You’ve Got This! Thanksgiving

There are all kinds of situations in life that make living healthy very hard. But, no matter what, You’ve Got This!

This is the start of a new series that will share ideas, tips, and tricks on how to survive those situations that challenge us! First up is Thanksgiving!

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Let’s Get Active: Stretching

One of my goals for 2018 is to incorporate stretching into my regular routine. I have this goal because I want to become better at yoga, have less tightness when I spin, and have better posture.

To help me achieve this goal I have a stretching plan that I try to do 3 times per week. I came up with this plan by doing a little research online, deciding which stretches felt good, and what areas of my body needed more flexibility.

So far this year I have really noticed a difference:

  • My yoga practice has improved
  • My hips are less tight
  • I have less back pain

I usually do these stretches in the evenings while I watch TV. The whole sequence of stretches only takes about 15 minutes.

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What’s in My Gym Bag?

The more weight I lose the more I want to be physically active. Every time I workout I think…wow! I definitely wouldn’t have been able to do any of this a 100 lbs ago! I do a mix of workout classes (with my workout buddies 🙂 ) that I find fun! The classes include Zumba, Strong by Zumba , Skyzone, and CycleFit. I am looking to try a Barre class soon. I find that the classes really motivate me, not only do I pay for them in advance…so I better get my butt there…but also, I don’t want to let down my workout buddies.

Over time I have accumulated a very well stocked gym bag, especially for those days where I go workout right after work. So I thought I would share with you what I keep stocked inside this baby…


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Tips for Ideal Traveling

With the holidays upon us, many will be traveling to visit family and friends. But, what happens to your healthy lifestyle when you travel? Whether you are following the Ideal Protein protocol or another system planning is everything!

I travel every so often for work and I can remember the first time I traveled while on Ideal Protein. The panic was real! What am I going to eat? How am I supposed to stick with it? The meeting coordinators are providing food, what if it’s something I am not supposed to eat?Read More »