Blogs about Healthy Living

250/250 CHALLENGE

Happy New Year! This is a time of year when most Americans resolve to lose weight, manage debt/save money, get a better job, get fit, eat right, improve their marriage, better quality time with family, read the Bible, get a better education, drink less pop, drink less alcohol, quit smoking, reduce stress overall, take a trip, or volunteer to help others. Only 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually follow through. I believe in making small changes that you can live with forever. That’s why I came up with a little challenge called the 250/250 Challenge.

How Does a Fit Lifestyle Affect Fertility?

More and more people are making the change from a sedentary, inactive lifestyle to one that involved regular exercise and a healthy diet. These changes are always positive and most people can do more to improve their daily health and fitness levels.

"House Magazine" November/December 2014

Living “bodyrite” has become a common household phrase in the BodyRite community. My clients know that I am all about lifestyle and “walking the code” as I call it.  I spend the majority of my speak time during training sessions with clients talking about nutrition, metabolism and wellness…for the long haul.  Functional fitness is my passion, but it is the science of food that can heal people from within.  

"House Magazine" January/February 2015

Although my title and profession is that of a personal trainer, I really consider myself more of an educator. Due to the conflicting information about health and weight loss, most clients that I meet are misinformed and confused about wellness.  In order for weight loss to be permanent and life sustaining, it’s essential to start making connections between our health and daily food choices.  Everything that we ingest has a direct cause and effect.

The Dinner is Served!

I am often asked about some recipes we use at our home. Below is one of the salmon dinner recipes my husband uses for both of us (all ingredients wild/organic. IF the product claims to be “NATURAL”, it does not mean anything, as this expression is not quantified or qualified by the FDA…):

Simplicity and Complexity

Most people who have enough resources to eat out from time to time have gone to a restaurant where the complexity and display of the food is more pronounced than its ability to nourish (or sometimes its flavor). This is a cultural dichotomy: simple comfort food, and food as art. My favorite meal is a cup of assam, an orange, some almonds, and a piece of bread. But I also enjoy paella and cassoulet. I just know I've been served food where breading and gravy and garnish is hiding a base that is dry and tasteless.

20 tips for healthy diet and nutrition programs

20 tips for healthy diet and nutrition programs Nutrition and healthy food is important to anyone who plans for a fit body and a healthy life. Although most interested in weight loss, weight gain or staying fit in general, focus on only the workout, it is also important to watch out for what you eat. Burning calories is all very well, but controlling the intake of calories and other unhealthy products is also essential to stay fit and healthy. So here are 20 tips for a healthy diet and nutrition program. Change your lifestyle

Let’s get it right from the beginning of the day!

 The breakfast is called the most important meal of the day for a reason. What you eat and how much you eat in the early hours sets the tone for the rest of the day. And yes, you should, indeed, eat a breakfast like a king.First things first: never skip a breakfast. You do not want to “diet” or starve through the day, you want to nurture your body, virtually build the “bricks” which create your body and make it stronger. Which means, you have to fuel your body’s cells appropriately for all the hard work they are doing!

How to Make your Fitness Resolutions Work This Time

Post courtesy of Move More Fitness, LLCAre you making the same resolution year after year? How do you break that cycle and make it actually happen this time?  Here are a few tips to help turn that corner in your mindset toward health and fitness and actually meet your goals rather than feeling discouraged and giving up. 

Spoiler: A New Year Does not Mean a New You

A couple years ago I wrote a status on Facebook that went a little something like this:New Year's Resolutions are a joke. You shouldn't need a new year to bring upon a better life for yourself or a better you in general. You should be living to the best of your ability each and every day. Whether it's being kinder, healthier, or more spontaneous, you should be doing these things at every moment. Be the best person you can be. Love what you do. A new year is not a new beginning. Be thankful for who you are and what you do and strive to be better at all times.