HUM Supplements

I wanted to tell you about some products I love! I am not being paid to tell you about them. I simply like them. They will give me a coupon if you use the referral code below. They are not paying me for a review. I was looking for a great cleanse that would not…

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’s On Your Plate?

My plate tonight was grilled lemon chicken, roasted potatoes, arugula salad with almonds and cherries. The dressing is olive oil and vinegar. Quite tasty. Desert will be a banana with mixed nut butter. One of things I loved about the Whole30 program was it forced me to cook more, to try new foods, and develop…

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….

Set Goals Instead of Making Resolutions

Set Goals, Not Make Resolutions. Every year I draft goals for the year. Goals are more than wishes, desires, or it would be nice. Goals are more than a resolution of “I will do this or not do that.” Goals are measurable and have a plan attached to them. They are measurable. Therefore I use…

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…

Focus on Being Healthy

Often I run across women in the grocery store, clothing store, and they are putting themselves down. I mean they are really digging in for the kill, “I am so fat. I am so ugly. I hate my body. Do you see this one wrinkle on my face. Oh man I am a troll. I…

Mental & Emotional Health 101

Today's post tackles emotional and mental health. We live in a world of dysfunctional people; they are people who hate themselves and have no clue who they are. Their internal turmoil is often projected outward to those around them. You can choose to be offended or understand the battle is inside the other person and…

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…

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…

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…