Friday, August 26, 2016

Guest Post: Protein Rich Alternative Foods for Bodybuilding

Guest Post: Protein Rich Alternative Foods for Bodybuilding

By: James McDuffy

Contrary to what most people think, proteins don’t necessarily have to come from red meats and chicken. After all, it’s not unusual to find bodybuilders that are vegetarians, who rely completely on non-meat sources for their protein requirements.

In my opinion, there’s a certain type of wisdom behind this practice. For instance:

1.       Not as expensive as meats
2.       Contain fewer calories
3.       Kinder to the environment


Recently I overheard a conversation at my gym where two guys were discussing whether becoming a vegetarian would affect the muscle building process. One thing that caught my attention immediately was when one of the guys probed whether non-meat protein sources offered “complete proteins”.

Around a fortnight prior to that, I read a long article discussing “complete proteins”. For those of you wondering what complete proteins are, this term refers to amino acids that are the fundamental building blocks for protein in the body.

Monday, July 18, 2016

How to Improve Your Quality of Life Quickly


How to Improve Your Quality

of Life Quickly

You are about to learn simple yet incredibly powerful tools that will enable you to shift your energy frequency from low vibrations of feelings of frustration and powerlessness to high energized vibrations of cheerfulness, abundance, and joy! Your mindset is your ticket to success or failure—you have the power to choose what you think about and how you feel. We were blessed with the gift of free agency, which entitles us to create greatness in our lives if we choose. You can become all that you desire to be when you have a positive mindset. When you feel enthusiastic about life, you are in the energy vibration of creation. That’s why you feel good, and want to expand and become that of your dreams. You can have a happy, fulfilling life no matter what your past is or what your current circumstances are. You can become all that you wish to be by simply believing you can, setting goals, taking action and then living up to your goals once achieved.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Guest Post: 5 Things Nobody Tells You about Successful Weight Loss


Guest Post: 5 Things Nobody Tells You about Successful Weight Loss
By: Evelyn Kail
With the fitness craze catching up, everyone wants to lose weight and stay fit. There are diets like vegan, vegetarian, and Weight Watchers that people follow with regular workouts. So finally they either reach their ideal weight or tone up.
Most of the articles on the web tell that losing weight will reduce the risk of heart diseases and diabetes. You fail to notice that they tend to focus on the obvious. People fail to mention the good and the bad things associated with weight loss. If you are looking for a resource, then Garage Gym Planner has a lot of article about fitness and general health.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

10 Tips to Cultivate a Higher Self-Esteem



10 Tips to Cultivate a Higher 
Self-Esteem

Cultivating a high self-esteem is the key to improving all aspects of your life. Your life as it is now is an expression of your deep rooted self-beliefs, inner thoughts, emotions, and feelings. As is your body, it is constantly articulating whether or not your thoughts are for your highest good or not by how you feel. Take a moment to notice what is your body telling you right now; how do you feel? Do you feel pleased and full of life or do you feel exhausted, worn down, or lack hope?

How you feel physically is directly influenced by your psychology. For instance, if you wake up feeling well and then you go to work and your co-workers tell you that you look ill and ask you if you’re okay, soon your mind would shift to questioning how you feel which would directly affect your body. Within a short amount of time, your body would begin to feel unwell. On the flip side, if you woke up feeling tired or unwell and your coworkers keep complimenting you and telling you how beautiful and amazing you look, you would begin to feel better and may have a little skip in your step.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

8 Fat Blasting Tips That Work

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8 Fat Blasting Tips That Work

Living a LivFit Lifestyle is an awesome way to live! Who doesn’t want to look and feel their best physically, spiritually, and emotionally—living fit will help you do just that! To become your best-self begins from within. You must first come to love and believe in yourself. We all have our ups and downs, but it's when we get stuck in an "emotional rut" that it seems life tends to run amuck and the scale tends to go up or come to a complete halt.

If you lack the motivation to workout, begin by visualizing yourself working out, even if for only 20 minutes a few times a week. Your mind is your greatest resource to get in shape and lose weight. If you don’t see yourself working out regularly and eating healthy in your mind's eye, you won’t feel the urge to take the actions necessary to accomplish having a healthier, leaner physique. When you come to embrace fitness, you will be well on your way to living a LivFit Lifestyle, which will improve all aspects of your life. 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

How To Do Mirror Work to Learn to Love YOU!

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How To Do Mirror Work to Learn to Love YOU!

Self-love is the core of having a high self-image and self-respect, it is an important aspect of self-development and improvement. Many of us struggle with feelings that we aren’t good enough, or have feelings of self-doubt, or catch ourselves mumbling unkind words when we make a mistake far too often. 

I’m no acceptation, I, too, have down days now and again and have to do my best to get back on track with having love and adoration for myself. But, luckily, there are several tools we can use to enable us to come to love and accept ourselves at a profound level, one such tool is doing an exercise referred to as mirror work. 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Burn More Fat in Less Time with HIIT

Live Skinny Now: HIIT Training

Burn More Fat in Less Time with HIIT

If weight loss is at the top of your list for your fitness goals, then cardiovascular training should be part of your workouts regularly. Cardio is essential to burn unwanted fat stores to enable you to see your awesome defined muscles. 

The best fat burning cardio method is high-intensity interval training (HIIT).  An HIIT session is tough, it’s not easy, but the results and benefits are more than worth it. You can literally burn fat with less time doing HIIT cardio, that means you will have more time to accomplish your "to do list" for the day by incorporation interval training into your fitness program.

Monday, February 1, 2016

10 Tips to Attract More Goodness in Life


10 Tips to Attract More Goodness in Life  

Do you want to attract more goodness into your life? Well, you can. It is your inherent gift from above to receive all the goodness that life has to offer that you long for, from love and well-being to abundance and success. Life has a limitless abundance of every kind to fulfill our lives with the richness of health, wealth and happiness.

All the goodness in life is yours for the taking. God created everything for us to thrive joyfully. We were meant to create our lives intentionally by the energetic frequencies of our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. 

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Living Your Life’s Calling

Living Your Life’s Calling
Each of us was born to fulfil a calling in life, unique and individualized, just as we are each individual in nature. When we embrace our truth and resonate with our divine power within, we are able to feel and harken to the still, small voice that whispers to us, which is leading us to understand what it is that God put us on earth to do. 

Living your life’s calling is what your destiny is made of, it is the thread that weaves the beauty of your life’s tapestry. It is the color of the rainbow that sparkles within you. It is what makes you special, valued and needed.

Your life's calling is that which calls to you to do. It's what inspires you to dream big dreams and to want to change the world--even if that world is within the walls of your own home. Your calling is that which is meant for you to fulfil while on this earth. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Ultimate Waistline Makeover Summit


      Ultimate Waistline Makeover Event

Happy New Year! I hope you and yours had a joyful and blessed holiday season! And are looking forward to an amazing new year.

If you gained weight over the past month with all the festive treats and delicious meals with family and friends, you’re not alone, millions of people gain up to 10 pounds on average during the holidays. But you’re in luck, the upcoming summit I participated in has answers to help you get back to your ideal weight.

I’m happy to share with you another awesome summit to help shed those unwanted pounds gained over the holidays. I, along with other top experts, will give you excellent tips and advice on how to shrink your waistline.
 

Monday, December 28, 2015

Delicious Ginger Detox Drinks for Weight Loss


Delicious Ginger Detox Drink for Weight Loss

I hope you had a joyful Christmas! If you're like me, and overindulged this past weekend and gained water weight, not to worry, you can lose it by simply drinking a delicious weight loss ginger drink (which I'll share below).

Ginger has a long list of health benefits, a few of which include: weight loss, detoxification of the body, increases metabolism, gastrointestinal relief, increases immune system, anti-inflammatory, enhances satiety, increases energy, and it's a natural diuretic--all of which aids in weight loss. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Workout at Home Without Weights


Workout at Home without Weights

Who says you need a gym membership to get in shape! You can get in great shape training at home—without using weights! Yes, you can get a great workout by using your own body weight.

Below is a full body workout without lifting up a single dumbbell. Do what you can, if your body doesn’t do well with a particular exercise, don’t do it. Always listen to your body and stretch and warm up before doing resistant training. You can jog in place or ride a stationary bike and then stretch for the first five to ten minutes, then enjoy your exercising.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Self-Love Revolution Series


Self-Love Revolution Series
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Sit with me for a sec? I have something I want to talk to you about, because I care… and I think you should hear this.

How often do you feel sick? Or that your health is suffering from the late nights, bad food choices, stress and serious lack of self-care in your life?

How often do you go to work and say to a co-worker or friend, “I am soooooo tired today” as you reach for the second or third caffeinated drink, or worse, an energy drink? 

Friday, November 27, 2015

6 Tips to Lose Weight after Thanksgiving

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6 Tips to Lose Weight after Thanksgiving 

If you're like me, you most likely woke up to having to deal with post-Thanksgiving "damage control"- not fun! Getting back on track with your fitness and weight loss goals after a festive holiday of overeating with family and friends can be overwhelming for some people. If you ate too much yesterday don’t worry you can regroup and get back to exercising and eating clean!

Typically at social gatherings there are plenty of high-calorie foods and desserts to tempt and tantalize your taste buds. Often self-discipline and control seem to go out the window the moment you step through the door. If you overindulged during Thanksgiving, don’t despair, there is nothing wrong with indulging now and again; in fact, it’s good for the body and mind to have a high-calorie meal after weeks of eating clean.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Joy of Thanksgiving

The Joy of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! This time of year, the energy in the air is filled with thanksgiving as people from all walks of life are thankful for the many blessings in their lives. I too am extremely grateful... My heart overflows with thankfulness and delight as I relish in the love of my family and the abundance I am continually blessed with.

Thanksgiving is a beautiful reminder to reflect and appreciate the infinite blessings received daily. It opens our hearts and minds to that which is plentiful in our lives and brings a sense of peace and gratitude. Having an attitude of gratitude is the foundation to happiness and fulfillment. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Strength Training 101: with Dumbbells for Women


 Strength Training 101: with Dumbbells for Women
Holistic Lifestyle Fitness Coach, Carol Whitaker
Strength Training 101: with Dumbbells for Women 

I've been a fitness enthusiast for over 20 years! And for good reason, being healthy and fit has improved my quality of life in all aspects of my life, from having a higher self-esteem, more loving relationships, having more energy to increasing my income, and even my spirituality. 

When you love and honor your body, it shows, and others are automatically impressed and drawn to your success, all because you care enough to care for your body as it needs by having a positive mindset, eating a proper diet, and exercising regularly.

Not all exercise is created equal, if you want to be stronger and shape your physique, then you’ll definitely want to incorporate weight lifting into your exercise program. 

If you’re new to strength training, not to worry, I'll share with you how to begin a weight lifting regimen using dumbbells. You can lift weights to tone, sculpt, and reduce your body fat in the comfort of your home.

Monday, November 9, 2015

"Create Your Badass Life" FREE Summit

Create Your Badass Life
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I'm excited to announce an upcoming FREE summit to help you live your best life! Terry Sobon invited me to her online event, Create Your Badass Life. 20-plus experts in fields such as health and fitness, abundance, mindset, business success, law of attraction, heart-centered wealth creation and more are getting together to have an interview discussion that you can listen to for FREE.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Weekend BOGO Sale!

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Love Yourself, Love Your Life ~ Featured on InspireMeToday.com

Love Yourself, Love Your Life
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I'm so excited to share some great news with you. On Oct 19, 2015, I was the featured Inspirational Luminary on InspireMeToday.com, sharing my wisdom with the world. This FREE website is one to bookmark!

Inspire Me Today features the inspiration of a new Luminary every day. You can start your day with the wisdom of Sir Richard Branson, Guy Laliberte, Seth Godin, Neale Donald Walsch, Marci Shimoff, or one of hundreds more, now including me. I'm so honored to be with such esteemed company!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Guest Post: Why Everyone Should be Meditating First Thing in the Morning


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Why Everyone Should be Meditating First Thing in the Morning
By: Danielle Hegedus

Daily meditation provides you with the opportunity to quiet your mind amidst the constant demands of life. It allows you to have more focus and control over your emotions, making you less prone to depression and anxiety. 

According to Time Magazine, we need to be taking meditation more seriously, as it pertains to our overall well-being. “The practice of mindful meditation can offer real help for patients with depression, anxiety, and pain. 

Monday, August 24, 2015

Using the Power of the Art of Visualizing: to Manifest Your Dreams

Using the Power of the Art of Visualizing: to Manifest Your Dreams


“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.” –James Allen

It’s empowering to know that we can literally alter our lives and physiques by visualizing our desires often. I've used the Art of Visualizing for years, it always works in helping me achieve my goals and dreams. 

Your mind is the key that unlocks the door to success or failure. What you believe about yourself is a self-prophesy. Think about a time when you just knew you could do something that might have seemed nearly impossible to someone else. As you believed in your ability to achieve, you moved forward diligently to accomplish your task at hand. 


Thursday, July 16, 2015

"Give Your Property Soul" FREE Summit

"Give Your Property Soul" 
FREE Summit

You’re Invited To The “Give Your Property Soul” Summit. This FREE Event Is Your Chance To Transform Your Home Into A Sacred Space and Creative Mews For Your Growth! 
FREE SUMMIT smile emoticonI’ve been invited to be one of the 21 expert interviewees at this exclusive, exciting event and because you’re on my newsletter subscription list, you get to attend all 21 days for FREE!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

How to Sculpt Sexy Legs and a Tight Tush


How to Sculpt Sexy Legs and a Tight Tush

Doing lower body training is tough but highly worth every bit of energy used to blast through a tough lower body workout. To get lean legs and behind takes motivation, dedication and determination to achieve the results you desire. 

Who wants to jiggle in their swimsuit as they walk along the beach or pool, I sure don’t!
For starters, plan on training Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to get your legs and glutes in shape faster, you can alternate lower body training days each new week as well if you'd like. 
Working legs take a lot of energy to push through a good, hard workout, the energy used is that of your brown fat. When you dig deep for added strength while doing that last rep, your body will go for deep stored fat much like it does with doing HIIT (High-Intensity Interval Training). Doing so burns more calories during and after you train.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Is Your Breakfast Sabotaging Your Diet?


Is Your Breakfast Sabotaging Your Diet?

Are you eating a breakfast of champions each morning? Many of my clients begin their coaching thinking they're healthy eaters, and for the most part they are. However, when I ask what their typical breakfast consist of, it’s common to hear, “I have oatmeal, orange juice, and toast for breakfast.”

Little do they know that eating a high carbohydrate breakfast with little to no fat or protein actually is not a healthy breakfast—it’s a simple carb loaded breakfast, which spikes insulin and causes weight gain. They're correct that each food group is healthy, but coupled together without protein isn't as healthy as they may think. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

5 Tips to Get Back on Track with Your Fitness Goals

 5 Tips to Get Back on Track with Your Fitness Goals
"Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it."  ~Lou Holtz

Getting back on track with your fitness and weight loss goals after a festive holiday of overeating with family and friends can be overwhelming. If you tend to eat too much, no worries, you can regroup and shed any extra water weight gained in just a few days.

Typically at social gatherings, there are plenty of high-calorie foods and desserts to tempt and tantalize your taste buds. Often self-discipline seems to go out the window the moment you step through the door.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Ask and It Is Given: How to Create Your Life Intentionally

Almost everyone has heard the saying, “Ask, and it is given.” Well, to those who do not understand the principle of the meaning, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

To “ask and receive” is an intentional request that resonates with the body, mind and spirit as a whole. 

To ask is to move forward in faith, believing that by the grace of God, the endless powers of the universe will orchestrate that which is needed to fulfill what you ask for.

However, it takes more than simply asking, you must have hope and faith first, believing that you will receive that which you ask for.

As found in Matthew 7 : 7 & 8 -  7 “Ask and it shall be given you: seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” That implies to all areas of your life, in addition to connecting with God and Christ. Isn’t it a profound thought to contemplate that anything you ask for with faith you can, in fact, receive.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Yummy Stovetop Popcorn: Made with Coconut Oil

        
Yummy Stovetop Popcorn: 
Made with Coconut Oil

The other day I was chatting with my sister while visiting with her in her home, the topic of popcorn came up and she shared with me how she makes her popcorn on the stove, in a pan. I’ve always made air popped popcorn and was intrigued with making delicious popcorn on the stove. She said it tastes a lot like movie popcorn. I could hardly wait to try it!

When eating a low carb diet, it’s good to carb load at least once a week to restore the glycogen stores in muscles to create fuller, leaner, stronger muscles when working out. So, my go-to carbohydrate treat is popcorn. (I have a protein drink before I have carbs to help keep my blood sugar balanced.) I steer clear of unhealthy microwaved popcorn and opt for healthy air-popped popcorn.

Monday, February 16, 2015

12 Stress-Free Living Tips

12 Stress-Free Living Tips

Do you want to be happier and have more control over your life? If so, then make it a point to release stress regularly. We often have stress without even realizing it, but your body does. When you feel worried and strained your body is yelling with an ‘energy megaphone’ that you’re off course of living a joyful life, as you were created to do.

Stress plays havoc with the body in a myriad of ways. Ill health, diseases, contention, mental fatigue, adrenal fatigue, weight gain, sleep disorders, confusion, anxiety, fear, and unhappiness are some of the results. Luckily, when you feel stressed, you can release that stress and get back in synch with your happy self. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Delicious Protein Hot Cocoa Recipe


Delicious Protein Hot Cocoa Recipe

One of my favorite snacks on cold days is to drink a delicious cup of whey protein hot chocolate, yep, your read it correctly--whey protein! I'm all about enjoying delicious treats that have health benefits to keep my physique lean and at my ideal body weight—drinking whey protein hot chocolate does just that!

Whey protein is a staple in my diet; many people underestimate the importance of protein. Protein has a long list of health benefits, of which of which are: aids in fat loss and preserves muscle, increases muscle growth, increases metabolism, reduces hunger, reduces stress, and improves the immune system.

Next time you crave a delicious cup of hot cocoa, ditch the high-calorie sugar recipes and instant hot chocolate packets and make my yummy recipe instead. You can always add a scoop of whey protein powder to your favorite recipe as well.  Drinking protein-packed hot cocoa will give you a mega health boost to keep your body going strong. Below is my favorite recipe I created that keeps me happy, warm and fit!

Friday, November 28, 2014

7 Tips to Shed Weight Fast During the Holidays

How to lose weight fast!

7 Tips to Lose Weight Fast!

 7 Tips to Shed Weight Fast During the Holidays

I cherish this time of year; Thanksgiving and Christmas are my favorite holidays. The warmth of the energy that fills the air of giving, gratitude and unselfishness is inspiring! I relish the time spent with my precious family, I adore my loving husband, children, extended family, and friends. My heart is overflowing with thankfulness for all I am blessed with.
I cherish quality time spent with my family as we give thanks for the infinite abundance and happiness Heavenly Father has blessed us with. I thoroughly enjoy and savor the delicious feasts at our family parties; it fills my heart and soul with pure joy and delight. It's a glorious day in every way!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Let's Face It Radio Show

Let's Face It Radio Show 
with host Wil Strayhorn and guest Carol Whitaker

Passion, Purpose and Potential

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 8:30 pm EST




This Sunday I will be interviewed on the Let's Face It Radio Show with host Wil Strayhorn at 8:30 pm EST. Learn how to discover your purpose you were born to live, by leaning how to unlock your own potential, to have the opportunity to discover all that you were created to be.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

U Accelerate University FREE Summit - Sign up today!


U Accelerate University

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It's not too late to sign up for U Accelerate University, a FREE Summit filled with awesome, life-changing 30 minute videos from experts to help YOU become more empowered and successful in business! 

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

U Accelerate University -- Take Your Business to the Next Level

U Accelerate University

Expert Summit
November 10-22, 2014
Hosted by Amy Walker

If you're an entrepreneur and are wanting to increase your income with sales and productivity U Accelerate University is for you! Join me along with other experts to learn how to take your business to the next level. Sign up today to register for this life changing summit! You can be highly prosperous and successful--we'll show you how.