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New Year, New You!

New Year, New You!

Here we go again…it’s new year’s resolution time! Whether you love making resolutions or hate it, I encourage you to set some new goals for yourself this year. Personally, I love any excuse to set a goal for myself and see it through. I hope that you will embrace this time of year and use [...]

December 28, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Motivation 0

Control

Control

This word means different things to different people. To some, it conjures negative emotions and thoughts; to others it provides a sense of empowerment and accomplishment. When associated with health and weight management, many people struggle to gain “control” of their health and eating habits. We often look to or blame outside influences and time [...]

December 2, 2013 Holly Alexander Lifestyle 0

New Year’s Resolutions Reworked

New Year’s Resolutions Reworked

It’s that time of year again…time for New Year’s Resolutions! I truly love this time of year because it’s a chance to put a plan in motion to better myself. But for others, the thought of coming up with a New Year’s Resolution is daunting. Thinking about keeping one thing going for an entire year [...]

December 31, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Motivation 2

Vegan. Foodie. Both?

Vegan. Foodie. Both?

I decided to change the way I eat about five months ago and incorporate a mostly plant-based diet. After watching the movie Forks Over Knives (as well as other influential books and movies), I was not only inspired, but also a little shocked to discover such a different point of view when it comes to [...]

August 9, 2012 Holly Alexander Lifestyle 2

Homemade Deodorant Challenge!

Homemade Deodorant Challenge!

Hello friends! I hope you’re all enjoying the warm weather now that summer is in full swing! We sure are enjoying the heat down in Texas! And speaking of the heat… yep… the homemade deodorant is still working! In fact, the responses to the Aluminum Zirconium post was so overwhelming, I’ve decided to make a little [...]

June 18, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle, Recipes 15

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