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….

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…

Cheat Meals

Hello fitness friends, So I finished two rounds of Whole30. Delighted with the results. Now that it’s over, I have been trying new foods and old foods. What I have learned is the non Whole30 foods do not satisfy my hunger. I eat them; I am still so hungry. Last week I tried pizza and…

Meal Prep is Your Friend

Aloha fitness friends, One of the ways we can stay on track with our goals involves meal prep. Planning ahead helps with staying on track throughout the week. Planning ahead can also help with the monthly budget. “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail,”~Benjamin Franklin. Americans spend approximately 1,000 a year on eating out…

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…

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….

Detoxing and Losing Weight

   Photo credit: diydiets (Pinterest) Hello wellness friends! It’s almost a new year. Are you excited? I hope so. There are so many things to give thanks for. One is you and I are alive and hopefully in our right minds.  I spent part of the day yesterday with the mentally and physically ill. I…

21 day fix update

   Hey fitness & wellness friends. I wanted to check in on you & see how you were doing. How is the nutrition going? Are you working out? I hope so. I’m cheering for you!  Here’s my cheer face!     You can do this!!! 😝 I’ve been doing 21 day fix. My friend let me…

Eating Healthy Away from Home

  Hey gorgeous fitness friends,  I hope you are drinking tons of water and eating healthy. Last time I talked about cooking your own meals. Today I want to talk about eating well away from home.  I have not had time to cook and prep meals. Yesterday was an 11 hour work day. So, today…