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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Checking in (21 Day Challenge) 

   Aloha fitness friends!  We have 3 more days to go in this phase of the challenge. Whoohooo!  My focus is mostly on fitness. Let’s move it people. I have been doing 30 Day Shred by Jilliam Michaels. It’s only 25 minutes long and it’s well worth it!  I have not taken measurements yet, I have…

Phase II Starts Today

   Hello fitness friends,  Are you excited to start phase 2? It starts today.  How are you doing with your fitness and wellness goals?  I am 1 week behind you since I missed a week due to a vehicle collision. I’m still progressing forward. I see some changes in my body. As I stated last…

The Beat Goes On! 

   Hello fitness friends, How is the 21 Day Challenge going? Did you complete your measurements? Are you logging your progress? I would love to hear from you.  My notes from this challenge:  Decreased desire for sweets!  Increased energy.  The increased water intake has improved my skin, energy levels, and hair. It has also improved…