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Building a Better Body: 3 Initial Steps

You have been wanting to lose some weight and shape your body for some time now; however, you are not sure where to start. I like to compare building a better body to building a new house. What is the first thing that needs to happen when building a new house? Step 1:  Hire a professional! First, you need to choose a contractor, or maybe even an architect.  You seek [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|Exercise, Food and Nutrition, Habits|0 Comments

Wonderfully Made: Embracing the Body God Gave You

A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to speak at the Wellspring Pregnancy and Health Center “Wonderfully Made” event for women in my local community.  The event was created to inspire and empower women of all ages through Christ’s love. I had an idea of what I wanted to talk about but honestly procrastinated as long as I could to put it down on paper.  Not comfortable with public speaking, [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Exercise, Food and Nutrition, Self Care|0 Comments

How to Spot Bad Nutrition Advice

With easy access to the internet, we are inundated with information, including nutrition information.  And unfortunately, some of this information might be bad nutrition advice. But how does the average person know the difference between good and bad nutrition advice? Here are five red flags that may signal bad nutrition advice: Recommendations that promise a quick fix. I notice this most on Pinterest.  If you follow any kind of nutrition [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Food and Nutrition|0 Comments

The Warm Up: Prepping the Body for Performance

The warm up before a workout is often skipped, or done incorrectly when it really should be given priority. You wouldn’t take a test with little to no prep.  Hopefully, you have spent time paying attention in class, asking questions, and studying at home. A workout is like a test for your body.  When you jump into a workout, without the proper preparation, you are likely to fail, or at least [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Exercise|0 Comments

Mindset Shift: 4 Steps to Prepare for Any Challenge

A mindset shift involves tending to attitudes, including emotions and feelings when getting ready for any type of challenge. My most recent, and current challenge that I am personally doing is an elimination diet.  I have my reasons, but that’s not the point of today’s article. I have tried an elimination diet in the past and failed miserably.  Why?  Because I didn’t do enough preparing. When it comes to food, I [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Self Care|0 Comments

How to Find a Quality Fish Oil Supplement

Fish oil is a well-known supplement for its health benefits.  Not only is the oil healthy for the heart, but it is also helpful in reducing the risk of diabetes and some forms of cancer. Endless research has also been conducted on the supplement to confirm its reputation, too.  Fish oil refers to two omega 3 fatty acids, in particular, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). However, due to [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Food and Nutrition|0 Comments

The Sugar Habit: Eat Less Sugar

Sugar is a hot topic!  My Facebook group worked on the sugar habit last month.  Many of the women in the group wanted to focus on reducing their intake. Even many of my clients complain about eating too much sugar and want to eat less of it. We all know that consuming excessive amounts of sugar is bad.  Large amounts have no nutritional value, except empty, extra calories.  Too much [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Food and Nutrition, Habits|0 Comments

Body Type: An Intro to Eating for Your Body Type

Did you know the body type that you have could possibly impact the way you should eat on a daily basis? It has been shown that different body types may require different nutrients.  In fact, eating according to your body type has the potential to maximize fat loss efforts.  Because each type has a different hormonal profile, altering things such as carbohydrate intake and nutrient timing can leave a lasting [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Food and Nutrition|0 Comments

5 Myths Why Women Should Avoid Lifting Weights

Many myths exist when it comes to women and strength training. Last week, I wrote about why women SHOULD include lifting weights into their exercise regimen.  With that, questions came up.  Women have concerns about lifting weights.  They’ve seen and heard stories that make them fear the weight room. So I’m here to bust some of those myths today by answering a few common questions and comments.  Hopefully, after reading [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|Exercise|1 Comment

Why Women Should Be Lifting Weights

The number of women who strength train tend to be far less than men.  I’ve spent some time in various gyms recently and have found this statement to be true in the weight room. Many of the women I find are on the cardio machines, like the treadmill or elliptical. Why does this matter?  Strength training has benefits to both men AND women.  And darn it, I want to see [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Exercise|2 Comments
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