Let’s Talk About Weight Loss

Every weight loss journey starts with believing in one simple truth: you CAN transform your body! Most people just do it the wrong way: either too fast, too impatient or too unrealistic. Weight loss success comes from learning how to overcome times of despair and blocking out negative thoughts. It may seem impossible to some, but this is not an impossible mission! During the initial weight loss phases, people often see results – they can physically see the weight change (yay!). But this rapid change does not last. At some point, your progress will stall. You won’t see changes in your body and this can be a devastating blow, but just because you aren’t seeing change does NOT mean that it’s n

Make Your Own Homemade Sports Drinks!

Many of us crave something sweet after a good workout to refuel and hydrate the body, but if you’re sick of paying for sports drinks that are full of ingrediants unknown to most, then it’s time to make your own! Simply make a large pitcher and re-fill your bottles with these delicious and nutritious homemade recipes for sports drinks. Here are some DIY recipes for sports drinks that will energize you and save you money. Maple Sports Drink By Nancy Clark Enjoy this all-natural beverage after you workout for more than an hour. It will energize you in all the right ways! 3 3/4 Cup Cold Water 1/4 Cup Pure Maple Syrup 1/4 Teaspoon Salt Mix everything together in a 1-quart bottle and shake well! G

How to Set Realistic Exercise Goals

Losing motivation and drive to workout can be extremely frustrating. This slip up or struggle period can happen to even the most active and healthy people. Losing sight of workout motivation can happen due to a variety of reasons, such as an injury or life becoming way too busy. Getting back on track starts with creating achievable goals that rebuild confidence and get you back into the routine you once had with exercise. Setting goals that are too hard become overwhelming and can lead to disappointment, so finding the healthy balance that works best for you is key to creating exercise goals that you can actually achieve. Getting over the barrier and setting new goals is a challenging task.

The Truth Behind Your Salad!

Beware: salad dressings can be very high in fat and calories! High enough that choosing the wrong dressing can defeat the purpose of eating a salad instead of a burger in the first place! So next time you want to order-in a salad for lunch, make one at home instead. Use ingredients that you know, rather than taking the risk and ordering a salad with an unknown dressing. Here are 2 of our favorite salad dressings: Honey Apple Cider Vinegar (Martha Stewart) *80 calories per serving Ingredients: 1/2 Cup Honey 1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 Teaspoon Mustard Powder 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Basil 1 Small Shallot, Minced Juice from 1 Lemon Salt & Pepper Directions: Whisk tog

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