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Monthly Archives: January 2012

7 Easy Ways to Burn More Calories Every Day

7 Easy Ways to Burn More Calories Every Day

Whether you are an all-star athlete or live a sedentary lifestyle, we could all use a little more movement in our lives. In the last several decades, our technology has advanced so much that it has rendered us inactive and lazy. Here are seven ways to help increase your daily activity, burning more calories and [...]

January 30, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Health, Lifestyle 5

Week #3 Challenge — Get Moving!

Week #3 Challenge — Get Moving!

We all know that there are two main components to a successful weight loss program… Eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise. But what happens when you can’t seem to get to the gym? Maybe you don’t have a membership, or maybe you’re full of excuses (pardon my straightforward-ness). Either way, in this post I’ll [...]

January 30, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Health, Lifestyle 0

Week #2 Challenge — No Sodas!

Week #2 Challenge — No Sodas!

Welcome to the second week of our Biggest Achiever Program! Feel free to join in at any time! Each week we announce a new challenge and although I encourage you to participate every week, you can also select which weeks you would like to participate in. Just remember that every tiny change you make for [...]

January 23, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health, Nutrition 2

The Hidden Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

The Hidden Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

With so many beverage choices available to us today, it’s hard to know what to drink and what to stay away from. For the most part, we’ve been taught that there are a lot of sugar and calories in “regular” sodas. Instead, many people have turned to diet and “zero” sodas in order to be [...]

January 23, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health, Nutrition 1

Week #1 — Food Journal

Week #1 — Food Journal

Of the people that struggle with weight loss, the majority don’t understand why they can’t lose weight. That same majority is also unaware of the amount of calories they consume in one day. When you break it down, weight loss is pretty simple. Unless of course, you don’t know how many calories you are consuming [...]

January 16, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Motivation 5

The Best New Medicine

The Best New Medicine

I bet you want to know what it is, huh?! Well, it’s not new. I just put that in the title to trick everyone who think sthere’s always something new and cool on the market that’s going to make them look like a supermodel or give them special powers. Sorry, this is not a new [...]

January 13, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Motivation 6

Top 7 Excuses for Not Exercising — BUSTED!

Top 7 Excuses for Not Exercising — BUSTED!

There are plenty of excuses (some may call them reasons, but I call them excuses) why you can’t get to the gym, can’t make healthier choices, etc. The truth is, they’re all a bunch of crap. If you really, truly want to make a change, you will. All the words you use to explain why [...]

January 9, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Motivation 2

Biggest Achiever Program

Biggest Achiever Program

I’m thrilled to finally announce that beginning this Monday, January 16, 2012, I will be leading a Biggest Achiever Program at my office (the full-time gig), HCK2 Partners. Our Biggest Achiever Program (BAP) will be similar to the Biggest Loser Program, except ours is a bit broader. Instead of focusing solely on weight loss, this [...]

January 4, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Lifestyle, Motivation 5

Dairy-Free Hot Cocoa (GF, DF, SF, V)

Dairy-Free Hot Cocoa (GF, DF, SF, V)

This recipe is: Gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegetarian. Thank you to The Urban Poser for this delicious recipe! Check out their blog for a homemade marshmallow recipe as well! Notes Recipe Yields: Four 8 oz. servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Ingredients 1 cup canned coconut milk (try BPA free) 2 cups water or coconut milk beverage [...]

January 4, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Nutrition, Recipes 0