Like so many people today who want to be thinner I have dieted. I have had some success with Weight Watchers and no real success or tolerance for Atkins. As I continue to get older my metabolism has also slowed a bit. I have lived with Hashimoto’s disease for years so my thyroid is checked regularly which means sadly it’s just aging. Yesterday I turned 40 and for the last two months I have … [Read more...] about Rethinking Diets
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For those of you who follow me you know I struggle with Lupus but work hard to overcome the challenges of the illness. May is Lupus Awareness Month. I have a lupus fact for you and a special offer: … [Read more...] about Lupus Awareness Month
At first it was hard. I have to say that my husband and son really enjoyed my vegetarian dishes but for sides not for main meals. So there I was – being really good eating my healthy food while they added sausage, chicken and steak to their dinners. … [Read more...] about What I learned on my week without meat
How did your weekend go? Did you plan out your week? Did you figure out your food and your workout schedule? If you answer is YES then a BIG Congrats to you! You are way more likely to have a successful week. If the answer is NO then start today! It’s never too late to look ahead at what you have to do. Plan it out! Share it with someone who you can be accountable to! As your coach I am … [Read more...] about Being Accountable to Food and Fitness
So it’s Friday everyone! Take a moment today to reflect on your week. How active was I? Did I eat healthy? Do I even know if I ate healthy? What do I need to work on? How can I use the weekend to set myself up for success next week? If you aren’t able to answer some of these questions I totally get it. If I don’t log my food I can’t tell you what I ate yesterday let alone the whole week. … [Read more...] about Get ready for the Weekend – Get ready for the week!
Everyone loves their moms, some are even spoiled year round! What is a better way to show them you care than to give them the give that will help keep her healthy and fit so she can enjoy her life to the fullest for years to come? No matter what age your mom is or if the mom in your life is the mother of your kids one of these gifts is sure to help her feel younger, healthier and happier! … [Read more...] about Some healthy gift ideas for Mom! – 10 Days until Mother’s Day!
I am starting TurboFire® on May 7th and I can't tell you how excited I am. I have done some of the TurboFire workouts when I wanted to add to P90X in the past but never a full run of the program. I have gone over the nutrition and have mapped out my first week of meals. I also have the weighted gloves just to add a little something something to my effort along the way. … [Read more...] about TurboFire – I am so ready for you!
I have been primarily making my Tropical Strawberry Shakeology® with unsweetened coconut milk and then adding some frozen unsweetened fruit to the mix. This week I have really started to love mixing 1/2 cup blackberries with about a 1/2 shaker cup of ice, 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk and about 1/4 cup of water with 1 scoop of tropical shakeology®. It makes a little more than my shaker cup can … [Read more...] about Favorite Tropical Strawberry Recipe of the Week
The biggest excuse I hear from people is they don't have time. I hear this a lot as many of my friends have young families and busy demanding careers. I know it's sometimes hard to think of putting ourselves at the top of our list, its counterintuitive to what we may have been taught growing up. One thing I have learned from living with lupus is that if I am not feeling good than I am not good … [Read more...] about Putting your self first on your list could be the most unselfish thing you do!