December 3, 2014

Okay, I am going to put it out there...sometimes in our eager

attempts to live healthy, we end up becoming less than joyful to be

around. I believe that if we become so rigid in our day to day

approach to healthy eating, we can sometimes set up a terrible

relationship with food. This hyper focus on sticking to the right diet

can actually make us so stressed that we exude extreme moodiness and

actually stop losing weight. When we are stressed our bodies can

produce more cortisol which can make us gain weight. Though, I believe

in eating REAL,...

November 25, 2014

 

Set yourself up for success. Studies show that many people plan to make New Year’s resolutions to be healthier or lose weight, and then give themselves permission to binge-eat throughout the month of December. Overindulging for days or weeks at a time is not healthy for your heart, blood sugar levels, or your waistline! Instead, think about how you want to feel on New Year’s Day and get clear about your intentions. Think about WHY you want to achieve that goal. How will it feel in your body? In your clothes? How will it affect your...

September 18, 2014

Everyone has had a heated argument with a friend, sibling, or spouse. Sometimes, when forgiveness eludes us, the hurt feelings fester and harden into a cold, rigid resentment that goes on for years. This bitterness is incredibly detrimental to one's health, both physically and emotionally, because it allows the stress hormones in our body to take over. Resentment can literally make you sick.

 

What's most important is to recognize that clinging to resentment only hurts you-NOT the person who did the hurting. Here are my Four Steps to Av...

September 12, 2014

Race season is still in high gear, with many marathons and half marathon's taking place this Fall. So, here's some "bee-fit" motivation for any folks racing this Autumn.

 

Before a big race, I always get nervous. To calm my pre-race jitters, the night before the competition, I read what I call my favorite "get up and go" quotes from some very notable characters in history. Although not all of them were professional athletes, they were quite successful, and their words serve as a source of encouragement. Try reading some before your next...

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