What Is Clean Eating?

I talk to people all the time who tell me, I just have NO idea where to start with my nutrition. I get it. That used to be me too! Until I found a little program that helped me learn some basic principles for clean eating and completely TRANSFORMED my health and my life! When I mention the term clean eating, though, I often get more confused stares or worried glances than anything. So, I thought I’d share a little about how simple and effective clean eating can be!Most people think clean eating is some crazy, unattainable diet change. Discover the basic principles of clean eating and discover how easy it really is.

If you’re not familiar with it, the term may make you think that you’re going to have to completely overhaul your eating habits. While starting to eat clean will require a few changes, I want you to understand how it’s more about just making simple swaps than anything. Take these principles for example. If you just apply these basic principles and reword some of your food choices, you’ll be effectively eating clean and probably drop a few pounds in the process! Continue reading

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Tuesday Tidbit, Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

As I have undergone the physical and emotional transformation that has been my weight loss journey post baby, I have come to love and appreciate my body more than ever. One reason I took on this task of getting healthier and improving my self-concept was to help my daughter navigate those choppy waters of self-doubt and body image as she grows. I know that the way I view my body does and will have a significant impact on how she view hers, so I want to start instilling confidence in her from a very young age. I can’t help but look to this week’s verse for encouragement!We were all fearfully and wonderfully made by a God who makes only good things. Discover how this impacts your perspective of self in today's devo.

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Blackened Chicken

Keeping meals simple and flavorful, like this Blackened Chicken, is how I stay on track and meet my goals. I mean, really, who wants to eat bland, boring food all the time? Not me! And, when I tried to force myself to do that, I was never successful for very long.

So, I try to come up with recipes or tweak some old favorites to make tasty and healthy dishes that we can enjoy as a whole family. This is one of my favorites, especially this time of year! Plus, it’s so easy to serve on a salad or over rice with a veggie for a complete meal in minutes!Keeping meals simple and flavorful is how I stick to my goals. Try this simple blackened chicken for a tasty and healthy recipe! Continue reading

What Is a Wellness Coach?

I get this question ALL the time from people I’m talking to – either those considering doing what I’m doing or those wanting the benefits of my support. So, I thought I’d take a little time today to share exactly what it is that a wellness coach is because I mean, really, how would you know if you want to be one or be with one if you don’t know exactly what it is. 😉I get the question "What is a wellness coach?" all the time. Discover for yourself what the job title means and how it could benefit you today.

While I’ll get to the nitty gritty of what it is that I do as a wellness coach, I find that it’s often easier to “define” this job by describing what I’m not. So, for those of you who might be skeptical, I’ll come out and tell you, I’m not… Continue reading

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Tuesday Tidbit, I Formed You…

Each night before we tuck Grace into bed, we each have special things we say to her. Part of mine is telling her that God made her to do great things. I want her to know from a very young age that God set her apart and called her to be a woman after His own heart, someone that He has a purpose and a plan for, and that is one way I am instilling it in her. I’ve also claimed verses for her since before she was born, and this week’s key verse is one of them.Even before they were born, God had intentions for our little ones. Take today as a reminder that God formed your little one with a purpose in mind.

You may or may not be aware that received a somewhat uncommon diagnosis for our pregnancy after our full anatomy scan at around 20 weeks. The initial ultrasound indicated that we might have a marginal cord insertion, and when we had the follow up a few weeks later, it was confirmed. If you’ve ever experienced having an unconfirmed diagnosis (and being hours out of town before), then you have an idea of what I was going through. But, add on top of that that the diagnosis had more to do with my unborn baby than me, and you get a little mental image of what this mama’s heart was feeling… Continue reading