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Online Fitcamp

Fitcamp Launching Monday, May 2

Most of us want to live healthy lives, but it’s a concern of time and/or money. Maybe you’ve tried quick fixes or diet plans before, and felt like a failure when you couldn’t maintain your weight loss beyond a short period of time. Long-lasting results don’t come from quick fixes though. It is my goal to help

Fitness

Naptime Pilates #FitTipFriday

Naptime is the best time to sneak some fitness in, am I right mamas?! And Pilates is one of the best methods of exercise to tighten and tone in a small space with no equipment. As I’m getting ready to launch another round of my Love Yourself Towards Healthy Online Fitcamp on Monday, May 2nd, I’m filming

Goals

Why Weight Loss Is Not a Good Enough Goal

Weight loss. One of the most, if not THE most, common goal women have when starting a fitness and nutrition program is weight loss. I talk to potential new clients all the time who tell me they’re reaching out to me because they want to lose weight. I will never accept “weight loss” as a

Gluten Free

Gluten Intolerance: What You Need to Know

Gluten Intolerance, or Gluten Sensitivity, is often dismissed as a made-up label someone gives themselves when they prefer to eat gluten-free. Most restaurants have made a noticeable attempt to prepare safe food for those with Celiac Disease, but there still seems to be this lingering skepticism for those stating they have a Gluten Intolerance. Is it because celebrities and

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What is a Certified Health Coach?

A Certified Health Coach is someone who has successfully passed a nationally-recognized board exam after completing an extensive study in nutrition, fitness, weight management, behavioral science, and stress management. For me, there was no doubt in my mind that I would need to become a certified health coach in order to provide the best services to my

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Clean Eating Defined

What is clean eating? Which foods fall in the ‘clean eating’ category? Clients often ask me to define specifically what clean eating is; however, I believe the definition of clean eating is slightly different for everyone. Broad Definition of Clean Eating At the foundation, clean eating is God-made foods: Vegetables Fruit Nuts (including nut butters IF it’s

Accountability

5 Steps to Finding the Best Coach

Sometimes people choose a fitness program, a mentorship program, or a business coach because they see it’s worked for other people. That girl lost 10 lbs so I will too! That’s not to say you won’t be successful, but here is my 5 step process for finding a coach who meets your needs, and why who YOU

Healthy Living

Utilizing Instagram in Your Health Journey

Recent studies have shown that sharing your health goals on social media, especially Instagram, can help you create accountability and be more successful in achieving your goals. When you’re accountable to only yourself, you may be more likely to lose motivation. Here are some ways to utilize Instagram in your Health Journey 1. Create a new

Clean Eating

Clean Eating Gal on a Budget: Costco Haul

I’m a clean eating gal on a budget, so 100% organic eating is (unfortunately) not an option for us. I do the best I can. Some foods I won’t compromise on and always buy organic (greens, chicken, and eggs), some foods I’ll go either way depending on deals (basically all fruits and veggies), and others I

Opinion

Ava Anderson Update: Be Kind to Consultants

For the background story on the fall of Ava Anderson Non-Toxic please see my original blog post. As a female entrepreneur in the health and wellness education industry, I looked up to someone like Ava Anderson. I truly love all my Ava Anderson products, and use them on a daily basis. Ava has so many loyal fans and was doing

Fitness

BMI Scale is a Joke.

The BMI Scale is a joke. It has inaccurately mislabeled Americans for decades, and now science is finally catching up to what many of us fitness professional have said for so long: it is a greatly flawed assessment of health. Last week, LA Times reporter, Amina Kahn, wrote “a new study from UCLA finds that some

Online Fitcamp

FREE One Week Preview of Fitcamp

I am so excited to announce a one week FREE preview into my Love Yourself Towards Healthy Fitcamp! In our society, we have put too much emphasis on the scale, and have somehow made “thinness” a synonym to “beautiful.” And that’s not true at all! You are beautiful at any size. I intentionally make my programs

Opinion

Ava Anderson Scandal: Why It Impacts Female Entrepreneurs

When scandals happen to a company, like Ava Anderson Non-Toxic, it obviously affects customers and employees, but it also exposes industry standards and shakes entire communities, such as female entrepreneurs. Ava Anderson, the young female entrepreneur who created Ava Anderson Non-Toxic at age 14, has decided to walk away from her company. In this bizarre turn

Inspiration

Change Your Inner Dialogue

Positive change begins with your inner dialogue. Be kind to yourself. Encouraging to yourself. Forgiving, grateful, and loving. When we believe the devil’s lies, we start down a dark path of doubt, fear, lack of self worth, and unhealthy patterns. If you truly want change, it has to start with your inner dialogue. The inner

Accountability

Evolving Your Blog Into a Business

Here are my top 4 tips for evolving your blog from an idea, into a business. Share and promote your posts! It sounds so basic, but people get nervous about sharing. Believe in your content. Even if you’re just inspiring one person; the time you have spent on your blog is worth it. Just do it!

Gluten Free

Were You Recently Diagnosed With Celiac Disease?

Were you recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease, gluten intolerance, gluten allergy, or were told by a medical professional to start eating gluten-free for your health? I know how overwhelming it can be when you first receive that diagnosis! My Story After several years of taking Adderall XR for my (mis)diagnosed ADHD, I knew there had to be

Online Fitcamp

Online Fitcamp Coming January 18th!

Does holiday weight gain have you feeling out-of-control and unbalanced? Do you feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to take care of your family, responsibilities, and yourself? Is getting to a gym difficult, too expensive, or are you overwhelmed by group classes and cardio equipment? I completely understand. As women, it is exhausting trying to do

Fitness

Nutrition/Fitness Certifications & Education, Oh My!

Nutrition/Fitness certifications can truly be the beginning of a fulfilling new career that can be done in the gym, or online. Considering a career in the wellness industry, but not sure where to get started? Watch my latest ‘Scope! And if you’re not on Periscope, be sure to download this awesome app and follow me

Motivation

My 2016 Mantra

Happy New Year! I quickly wanted to share my mantra for the year! Be patient, kind in tone & encouraging in words.  Patience is a demon I have always struggled with. God is constantly testing me on patience, and it’s my most difficult challenge to overcome! I’m also working on my tone, as sometimes my

Gluten Free

Celiac Diet? Try Edamame Quinoa Rice Bowl

A Celiac diet doesn’t have to be bland or boring! A Celiac diet can feel restrictive at first. The loss of gluten may seem overwhelming, but I promise there are so many yummy, whole foods that are naturally gluten-free to enjoy. For my own Celiac diet, my 3 requirements for a recipe are gluten-free, easy to make, and