• Personal

    Goal Setting, Tasks, Strategies and Implementation

    Goal Setting is easy. We make vision boards to put up on our walls and slowly allow life to pull us astray because we lacked forming a strategy and breaking it down into tasks to implement. So today I go fully public with a goal, the plan and the strategy I intend to have in place. You can hold me accountable and check in via twitter, snapchat, or IG. — all handles @keshnadonia That said, today I took my measurements, my weight, set up a meal plan (I’ll actually follow) and got my mom and sister on board as supporters. Each week I’ll update you with a few stats, images,…

  • Personal

    Falling Off The Wagon

    One of the most difficult things I’ve found is getting back on the wagon after I’ve fallen off. It’s been a constant struggle trying to get back to a regimen if working out, prepping meals, and taking on client work – all while working a nine to five. It’s practically impossible to do all those things and remain sane. I think back and try to figure out what my motivation was and where my determination came from – and sometimes it was an upcoming event or a team of people that helped keep me accountable. I have steadily been gaining weight and have crossed over the 200 mark. I can…

  • Personal

    Motivation To Get Moving

    In 2015 I successfully dropped 27lbs. In my workplace we made our own competition. We would all weigh in on the same day, if you maintained you were fine, if you gained anything you paid $5.00 for the week, and at the end of the competition biggest loser (most pounds lost) takes home the money pot. I came in third place, but I had additional motivation to get moving and dropping the pounds. My brother was getting married and I wanted to look good. I had a few support systems in place too. Made a group chat with my friends and every week we would check in. Fast forward to…

  • Personal

    In Two Years

    This morning I was scrolling through my photos on my phone and I came across one that was taken during my brother and sister (in law) wedding shower. I was so happy back then. I was working out, I enjoyed the outfits I was able to wear and well… two years down the line, and a whole lot of stress later – I’ve gained nearly thirty pounds, a double chin and then some. However, looking at those photos made me realize I can still change a few things. It motivated me to take my behind to the gym this morning. I did 45 minutes of cardio. I figured that 45…

  • Personal

    le Struggle

    We are in the last month of the first quarter. How many of you are still keeping up with your health and fitness goals? I’ve gone up and down in my weight, sometimes I have my meals prepped and other times a run to Dunkin Donuts is what saves me. I’ve joined several Facebook groups, snapchat challenges – the hardest part is meal prepping. the second hardest part is eating the food you came with when everyone else is ordering out! I know it starts with self discipline but I still feel like I lack motivation. I don’t want to do a crash diet – I want to live life…

  • Personal

    Summer Smoothies 101

    my brother purchased some really good granny smith apples and kept asking me for a smoothie. so i went online and found this recipe, I will be sure to share my results after making it.  Apple Nutmeg Smoothie October 3, 2011 · Filed Under Apple Smoothies · 2 Comments  I’m not so sure about an apple a day keeping the doctor away but the health benefits of apples can’t be argued. This fruit is good for you and plentiful year round so keeping it as part of your diet is easy and a good choice for optimum health. ApplesMalic Acid and tartaric acids help break down fat in the body and this also aids…

  • Personal

    Health & Fitness

    After coming across a post in a blog I just had to share. I am on a health journey and this startles me! The original Blog post has been posted below and you can visit their site here.  Are You Hungry? Pink Slime, Anyone? Or thirsty? Pink slime in the burgers and beetle extract in the strawberry drinks.  Sounds delish, doesn’t it? So far this week we have learned that there are some unbelievable “supplemental” additives in our food that we purchase at our local grocery store and Starbucks.   Apparently, Starbucks resorted to using beetle extract to avoid using artificial coloring in their Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino and strawberry smoothies. …