If you are considering adding strength training to your regimen but you’re unsure about whether or not it’s a must, then you have happened upon just the right space. The short answer to this question is always a resounding, “Yes!”. It is highly unlikely you will ever be advised against training for strength. The benefits,… Continue reading Strength Training: A Must or a Bust?
Early in the history of this space, I felt compelled to chime in on the issue of meal prep. It’s something most of us have struggled with at some time or another. No matter where you are in life, your journey, spiritual walk, or whatever you may be navigating, at some point, you must stop… Continue reading Meal Planning and Prep: Small Steps to Success
Have you ever been fired up and ready to go? I know the feeling. You’re reinvigorated, refreshed, embodying a new attitude, and ready to take on whatever it takes to finally get in shape, lose that last bit of baby weight, work on that six pack, run that 5K, etc. On top of that, you… Continue reading So You Hired a Personal Trainer
The Fundamentals on the Road to You Have you ever had a plan, good intentions, or a thought that centered around self-improvement of some sort, but just couldn’t get yourself moving on the right track? I thought so. Most of us have. Very often, always in fact, when I meet people in my profession, the… Continue reading Back to the Basics
No Preamble Needed I’m so glad you joined me, but I must let you know up front that this is for me. I need to see these words in print to keep moving. I have fallen short of projected commitments, goals, and visions. I have reasons, excuses, or whatever else you want to call them.… Continue reading No Preamble Needed
The clickbait headline that I love to hate because, of course, I really need to scroll through 20 different slides to know that mostly nothing happened However, in the past several weeks, I have indeed immersed (and I use that term loosely) myself in learning more about the Health at Every Size Movement. In… Continue reading I Tried Mindful Eating for Seven Days, and This is What Happened…
Raise your hand if you live with multiple people! Raise your hand if some of those people include kids! Raise your hand if some of those people and kids are picky eaters! Raise your hand if some of those people have multiple food restrictions, preferences, or allergies! Raise your hand if your spouse is in… Continue reading Hey, Mom! What’s for Dinner???
My word of the year has been intentionality. Over time, I’ve been guilty of living at just above a functional level. To be alive is a blessing. Isn’t there a wise aphorism by someone great stating that as long as there is life, there is hope? I’m in agreement; however, I can admit to allowing… Continue reading Be Intentional
I’ve been away for a while. Don’t worry, it was all good things that kept me away. Nevertheless, I feel it’s been long enough that it wouldn’t hurt for me to reintroduce myself and chat more about what it is that I’m trying to do with this space. I’m Joi. I’m a southern girl and… Continue reading Let’s Get Reacquainted
I am a self-proclaimed anti-dieter. I promote health, fitness, and weight loss if needed. But, pretty please and thank you, let’s not use the “D” word. In all seriousness, is diet truly a four-letter word that should be cast from your vocabulary and into the fiery pits of hell??? Maybe…and maybe not. If… Continue reading Why You Should Go On A Diet