Healthy Living

Truth Pants, Not Scale

Truth Pants are a pair of your favorite jeans (or any pant with a button and zipper) that you feel great in and are sized in your comfort weight zone. Truth Pants are the barometer of if you’ve lost some inches, gained some inches, or are spot on to where you feel healthy. Truth Pants

Healthy Living

FREE Wellness Community

Ladies, let’s focus on the positive & uplift each other! I am so excited to announce the launch of my FREE wellness community to empower, educate & encourage you to love yourself towards healthy! The Love Yourself Towards Healthy Community is a private group for women to find encouragement, build confidence, learn wellness tips & tricks, and, most importantly, embrace God’s love

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

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

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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

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!

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

Goals

How to Set Goals You’ll Actually Accomplish

We’re a day away from the last month of 2015. What?! I can’t believe it! This year flew by. As we’re full-throttle into the holiday season now, it’s imperative that we utilize the lull of this post-Thanksgiving week, to really start formulating our goals for the new year. I intentionally stay away from the phrase

Inspiration

Confidence

Confidence. It can be the difference between seizing an opportunity, or missing an opportunity. For me, confidence has been the difference between staying in Corporate America in a job that made me miserable and leaving to become a stay-at-home-mom. And the difference between having a piece of paper in my hand that said I was certified

Motivation

Monday Motivation: Sharing Health Online vs Reality

Ever feel like your blog or social media presence isn’t getting the viewership or growth you want? Maybe you’re a little discouraged. I have moments when it feels like I’m putting a lot of time into my blog but no one is reading it. Or that I’m “competing” with too many others that are generating similar

Organization

2016 Planner

2016! Yikes! Part of me thinks I’m jumping the gun by posting this; the other part reluctantly realizes that it is indeed that time of year to start talking about organization, and calendars/planners for the new year that begins in less than 2 months. Eeeek! Two years ago I purchased my first big-girl, grown-up, old-school personal planner. And

Whole 30

Whole30 Update: Days 16-22

As the litany of egg yolks and roasted chicken photos on my Instagram feed suggest, I am in the last half of the Whole30. It has been easier than expected, and yet now on Day 22, I’m starting to get over the whole no dairy thing. (And yes, I realize in my last update, I

Whole 30

Halfway Through Whole30!

I’m officially at the two week mark of my Whole30 Challenge! It’s somehow been both better and worse than I expected. Here’s an update! The Good I took on the Whole30 challenge after experiencing bloating, stomach pains, brain fog, and mood swings for most of August. These closely resembled—if not, beat—the symptoms I used to

Whole 30

Whole30? Challenge Accepted.

I have started the Whole 30 program today, September 1, 2015! Basically it’s 30 days of REAL food like meats, veggies, fruits, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils. And LaCroix, because that deserves a category shout-out all on its own. You are not allowed to have grains of any kind, no sugar, no dairy, no corn or

Fitness

What “I Want To Get Back In Shape” Really…

One of the coolest things about growing up is seeing how your friends turn out. Luckily, the majority of my friends were all good, smart kids, and so it’s no surprise to me that they’ve all been quite successful in life. One of those friends, I’m proud to say, is now the owner and founder

Video

Monday Video Update!

Because sometimes there just isn’t enough time in the day to type out a full blog post, so here’s my attempt at a video! It’s nothing fancy, but I hope you enjoy 🙂 If anything, it’s a chance to see the woman behind this blog.

Clean Eating

Ditch the ‘Fish Update

It’s been 12 days since I announced to my household that we are ALL supporting Produce for Kids in embracing healthier eating habits. I’ve been referring to this mission as Ditch the ‘Fish (Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers, that is) because we have been focusing on replacing processed crackers and pretzels with healthy snacks in addition to our already healthy