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What it really takes to get healthy & feel amazing!


There are so many diet books out there telling you what to eat and magazines telling you to “Do this and you’ll look 10 years younger” or “Do that and you’ll experience rocket fuel energy.” With so much information, it can be overwhelming and confusing to separate fact from fad.

During my studies and through my own life experience I’ve discovered that our health isn’t just about what we eat. It’s about so much more than that. It’s about how our body works as a whole. It’s about how our lifestyle impacts our health. It’s about our quality of living. How happy are you? How well-rounded is your life? What’s falling off the metaphorical plate?

I want to take a minute today to break down for you really simply what it takes to look good, feel great, and get to a place of optimal health.

Here are the top 5 things you need to know and do to kickstart your health and feel amazing

  1. Commit to your success. So often, we have surface reasons for why we want to get healthy. We say, “I want to lose those last 10 lbs. so I can look good at my reunion,” when, in reality, it goes much deeper than that. You have to figure out what’s motivating you and what will keep you motivated as you create new healthy habits.
  2. Discover which foods fuel you. There is no one diet that works for everyone. You have to take the time to figure out which foods work for your unique body. This means looking for food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities, then adjusting your diet to accommodate for these things.

IMG_4250 3. Practice self-care. I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little more time for themselves. In this busy world we live in, it’s hard to get a moment to relax. It seems like the more time passes, the more we have on our plates, the more things accumulate on our to do lists. Taking time for yourself – to just rest and BE – is super important in becoming a healthier, happier person.

4. Exercise regularly. This is something that’s talked about a lot but is often put on the back burner. You need to take time to move your body – but that doesn’t mean that you have to go to the gym. Figure out what works best for YOU. Do you enjoy dancing? Outdoor activities? Sports? Fitness classes? Find an activity that works for you, and stick with it. Your body will love you for it.

5. Get your body back in balance. With the amount of toxicity in our environments and processed foods in our diets, it’s easy for our bodies to get out of whack. If you find yourself tired often or easily gaining weight, this is usually due to blood sugar imbalances. Learning how to bring your blood sugar back into balance so your body can optimize the sugars you’re consuming is something you’ve really gotta know in order to be the healthiest version of yourself.

 These are just a few of the components of living a healthy life, but they’re up there on the list of the best things you can do for yourself and your health.

In a couple of days, I’ll be announcing a new course called “Smart Eating for Busy Professionals”. Over the course of 21 days, we’ll cover all of these topics, as well as other key factors of living a healthy life and thriving in today’s world.

Be on the lookout for more details coming the next couple of days. You won’t want to miss this!

Here’s to a healthier week and YOU!

Are you caught up in the mire of your week?

IMG_6743IMG_7292By now, it’s almost the end of the work week and it’s so easy to get caught up in what needs to be done, what you haven’t gotten done and feeling the heavy load of everything that needs to be done.

Take time to slow down to speed up. What? Slow down? Yes! If you take some time each day to reflect on what you have gotten accomplished, make note of it (hopefully in a journal of some type) and feel grateful for what you have been able to accomplishment to this date.

Take a break from your desk: go for a walk outside, notice the wonders of nature and what she accomplishes, slowly but surely. That tree wasn’t a seed yesterday, so be gentle on yourself. Plant the acorn, which will be a mighty oak someday…or maybe your oak is a palm tree…be unique! Be authentic.

Be patient. Sow the seeds that you plant. Water and care for them. Instead of starting a new seedling and then ripping it up, as we are sometimes are known to do, when we start one project and then go to the next. Instead, make a decision, follow through on that course of action, and see it to the end. If you get there and don’t see that the oak is forming, then, and only after you have followed through, evaluate and then decide on your next course of inspired action. Then rinse and repeat, evaluate and plan your next strategic action.

Take massive, inspired action, to reach your goals! One step forward is one step closer to your goals. Keep your eye on what the end result is and you’ll get there.