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Week #8 Challenge — Time to Exercise!

Week #8 Challenge — Time to Exercise!

It’s week 8 of the Biggest Achiever Program, and for the most part the challenges so far have revolved around food, and what we do or don’t put into our bodies. Good nutrition is essential for a healthy body. Also necessary, however, is exercise. Unless you are involved in some sort of rigorous/two-a-day training program, [...]

March 13, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Lifestyle, Motivation 0

Week #7 Challenge — Cook Your OWN Food!

Week #7 Challenge — Cook Your OWN Food!

Eating healthy becomes much easier when we are in control of what and how we cook. It is possible to find healthy meals outside of your own home, but you lose control over how such items are cooked. Eggs cooked in oil, sweet potatoes fried instead of baked… restaurants typically take the cheap and easy [...]

March 5, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Recipes 0

Week #6 Challenge — Compliments

Week #6 Challenge — Compliments

The Biggest Achiever Program is about improving ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally. In order to become happier and healthier on the outside, we have to work on the inside first. Although this week’s challenge is  bit different, it is equally important. This week, your challenge is to give one compliment to yourself and one compliment [...]

February 22, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Lifestyle 0

Week #5 Challenge — 12 Hour Detox

Week #5 Challenge — 12 Hour Detox

Congratulations on finishing the first month of the Biggest Achiever Program and welcome to month #2 of our three month program! I am proud to announce that many of you have been extremely successful on this program so far, not only with weight loss, but with an increasingly positive outlook on life in general! I’ve [...]

February 13, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Motivation 0

Week #4 Challenge — Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Week #4 Challenge — Eat a Healthy Breakfast

For years, researchers have stated that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, is it? Well, yes, it just might be. It is especially important if you are trying to lose weight. Eating breakfast helps kick-start your metabolism so that you can burn more calories during the day and stabilize your blood [...]

February 6, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Lifestyle, Nutrition 0

7 Easy Healthy Breakfast Items

7 Easy Healthy Breakfast Items

What do you eat for the most important meal of the day? Is it loaded with the fiber, protein and whole grain carbohydrates your body needs to start the day off on the right foot? You want to eat something first thing in the morning that will boost your metabolism, get your engines firing on [...]

February 6, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health, Nutrition 2

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

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