Month: April 2015

Fasted Cardio

Fasting cardio (on a empty stomach for 3-4 hours, or first thing in the morning) is the best way to burn fat while doing any cardio workouts. BUT, it’s very important to replenish your body’s fuel stores with a healthy meal/smoothie within 30 minutes after your workout to avoid your body entering a “starvation mode.” Maintaining starvation will actually allow your body to store MORE fat instead of getting rid of it over time, because your body will feed off of muscle tissue instead of fat. Lean muscle tissue is the only way to increase your metabolism and allow your body to burn fat more efficiently. Make sure you give your body the right types of fuel it needs throughout the day, with the proper nutrients to make the most out of your workouts and get healthier.
For any nutritional advice, contact me for more details!


As many of you Thrive lifer’s know, we are all about our fruit/veggie power smoothies here. They help aid in weight loss, digestive system efficiency, improve your health, muscle stiffness and fatigue, skin improvements, and many more awesome side effects!
Try adding the super food “spirulina” into your smoothies to really amp up the effectiveness and results with your smoothies.

“Spirulina is a blue-green algae used as a source of dietary protein, B-vitamins, and iron. It’s also used for weight loss, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), hayfever, diabetes, stress, fatigue, anxiety, depression, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and other women’s health issues.
Some people use blue-green algae for treating precancerous growths inside the mouth, boosting the immune system, improving memory, increasing energy and metabolism, lowering cholesterol, preventing heart disease, healing wounds, and improving digestion and bowel health.”

Amazing! For more information on nutritional counseling and awesome smoothies recipes, contact me!

Find Your ‘X- Factor’

“What is your motivation, or what I like to call, x-factor?
An x-factor is the strongest factor or variable that motivates you to work hard and reach your goal. This is such an important factor in goal setting because it releases the most significant emotional response when it comes to thinking of your goal. This is the feeling you get when nothing else matters. You feel like you’re in control of your world when you’re taking steps in the right direction.
Fear or obstacles can’t get in the way anymore, can you handle the adversity?”