It’s hard to believe, but launched over a year ago already! In the past year, this blog has served as a resource for people looking to make healthier choices on a day-to-day basis as well as long-term, providing health, fitness and nutrition tips as well as recipes and motivational insights. Through teaching group exercise classes and now through personal training, I meet so many people with so many questions as they each embark on their own unique fitness journey. is a place that everyone can go to learn more about how to make that journey the most fun and successful as possible. I’m proud to say that in the past 14 months, it has turned into so much more.

Not only does Live Whole Be Free’s (LWBF) blog serve as a wonderful resource, but we are now also offering personal training sessions in the Dallas area, online nutritional consultations, all-natural, chemical-free products such as deodorant and laundry detergent (coming soon) as well as…well…you’ll have to wait a couple weeks for the next announcement. Get excited—it’s a biggie!

Also noteworthy this year, LWBF welcomed Vegan, foodie, athlete and healthy mom Holly Alexander, who has contributed some amazing blog posts. Look for more from her in the next 12 months as she pursues her Personal Training Certification!

With all of this growth, we’re celebrating with a brand new website! Our new site is now much more than just a blog. We’ve rolled out the initial new layout, but plan on incorporating many new exciting features over the next several months.

Most importantly, I want to send a very sincere thank you to all of Live Whole Be Free’s friends, family, followers and supporters. Your support for me and my healthy lifestyle along with the desire to become healthier yourselves is what got LWBF rolling and what continues to allow it to flourish. I can’t put into words how appreciative I am of everyone’s love and support. There are some amazing things in the works, so please stay tuned! Also, if there is more of something you want to see/hear/read, please let us know!

These past 14 months have been so much fun! I’m so excited about what the future holds for us and of course, for you! If you haven’t already, but sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for motivational quotes, nutrition facts/tips and boot camp updates, product releases and more!

Live Whole and Be Free dear friends!

Melissa Villamizar, Founder of LWBF / Certified Personal Trainer / Certified Group Exercise Instructor