Tag: physical fitness
January 17, 2017
I told you yesterday that I went to ShiftCon in December. As ShiftCon was my first conference, I didn’t know what to expect. I know there would be some networking, some speaking and some seminars. For the first time, I was representing me, no company, no organization, just me.
I will be going to the next conference in 2018 and let me tell you why.
What I loved about Shiftcon
1. Great Food.OH, MY GOODNESS. We ate SO well. The sponsors were amazing and fed us well! Applegate had the best meats and I completely indulged.
2. I’m “Light Green”.
I came across this super cute and relatable video about creating your own garden this week:
Grow Food: Appetite for Change
Back in college, I crashed with my ex in the Jungle, which didn’t have a nearby neighborhood. Then, I flashed back to #ShiftCon where Ron Finley (of The Ron Finley Project) spoke about planting a garden in his side yard, you know that little strip of land between your fence and the sidewalk and I posted this:
Listening to @RonFinleyHQ #speaktruth about control that big companies have over our lives. We shouldn’t need “organic”. We can grow our on veggies and you don’t need a degree to start a garden. Drop some seeds in soil and let God do the rest. He took a plain unused grass area and turned it into a garden through the Ron Finley Project in Los Angeles. If you don’t have your own space, collaborate with others or reach out to local farmers and get some real food. Go out and #plantsomeshit
January 11, 2017
This post was sponsored by Kohl’s #MakeYourMove campaign to help you start your home gym. I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are my own.
I know I’ve said it over and over again, I am working to get into shape.
This last week, I lost 6.2 pounds! I know I won’t be able to sustain that type of progress (granted, I’m still keeping my fingers crossed and working hard), I could certainly use some help. So at the end of last year, I received some fitness equipment from Kohl’s to help me hit this goal.
January 9, 2017
Whenever I’m on a new eating plan, I am advised to take a multi-vitamin. This advice falls on deaf ears because I try to take them and I feel sick, no matter how much food I eat. So, when I saw a presentation on MegaFood’s vitamins, I was happy to try them immediately.
MegaFood was a sponsor and speaker at ShiftCon 2016! (ShiftCon was my first blogging conference and boy was it worth the trip! I learned so much and made SO many connections. More to come about the entire experience.)
MegaFood Presentation at ShiftCon
At the lunch, I took Multi for Women before I even ate lunch and I felt nothing. I mean, I didn’t feel nauseous. I felt fine. Then, I tried the Balanced B Complex after lunch and I felt fine again.
October 28, 2016
**OGX Fenix inspired this journey and discussion. All opinions are my own.**
I’ve been on a weight yo-yo ever since law school… scratch that, ever since college. Unlike most people, I dropped to my lowest weight ever my first year of college, 120 pounds. Unlike most people who struggle to make this weight, I felt sick and weak. Apparently, I just wasn’t eating enough and exercising a ton.
My weight gain has been slow and steady, starting when I worked multiple jobs while in undergrad. I rarely ate, but when I did, I made terrible choices. That scheduled remained until graduation.
December 27, 2015
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Last year was the first year that I made the goal to lose weight and didn’t accomplish it. Well, it’s the first year that I wasn’t pregnant and didn’t accomplish it.
As always I set a lot of goals, but what struck me most was that when I did feel like working out, my clothes put me back into a fat girl mindset. Big boxy clothes only accentuated the fact that I was not the weight I wanted to be and that I haven’t been putting in the work necessary to change.
December 6, 2015
I am one of the few people that I know that don’t mind the dentist. I look forward to making my bi-annual appointments to verify that I don’t have a cavity. I’m closing in on 40 and cavity free. Really, I attribute it to when I was a teenager with braces, I brushed my teeth three times a day and flossed constantly. My dentist clearly laid out the tips for proper dental hygiene and I followed them to a “T”. I don’t know if that actually made a difference in the long run, but I like to think so.
November 29, 2015
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Ok, so here’s the truth….
I am fat. Brutal, I know, but I can talk about me that way. No one else can.
Problem: I have decided that I no longer want to be fat. My solution is I am determined to do something about it and I have started working out at my local gym. Next problem: determining starting weight, goal weight, and all checks in between; privately.
November 9, 2015
In my seemingly never-ending quest to get healthier (and a little bit skinnier), I’ve been looking how I can change my diet. No matter how much I exercise, the scale changes just slightly. I can exercise all day, but ultimately I know that good health starts with good eating habits.
I recently heard about an organic supermarket called Tunies while hanging out at the park with some friends. We were discussing where we get our foods and since I normally bulk shop or hit up our local grocery store, I wanted to see where everyone else shopped. Several of the women shopped there and it got me wondering – how do health food stores differentiate themselves from the others and get a good reputation?
July 30, 2015
You’ve likely heard that eating a wide variety of foods is the healthiest way to eat. In fact, many government food guides have included “food variety” in their recommendations for a healthy diet. If the government says it then it must be true, right?
There certainly are benefits to including a variety of foods in your daily or weekly meals, but there are also great reasons why sticking to a few favorites can actually help you eat healthier, lose weight, and get in shape more quickly.
June 30, 2015
Have you ever noticed that on some days it’s easy to motivate yourself to exercise, while on other days even the thought of a squeezing in a workout seems overwhelming?
There are so many factors – including sleep, stress, food, and others – that impact how inclined you will be to get you workout done. Nobody “feels like exercising” every single day, BUT there are ways to get past those feelings to stay active and fit no matter what your mood.
Here are 5 effective strategies for how to work out when you don’t feel like it that have worked well for many of my clients.
May 27, 2015
A huge part component of fitness comes down to nutrition. You can exercise, get lots of sleep, and drink plenty of water, but if you don’t eat well your body will not thrive.
That begs the question: Do you take the time to read your food labels?
According to a research report in Time Magazine, 37% of people claim to “almost always” check the label on food before they buy it, but only 9% claimed to actually know what they were looking for.
This makes sense. Food labels often contain so much information that it can be really challenging to decide whether a food is healthy or not.