Motivation

One Decision

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 in Blog, Motivation | 0 comments

One Decision
Make One Decision-Choose Your Own Adventure! Did you ever read one of those ‘Choose your own Adventure’ books when you were a kid? You read to the end of the section, then ‘choose’ what will happen next by flipping to a certain page. One decision changes the entire story. They were pretty cool-made me feel powerful. Funny thing is that life is like that. Every decision you make, even the decision NOT to make a decision, will change the course of the future that might have been. Think about that. The problem is that as we get older some of us feel less and less in... Read More

Flat Tummy After Baby from C-Sections

Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Blog, Challenge, Motivation, Success Stories | 0 comments

Flat Tummy After Baby from C-Sections
Flat Tummy Success After Babies from C-Sections Christina has had two babies delivered from C-Section.  She had had some success losing her baby weight with cardio based programs, but it was when she started to incorporate a weight training system and Shakeology to fill nutritional gaps that she really got the results she’d been after.   Christina’s Story When my 4-year-old daughter looked at me and said, “Mommy, why do you have such a big, fat belly?”  I knew it was time to change.  I’d had both of my kids from C-sections, but didn’t want to use that as an excuse.  I... Read More

Cheat vs. Treat

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Blog, Challenge, Motivation, Nutrition | 1 comment

Cheat vs. Treat
So It’s ok to Cheat?! A cheat, by definition and connotation, is just a bad thing to do.  But we hear the phrase ‘cheat meal’ or ‘cheat day’ all the time in health and fitness circles.  This article from Tosca Reno, author of The Eat Clean Diet will help explain why a ‘cheat’ is still a bad thing, until you give it a new name….TREAT. “Eating Clean is a lifestyle choice, which means you adapt it to fit your life. If you must have birthday cake, then have it. Eating Clean is flexible, meaning you can celebrate – in moderation, and with... Read More

Cheat Meal, Cheat Day, Refeed…Is it important?

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog, Challenge, Motivation, Nutrition | 0 comments

Cheat Meal, Cheat Day, Refeed…Is it important?
Why you shouldn’t cheat your cheat meal! You may have heard the term ‘cheat meal’, ‘cheat day’ or ‘refeed’.  While the term you choose to use is not important (well, maybe it actually is…more on that later), the thing itself definitely is.  “Cheating is good?” you ask?  Under normal circumstances no, you should never cheat on a test or a spouse of course! But when you are ‘dieting’ or restricting your calories to achieve weight/fat loss, the use of a ‘cheat’ can be vitally important! Why a cheat meal is... Read More

So You’ve Got Sore Muscles After a Big Workout….Now What?

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Blog, Challenge, Motivation, Nutrition, Shakeology, Supplements | 3 comments

So You’ve Got Sore Muscles After a Big Workout….Now What?
Sore Muscles and What To Do About It If you’ve just started a new fitness program or engaged in any physical activity that you aren’t used to doing, you’re probably experiencing some level of sore muscles.  This is a common experience, regardless of your fitness level.  The level of soreness can vary from ‘barely there’ to ‘I can barely walk’ to all out ‘Don’t even breathe on me!’  Regardless of your level of sore muscles, you are almost certainly wondering what you can do to help them feel better, and may also be wondering if you... Read More

Calorie Calculator for Weight Loss or Gain

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Blog, Challenge, Motivation, Nutrition, Success Stories | 1 comment

Calorie Calculator for Weight Loss or Gain
How Many Calories do I Need to Gain or Lose Weight? Excerpt from an article written by Kelly Gomez on Bodybuilding.com http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/calorie-know-how-get-equation-right-to-get-results.htm Calories in and calories out. Maintaining, losing or gaining weight is supposed to be as simple as this balanced equation. In reality, we all know that nutrition can be much more mind-boggling than this. To accomplish your physique goals you must be aware of your caloric goals. Energy requirements are based on multiple factors including training frequency, type, intensity, body... Read More

What is Clean Eating?

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Blog, Motivation, Nutrition | 6 comments

What is Clean Eating?
Clean Eating is What?! I get a lot of confused looks when I mention Clean Eating to people.  I can just imagine what’s going through their heads…”she wants me to wash my food?  Perhaps spray on some kind of cleaner-like windex??”  No, not at all! Clean Eating is simply the idea of eating food that is in it’s original, natural form-unprocessed or very minimally processed.  What does ‘processed’ mean?  The definition varies slightly, but it’s generally any food that has artificial ingredients and generally comes in a package, box or bag.  The... Read More

Surviving a Tough Workout

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Blog, Motivation, Supplements | 0 comments

Surviving a Tough Workout
Some days, surviving a tough workout is the best you can do…but hey, if you survived it, you made it through and THAT’S what counts!  It never ceases to amaze me how you might have done the same workout any number of times, and then one day, out of the blue, that workout that used to be one of your ‘easy’ ones becomes suddenly hard.  Why is that?  It might be any number of things.  It could be that you are really torn down from a workout the day before, it might be that you haven’t been getting enough calories to fuel your workout, or maybe, and this is the best... Read More