Category Archives: Nutrition

A Perfect Start

When is the PERFECT time to start your health and fitness journey?

My REAL answer: Never. Danielle-Prestejohn-56 (1)

The season of New Year’s Resolutions and starting on Monday is upon us… but one of the most important things I’ve learned is there will never be a best time to start a health and fitness journey.

*Life is always going to be busy.

*There’s always going to be an upcoming event.

*You’re never going to have a surplus of money to afford it.

*You’re never going to feel READY

So what if instead of waiting for Monday, or January 1st, or until you feel ready you started right now?! Made one small (or BIG) change to take a step to a healthier life. It doesn’t have to be a drastic change. Small changes daily when life is chaotic will still add up over time. In fact, it will add up to WAY more than if you keep WAITING for that perfect starting point. Are you in?

Holiday Survival

Let’s talk Holiday Parties!!! Here are some tips to help you navigate your way through!

1. Eat a filling breakfast and lunch! Don’t starve yourself before the big meal!

2. Avoid “grazing” before and after the meal
Whatever time your family typically sits down at the table to eat (our holiday mealtime is around 4pm) — hors d’oeuvres, snacks, cocktails, and even desserts are often passed around before and after the meal for guests to “graze” on. Try to skip these and focus on the TIME with friends and family 😉

3. Prioritize your treats
We all look forward to treating ourselves during the holidays, but all those temptations can quickly become overwhelming! Scan the entire table of food first, and then choose the two or three that you want the most. Then take your time and savor each bite!

4. How do you want to feel as you’re leaving?
Before even arriving at the party, imagine how you want to feel when it’s time to leave. Stuffed like a turkey? Or happy, satisfied, and proud of yourself for keeping your goals on track?

5. Be active
Try building a healthy activity into your day, whether it’s a hike or a neighborhood game of touch football.

6. Incorporate healthy food swaps
If I’m hosting the party — or even contributing a dish for the table — I like to share traditional dishes made using healthy food swaps designed to be every bit as filling and delicious as the originals.

Most of all, be sure to stay positive! If things don’t go exactly as planned, don’t beat yourself up. Just stay focused on your goal and the weight loss will follow. There are plenty of weight-loss days ahead in 2018!

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Transformation

I used to HIDE. And not just in sweatshirts, but I let how I felt about my body affect how I felt about myself as a person. 👗

One of the most rewarding things to see my clients gain is the confidence of feeling better in their skin. 🙌

Change doesn’t always happen on the scale. 
It doesn’t have to be reflected in a different clothing size.
Change isn’t always seen on the exterior.

But I do know this… Change happens when you decide you deserve it. 💕

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For the mamas…

❌   Reality ❌
In LOVE with this reality check from @sandrauhrdin 🙌

I have so many new mamas approach me post pregnancy, ready to immediately get their bodies back.

But here’s the thing, motherhood and pregnancy is a beautiful thing and YOU DO NOT NEED TO RUSH. Social media is plastered with before and after transformations of new moms but every body is different, so please stop comparing.

Slow down. Enjoy the time with your little one. Take steps to be healthy every day.

Your body will recover.
You will get back in shape.
It’s NORMAL to feel uncomfortable in your skin for a bit.

Give it time, and love, and enjoy. You don’t have to be perfect. No one is.
Keep going mamas you’re doing great. 💕mama