We’re on TV!!

This is totally off topic, and personal, but in June 2018 we had the opportunity to be featured on House Hunters International. It was tons of fun, and we’d totally do it again even though the internet trolls came out & told us what horrible people we were because, well, the internet gives everyone a voice – whether we use that voice to spread good or spew hate is up to us. But the truth is that if Gary and I agreed on everything, if we liked everything, it wouldn’t make compelling television now, would it? It would be pretty boring. If you want to follow our treks through Mexico, you can follow us at Tex Mex Expats. Enjoy the show & we’ll see you there! Read More . . .

Weighing yourself: When & How?

Lots of gurus will tell you not to weigh yourself daily, or that you should weigh weekly, monthly, or not weigh at all and just use the mirror as your guide. I think that different people will find success in the different methods. Which one should you do? Read More . . .

How long until your good habits show up

It’s been a week, and you’re excited to jump on the scale – get validation on all of the hard work that you’ve been putting in with your food and exercise. You must have lost 10 lbs by now! Right? Gah! The scale doesn’t reflect what you thought! What’s going on? Here’s what I’ve learned in observing my own body, and what I’ve seen in my clients. Read More . . .

Can you lose weight while drinking alcohol?

Sure, alcohol is toxic to our bodies, but it also has a fair number of health benefits. One of the first things people tend to cut out when they’re starting a new way of eating is alcohol – and with good reason: it has almost as many calories as fat, and almost twice the calories of carbohydrates and protein the body can’t digest it, so any food that we take in with it, will be shuttled directly to fat stores while the body burns off the alcohol it lowers our inhabitions, so where you might have had more resolve not to eat that bread before, now it doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. and more But do you have to give it up completely? Read More . . .

How Many Treats Can you Have?

We think that when we start a new resolution, or goal that we need to be perfect. But Consistency beats Perfection any day! When we think that we need to be perfect, and on plan every day, the minute we go off plan, that means that we’ve screwed up. Instead of feeling like we need to adhere to someone else’s plan, what if we created a plan that worked for us long term? That includes adding treats to your daily diet. But how many treats are enough? How much is too much? Read More . . .

Self-Care: Beyond Massages & Manicures

I talk about weight loss on my blog a lot. But, to be honest, the topic of weight loss has become less and less interesting of a topic to me. I’m much more concerned with how my clients think, feel, move, and their general health. However, our weight is a really good barometer for our health, and for that reason, I still think that it’s important to discuss. If we are taking good care of our body, that means feeding it properly and in the proper amounts, exercising it, giving it enough rest, (and since our brain is inside our body) not stressing out, and having a healthy attitude towards our relationships and the world around us. Our weight is a symptom of our lifestyle. Many folks like to manage the symptoms without addressing the root cause. Knee hurts? Get an injection. Can’t sleep? Take a pill. Low energy? Take Read More . . .

The #1 thing that successful people DON’T say that could be screwing you up

I was listening to a business podcast the other day titled, “The ONE thing that successful people don’t say that could be screwing you up.” You want to know what it is? I already know this. Or I’ve heard this already. And there is so much truth in that statement. Do you think? How often do we brush something off and feel like we don’t have to listen because we ‘know it already’? Eat mostly plants Be active every day Eat Just enough – but not too much Get enough sleep Limit foods that are commercially made Are you doing it now? Are you thinking to yourself that you already know this stuff – Yet, you’re still struggling with your health? But just because we know something doesn’t mean that we’re DOING it  – and success doesn’t come with information, but rather applying the information to our situation. Until we’re successful Read More . . .