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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

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

21 Days to CLEAN Yourself Up

21 Days to CLEAN Yourself Up

I just completed 21 days of the CLEAN Program. Wow. That was tough, and wonderful, all at the same time. For those of you that aren’t familiar with CLEAN, it is a program created by Dr. Alejandro Junger, to “restore the body’s natural ability to heal itself.” But it does much more than that. By [...]

November 1, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Books + Movies, Health, Lifestyle, Motivation, Nutrition 8

The ‘Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit’ Guy

The ‘Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit’ Guy

  If you haven’t heard of this yet, there’s a guy out there, a Personal Trainer, who in the last 5 months, has purposely made himself fat and unhealthy. It looks like he has about one month to go before he tries to get back to “fit.” His reasoning for this, is that he wants [...]

October 19, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Fitness, Health, Lifestyle 2

Skinny Bitch

Skinny Bitch

I just finished reading Skinny Bitch, by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin. All I can really say is… wow… for so many reasons. First, I’ve never read a book this fast in my life. It was an easy read. Maybe because there were so many curse words, I felt like I was at a more [...]

October 15, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Books + Movies, Lifestyle 2

Cleanses Compared

Cleanses Compared

Key Factors There are three key factors that differentiate cleanses from one another. (4) How intensely (consider speed and side effects) does the cleanse switch the body into detox mode? How much nutritional support does it offer while the detox process is taking place? (Will it remove toxins from circulation?) Does the program create the [...]

September 23, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle 2

Why Cleanse?

Why Cleanse?

What is Cleansing? A cleanse is a program done for a specific amount of time that puts the body in a more intense detox mode than it encounters on a regular day-to-day basis. Although a scary word to some, cleansing can actually be a very enjoyable and eye-opening process. You feel renewed, like a better version [...]

September 23, 2011 Melissa Villamizar Health, Lifestyle 1