My Top 10 Favorite Healthy Summertime Snacks

I loooooove snacks. I always find myself munching on things in order to keep from being hungry between meals. And because I’m always snacking, it’s easy to just grab whatever is around to satisfy my hunger. But over the years, I’ve found that grabbing just anything can backfire on my health and fitness goals. And I always seem to grab the sweet stuff. So, I’ve learned to be prepared as much as possible and try my best to have my favorite snacks in the house or in my purse. Now that summer’s here and swimsuit season is in full effect, I’m snacking a little bit smarter and lighter. Continue reading →

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on Twitter

New Beginnings: Switching to a Plant-Based Diet

Happy 2013, everyone!

I didn’t dive right into writing posts about resolutions, goals, challenges and making 2013 “the best year” right away. Simply because, as of a few years ago, I don’t really believe in resolutions. I believe in setting goals and following through with a plan to achieve them, whatever time of year. Not just in January. Most resolutions I always hear are so lofty and often unrealistic. It pushes me further away from making them and just sticking with my own meaning of doing things with no fear, doing the best I can in everything I do, and living every day to the fullest. And it is always my hope that those who choose January to make very big resolutions are able to stick with them and succeed. Continue reading →

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on Twitter

Video: Healthy Nutrition for Your Natural Hair

Hello fellow fitness fanatics! I’m so happy to be finally done editing and ready to post this video for you all. Yay!

I was invited down to the University of Illinois in Champaign (I’m an alumni of this very awesome university!) for a wonderful natural hair conference called “SuperNatural Tender, Love and Hair”. The conference was put on by a great student organization (SuperNatural) that is focused on bringing resources, information and fun on campus about natural hair health. I was honored when they asked me to come down and speak on the health and wellness portion of taking care of natural hair, specifically nutrition. Continue reading →

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on Twitter

Make Your Workout…WORK!

By now we should all know that exercising and working out are extremely important in meeting any and every fitness goal. If you want to lose weight, build endurance, get toned, build more muscle, gain more strength, just drop that baby weight, you have to get moving and workout. But… I guarantee you, most people don’t know how to workout at all. And if they do, they don’t know how to make their workout actually, well…WORK! Continue reading →

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on Twitter

Welcome to Renewed Fitness

Welcome to the official launch of Renewed Fitness! I’m so excited to finally have a place where I can share with everyone the vision of ultimate health and wellness. This will be a place for “renewing” your life through an inside-out approach to fitness. If you’re looking for tools to change your body and mind, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading →

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on Twitter