’s so worth it! I used to have such bloating, fatigue, and stomach upset. I was also quite hungry.  During Whole30 I learned a new way to eat and have had more energy than ever. I ate less and felt energized.  People say Whole30 is…

Finished Whole 30! Ready for Round 2. 

Photo Credit: Pinterest  Yesterday I finished Whole30. Thirty days of no dairy, no beans, no grains, no rice, no soy, no processed food, no gluten, no peanuts or peanut butter…and let me tell you that I highly recommend this program. It has taught me so much about food and what my body really needs.  My…

Whatcha Eating?!

Happy weekend beautiful people! I have hit day 16 of whole 30. It’s all smooth sailing from here.  The biggest things for me have been finding things I enjoy eating. There is added sugar in so many things or soy or gluten.  I have struggled to find salad dressings, so making my own.  Erin’s Dressing: …

Whole30 Challenge

Hello healthy friends!  So today I wanted to let you in on a challenge I am doing. It is called Whole30. I started 7 days ago and so far it’s been interesting. I was excited to see my waistline shrinking.  I was good until day 6. Then the fatigue started to hit me. Today I…

Dealing with thin friends who think they are fat

Photo Credit: Pinterest Hello fitness friends.  Tonight I wanted to chat about body dysmorphia. It is a distorted view of oneself. It is a preoccupation with body size or shape that can lead to detrimental behaviors.  Have you ever had that friend that was a size 0 yet kept saying they were fat? I have…

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….