I studied sports medicine in college and have spent much of my life working as a fitness professional and trainer. My husband is a doctor and we are both passionate about health and fitness, balance, and moderation! I love to encourage others to embrace a healthy lifestyle — body, mind, and spirit! (more on my story, a little further down this page!)
I have written a lot of blog posts about my own journey, and you will find a list of them at the bottom of this page. I also wrote a book a few years ago, which has transformed thousands of people’s lives. (glory to God!) It is called The Secret of Your Naturally Skinny Friends (you have to read it to understand the title –– 😉) and it is currently only available in digital format (until I find a few minutes to re-format it, — and likely change the name — when it will again be available in paperback!
(PS: it’s short and a great ebook read!)
A few amazing women have teamed up with me on this topic, and occasionally, we host a Facebook group or online challenge related to health and fitness, so if you’d like to be notified when I have something new to share, please leave your name and email address in the form below!
Also, although I am not actively posting there, I have an instagram account called @healthyhappyandfree – where you’ll still find years of encouraging posts, reels, and more!
A slice of my story…
I have always been passionate about health, fitness, and balanced living. I studied Sports Medicine in college (Pepperdine University), and I’ve spent most of my life working part-time as a professional fitness instructor and a personal trainer. (Also, my husband is a doctor, which means I answer my friends medical questions by default. :))
Even with all of the head knowledge, however, it took me many years to find my own healthy relationship with food, exercise, and my body. Finally, after my 2nd son was born (over 18 years ago) I set out to overcome my hangups and to give up dieting for-ever…I found a new way to approach food and exercise, and discovered what I now call the “secret of your naturally skinny friends.” Within a few months I was happy, healthy, and found myself at my ideal body weight. And 16 years (and two kids!) later, I remain at the same exact weight.
Now, I love to share the insights and encouragement I have found with anyone who is trying to lose weight, get fit, or achieve a healthy balanced lifestyle!
I share my story, and the “secrets” I discovered in my little book: “The Secret of Your Naturally Skinny Friends!” You can click on this BOOK PAGE to read more about the book and find all the options for buying it.
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Below is a list of the most-read and shared articles related to health and fitness, and my journey to finding a healthy mindset (and my ideal weight) after years of struggling.
ARTICLES LISTED – IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER :)—
How to “Anchor” Healthy Habits now. (A guest post.)
I hope this gives you some food for thought (haha!) and please keep in touch with me!
Blessings and Aloha 🌺