Mar 202014
 

You vs YouHi #FitFam! Happy Spring and Happy “National Happy Day”!!!

In the busy lives that we lead…it’s You vs You!
It’s easy to not recognize the amazing progress we’ve made. It’s easy to lose focus because of the results we’re “not getting”. It’s easy to quit because of the obstacles that we face.

We must realize that WE are our biggest excuse. WE are our largest roadblock. WE are too distracted from what matters most. The scale won’t tell you how amazing you are! The scale won’t tell you how beautiful you look! The scale won’t admire you for your determination!!! continue reading

Mar 042014
 

Sweet Potato TotsFOODIE ALERT — THIS IS MY NEW FAV!!! These crunchy “Sweet Potato Tots” are da BOMB, and more importantly HEALTHY! More often than not, people ask me to post healthy recipes and foodie pics. They want to know what’s on my plate and how I fuel my body on a daily basis. Well, here’s the truth. A friend of mine suggested this ebook called the Body Fuel System. Quite honestly, at the time I was working through a major career change and couldn’t wrap my brain around reading a book, let alone grocery shopping and meal prep. We’ve all been there.

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Nov 082013
 

Body Fuel System One of the most common questions people ask me is how I stay so fit. My response is always the same: 80% nutrition, 20% fitness, 100% dedication. I swear by the Body Fuel System as it has taught me so much about the power of healthy, clean nutrition! So much that it has officially become a part of my DNA and here’s why…

Once you are a proud owner of the BFS, you instantly become a food ninja who is healthier and stronger than ever before! No matter what your obstacles have been, suddenly your astounding determination has washed them all away.

THE BODY FUEL SYSTEM INCLUDES:

-Weekly Grocery Lists

-Weekly Meal Prep Guides

-Serving Sizes & Portions

-Daily Menus (By Meal)

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Oct 222013
 

Laughter Is The Best Medicine We have all heard that “laughter is the best medicine”, right? Well did you know that 15 minutes of laughter can burn nearly 10-40 calories? Think about it. We change physiologically when we laugh. Using various muscles in our body, our pulse and blood pressure go up, and we breathe faster, requiring more oxygen…all resulting in calories burned. So, can we really laugh off the unwanted lbs?! While you’d have to laugh for 12 straight hours to lose a single pound, the point is, laughter does actually burn calories.

Now I’m not suggesting that you divorce kettlebells and quit the gym all together. Let’s not get crazy. I’m simply agreeing with the experts that “laughter is the best medicine.” Aside from burning calories, laughing decreases stress hormones (cortisol, adrenaline and dopac) and an increases beta-endorphins (which lowers depression). continue reading

Oct 012013
 

Food Is MedicineFirst and foremost, I’d like to acknowledge that I do believe in specifically designed medications that treat health risks and medical conditions. You should absolutely talk to your physician or dietitian regarding which supplements and doses are appropriate for you. But, do your research before you start popping pills. Not all supplements are good for you and in some cases may be doing more harm to your body. Tip, the FDA, Food and Drug Administration, keeps a list of dietary supplements that are under regulatory review or that have been reported to cause adverse effects. If you’re taking a supplement, it’s always good idea to check the FDA website for updates. You should always be aware of what you put into your body.

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Sep 102013
 

Fitness JournalA powerful quote that deserves to be repeated a million times more, “Failure to plan is planning to fail” -Benjamin Franklin.

In all that we do in life, we plan: college, career, home, finances, vacations, doctors appointments, beauty appointments, cooking dinner, grocery shopping, date nights…shall I continue? We’re naturally programmed to live in a forward-thinking state of mind. Let’s face it, if we don’t know where we’re going, how will we know when we have arrived?

So where does planning to live a healthy lifestyle fit in? A recent article stated that 95% of people who lose weight regain it – and sometimes more – within a few months or years. continue reading