Tag: nutrition

Food Strategies for the Holidays

The holidays are filled with amazing foods, especially fudge, cookies, pies, and large meals. Traditionally, it is the time to feast and celebrate. It can cause us to gain unwanted weight, and causes food-related stress. It’s not fun watching everyone eat, and feel like…

So. . .What Does a Coach Do. . .

So, what does a Fitness & Wellness Coach do? If you have been reading and following this blog, you may know that I share my own experiences to inspire others to follow a path to wellness and fitness. As a coach, I share knowledge,…

Weight Loss Takes Time

We’re in the heat of the summer, and realistically it’s time to start thinking about weight loss for the Holidays. It takes time to divest one’s self of the extra pounds that gather around the middle of our bodies, or to gain physical fitness….

Being Present In Your Life

Being present in the current moment is the foundation of life, and successful weight loss. Being present means being aware of the events unfolding around yourself at any point in time. It means finding the joy and happiness of being alive. Often, weight loss…

Holidays & Food Consumption

  The fourth of July is tomorrow. It’s a great day for picnics, barbecues, fireworks, and outdoor activities. Usually, there is food. . .lots of food, and not necessarily healthy food. What to do? Make smart choices. I avoid hot dogs, but am happy…

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

“Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who’s the fairest of us all.” This quote from Snow White gives an insight about societal views about female self and self awareness. This is what I grew up. I was deeply influenced by Disney movies, Barbie dolls, and…

Is Self Care Selfish?

  Self care is not selfish! It’s selfish to not take care of yourself. It’s selfish to allow your physical, mental, and emotional bodies to fall into disarray. ┬áIt’s selfish to allow extra weight to continue to consume your health, wellness, and well-being. It’s…

Downsizing Body Fat

The photo is me at an unrecognizable weight. It’s a total embarrassment to me that I let myself slip so far into poor self-esteem, unhappiness, and over-eating to compensate. I don’t know what I weight, but I’m sure I topped 200 pounds. This is…

Simple Changes to Increase Wellness

It’s too easy to become a human doing, instead of a human being. Our busy schedules demand we run on full throttle 24 / 7. Our bodies and minds are not geared to run this modern marathon of busy! The trick is to find…

Tips for Self Care

Self care is the foundation of fitness and wellness. Both are part of self care. Some tip ideas. . . Take 5+ minutes a day to still your mind. Walk a little further each day. Turn off the television by 9 pm. Go to…

Fitness From A Different Direction

Fitness affects all aspects of our lives! Exercise permeates every aspect of our lives, whether it is walking through a parking lot to the grocery store or going to the gym. Our bodies are made to move, and we have moved into an era…

Fitness is a Lifestyle. . .

Fitness is a Lifestyle. . .just like Addiction is a Lifestyle. It takes the same amount of time to put on clean blue jeans, as it does torn ones. It comes down to our choices. Some of these choices are automatic or habits. Fitness…