Well - I had some health setbacks this year. My thyroid went all wonky again early in the year bringing with it about 15 extra pounds. It took months to feel normal from that swing once they upped my medication again. After that I was having intermittent severe stomach pains. After a ct scan, a visit with my regular doc, my lady doc and my rheumatologist all who didn't have any solid reason I … [Read more...] about 2016 A year in review
Why is fitness and nutrition so important to me? My WHY is what I think of when I feel like quitting. Whether I am thinking of skipping my workout that day or quitting the program I am on - I think back to WHY I started. For me my why is simple - Everyday I do some kind of exercise whether its walking, stretching or a workout program to prevent Lupus from taking control of my body making me … [Read more...] about Why your “Why” is so important!
It has been a little bit of time since I have posted. I have been really working hard to get my eating right over the last several months. I am Vegan now with an occasional fish dish here and there. Eating this way has definitely allowed me to maintain my weight easily whether I was counting calories or not, exercising or not and has made it much easier when I eat out to make healthier … [Read more...] about My review of a few Beachbody Programs
Beachbody has some amazing programs that really are total body workouts. However, we are human and guess what – we sometimes get bored with our workouts. Sometimes we feel that these workouts give us a lot of one thing but we feel we miss something from another one. As I am almost 60 days into Turbo Fire I am really missing weight training. Turbo Fire does have strength training workouts using … [Read more...] about Les Mills Pump and Turbo Fire Hybrid
Beachbody is doing a great trial program for those who aren’t 100% sure one of our home workouts is for you. For 14.95 + tax you can get P90X, TurboFire or Brazil Butt Lift with Shakeology and Club Membership for 30 days. What’s the catch you may ask? There isn’t one. If it’s not for you just return it before your 30 days. However, if you are like me and so many that I have helped along the … [Read more...] about July Try before you Buy!
I am a bit behind on this post. Last week was the last week of school for my youngest who is now going to be a sophomore in high school. My oldest is home from college and in a lot of ways I let the week get away from me. I worked out half as much as usual but I still did really well eating healthy. This weekend I got my act together, made my plan for the week and got back to my usual workout … [Read more...] about Staying Accountable Week of June 11th
What is your biggest challenge being accountable to fitness and nutrition everyday? For me its tracking food and drinking water. As usual this week I have planned my meals out – still working towards a vegan lifestyle and I am using my smart phone to set alarms to help me drink water. … [Read more...] about Staying Accountable
I hear this from so many people. How many of you have gym memberships but only go once a month? How about once every 6 months? That was me! I was one of those people. We paid hundreds of dollars a month for a family membership to the YMCA and hardly ever went. My excuses for not going weren’t anything special… It’s cold out (I’m not a fan of the cold), I don’t have that much time, I’ll do it … [Read more...] about I can’t do a Beachbody program at home – I need a buddy to keep me going! It’s too expensive!
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!