May 122014
 

My Diet PillWhat’s my secret?? It’s a new diet pill called “GET UP & MOVE YOUR ASS.” I’m loving the results from it so far!!

People frequently ask me, “What supplements do you take?” Allow me to break it down for you. I take B12 and drink Shakeology, that’s it. When it comes to any type of diet pill, I take zilch, zero, nada, none! With all do respect to those who do, I personally do not allow random pills to define me. I’d rather work my ass off and earn my results the right way than to “cheat” or fake it with some magic diet pill.

This is something I’ve NEVER shared publicly so here goes. At one point in my life (13+ years ago) I embarrassingly admit that I was addicted to diet pills. Hello Ephedra! I couldn’t function without them. continue reading

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

Sep 062013
 

Why You're Not Losing WeightEver wonder why you’re not losing weight? Are you constantly “dieting” and still not losing weight? The truth is that even when you’re on this so called “diet”, you might be doing more harm than good. Well, I’ve got to be honest and say, stop dieting and start living! A healthy lifestyle is just that – a lifestyle, not a damn “diet”. Here are a few common mistakes I see.

Depriving Yourself
No carbs. No dairy. No wheat. No sugar. No food. What’s left? You may assume that giving up all your favorite foods is the magical answer to obtaining your dream body. But what happens if you deprive yourself too much? Sadly, it leads us directly to overeating. Furthermore, skipping meals to reduce your calorie intake is a great way to give your body permission to store fat. It’s a method guaranteed to backfire as our bodies dive into “starvation mode”. continue reading

Sep 032013
 

FormulaSexy abs, toned booties, sculpted arms, more energy…these are all things we work so hard for, right? And we’re often tempted to try ANYTHING additional to give ourselves a little boosty boost, right? I mean think about it, solicitations, temptations, fad “diets”, magic pills, detoxes…”where do I turn, ahhhhh”. Have you ever felt like this?

Sure, the easiest thing to do is give in, spend a little extra money and jump on the fad-bandwagon. Once we’re on the fad-bandwagon, we’re not just along for the joyous ride, we’re now driving that glorious p.o.s.! Racing with excitement, giddy with a million percent more energy as if we’ve just become a born again energizer bunny on wheels. But then what happens? The wheels fall off and that p.o.s. snaps in f-ing half, causing you to a screeching halt! Great, now what? continue reading