May 17

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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May 16

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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May 09

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. Read the rest of this entry »

May 04

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 29

How To Stay Motivated With Running

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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

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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?

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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

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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 »

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