Super Bowl 50 is almost here! Family, friends, football and FOOD – does it get any better? Many will be busy finalizing menus and food shopping this weekend to get ready for the big event. I could provide some tips and recipes for healthy meals and low-calorie snacks, but I decided to go in another …View full post
A healthy diet is an important part of weight loss. Nutrition is about 70% of your overall goal. If you get it properly, you are well on your way to getting that body that you have always wanted. Eating more often with smaller portions is one of the best ways to improve your metabolism and …View full post
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 …View full post
I recently celebrated my one year anniversary of my yoga practice! Over the year I’ve learned so much about myself especially when it comes to my limits and capabilities. I’m looking forward to my continued evolution and discovering more there is to learn beginning with the six branches of Yoga.View full post
If you are like many, you love carbs – the unhealthy ones! They are everywhere and packed into many of the foods that we would love to enjoy on a daily basis. My favorite carb happens to be bread. I could eat bread throughout the day everyday! I’m getting a bit excited thinking about that, …View full post
Have you tried to get your family active to no avail? Consider your approach. Sometimes forcing one idea upon them is not a great way to start. Generally speaking, people like choices and family is no different. Having more choices will more than likely equate to more commitment and lead to success. Here are some …View full post
When people start their weight loss journey, they want to see results. Without results, it can be hard to stay motivated and keep trying to lose weight. Fortunately, there are many ways to monitor your weight and many techniques to try. Here are some tried and true ways to drop excess pounds.View full post
Happy 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.
When 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.
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.
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.
Weight 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.
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.
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.