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…

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,…

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. …