Welcome to September Success, a month of inspirational weight loss success stories from real women like you. In my previous two years of September Success stories, I asked for written responses from folks in the weight loss community. This year, I would like to shake it up with an audio format. My first guest is the beautiful Mariana C. Ruiz, who was once a health coach after losing 80 pounds
Forget the food fest! Check out the health coach-approved guide to eating your way through the MN state fair the healthy way. I don’t know about you, but I am super excited for the grand opening of the MN state fair which runs August 25 through September 5. At the same time, I am a little bit sad, because this grand event ushers in the end of summer and the
The Happy and Healthy Woman giveaway is the best health giveaway in Minneapolis to get you strong, confident and connected. Are you happy? I mean, bone-deep, down to your toes happy? Maybe you are so busy trying to take care of all the loved ones in your life that you barely have time to breathe. Maybe you work so hard that the thought of self-care makes you feel a bit selfish?
Have a Booty-Shaking Blast with these 10 Youtube Dance Videos Gotta dance? Yet, you’re afraid to show your mom-bod in the clubs with the 20-somethings that drink too much and wear too little? No worries. As someone who lost 100 pounds while dancing to the beat, I know the challenge with public displays of movement. Far be it from me to stop you from feeling like a 20-year old while
Stop fighting with your family’s most notorious food pushers and learn how to politely say “no” so you can reach your weight goals. “No!” “I don’t wanna!” “You can’t MAKE me!” If you have kids, you have probably heard one of these phrases at some point in your life. If you don’t have kids, you probably have said these things to your own mom (Sorry, mom). This article
Find out how a little girl found body bliss through the power of dancing. Dance saved my life. No, I never took dance classes as a child. Richard Simmons was about as complicated as my childhood dancing got, and that was with my mom at home. The only clubs I danced in were in Europe (and there is no photographic evidence). Watching So you Think you can Dance is practically a
This is an ode to the bond between father and daughter and how it molded me into the woman I am today. On May 17, 2016, Alfredo “Freddy” Espinosa passed away peacefully in his home from two types of aggressive cancer. He spent the weeks prior to his death surrounded by his family, including his wife of 40 years, three daughters and a son. Al is my dad. He was
Do you wish you knew how to love yourself when you can’t accept your body as it is today? “Look at these rolls”. “If only I could lose this darn baby fat!” “Ugh, my thighs are so thick!” “At least my FACE is pretty…” If you have ever found yourself saying any of these things to yourself, you may struggle with loving yourself. You may have seen the cartoon with a woman
Remember when you spent at least 30 minutes ensuring the health and sanity of your family? Yeah, me too. This preparation probably involved a plastic bag, a frantic search in the pantry, and a handful of yellow gold. That yellow gold was your child’s favorite snack- Goldfish. Goldfish is yellow gold because it probably prevented a dramatic playground meltdown when you child was hot and tired. It also made
Eat less and move more is not very helpful, is it? Instead of telling you the same old cliched crap that other health experts convince you is critical, check out this A-Z guide to natural weight loss. These secrets come from my own personal experience from losing 100 pounds (and keeping it off) as well as top health and fitness experts that I trust.