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

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
Love this :) I've never tried Zumba and it really doesn't appeal to me. I prefer low impact ...more

I Learned I Was Diabetic, and I Became a Binge Eater

Being at a healthy weight, no one really questioned my eating habits. I was the Sporty Spice of every group, so excessive eating was justified and even praised.  Through college I managed my healthy weight by keeping my routine of unwarranted eating and extreme exercise (my BMI was about 22). Luckily I love fruits and vegetables, but processed grains and starches were primary staples in my diet. (I couldn’t say no to a Pop-Tart.) ...more
I know it is a shock to get a diabetes diagnosis. It runs on both sides of my family and has a ...more

MILF

I know, I know...I know what you are all thinking "MILF!?!" Couldn't I had used something a little cleaner? MILF...Mom Is Losing Fat..now get your minds out of the gutter. This blog is being used to motivate me so I needed something catchy. But if anyone still takes offense to it, credits of naming my blog goes to my supervisor Elly :)...more

Weight Loss Story of the Day: Jaymee lost 123 pounds

Weight Loss Story of the Day: Jaymee lost 123 pounds.  Wanting to be healthier and have more energy, she decided that it was time to start making gradual lifestyle changes.  She knows that slow and steady wins the race!  Here is what she shared with us about her weight loss journey:...more

The Number One Drinking Mistake Affecting Your Weight

What is the number one mistake? Not Drinking Enough Water!Water – it's all around us. We see it in rivers and oceans, it flows freely from our faucets, it purges into our basements during violent storms. We've always heard how pivotal it is to our overall health and yet somehow most of us fail to get our required daily intake. About 70% of our bodies is water and it is involved in so many essential body functions including flushing waste materials in the body, metabolism, body temperature and digestion....more

5 Tips For Having Self-Control Over Your Eating Habits

What happens when food is more than food? What if food is your medicine or what helps you cope with life? Tantalizing meals and treats can take us on refreshing trips down memory lane or just away from reality.  This can feel like a blessing or a curse. While food may comfort us in the moment, be it because of boredom, depression, excitement, or loneliness, we are often just distracted from the larger issue at hand. Some people lose all sense of control when it comes to the intoxicating aromas and tastes creeping around kitchen corners or out of fast food bags....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

Fueling With Real Foods, Part 4: Pocket Fuel Naturals {and a giveaway!}

I’ve written before in this series about how convenient gels are for fueling on the go, but unfortunately they just don’t agree with me.  While whole foods are a great alternative, they’re not always practical.  In my search to find foods to fuel with that are effective, yet convenient enough to take with you on your workout, a friend of mine recommended I check out Pocket Fuel Naturals....more

10 Tips for Eating Clean on a Tight Budget

Almost every person who plans on dieting or at least eating healthier is faced with one very common slippery slope – good food can cost more money. Whether you're looking to invigorate your meal plan with organic products for a healthier system or just add more variety of fruits, vegetables, and appetite suppressants like almonds and nuts, your grocery bill each week could be a little higher...until now....more

Weight Loss Story of the Day: Aliyah lost 66 pounds

Weight Loss Story of the Day: Aliyah lost 66 pounds.  Like many of us she gained a lot of weight in college and took steps after graduation to change her lifestyle, lose weight and reach her wellness goals.  Here is what she shared about her weight loss journey: ...more

Got Milk? The Health Benefits of Almond Milk

We've all heard the saying "milk does a body good" but would you believe me if I told you that almond milk could even better than the diary kind? If you haven't enjoyed a refreshing glass, you're really missing out. The basic blend is made from finely ground almonds mixed with water. It's not hard to find, most super markets carry a healthy variety. Before you turn up your nose at the thought, read on and see if you don’t see a few good reasons to give it a try....more

Is Weight Loss During Pregnancy Ever a Good Thing?

Putting On The Pounds When PregnantAs the euphoric moments that directly follow finding out that you are with child begin to fade, that gorgeous glow can morph into anxiety. Those antagonizing thoughts have haunted almost every woman who has learned she has a baby. You know what they sound like, "What's going to happen to my body?" Horrific flashes of stretch marks and expanding waistlines dance around in her head. For some, they're a small price to pay in order to experience the gift that is motherhood. For others, it's their worst nightmare....more