Bridging the Thigh Gap: Crossfit Got Me Over My Thigh Hate

When I was seven years old, my mother proudly showed me the space between her thighs as she stood with her feet together. Yes, my mother had achieved the coveted thigh gap. Even being so young, I was in awe. I couldn't believe such a thing was possible. My thighs collided at the knees. ...more
Laurend1985 Aha. I never thought about that. I don't even know if it's men who are responsible ...more

HIIT: The Calorie-Burning Routine You Can Do Anywhere

HIIT or High Intensity Interval Training is rising in popularity amongst the masses at supersonic speeds. Besides body weight training, HIIT is the top fitness trend of 2014. This upbeat, fast-paced method requires dedication, commitment, stamina, and endurance, but the results are well worth the effort. ...more
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I Should Have Worn Two Sports Bras to Zumba Class and Other Lessons Learned

My friend Sheryl invited me to join her in a Zumba class. This was my very first Zumba class, so I didn't know what to expect. I'm kidding -- I knew exactly what to expect. Because I did my research, people! I read TWO whole articles online about what to expect at your first Zumba class.  In one article, there was a photo of some very fit-looking women jumping like gazelles. I figured that was just for advertising effect.  Surely there would be no actual JUMPING in a fitness class? I'm more of a low-impact girl myself, and by that I mean no impact. ...more
My daughter who is 21 and very fit and active took up Zumba around a year and a half ago and ...more

Lifestyle Changes: Try a Healthy, Sustainable Diet

Going on a sustainable diet means developing healthy eating habits. Simultaneously, this type of diet helps the environment by reducing waste and conserving energy. If you don’t know how to get started, read on: we have some advice....more

My Current Routine

If you follow me on Instagram, you would know that my breakfast every morning consists of oatmeal in some form, whether it is stovetop, ...more

Bridging the Thigh Gap: Crossfit Got Me Over My Thigh Hate

When I was seven years old, my mother proudly showed me the space between her thighs as she stood with her feet together. Yes, my mother had achieved the coveted thigh gap. Even being so young, I was in awe. I couldn't believe such a thing was possible. My thighs collided at the knees. ...more
Laurend1985 Aha. I never thought about that. I don't even know if it's men who are responsible ...more

Weight Loss Story of the Day: Hannah lost 63 pounds

Weight Loss Story of the Day: Hannah lost 63 pounds.  This sista from the UK wrote to us and shared her weight loss success story in great detail.  She transformed her body and her health with consistent exercise and by following a very clean eating plan. Her story shows that you have to come out of your comfort zone to change your lifestyle.  Here is her story......more

What You Should Eat & When You Should Eat to Lose Pounds

The body has a rhythm to its metabolism that is circadian, that means it follows the daylight cycle. Your metabolism doesn’t just turn on to a set speed when you eat or exercise. Depending on what time of day it is the metabolism will act slower or faster naturally (for most people, that is. Health issues can affect this cycle). This is why learning what to eat and when you should eat it to get the most from your diet is essential....more

Why I’m Training With a Heart Rate Monitor

You may have seen the pictures of my pretty heart rate monitor on Instagram or Facebook. I get asked what kind it is quite often. It’s a Polar FT60....more

Healthy Sweet Tooth: What Can I Use Instead Of Sugar?

It sounds good in theory but the agonizing reality of transitioning to a healthy lifestyle eventually smacks us in the face. Frantic, we conduct our own research, hoping to uncover that hidden gem that will make the process easy.  We go scouring the earth for that diamond in the rough- you know, that one study or tip that would prove we can be healthy without sacrificing our sweet treats....more

Relax Your Way to Weight Loss

  You know you’re stressed! You can feel it in every pore....more
So ture JenniferBoyatt. Slowing down and reducing stress are key for #health, #happiness & ...more

6 Ways to Maximize Calorie Burn at the Gym

Many people work out hard at the gym to burn calories. However, they do not see the good results they expect. Each person’s body if different so I can only talk to you from the perspective what works for most people.  You will have to use trial and error to determine what really works for you, so don’t be in a rush.  Getting the most out of your workouts can take time but you can get the results you are looking for.  I've got 6 tips to help you refine your efforts....more

Jorge Cruise: Lose 18 lbs in 2 weeks on 'The 100' low carb diet

Jorge Cruise is the author of "The 100: Count ONLY Sugar Calories and Lose Up to 18 Lbs. in 2 Weeks" (click here to order now)....more