May 04

What I Learned During My 15-Year Fitness Journey


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. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

How To Stay Motivated With Running


Over years I’ve heard many non-runners say that running is boring, exhausting, and sometimes painful. I don’t blame them, I use to feel that way as well. When I was younger, I could never understand why my father and brother enjoyed it so much. They would always go for runs or enter local races just for fun. Meanwhile, I tried to avoid it as much as possible, especially during gym class. Who knew that more than 20 years later, I would enjoy running along with millions of others. However, as with many fitness activities, it can be difficult to sustain motivation over time. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

5 Reasons Why Weight Loss Is Hard To Achieve


weight lossWeight loss is something that many have a hard time doing. The concept seems simple enough: exercise + proper nutrition = weight loss right? Well, it is that simple in a nutshell, but a lot of people get lost on the proper execution of it. There are a number of reasons for why this happens. Here are 5 of the most common reasons many find themselves derailed from achieving weight loss success and a long-term healthy and fit lifestyle. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 25

Are You Fit?


Fitness refers to ability of the body to function with vigor, efficiency, and alertness. Nutrition refers to the nourishing of our body in our ability to keep it healthy and functioning effectively by providing it with all the necessary food, vitamins, and minerals so that we continue to thrive in our daily life processes. But do we know if we are really fit? How do we tell? Here are a few things to consider. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

How to Eat More Whole Foods Each Day


Once you understand what whole foods are, you can then begin to recognize why they are so important to the overall health and wellbeing of your body and mind. Whole foods are intended to be eaten as is and accepted for what their values and benefits are. When you eat a whole food, you offer your body a host of bountiful nutrients and benefits. One of those benefits is to allow your body to function the way that nature intended it. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 12

Five Healthy Foods That Make You Feel Great


Isn’t it amazing that there are hundreds upon hundreds of over-the-counter medications for every possible ailment, ache, pain, and mood – and yet many people still do not look to food as their source of power? Mother Nature knew exactly what she was doing when she provided us with all that we need for a healthy, well-balanced diet and the tools that we need to get through our day, our week, and our lifetime. While every food has its benefits, here are five worth mentioning. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 11

Health & Fitness Planning


A personal health and fitness plan is an important part of your overall efforts to make a healthy change to your life. It is far more important that you participate in the development of your plan than to blindly follow what others tell you that you should be doing for exercise. There are a few reasons that this is an important aspect of your exercise goals. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 22

Wellness of the Spirit


Wellness of the spirit refers to our ability to cope with the everyday stresses and strains of living our life. Quite often, the ability to cope overwhelms us, and if we don’t give sufficient time to the wellness of the spirit, or soul, we lose our ability to function properly. Read the rest of this entry »

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