DIET PITFALLS AND HOW TO BEAT ‘EM!

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

IT’S TIME TO BE HONEST about what is sabotaging your efforts to be the lean, mean, energized machine that you have long wanted to achieve. Today, I’m sharing five common pitfalls that prevent your reaching health and weight loss goals. I hit the gym several times weekly and have done so for many, many years. … Read More

DETOX MADE EASY

#MotivationalMonday, #TransformationTuesday, Smoothie Recipes

Are you Ready? It’s time to Detox from parties, shopping, food, overindulgence, stress, and lack of sleep by shifting your focus back to nourishing foods, habits, and hydration. I’ve got your Six Step Plan and even a sample menu. Let’s get started! STEP ONE: Focus on fluids for hydration. Aim to drink an 8 ounce … Read More

THE SECRET TO MAKING CHANGES!

#MotivationalMonday, #TransformationTuesday

WHAT IS YOUR PRIORITY? So frequently, I hear the words muttered, “I don’t have time to run or exercise.” Isn’t that true? Nobody has time to exercise! But the reality is that many don’t make time to exercise or to place health as a priority. Instead, we get stuck in old habits, mindlessly walking through … Read More

SIMPLE WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR MOOD!

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

NEED A MOOD BOOST? We all suffer from low moments, but what’s surprisingly unknown is the relationship between your emotional state and your nutrition. It came as a surpise to me too, but this concept makes sense! Consider the following, when you eat, your body breaks down the food you ingested at the molecular level … Read More

SUPERFOOD TRAVEL TIPS

#TransformationTuesday

Mentally prepare for each day and situation according to your dietary needs. That means, be ready for: PLANE Shake: have a bottle of water ready along with your shaker bottle and powder. I usually put powder in the shaker itself and carry one extra serving in a ziploc bag or tupperware. Simply wash out the shaker between … Read More

LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING!

#TransformationTuesday

LOOKS CAN BE DECEIVING, RIGHT? TO TRANSFORM YOUR HEALTH, LOSE WEIGHT, and GAIN WELLNESS, DON’T BE FOOLED!!! What you SEE might not be REALITY, and Facebook plus Photoshop only punctuate my point! !!! It’s no different with our health and with nutrition. Case in point, our grocery stores are filled with “healthy items” that are  “ORGANIC,” … Read More

FRUIT ROLL-UPS

#TransformationTuesday

SEEKING HEALTHY SNACK ALTERNATIVES? You struggle with healthy snacks for your family, don’t you?  With three children and the typical fast-paced lifestyle, I understand that this is an on-going struggle in most homes, mine is no exception. So I constantly scour for healthy snack ideas to mix up the daily grind of apples, bananas and boring … Read More

WHY YOU SHOULD SUPPLEMENT YOUR DIET

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

THINK THOSE EXTRA 5 POUNDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO LOSE? Think again! In a previous blog, I wrote a tome on  how to “MAKE ONE CHANGE!” to improve your life and to meet healthy lifestyle goals. I’m a girl who likes easy steps to follow, a map to direct, and measurable expectations to determine success. Sometimes, … Read More

PACK A HEALTHY LUNCH

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

I’m always looking to improve the lunches I pack for my family. Let’s face it, this is no easy task! The task of avoiding packaged foods is next to impossible, especially  when taking shortcuts with prepackaged foods. I routinely hear my kids mutter, “But Mom!!!…All my friends get to eat (fill in the blank)!!!! As … Read More

TEMPTATION BUNDLING

#TransformationTuesday, Healthy You

Why is it so hard to start a weight loss or exercise program? So many logistics, early mornings, preparation, sacrifices,…it’s not easy! We were made to seek pleasure but to avoid pain. Temptation bundling holds the key to making long-lasting changes! I use it in my own life…Check this out: 5:00 a.m. Alarm Rings Loudly … Read More