FASTer Way to Fat Loss

Intermittent Fasting Simplified

One of the most beneficial aspects of FASTer Way is our 16:8 approach to intermittent fasting. This means, 16 hours a day we don’t eat…and for the other 8 hours we do! For me, this means I break my fast at 11:30 am and finish eating for the day by 7:30 pm. For you, it

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

Nutrition

Feeding Local Families with Produce for Kids

Feeding local families in need is often something we don’t consider. If you’re in a small, safe town in the suburbs, like me, we often think about hunger in other countries or “bad” inner cities that may not even be in our state. However, hunger is happening a lot closer to home than you may

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

Blog

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clean Eating

Distinction Between Cleanses & Detox

On Periscope yesterday, I spoke about the very distinct difference between cleanses and detox. I also announced my new ebook that is being published this week! To learn more, please watch the video below!        

Faith

Importance of Quiet Time

You probably know the scene: that witching hour around dinner time when the house is a-buzz with crazy kids releasing any pent up energy left over from the day as they ramshackle the family room, kitchen, and basically any other room they can get their sticky paws on. This scene in my house typically ends in one of

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

Accountability

Post-Halloween Re-Set

Confession! I have eaten way too much Halloween candy the past few days and I’m badly feeling it. We were also on vacation in Florida for two weeks, and there may have been wine and mojitos involved. And Dole Whips… Did I also mention the Halloween candy? Starting TODAY, I am beginning a variation of Whole30

Giveaway

Product Review & Giveaway: Hemp Hearts

This post is sponsored by Manitoba Harvest through my affiliation with Sweat Pink.  I received the product for free in exchange for a review. The opinions expressed here are completely my own. Well, I just found my new favorite brekkie bowl add-in! My curiosity about hemp had been peaked for awhile, so I was really excited to

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

Fitness

Age is the Silliest Number of All

Today I taught a Pilates class to the best of my non-Pilates-certified ability. This particular class time is turning into a Les Mills BodyFlow class when our club’s Fall schedule begins next week, and so it was a convenient substitution choice for me to present a low-impact, Pilates-inspired warm-up, followed by 30 minutes of BodyFlow.

Fit Tip Friday

FFF: Don’t Be Afraid of Rest Days

Happy Friday!! Today’s Fit Tip Friday was inspired by me being sick all week with some weird chest cold that’s making me sound like an 80 yr old smoker. It’s also been draining my energy and making me a bit dizzy at times, and so I’ve been—gasp!—skipping my usual workouts. And guess what? That’s okay!