Posted on 21. Feb, 2015.
Do you feel like a caterpillar, moving slowly through life? Are you struggling emotionally and physically with an autoimmune diagnosis? Are you mourning the active lifestyle you used to lead or are you wishing to be healthier and fit? For those that struggle to maintain or achieve greater fitness levels due to autoimmune disease, […]
Posted on 20. Feb, 2015.
This article, 12 Common Triggers for Autoimmune Disease, very succinctly discusses the impact that nutrition has on autoimmunity. I think the phrase “being on the autoimmune spectrum” describes autoimmunity very well. I think many more people are on the autoimmune spectrum than have full-blown autoimmune disease. I feel my best and look my best (no […]
Posted on 13. Feb, 2014.
Do you know what separates the less than 10% percent that finishes a Beachbody program from those that do? Accountability and support! Do you need to combat that sluggish feeling? Need to get in shape? Need some motivation and accountability? Well, I have the answer. Join my online motivation groups. Get daily accountability, get nutrition tips, […]
Posted on 04. Feb, 2016.
Several of my friends have been asking about the new World Health Organization report that eating red meat increases your risk of cancer. Processed meat was rated a definite human carcinogen and red meat was rated a possible human carcinogen. If you want to read the original report, you can find it here. What does this really […]
Posted on 19. Jan, 2016.
I love this article, written by Beachbody’s Blog writer, Julie Stewart. I especially love mistake #2. I have often wondered why I see so many in gyms with that hunched posture. Lifting weights, when done properly, should IMPROVE your posture! “It doesn’t matter if you’ve been working out for a week or a decade—odds are […]
Posted on 05. Jan, 2016.
Many of my friends having been asking me about my goals for the year and what I use to help me track and attain my goals. I found from talking with friends that most people never accomplish their lofty goals that they set Jan 1 of a new year. I started researching goal setting so […]
Posted on 26. Oct, 2015.
Today, I listened to a Phoenix Helix podcast Episode 30. I love her Stories podcasts which are Episodes 1, 14 and 30. In each of these three episodes, Eileen interviews people with different autoimmunity diseases. Today several of the stories really hit home for me. In the first story, Tracey reversed Scleroderma, Polymyositis, and Raynaud’s […]
Posted on 08. Aug, 2015.
If you’re doing a Beachbody program, you may be wondering how to incorporate Beachbody’s new Performance Line into your nutrition. Autumn Calabrese very nicely sums it up for us! In addition, Carl Daikeler, CEO of Beachbody, had this to say about the Performance Line in response to Autumn’s video. If I can just add: I’ve […]
Posted on 08. Jul, 2015.
Ok, well I titled this post with a rhetorical question – OF COURSE you need phytonutrients in your diet! While nutrition research is unreliable because usually it is based on someone’s recall of what they ate over a period of time, I think the research is pretty clear that a plant-based diet has NUMEROUS health […]
Posted on 21. Jun, 2015.
Do you want more energy? No, NOT this kind!!! Often when people start a new fitness regime, they complain of fatigue. This causes them to stop their new fitness program before they reach the point of GAINING energy from being more fit. There are several things to keep in mind when starting a new fitness […]
Posted on 06. May, 2015.
My son loves fresh pineapple. I can take it or leave it (usually leave it) but being a mom, you sacrifice yourself for your kids. Well, sacrifice no more! I bought this pineapple slicer on a whim. My son was able to use it effortlessly. I was so impressed, I had to try it myself! And […]
Posted on 06. May, 2015.
When you are following the autoimmune protocol (AIP), it is quite challenging to eat out. Even a simple salad can have hidden triggers in the salad dressings such as artificial sweeteners, seed spices, and preservatives. So I was quite delighted when I saw that Panera Bread (the name says it all as to why I […]
Posted on 29. Apr, 2015.
I hate being between workout programs. If you give me a schedule, I will follow it. Without a schedule, I’m left with that big question each morning, “What workout shall I do today?” One fantastic tip I’ve read recently is that each decision takes energy. Today we make more decisions than ever! We need to […]
Posted on 16. Apr, 2015.
Get into great shape at home with Shaun T’s newest, intense dance fitness program. I was lucky enough to attend one of Shaun T’s dance workouts a few years ago. It was very similar to CIZE. It was SOOO much fun! I burned as many calories as I would doing an Insanity workout but it […]
Posted on 13. Mar, 2015.
I just started reading the book Spark – the revolutionary new science of exercise and the brain by John J. Ratey, MD. I will be posting tidbits from the book over the coming weeks. I was happy to see the following study, One Twin Exercises, the Other Doesn’t, reported in the NYTimes that corroborates what I’m reading […]