Self-Acceptance Series – Part 2

In Part 1 of the series we covered how becoming your own best friend and how being patient are intricate pieces of the puzzle when taking on the important challenge of self-acceptance, if you missed Part 1 you can find it here. Today we are covering: Accepting responsibility for your actions Accepting yourself as you are right now Ok, let’s dive …

Self-Acceptance Series – Part 1

Do you know everything you have ever wanted, everything you ever dreamed of is already a part of you?  Like a perfect little gift waiting to be unwrapped.  Do you know the only person keeping you from your highest potential is yourself?  It’s not your spouse, your partner, your children, your job, your parents, your friends or your run of …

The Infamous Cheat Meal

You’ve been on the search for the “perfect” diet and you think you have finally found one!!  It seems tough, hard core and you are really excited about it. You have armed yourself with all the recommended foods and you are getting started on Monday.  You continue to have pep talks with yourself, this is it!  This is the “one” that …

Cardio vs Weights, which is better?

When you think about losing weight and start to think about exercise, what is the first thing that pops into your mind?  Let me guess….is it cardio?  How do you feel about cardio?  Do you love it or do you hate it? I am not about to bash cardio, I would just like to put it into its perspective place. …

Diet Mindset: Fast and Extreme or Slow and Steady?

When was the last time you said, I just want to maintain my weight?  For most of us never!  We are always looking to lose weight and for very few of us is the goal ever to gain weight. However, as the years go by and with each diet that we try, we seem to just keep gaining more weight …

What are Macros?

If you were given a specific caloric number to meet on a daily basis, would you know how to balance each calorie with protein, fat and carbs?  No? It’s ok, not many of us do and this is why our diets are so off balance and causing a host of health issues. The body is an amazing well-oiled machine that …

Find out which dietary fats should be in your diet

Are fats good or are they bad?  Which kind of fat is the best for optimal health?  Aren’t fats responsible for heart attacks? Are fats really that important in our diet? This topic can be quite confusing because there are so many categories, the good, the bad and the ugly.  I hope by the end you have a better understanding …

Are you eating enough protein?

Last week I discussed the importance of finding out if your diet was carb dominate.  The first suggestion I made was to increase protein STAT.  I cannot stress the importance of this enough.  I feel as though we have a protein epidemic in the typical American diet.  Carbs are dominate and protein is very limited. Why do I keep harping …

Find out if carbohydrates are dominating your diet

Let’s be clear, when I say “diet” I am not referring to any specific diet.  I am talking daily dietary intake.  And no, I am not about to bash carbs.  They play a very important role in our physiology.  Carbs absolutely have a place in our daily intake of foods.  However, most American diets are carb dominate.  The majority of …

My Life Long STRENGTH Journey

Here is my STRENGTH journey, the highs and the lows.  As I am about to write, I am guaranteed to shed some tears.  But that is okay, its part of the process.  I want to share with you openly and honestly….so here goes everything. I found my inner STRENGTH in the 3rd grade.  I learned early on if I really wanted …