My Fitness Journey, Part 2

You may recall that I have been on a fitness journey for about 2 years now.  My starting weight in December 2015 was 146 lbs. I had some weight loss by early 2016.  It was 6 pounds that I recall.  My family and I moved in June 2016, and for some reason, we started eating…

Hello Readers, I’m Back

Hi There! I know that it’s been months since I posted my last update. I have been busy with work and family. Yes, I am still working on my fitness and health. I admit that I have been on a roller coaster with the weight loss. Once I lost 10 lbs. this past April,  I…

Staying Fit While Snowed In

My 2016 had a weird, but interesting start, but I am back on track with my fitness goals.  One of the reasons that I love my gym is that they give you “bucks” to spend just for being a member. I’ve used them for personal training sessions.  I think I will use the remaining bucks…

Turn Fat into Lean Body Mass

I am happy to report that I didn’t overeat this Thanksgiving.  I had one plate, and I did not go back for seconds. I met with my dietician again this past Monday.  My weight is still the same at 146 pounds, but my percent body fat has dropped from 33.1% to 32.0%.  My lean body…

How I Will Make Time for Workouts

On Friday, I had a 30-minute session with my personal trainer at 6:30 am. (Yes, 6:30 am).  I hadn’t done that in a few years, so I wasn’t sure if I could adjust. My body is already programmed to wake up at 6:00 am for work; if I know that I need to get up,…

Will You Follow Me on my Fitness Journey?

Last month after having my yearly physical, I found out that I am pre-diabetic. That means that I am at risk for getting diabetes in the next 2 years.  I do have a family history of it, and I also gained 11 pounds this past year.  It’s time for a change! I took my first…

Why Regular and Natural Detox is so Important For Your Body

The word “toxins” has sort of become the newest boogeyman in the world of health and wellness. People blame them for health disorders, stress, aging, and many other things, and there are many products meant to help you detox. But why is it important to get rid of toxins? Does it even matter? Here are…

Did You Drink Your Juice Today?

A couple of years ago, I started experimenting with juicing. I found an old juicer that my mother-in-law had laying around the house, and I decided to try it out. It still worked even though it was old. I tried a combination of watermelon and lime. It didn’t taste bad at all, but I made…

How to Avoid Diabetes

Having a family history of diabetes does not necessarily mean that one will automatically inherit it. There are ways that it can be prevented. One way is by lifestyle changes. Losing 10 percent of your body weight can make a big difference (Collier, 154). For instance, if you weigh 200 pounds, losing 20 pounds would…