Being this far into my lifestyle transition, I’m often asked, “What book can I read? What tips do you have? How do I make life changes?” There is no source for that. It all is inside of YOU! Here is how I sum it up: 75% of what I did and ate in 2009 and […]
The Benefit and Why of Eating Real Food!
My rainbow meal ?! The color of a food also describes the nutrients of a food. Bright=full of benefits! More Colors: ⬆️ your energy; they bring in their own digestive enzymes and help your body break them down. This allows your body to shuttle its energy to other places, like for physical activity or brain […]
My Trial with the Concept of the Five-Day “Fasting Mimicking Diet”….I’m hooked!
I had heard of great feedback and cellular benefits about the Five-Day “Fasting Mimicking Diet” and wanted to give it a go. I’m NOT promoting anyone try it or telling anyone how to do it, but rather sharing how my system responded from the protocol I set up. For the benefits and background of this […]
My Posing and Training Gym Classroom!
Take a tour of my gym classroom! I’ve felt the call to best package my coaching and training services and feel this is the most optimal way to walk alongside someone, guiding them to their physique and wellness goals. I didn’t get here just from going to the gym or just from […]
Get Your Proteins In. Eat More Plants!
People ask me for “protein” suggestions, usually meaning quick and easy bars and shakes. I no longer use those. I find there are just way too many hidden ingredients in them, many I can’t even read! “Protein” is now a manufacturer’s marketing catch phrase anymore, where much of it is very engineered and super […]
Two Rules to Optimize Our Gut Health
Cutting up and preparing some of my daily colors! Last night I got into bed and my husband said, “You smell like cauliflower.” Well, I am what I eat. <I take his comment as a compliment!> ••••• These words from Stephen Gundry’s “Plant Paradox” are quite possibly pivotal in food-choice understanding. This is why […]
Video Road Trip Fitness Tips for Meal Prep and Staying the Plan!
Here is how we prepare for a Road Trip: —– Here is how we cook in a hotel room when we are away for an extended stay: To Your Wellness, -Mindy Email | Online Coaching | In-Person Personal Training | Posing Coaching
A Calorie is Not a Calorie: Comparing Foods!
This or That? Let’s play the food game! As I prepare and track my eats for today, I have my vegetable load <in part>, including green beans, riced cauliflower, and broccoli going on the stove. This filling combo offers me 280 calories, of which there are phytonutrients to actually nourish me and establish helpful gut […]
You Don’t Fall off Wagons or Throw in Towels. It’s Hormonal!
There is no weight loss, wagon falls, thrown towels, “good” or “bad” food lists: we are simply having a hormonal experience! Every time we eat, we send information to our body. Then our system responds hormonally. Many people think of estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone as the only hormones. No, there are so many more […]
12 Ways to Know When You Are Ready to Consider Competing
-Written September 2015, by Mindy Irish BS Education | NASM CPT | NPC Bikini Bodybuilder —– I know that I got interested in competing in 2012 because I started seeing it become more prominent on social media. That brings up a good topic: When is someone really ready to compete? It varies with each person, […]
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