Breast Cancer Awareness and empowerment at Bright Pink's Fab Fest

Breast Cancer Awareness and empowerment at Bright Pink's Fab Fest
Breast Cancer Awareness and empowerment I was able to participate in Bright Pink’s FabFest in Chicago, IL to help with breast cancer awareness and empowerment.  Lindsay Avner (founder and ceo of Bright Pink) educated about importance of self breast exams and how Bright Pink University helps with awareness.  Lindsay said that it is education to teach... Read more »

Waking up with healthy habits in mind

Waking up with healthy habits in mind
I have healthy habits in mind when I wake up this morning because I have been in this healthy lifestyle for almost 2 years.  I hope this blog post gives you some ideas on how you can start healthy habits of your own. These healthy habits didn’t develop in one day or one month. I... Read more »

Is fast food healthy due to change of menu items

Is fast food healthy due to change of menu items
Is fast food healthy? In a previous blog post, I shared that I was a recovering fast food addict.  Since that blog post, I was approached by John Seasly, business reporter for the Medill News Service in Chicago last week to share my opinion on the question, Is fast food healthy now with menu changes? I would... Read more »
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Reflection on how my personal trainer helped me

Reflection on how my personal trainer helped me
Reflection on how my personal trainer helped me I wanted to put together a reflection on how my personal trainer helped me as a tribute to a dynomite person that everyone should have known.  My personal trainer was Debbie Caputo.  The Spring of 2010, I decided to join my local park district’s weight loss group... Read more »

Accomplishing fitness goals

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Accomplishing fitness goals No matter how small nor how huge, accomplishing fitness goals feels exhilarating.  Getting your mind in gear  for accomplishing fitness goals should start with a small obtainable goal.  If you set your eyes on the end result, you will quit before you start. I’m not saying don’t look at the end result... Read more »

I exposed for all to see body and soul

I exposed for all to see body and soul
Exposed I am participating in the exposed movement from Eating Journey because I want to celebrate who I was and who I have become.  I first heard about this exposed movement from Brooke Not on a Diet blog post.  I thought if she can do it, I sure can too.  She’s so inspiring. I use to delete pictures... Read more »
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First time running in the Chicago Marathon thoughts and tips

First time running in the Chicago Marathon thoughts and tips
Running in the Chicago Marathon I can’t believe that I will be running in the Chicago Marathon a week from today: October 13, 2013 at 8 am central time.  I’m a ball of emotions to this fact coming up so quickly.  I have doubt, nerves, excitement, and triumph. I shared on my personal facebook page... Read more »

Sharing healthy recipes: Roasted Turkey Half Breast from Nosh My Way

Sharing healthy recipes: Roasted Turkey Half Breast from Nosh My Way
Sharing Healthy Recipes: I’m excited to share healthy recipes with you from different blogs.  I believe adding variety to your  lifestyle with new healthy recipes keeps you motivated to continue on.  I’m confident to post about fitness, healthy habits, and mental wellness.  I have shared what I eat but not a lot of recipes on... Read more »

Learn how organic herbs are grown at Nutrilite Farm

Learn how organic herbs are grown at Nutrilite Farm
Organic herbs: The end of June 2013, I went to the conference called Fitbloggin which took place in Portland, Oregon.  The Thursday of the conference, we went on a tour of Multnomah Falls and to the Trout Lake Farm to learn about Nutrilite’s Organic Herbs.  I jumped at the opportunity because I have never seen a real... Read more »
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Advantages of drinking water and how to make it a habit

Advantages of drinking water and how to make it a habit
Advantages of drinking water After a few weeks of the Marathon of Healthy Habits Challenge, drinking water was added to the tasks to complete.  There are so many advantages of drinking water and I figured I would highlight them here and give you ideas to how to establish it as a healthy habit. This habit... Read more »