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!
Ok, I have to say for myself I have had a tough winter. I have lost a very close friend to breast cancer, my son has had a number of surgeries and I have felt the effects of Lupus most of the season. It's been challenging to say the least. But its spring, flowers are blooming, the weather is warming and I feel an urgency to get back to living well. Since going vegan in December I have lost a … [Read more...] about Ah Spring – Renewal – Get your butt off the couch and get fit!
My first round of P90X was not a failure by any stretch. I was stronger than I had ever been in my life BUT I didn’t have extreme results like so many that had come before me. The difference? THE DIET. I didn’t follow the meal plan enough, I ate better but I didn’t make the change I needed for the results I wanted. Don’t let this be you. I’ll give you some great suggestions to make sure you … [Read more...] about Get your eating under control! Helpful book reviews and services to get you going.
So if you are like me you have probably never heard of lucuma or maca before. Or perhaps you think Dragon's Blood is something that tipped off Dumbledore in Professor Slughorn was hiding in the room not dead as he had hoped the scene would lead you to believe in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I know that Shakeology® has over 70 plus ultra high quality ingredients that were chosen from … [Read more...] about From the Vault – O Magazine’s Story on Shakeology
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 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