Do It For You

If you truly expect to realize your dreams, abandon the need for blanket approval. If conforming to everyones expectations is the number one goal, you have sacrificed your uniqueness, and therefore your excellence.   I am officially done with trying to gather everyone else’s approval. I’m going to do my thing – and if you don’t like it, then oh […]

Fitness Is Not A Fad

Fashions will come and go, as will posers who use exercise as a way to get ‘skinny’ for summer. It’s an integral part of my life, just a few days away from the iron usually leaves me feeling sluggish, depressed and unfulfilled. For me it isn’t some phase I’m going through, it’s become a part of me. Challenging yourself, pushing […]

The Best Things In Life

These are the best things in life: ·         The moment you put your head under cool water on a hot day ·         Workouts where you know that you gave it your all ·         Falling asleep to rain ·         Knowing that everything will be OK ·         Laughing so much that it hurts ·         Feeling pretty ·         Late summer nights on the […]

10 Life Tips

Here are some tips that will help you get through life a little easier:   Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone & iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones, so much more fun and easier to eat. Freeze Aloe Vera in ice-cube trays for soothing sunburn relief. Stop […]

A Good Workout…

You know you have had a good workout because you feel good, and over time you are getting stronger and fitter. If you notice a decrease in strength the next time you are at the gym, you probably overworked your muscles and haven’t given them the time (and/or nutrition) to recuperate properly. Beginners (and experts alike) all want to train […]

Let The New In

When we hold onto old habits, old thoughts, old clothes, old memories, we limit ourselves. We limit the space in our wardrobes, mind, time; in our life. Take a review of your stuffs, habits, thoughts, memories, put the ones that don’t serve you anymore in a big bag and put them out of your life. Now you can breathe and […]

Setbacks are Real!

Today’s Mantra: The way you think the story is going to play out… is probably how it’s going to play out. So you’ve tried to lose weight before, and ended up gaining it back. So you’ve lost your motivation – again – and you feel like you’re never going to get it back. So you’ve dieted, then binged, and feel […]

Weights = Success

WHY YOU SHOULD LIFT WEIGHTS! This is according to the new Women’s Health – “The Big Book of Exercises” 1) You’ll Lose 40 Percent More Fat Penn State did a study where they had three groups of overweight participants, one group did no exercise and ate a reduced calorie diet, the second group ate a low calorie diet and aerobic […]

Forget The Scale

One thing many people don’t realize is that many factors can influence a person’s weight which do not reflect that person’s body fat. For example, two cups of water weigh one pound. If you tend to retain water or bloat, the scale can easily rise a few pounds without a  change in what you have eaten. However, for dieters the […]

Getting Over Sugar…

First Step – Awareness of what Sugar Really Does to Your Body Sugar increases fat storing Sugar disrupts normal brain function Sugar decreases your overall health and makes you age quicker Second Step – Realize You are in 100% Control of Your Actions We can pass on dessert, we don’t need to buy a candy bar, we can drink water […]

Give It Up

When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you. So starting today… Give up trying to be perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done. Give up comparing yourself to others. – The only person you are competing against is yourself. Give up dwelling on […]