Health & Fitness Changed My Life

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20160511_155618-2Yep, I’m lucky! I get to follow my passion, earn a living, and help others in the process. I had a great career traditional Corporate America, but I wasn’t passionate about it. Health and fitness is what I’m drawn to and coaching others to be their best always came to me naturally. So when the opportunity to combine my passion and abilities came together, how could I say no?! The timing was right and I have not looked back.

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7 Tips to Break Your Sugar Addiction

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Are you a sugar addict? Do you always crave some sugary snack or beverage? If you are unable to get your sugar fix, do you start feeling tired, light headed or confused? You’re not alone! In fact, this use to be me too. Sugar addiction is one of the most widespread of addictions affecting many children, teenagers, and those who have poor eating habits.

Sugar cravings are very difficult to ignore. Moreover, with sugary treats so easily available, it makes it even harder to ignore cravings. When this happens, many tend to overload on simple carbohydrates (i.e. sugar). While this may give your body a short-term energy boost, you will become hungry and crave for more. Can the cycle be broken? Continue reading

Are Your Relationships Sabotaging Your Healthy Lifestyle?

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Are you surrounded by temptation from your family, friends, and co-workers? Is it hard to say no to those lunch dates you know will be filled with calorie-rich food? How about those home-baked goods your co-worker brings in each week? And who can resist those decadent chocolate treats from your partner? Sticking to healthy eating can be hard enough without high-calorie foods being readily available throughout your day. So how can you remain committed to your resolve? Well, it’s not easy, but there are strategies you can employ to help you stay on the right path. Continue reading

Prepping for My 21 Day Fitness Challenge

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2016-05-18_11.32.14Is it Wednesday already? The week seems to really be flying by. Today I got off to a great start. My workout of choice – 21 Day Fix Total Body Cardio Fix. I know the challenge does not start until next week. But I have this habit of wanting to give myself a realistic preview of what I will be doing. And it was great! I really worked up a sweat! My workout ended with my Strawberry Shakeology. Just what I needed. I love how I feel so energized.

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Accountability Partners = Fitness RESULTS!

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When my husband and I first started dating, he had about 25 pounds to lose. He later told me that at the time, he had rarely worked out and his eating habits were not the best. It was not uncommon for him to indulge in fast food and DiGiornio’s homemade pizza. This was completely opposite to my healthy and fit lifestyle! I can’t tell you the last time I ate fast food. And as far as my workouts, I faithfully got up each morning to get in a session and could frequently be found in the gym during the evenings. That was my schedule for YEARS! Could two people with such different lifestyle habits make it work? Which lifestyle would dominate? Well, you already know he’s now my husband ☺! So what happened?

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Monday: Prep Week – 21 Day Fitness Challenge

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2016-05-16_08.07.34Happy Monday! Today is the first day of prep week for my 21 Day fitness challenge group and I’m excited!  The workout program I selected is the 21 Day Fix challenge pack!  I’m looking forward to sharing my workout efforts with the other “challengers” and being inspired by them as well. It will be work, but it will be FUN as well.

This week will be spent looking for some new 21-Day Fix approved recipes that I will be able to try over the next few weeks. Check out my board on Pinterest. I’ve already started drinking my Shakeology each day – it’s amazing how good it tastes! And my workouts this week will be a combo of running, hot yoga, and a taste of the 21 Day Fix series before getting down to business next week.

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The Road to Fitness is Not Easy!

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Monday MotivationWhen I started down the road to fitness so many years ago, I had no idea the amount of stumbling blocks I would encounter along the way that would try to derail me. You have to navigate the obstacles of temptations, commitments, work schedules, family priorities, etc . . . the list goes on! Life has a way of just happening! This can make it very difficult to maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle. But, the good news is that it is possible. Continue reading

What I Learned During My 15-Year Fitness Journey

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I started down the road of my fitness journey more than 15 years ago!  At that time, I so out of shape, did not have the energy I needed to get through the day, and was not happy with how I looked in many of my clothes. And the thought of wearing a swimsuit – forget it. I needed to make a change! I had to do something before I went down that spiraling path of excess weight gain and the issues that accompany being overweight. Continue reading