• Product Review,  Skin Care

    Skin Care Review: Annod Natural Skincare

    Annond Skincare is a natural skincare company based in Australia. They use high quality, all natural ingredients to create their skincare products. Their products are handmade and formulated in small batches without any toxic chemicals and not tested on animals. They have everything from cleansers, moisturizers, exfoliators, masks, and facial oils for all skin types as well as body care products too. Annod Skincare would like to introduce their product line to us in the United States and they were kind enough to send me two of their skincare products: Firming Pink Clay Mask and Repairing Avocado Face Oil. I have been using these products for over a month now,…

  • Fitness,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle

    The Truth About Exercise & Weight Loss

    There is a false belief that the key to weight loss is exercise. While exercise is very important for your overall health and will certainly aid in weight management, the food you eat is far more impactful when it comes to losing weight. To put things into perspective, you will need to run a full (26 mile) marathon without putting any food in your mouth just to lose a single pound of body weight. Food is Far More Important for Weight Loss Than Exercise On average, people today are working out at the same level that they did 30 years ago. However, obesity has skyrocketed. So, what has changed? People…

  • Fitness,  Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle

    Willpower Is Overrated

    Are you struggling to eat healthy or exercise regularly? Don’t blame your willpower. Successful people don’t have more willpower than you do. They simply know how to plan out what they want and that makes hard things easier for them to do and you can do it too! I have listed a few simple things you can do that will help you out, no willpower required: Quit Drinking Soda Start with not buying any sugary drinks for home consumption. This requires no willpower at all. Instead buy alternatives such as carbonated water or flavored water or don’t buy any drinks at all. Instead, have a cold bottle of water ready…

  • Fitness,  Healthy Lifestyle,  Self Awareness,  Self Care

    Losing Weight Starts With Self-Love & Compassion

    Losing weight is a physical, mental, and emotional challenge, so today I want to talk about love and compassion or more specifically, self-love because loving yourself and truly believing that you are a worthy person, is the first step towards optimal health. So, here are some ideas that can help you shift your thoughts and actions: Every Day is a New Beginning No matter how bad things are, each new day brings an opportunity to start fresh; to push the reset button; to start off on a new path, or to get back on the path you were already on but lost for some time. When we start the morning…

  • Healthy Eating,  Healthy Lifestyle

    Ways to Make Your Weight Loss New Year’s Resolution Stick

    How many years have you made this New Year’s resolution (myself included): “This time, I’m really going to lose weight!” Probably more times than any of us care to admit. This is the most popular New Year’s resolution to get broken because “if it didn’t work last year, or the year before, why try again”? Often, a resolution is something you feel you “should do”, but don’t really want to because it’s too hard or no motivation, so it’s easy to dismiss everything when the going gets tough. Is it any wonder that success rates are so low? Here are some tips that will help increase your chances of success:…