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…

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…

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,…

Don’t Give Up

  Photo credit: Multiple Pinterest posts Hi my fitness friends! I hope you are taking care of yourself. Yes indeed. Are you staying motivated?  I am continuing on with 21 Day Fix. Two weeks have passed and I’m down 1 dress size. I will do another round and then possibly 21 Day Extreme. I will…

90 Day Challenge 

 Photo Credit: Pinterest  This is how I feel after working out. Before I work out I feel like a slug on a log…zzz….I just want a nap. After a long day in the office I don’t want to workout…yet I always feel better after I do.  My friend Brian and I started a 90…

You Can Do This!

Hello my fitness friends! How are you? Are you keeping up your fit and healthy lifestyle choices? You can do this! It’s easy to have momentum and then lose it. How do you keep going when you’ve lost motivation? Think about why you started? It’s good to reevaluate the reasons you decided to workout regularly,…

When You Feel Like Giving Up

Hey fitness friends. Tonight I wanted to talk about something we all encounter on the journey to wellness, the desire to throw in the towel! The reasons may vary. It could be a thought, “What’s the use, I’m not seeing results,” or “I’m tired of eating healthy food or counting calories.” Here’s some motivation to…

When You’re Stuck in a Rut

Hello friends. I have not forgotten about you. I am working on a post on the hormones responsible for weight gain. In the meantime, I wanted to post something about being stuck in a rut. What do you do when the last 10 pounds won’t budge? What do you do when you stop seeing results?…

Staying Motivated!

Hello my fitness friends! I hope you are enjoying a great start to the week. It is a beautiful, sunny day here. Thankful winter is over. Tonight’s topic of choice is, “Why did you start?” Feel free to post a comment with your reasons for starting on a wellness journey. I posted my reasons when…

Staying Motivated

One of the most difficult parts of wellness is motivation. It is challenging to stay motivated especially if you are not trying to meet a particular goal. How do we stay motivated when we don’t have weight to lose or we aren’t training for a marathon or event? Glad you asked. 1. Think of wellness…