Losing the freshman fifteen, getting rid of the muffin top or burning away thirty years of bad habits all must happen the same way, through a healthy lifestyle. That doesn’t look the same for everyone, but the basic components are consistent. To burn fat we must exercise, build muscle, change how we eat and get proper rest. Sounds easy, right? In reality, it is easy, but it is also hard to take those first few steps. Here are eight ways for you to burn fat and maintain a healthy … [Read more...] about 8 Ways to Burn Body Fat Fast
In 2016 I found myself at my highest weight ever and in desperate need of a weight loss plan. More importantly, I felt as unhealthy as I have ever felt in my life. The combination of asthma and a previous damaging respiratory virus left my lungs functioning the same as someone more than twenty years my senior. Walking short distances left me breathless while simple chores like carrying laundry baskets became daunting. I was also dealing with depression and anxiety, no doubt exacerbated by my … [Read more...] about Finding Fitness and Diet Motivation After Slipping
My husband and I decided to start 2017 with a new plan for losing weight and living healthier, starting the Keto Diet. Despite the word "diet" in the name, Keto is a way of living rather than a short term diet. We have been following the keto plan for two months and I feel confident that I can continue this long term. I've been sharing my weight loss on my personal facebook page and the result has been many questions about what we are doing, so I am going to share our steps in a series of posts. … [Read more...] about Eating Keto: Getting Started
I was always a very thin girl. I dealt with a lot of teasing about it, but more often the comments felt like praise. It was part of my identity. Even after the birth of my first child I managed to shrink back down to a small size and I honestly never considered I wouldn't remain slender. Then I hit thirty and had child number two, followed quickly by child number three and at 35 I had my last child and a whole new body. I am no longer thin, and for the last decade I have berated myself for it. … [Read more...] about Take the Never Say Dieting Oath and Win #WorldWithoutDieting
Every morning I get up and look in the mirror and get saddened by what I see. The double chin, the stomach that people stare at wondering if I'm pregnant, the fat thighs and the jiggly arms. It's a far cry from the slight girl I was for 30 years, and it's not who I want to be. Every day I look at my reflection and think to myself that I need to do something about it. I need to lose weight. I need to exercise. I need to eat better. And then the excuses start. I have no time. I can't afford to … [Read more...] about My Own Worst Enemy
Bathing suit season is officially here, and it's way too hot to avoid the pool or the beach because you are uncomfortable being seen in a swim suit! I wish there was a button we could push to get ourselves back in shape, but unfortunately we have to resort to eating right and exercise. Hours in front of the computer have got me completely out of shape, so when I started exercising again, it was even more difficult than it has been in the past...and do I ever feel it in the morning! As someone … [Read more...] about Bathing suit season is here!