Are you struggling with fitness and losing weight?

Struggling with Fitness I completely understand how frustrating it is to figure out a game plan for this whole fitness thing. You know what to do, when to do it, how often, etc. The following tips have really helped me during my fitness journey … especially during the times I felt frustrated, grumpy or tired. Whether you’re following a routine for the first time or refocusing your efforts, I hope these tips will also help you re-energize to get the results you’re seeking! 1) Finding Your Soulmate Workout! I used to SUCK at this whole fitness thing. Seriously. I would join the gym, flail and fail … and quit after a month. I hated working out, actually. But then I found a cardio kickboxing workout that soon became my “soulmate…

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Feeling Lonely and How to Deal

Feeling Lonely and How to Deal… If you have ever felt lonely, out of place or misdirected … like the walls are closing in on you … you are not alone. Or maybe you’re experiencing conflicting inner emotions of how and what you “should” feel … again, you are not alone. Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans suffers from persistent loneliness. Ironically, while this digital age helps us stay more connected than ever before, social media may actually be exacerbating the problem. A new wave of research concludes that long periods of loneliness can significantly raise the risk of a number of physical and psychological health problems, including heart disease and depression. Here’s the truth and my confession. With my bouts of OCD anxiety spiking, waxing & waning…

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Top 10 Fitness Myths Exposed

When it comes to health and fitness, there is SO MUCH conflicting information out there. And most of this conflicting info is really a myth or fad. You’ve heard them from your friends, magazine headlines … or even on popular TV shows. From the magic “lose 10 pounds in 10 minutes” pill, to the shake weight to the spot reductions … I can go on and on. Unfortunately, people are always engaging in the quick fix solutions, which ultimately create wishful thinking that someone can transform their body with very minimal effort. So let’s debunk some of these myths and quick fixes, shall we! Myth #1: Lifting Weights Bulk You Up Ugh. I used to be one who believed this. This myth is especially a fear-factor among women. First, most women don’t have…

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Shakeology and Crohn’s Disease

Shakeology and Crohn’s Disease – how this nutrition dense shake helped Kelli gain control  The best success stories arrive in the most unexpected ways! One of my December challengers was struggling with being consistent with her exercise due to a variety of things from some personal matters and a VERY hectic work schedule … on top of it being the holidays. The challenge was an opportunity for her to FOCUS and get back on track. Working out to ChaLEAN Extreme and drinking Shakeology every day, I followed up with her progress within our challenge Facebook group along with private messages. About mid-way through the 30-day challenge she she shared with me that she had Crohn’s Disease and Shakeology was giving her RELIEF and CONTROL like nothing else had before. I was…

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Quick 5 Minute Workout

You got 5 minutes?  Here are 5 moves, 1 minute each, that help spice up your current workout regimen by sprinkling it in OR by repeating each set 3-4x to make it a full 15-20 minute workout! Oh — and no equipment needed so you CAN do this during on your next vacation and/or during the holidays! [yeah I said that ;-)] Watch the video and/or see my notes below. Enjoy! 1) Knee to Nose – start in plank position with your hands directly below your shoulders and bring your right knee in while you bring your nose toward it. Repeat left to complete 1 rep. 2) Mountain Climbers – right from plank position from move #1 run the knees into the chest while keeping the butt down and abs in…

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