Health Warrior : Debra Kaniho

Admired in the fitness world here in Hawaii, Debra Kaniho is former Ms. Big Island Bodybuilding Champion, former NPC Light Weight Champion and a published fitness model! Not to mention she continues competing as a bodybuilder! Debra's story and insight into what it takes to overcome destructive habits and replace them with great ones is a special one to share!

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Meeting with a Dietitian and Personal Trainer

If you've thought about working with a Dietitian and Personal Trainer before, you're probably curious what working with one looks like! So, I've put together this summary to answer just that! This is the who (you), what, and where of when you choose to meet your goals with my help. There's also a (limited-time only) freebie included, so check it out!

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Health Warrior: Ginny Kriz

Ginny Kriz is a rockstar of fitness to me. She has done pretty much every outdoor activity under the sun and has maintained a healthy, active lifestyle basically her whole life. It seems ingrained in her to make dietary and exercise choices that will boost her quality of life for the long run! Read below what she shares with us about her healthy lifestyle. I promise, it's infectious!

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Health Warrior: Kristy McClung

Find yourself excusing yourself from the gym or deciding it's a "cheat" day again? This woman has more excuses than most of us will have in a lifetime. She can't get to go to a gym, never has, and she can't even prepare her own meals, but that doesn’t stop her! I won’t spoil the surprise. You MUST know Kristy’s story! Read on and soak in what she has to say.

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Health Warrior Feature: Hope Varwig

If you're looking for direction on living healthy as a busy parent or for finding a healthy relationship with food, you'll want to read this insightful interview! Health Warrior Hope openly shares about her own health journey and the challenges she has learned to flourish through. She is an inspiring woman to me and I'm so excited to share her insight for healthy living with you!

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Blank Slate

Coming up blank?
When your game plan to reach your goals is an intimidating blank slate staring back at you. Where to start?
Challenge: try at least one of the three tips I share in this post below today!

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Morning Routines 1 of 3 - My Morning Routine

I’ve found the more efficiently I spend my time in the morning, the more prepared, productive, and positive I am going forward in my actions, mindset, and overall being. As I’ve researched other successful people who I respect in my field and otherwise, I've found that most of them agree that success in any area is highly correlated with how we start our day.

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Health Tip #10 - Wholehearted Hero Interview

This is an honor! My cousin Tori Schaulis is a freelance writer and creative entrepreneur. Her Wholehearted Hero series features people she says inspire her to live life wholeheartedly. One of the nice things about doing this interview was that Tori's questions helped me condense a lot of my philosophies into a readable format. She asked for some useful tips for living a healthy life to the fullest! So, I want to share them with you here.

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Health Tip #8 - Water

As many people are still working away at their New Year’s resolutions and preparing for spring breaks and the summer bikini season, it’s important to take a minute to focus on one of the most critical elements of fitness and wellness - staying hydrated! Today we're talking about water!

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Health Tip #5 - Grains

We recently started covering the five categories of My Plate, including the ideal intake recommendations of each for you and how to simply incorporate them into your everyday life! In Health Tip #4, we covered fruits and vegetables: How did you do with getting 5 a day? Today’s Health Tip topic: Grains

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Health Tip #4 - Fruits and Vegetables

Hit the target with your meal choices! Over the next multiple health tip posts, I am going to be covering the five categories of My Plate, including the ideal macronutrient recommendations for you and how to simply incorporate them into your everyday life! First up: Fruits and Vegetables.

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Health Tip #3 - Warm-Ups

Warm-ups. Whether you're new to fitness and are still learning how to start a workout, or have fallen trap to a rushed lifestyle requiring speedy workouts, I’m sure we all have questioned the purpose and benefits of warm-ups. Well, question no more. Here is my tip for the why and how to warm up!

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