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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

Life Changes

Life Changes

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and I feel I owe you an apology as well as a short explanation. At least I’ll try to keep it short. The last few…errr… six months have been life-changing to say the least. On New Years Eve I toasted friends and we said “good riddance” to 2012, [...]

June 6, 2013 Melissa Villamizar Lifestyle 3

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

Hard Work Pays Off—Half Marathon PR

Hard Work Pays Off—Half Marathon PR

We try to stay away from too many “personal posts” at LWBF, but as you all know, I spent four long months training for yesterday’s Half Marathon in Miami Beach, Florida, so a recap of the race is definitely in order! A good combination of a new training program and some nutritional tweaks made an enormous difference [...]

November 19, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Fitness 3

Kindness and Living Whole

Kindness and Living Whole

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing therefore that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.” – Stephen Grellet I came across this [...]

November 16, 2012 Holly Alexander Health, Lifestyle 0

Hungry For Change

Hungry For Change

This weekend, a miserable cold front blew through Dallas, keeping me inside for most of the weekend. What can I say, I hate the cold. Fortunately, it was a blessing in disguise because it allowed me to catch up on several “indoor” things I needed to get done and also forced me to spend some [...]

October 9, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Books + Movies, Lifestyle, Motivation 0

Live Whole Be Free Turns One!

Live Whole Be Free Turns One!

It’s hard to believe, but LiveWholeBeFree.com 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 [...]

September 17, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Lifestyle 0

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

Welcome Holly Alexander!

Welcome Holly Alexander!

Live Whole Be Free is growing! Please join me in welcoming Holly Alexander as LWBF’s latest blog contributor! I am extremely proud and excited to be welcoming Holly to the team. Not only is Holly one of the most genuine, loving and passionate people I know, she’s also a fantastic new mother, talented PR professional and [...]

June 22, 2012 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle 0

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