Sweet Berry Salad

You already know berries are good for you but did you know that just a few servings of berries every week keep your mind sharp longer and help ward off chronic health conditions.   Ingredients 1 Chicken Breast 1 Cup Kale 1 Cup Spinach ¼ Cup Blueberry’s ¼ Cup Strawberries (sliced) 1 Avocado (sliced) ½…

Push Past The Plateau

You are drinking your Valentus SlimRoast coffee and were losing weight each week, and then the weight loss stops. Although it is disheartening, it is perfectly normal to hit this plateau during your weight-loss journey. However, it is possible to beat the plateau and continue down the road to success. A plateau occurs when you…

Fear Into Fire

Focus on your dreams Have you ever heard the story of an eagle’s nest on a mountain? An egg rolled out of the nest down the mountain and wound up in the nest of a prairie chicken. When the egg hatched, it was surrounded by prairie chickens. So this eagle is picking the ground for…

Scale It Back

You constantly worry about weighing in When you’re trying to lose weight, it’s normal to experience some hesitation when it’s time for your weekly weigh in. After all, you want to see the numbers go down as confirmation that all of your hard work has paid off. We all want to be rewarded for our…

Create Your Masterpiece

Making each day your masterpiece means focusing on what you are doing right now to the best of your ability. It is about recognizing that nothing can be done about what happened yesterday, and that you can only affect what will happen tomorrow by what you do today. A useful application of this wisdom is…

What happens when you stop exercising?

What happens when you stop exercising?   THE SITUATION: You had a crazy month at work and stopped your usual four-day-a-week gym habit cold turkey.   THE EFFECT: Doing a mix of strength training and cardio is optimal for weight loss or control, muscle building, and aerobic health. Stop for a month, and you may…

Eat the Rainbow

Eat the Rainbow If you find you’re always choosing the same fruits and vegetables getting the maximum amount of vitamins and minerals from your diet just got a little easier. Simply focus on picking a “rainbow” of different colors of fruits and vegetables  from dark leafy greens to bright citrus fruits. The nutrients in fruits…

Weight a Minute

Weight a Minute There is a misconception when it comes to weight training; most people presume that if they incorporate weight training into their workout routine that they will bulk up. That’s just simply is not the case. Weight training provides a stress to the muscles that causes them to adapt and get stronger, similar…