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…

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…

Whole Food Lifestyle

This year I completed 4 rounds of Whole30. I know it’s supposed to be a 30 day program, yet the results were so great I decided to keep going. I lost roughly 7 pounds a round. I am down several sizes. I feel better. All the digestion issues I had went away. I noticed a…

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,…

Stop Dieting

Aloha, my beautiful fitness friends. I want to talk to you about dieting. Yes the dreaded “D” word. It’s like a swear word to so many people. It’s all about what you must give up in order to look like a fitness model. Yes, if you’re a competitive body builder or fitness model, you will…

What Are You Eating

Hello my wellness friends. I wanted to do a brief post on ingredients. All food is not created equal. I was standing in my office break room a few weeks ago talking with a coworker. They had done the Biggest Loser contest at work with me before and tried Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers. They…