Exercise, Fitness, Food, Health and Wellness, lifestyle, Uncategorized, Workout

Inflammation: The good, the bad, the necessary??

Over the past three years, I have witnessed my body changing and responding in amazing ways to the consistent exercise and the much healthier diet that I have adopted. I have been able to transform my outward appearance, which was of course the original goal when I started out on this journey, but what I… Continue reading Inflammation: The good, the bad, the necessary??

Exercise, Fitness, Food, Health and Wellness, lifestyle, motivation, Uncategorized, Workout

Monthly Goal Intention – May is for Macros!

A big reason I started this practice of setting a monthly goal intention was to hold myself accountable to learning, growing and bettering myself all year long, not just at the beginning of the year for like 30 days or until I got distracted by a million other things that life throws at us. I… Continue reading Monthly Goal Intention – May is for Macros!

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Non-Scale Victories!

As the New Year is rapidly approaching, I have of course been thinking about all the things I want to accomplish in 2020.  In starting to set my intentions for the next twelve months though, I suddenly realized how important it also is to take a second and reflect on all goals I was able… Continue reading Non-Scale Victories!

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My Favorite Gluten-Free Products

I was diagnosed with a boat load of food allergies about ten years ago. I mean a whole slew of them….wheat, oats, nuts, soy, barely, malt just to name a few.  The one that changed my life the most, however, was probably my allergy to wheat.  Being allergic to something like wheat wipes out a… Continue reading My Favorite Gluten-Free Products

Exercise, Fitness, Food, Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Uncategorized, Workout

Why can’t I take this weight off?!

I hear this a lot.  “I am working out. I am eating healthier. I think I am doing all the right things but I just can’t seem to lose the weight”.  I hear this from people who are new to their fitness journey and equally from people who have lost a significant amount of weight… Continue reading Why can’t I take this weight off?!

Exercise, Food, Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Uncategorized, Workout

The “Un-Diet”

Coming off a long holiday weekend (I hope you all enjoyed yours as much as I did mine!!), I have been thinking a lot of about eating. Makes sense right? I mean it seems like every holiday, social gathering, night out, celebration of just about anything revolves around food and getting together for a meal.… Continue reading The “Un-Diet”

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Portion Control: Know When to Say “When”

Any phrase with the word “control” in it automatically doesn’t sound like it’s gonna be much fun and honestly I don’t want to lie to you, what I am about to talk about here really isn’t all that “fun” per se. It is, however, super important and something I think gets overlooked way too often… Continue reading Portion Control: Know When to Say “When”

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The top 3 health & fitness related mistakes I have made….

...up until this point anyway!  I wanted to write this post because one of the reasons I started this blog in the first place was to hopefully help someone else who was struggling the same way I was.  I was tired, sick, uncomfortable in my own skin and just generally living a blah life before I… Continue reading The top 3 health & fitness related mistakes I have made….

Fitness, Food, Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Uncategorized, Workout

Cheat Day? More like cheat weekend…

Yep, I am sitting at my desk this fine Monday morning feeling a little puffier than usual! I didn't go into this weekend with any real plans other than a family dinner on Sunday and this was honestly a welcome break from the overly scheduled past few weekends I've had.  I was also on a… Continue reading Cheat Day? More like cheat weekend…

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Why I don’t like the word “diet”…

Let me preface this post by saying that all the things I talk about on this blog are things that I have found that work and don't work for my own body and life.  Everyone is different and every body is different so when I talk about exercising, eating healthy, using shakes, etc. it is… Continue reading Why I don’t like the word “diet”…