Staying in 'the Zone' at Orangetheory Fitness

It was me vs. the color by my name on the giant TV monitor looming above my treadmill. And I was going to win....more

Lose The Weight, Gain Your Life: My Journey On Losing 100 pounds

I DID IT!!!  Well, I built the stationary bike...you know, the one that tells me I'm 6 pounds too heavy to use.  I decided since I don't have a scale to tell if I've lost the required 6 pounds that will prevent me voiding the warranty if I break the bike that I should hop on the silly thing and make it do it's job.So today was not a trail blazing day for this life changing journey but it was slightly different that my typical day.  I had some wins and some fails but all in all a small change was made and it's a step (albeit a baby step) in the right direction....more

Best & Worst Diets for 2014

The US News and World Report has given their best and worst diets for 2014.  And on top is the DASH Diet.  I totally agree, and the reason I think the DASH diet is so great is because not only do you lose weight, but it’s also the best diet for your overall health & wellness.   ...more

Weight Loss Success Story: Amy Takes Control

Weight loss. Many people have that as a resolution. So how do we get motivated and inspired? How about a success story?!? Nothing is better than that. Okay, one thing. When you are you’re own success story (BTW: you are a success! Right now! You’re awesome!). Today Amy from  Faithfully Hoping is here to inspire! And provide plenty of Pinterest worthy shots!...more

Half Marathon Training: Month One Done

I had this massive post drafted about the boot camp class I went to with my friend Melissa. After three miles on the treadmill, I decided that no one wanted to read 600 words about boot camp. Not even me. After all it is half marathon Monday!  And, month one is done!...more

7 Best Exercises to Lose Weight

Hey Girlfriend!Would it surprise you to know that you probably already take part in some of these exercises? The real secret is in knowing how to do those exercises for greatest benefit. You are not too heavy or too old to exercise. And believe it or not, it doesn't have to be difficult. You don't have to belong to a gym, have a personal trainer, or better body chemistry....more

Lose The Weight, Gain Your Life- The Beginning

2:30 AM today I was woken up by high winds blowing through the trees that tower my house.  I always fear these trees are too old and will crash through my home when high winds blow....more

Back to the Grind

Weight loss is like a curse word to me at times but in line with a renewed focus on goals for the new year, I have decided to breathe new life into my weight loss/fitness goals. I was so inspired by my friends weight loss journey that I am ready. I have decided to embark on 95 days of eating 1,500 calories. YIKES!!! I am already hungry as I type this lol. Why 95 days you ask? I was going to go with 90 but I want to be realistic....more

Recommit to health for a better you::Cleansing in 2014

After all that holiday food, how are you feeling? Bloated? Tired? Guilty? Need a detox? Detoxing goes well beyond the holidays. Everyday Impurities and toxins accumulate in our bodies due to stress, diets and our environment. These toxins build up over time causing dysfunction and illness in our system.If we can store these toxins—guess what? We can flush them from our system too—it takes the right ingredients, extra fluids and dash of discipline. It’s called “Cleansing”....more

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