My Battle with Emotional Eating

This is a chapter I wrote for the compilation book, The Giant Within Us. I have battled emotional eating my entire life. It’s a daily exercise to be true and authentic with my feelings and a conscious effort to choose to not cover them up with food. Helping others with this same issue has helped me to grow and stretch so that I don’t revert back to old habits. The scale goes up and down and injuries over the past four years have limited my ability to exercise and burn calories. But at the end of the day, I have learned to choose healthy foods as fuel more often than unhealthy foods as comfort. And I am always learning more.



It was the best relationship of my life.

This time I was the one calling the shots. I was getting exactly what I wanted without complaint or pushback for the first time in my life. There were no demands to do things I didn’t want to do. There were no expectations to be a good little girl, or the perfect looking arm candy for a man.

This relationship was safe. I had created it from the beginning to be what I wanted it to be, what I needed it to be. After years of emotional and verbal abuse, I had created my safe haven.

And it was killing me. I was in a relationship that was robbing me of my physical life as it shut down my emotional life.  Fat woman feeling guilty while eating junk food

I was in a relationship with food. It was sweet when I wanted sweet. It was salty when I wanted salty. It was creamy when I wanted creamy, and crunchy when I wanted crunchy. I had no complaints about my new lover until I had to shop for new clothes and, even then, there were people and places willing to accommodate me and my new lover.

As my body was increasing in girth, I was just encouraged to admit that I needed to shop in the “big girls” department.  For many women, that might have been a wakeup call. For me, the shock was not enough to prevent me from calling up Pizza Hut every Friday night. Inside this new world of plus-sized clothing, I found nurturing women who were more than happy to see me join their ranks. They liked me. They were kind to me. They were not the ones to intervene and shake me into awareness that I was in yet another abusive relationship. I certainly wasn’t going to admit that to myself. I was still nursing the wounds from the last abusive relationship, and the food was my balm.

This new relationship with food began after I broke off an engagement. We had been together for three and a half years, living in his town house which I had decorated and made into a home. We were attending the weddings of his friends to girls they had met at the same time we started dating. And we weren’t moving forward.

I don’t know where I found the mustard seed of courage to leave, but I did. One fateful night my eyes were opened to the facts that I had been maligned, yelled at, made fun of, chastised, criticized and manipulated by a man who I finally realized would never accept me. He said the words “I love you” at least fifteen times a day, but the fact of the matter was, he didn’t even like me. For him, I was never going to be thin enough, pretty enough, and, thereby, good enough. The day I left him I weighed less than I had since high school, but I was miserable, unhealthy, and ill-equipped to sort through the emotional wreckage.

me_in_2003  Five years later, I had gained one hundred pounds and was on several medications for obesity-related conditions and depression. I was desperate to be loved, desperate to have children, and I hated who I was and what I had become. I certainly wasn’t attracting any husband prospects this way, but I wasn’t ready to give up on life yet. I needed to make a major change.

I decided that this was it: I was going to take control of my life and lose weight. I hired a personal trainer to put together a daily plan for me, to hold me accountable and to kick my butt. I changed all of my eating habits and became the calorie Nazi of the family gatherings. In seven months I lost 86 pounds and was looking pretty darn good. My female trainer assured me that when the weight came off, I would have all the desires of my heart, including a new man.

As all the girls do in Texas, I highlighted my long hair with blonde, put on the cute clothes and strutted around in my high heels exuding my essence. And still, no man would come within one hundred feet of me. I used online dating, I asked men on dates, hung out at sports bars chatting with men endlessly about their stupid fishing competitions and still, nothing.

I just knew it was because I wasn’t thin enough yet. So instead of just attending classes at the gym, I ramped up the activity and became an instructor. I was at several locations a week teaching anywhere from six to fifteen classes each week. I was back down to my college weight. I told everyone I was single and available and looking. And the dating calendar was bare.

I had done all this work, and didn’t get the result it was supposed to produce. I had abandoned my favorite foods, denied myself pleasure, given my schedule over to the gym and still, there was no one. What in the world was I doing this for?

The missing key was this: I hadn’t made any of these changes out of love and appreciation for the fearfully and wonderfully made body God had entrusted to me. I had bought into the myth that thin equaled love, and that only thin women deserved love.

I also had never been taught how to handle negative emotions. During my childhood, anger was not allowed. I didn’t know how to express my true emotions in healthy way. As I unraveled the damage of my failed relationship, I was forced to examine those childhood patterns and to feel things that I had no strategy to navigate. So I ate. I was afraid that feeling anger, disappointment, fear, or pain in any form would drown me, so I clung to the life raft made of pizza boxes and, later, to obsessive exercise.

It wasn’t until I worked as hard on the inside as I had on the outside that I could release the remnants of anger, disappointment and sadness over my failed relationship and lost childhood. Facing down my emotional eating demons freed me from the pursuit of pretty and allowed me to start the pursuit of empowered.

To break my emotional food addiction, I had to learn to feel my true emotions raw, unfiltered and without cookies. My self-loathing didn’t start with that guy. He was simply a manifestation of the beliefs I’d already held about myself. As long as I was afraid to feel my true emotions, the gremlins were running the show. As I learned to let those negative feelings have their say and then released them, I was slowly releasing the grip food had over me. Eventually, I came to a place of balance and self-love. That included acceptance that I might never have a husband or children.  90day_14

Some of the weight came back, but it does not define me. I continue to work out and maintain a healthy meal plan as a lifestyle, but I no longer spend hours at the gym and don’t paste pictures of fitness models on my refrigerator. In my new life, I exercise to feel strong and to feel comfortable in my clothes. I choose foods to boost my energy and improve my brain function. I used to coach people at the gym through teaching classes and personal training. Now I coach them to face their relationship with food to find the hidden hurts and to heal old wounds in order to release weight.

My 5 Top Tips for starting your own process to change within your relationship with food:

1. Keep a food journal. Note everything you eat, the amount, where you ate it, what led you to eat at that time, and what you were feeling. You need to map your emotional connections to food in order to break those connections.

2. Be courageous and name your true feelings. Many of us say that we eat when we are “bored” or “stressed.” Those are not feelings, they are conditions. Speak your true feelings: I am disappointed in my marriage. I am lonely. I am afraid of success. I am angry at my father.

3. View food as fuel, not as your best friend or as something to be feared. We have to fuel our bodies so there’s no going “cold turkey” and giving up the thing that is blocking us.

4. Change your mindset from “dieting as punishment” to “eating for life.” Food should be satisfying and nutritious, not covering pain. Trust that you will know the difference.

5. Exercise every day hard enough to raise your heart rate. The endorphins created by activity will free your brain from the grip of food worries.

Breaking my food addiction brought joy and ease into my life. I never could have known how to freely and genuinely love myself without changing my strategy for handling negative emotions. Being able to do it without food has saved my life.


Let’s talk about this. Comment below with your tips and advice.

You can get The Giant Within Us HERE.

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What is Clean Eating, Actually?

There is a fairly broad spectrum of what defines “clean eating,” but the soul of it is consuming food in its most natural state, or as close as possible. On one end of the spectrum are people who eat predominantly raw foods with some cooked grains and fish. Then there are the people who consider clean eating to simply mean that they have prepared most the food themselves and limit how much of certain categories they eat such as cheeses, meats, breads and sweets. clean eat Collage

Whatever you call clean eating, it is about your personal goals more than a strict diet.

If you know you’ve been relying too much on take out and packaged foods, clean eating for you might just be getting to a place where you are making most of your foods at home with fresh ingredients. Someone who is training for a bodybuilding competition or a bikini competition might consider clean eating to be a predominantly raw diet with absolute restrictions on calories, food combinations, eliminating entire categories of foods and eating only organic products.

Wherever you fall on this long spectrum clean eating is a lifestyle approach. For some people, the transition from restaurants and take out to preparing food at home is a huge first step. And then as they become more comfortable with reading food labels and avoiding additives, preservatives and artificial colors, they will become more invested in the source of their food.

The process of becoming a clean eater is really about one meal or snack at a time. What you choose to eat in this moment might not show up in an hour, but it will show up in your life somewhere. You are the one who gets to choose what you want to see in the mirror down the road.

If you’re one of those people who wants to just start cleaning up your meals a little bit, here are 10 steps to becoming a cleaner eater:

1) Eat smaller meals and snacks 5 to 6 times a day. Fresh fruits and fresh vegetables should be the largest portion on the plate, along with a lean protein and a complex carbohydrate.

2) Drink water. How much? Weight yourself and then divide by two. That is the number of ounces you should drink in a day. You can add a wedge of lemon, some fresh herbs, cucumber, even orange or grapefruit slices. But do not add Crystal Light, flavor drops, Kool-Aid or any other powder and call it water. Time to ditch the sodas and doctored up lattes at Starbucks.

3) Get label savvy. Clean foods contain just a few ingredients that you can pronounce. Any label with a long list of weird sounding ingredients is not going to be a blessing to your body. Watch closely for artificial sweeteners: aspartame, Splenda, saccharine, and sucralose are all chemicals with profoundly destructive properties. If something is sweetened, look for stevia, raw honey, raw agave and raisin juice.

4) Avoid processed and refined foods. Baked goods, chips, pretzels, pasta, canned soups, pasta sauces, and processed or shredded cheese. Go with whole grain (not whole wheat or wheat flour – that is also processed) or rice or quinoa based products.

5) Know your enemies: saturated fats, sugar and sodium. Many “low-fat” foods are loaded with sugar and sodium.

6) Consume healthy fats every day but watch the portion sizes: avocados, virgin olive oil, virgin coconut oil, nuts, hummus, olives and plain Greek yogurt.

7) Measure foods to learn true portion sizes. When you first start preparing your own foods, it’s important to pay attention to portions and measurements. Even with healthy foods, we can overeat. Once you start to measure and weigh the right portions, you will be able to eyeball it in the future and not spend as much time with food prep.

8) Slow down and savor. Food should be pleasurable and eating clean should not feel like a punishment. Using fresh herbs creates a very savory taste and slowing down creates a savory experience. Turn off the TV, set the table, talk to your family and treasure this time.

9) Take it to go. Pack a cooler with your clean food choices and take it with you to work. If you’re not going to an office, still pack up some nuts, carrot sticks, bottled water and an apple to have in your car for those days when the errands get in the way of your eating schedule. And keep some healthy snacks for the kiddos to knock off the temptation to hit the drive through.

10) Make it a family affair. Get your kids and spouse involved in preparing your fresher diet. Food is social glue so make it a part of your family routine.


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3 Days, 5 pounds: Safe Detox


The new 3-Day Refresh from Beachbody is the first time I have been truly successful on a detox program of this length. It was very easy to do and even though I was at home for those three days, this could easily be done during the work week by prepping containers of fresh food and taking them with you. The daily program includes three specially formulated shakes, 2 servings of fruit, 2 servings of veggies and healthy fats, and dinner vegetable recipes.

Here is my personal review:



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Don’t Take TIME for Granted – Get Started TODAY

fat womenThe television is on and I can’t tear my eyes away from a reality show called Obese & Pregnant on TLC. Overweight pregnancies pose numerous health problems for the mother and the baby. Even if the mother gets through the pregnancy without diabetes or other health emergencies, the labor and delivery can be more complicated. The babies can also develop health issue in utero, and after birth. I applaud the show for dealing with the medical issues responsibly and not just exploiting overweight women.

It would be easy to judge these women but instead my heart is breaking for them.

One of the women who learned at her four month check-up that she had gestational diabetes was devastated. She said, “I found out I have diabetes and all I can think is oh no, this is the worst. Now you’re fat, you’re pregnant, and you have diabetes. What in the world is going to happen? I thought I could take care of myself when my schedule calmed down, but now I am stuck with three problems.”

Another woman told her story of how she became obese by taking care of everyone else and putting herself last. She said didn’t have the time to take care of herself.  She didn’t have time to make breakfast at home for her and kids, so she hit the drive through at least three times a week even though her nutritionist told her how dangerous it was. And she was sad for the strain she was putting on her unborn baby to develop properly.

A third woman chronicled her pain before she got pregnant for the third time. She didn’t lose the weight from the first pregnancy. Then she gained more weight on the second pregnancy. She had arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and migraines before she became pregnant the third time. Now she is dealing with diabetes on top of it all. She said, “Using up an entire shelf in your fridge for medication is a wakeup call. I thought diabetes would be easier to manage than this.”

There are a lot of other life issues these women are dealing with, but what stands out to me is that all of them admitted that they wanted to get their health under control before they found out they were pregnant, but they thought they had time. Turns out, time was the one thing they didn’t have. They took it for granted that they could get around to taking care of themselves “someday.”  diabetes

Don’t take time for granted when it comes to your health. You never know when your health will be compromised by an emergency or an event that wasn’t in your plan.

I’ve spent the past three months unable to walk because I broke a bone in my foot. It was a freak thing – I was coming down a flight of stairs and just missed the last one. Now I’ve just been told that the bone is not healing, and because the head of the bone lifted itself away from where it was supposed to be, it appears that the blood flow has been interrupted and in a worst case scenario, I will lose a bone in my foot.

It’s a blow to my plans, a blow to my workout routine and I will have to be relentless with my food choices to avoid gaining too much weight. Without being able to exercise aggressively, it’s easy for the “cheat moments” to pile up instead of being burned off. I am fortunate that I wasn’t at my highest weight or worst health when this happened, but I still had goals and things I wanted to accomplish. Now I look back and shake my head at the time I wasted making excuses on the days I just didn’t feel like pushing harder.

Time is not on your side. It is not your friend. If you want to be healthy, the moment to start is now.

The good news for one of the women in the program is that the diabetes did not persist after the pregnancy and she used the experience as a wakeup call for her entire family to start exercising and eating healthier. It’s the start of a new life for all of them and she is no longer waiting around for motivation, she is making her own motivation.

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Why I Kissed the Gym Goodbye

I taught group exercise classes at 24 Hour Fitness locations in Texas for four years. I loved teaching and being a part of my member’s lives, but I also heard every excuse in the book for why people weren’t to the gym coming regularly:

  • I couldn’t find a parking space so I just went home.
  • I was running late at work and knew I would be late for class so I just went home.        at the gym
  • My boss made me stay late at work.
  • I hate looking stupid when I don’t know the moves.
  • If there’s no class to go to, I just don’t know what to do.
  • Everyone is looking at me and I don’t want them to see me like this.
  • It’s just one more trip to make with the kids in the car and they were in meltdown mode.
  • It was raining.
  • It was too hot.
  • It was snowing.
  • It was too cold.
  • I never come in January because the gym is too crowded.
  • I never come after work because the gym is too crowded.
  • My kid was sick so I couldn’t bring him to kids club.
  • I couldn’t find a matched pair of socks.
  • I forgot to pack my sports bra in my gym bag.
  • I forgot to pack my shoes in my gym bag.
  • My husband/wife called and wanted me to come out for Happy Hour.
  • My in-laws showed up.
  • My dog was just being so cute I couldn’t leave her.
  • I was on facebook and lost track of time.

And the list goes on. At the time, I thought most of these were just excuses people were making. I mean, come on! If you are serious about getting in shape then where’s your commitment to be here on time with all your equipment? Just tell your boss you have to leave or tell your wife that Happy Hour has too many calories. And if I can be here after driving 40 miles in freezing sleet to teach you, couldn’t you at least show up?

But then I resigned from teaching classes and found myself making a lot of these same excuses for why I wasn’t getting to the gym. I tried finding a workout partner, but our schedules conflicted more often than not. I relied on my half-marathon training group for some consistency until I suffered a pretty bad injury and couldn’t run.

My solution was in my own living room where my collection of Beachbody workouts resided. I had used them as supplements to teaching at the gym and running. But now they became my main schedule and I transformed from a person who practically lived at the gym to one who gladly marched in and cancelled my membership.

I love the freedom of working out at home because:

  • I can do it at any time of the day that works for me.
  • I don’t have to put on makeup or wear matching clothes.
  • All of my equipment and clothing is already here so no “missing shoes” excuse.
  • It doesn’t matter what the weather is outside, I can do my class.
  • I don’t have to worry about not knowing what to do because the video leads me.
  • I don’t have to make up a routine because the workout comes with a schedule.
  • No one is looking at me (especially important when I do Hip Hop Abs.)
  • And ultimately, no more excuses for not doing my workout.

But I still missed the social aspect of working out at the gym. Even if I never socialized outside the gym with someone, it was nice to say Hi and ask how they were doing.

I have fixed that problem with the facebook accountability groups I take part in, and have discovered a deeper level of connection than I ever experienced at the gym. In these groups we support each other at an emotional level that you rarely get when you only see someone in a public setting. We have a group of people from all over the country rooting for our success. We have a group of people we can reach out to at 10:30 pm when the ice cream monster is tempting us out of bed. And we have someone to report to that will be disappointed if we give up on ourselves.

The people who have joined these accountability groups have seen amazing success and have also found great new friends they would never have met otherwise. It turns out that kissing the gym goodbye was a good move after all.

If you’d like to get more information on joining an upcoming accountability group, please use the contact form here:

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HELP! I’m gaining weight!

What if you started a new workout program, you were truly watching everything you eat and you start GAINING weight instead of losing it?

Here’s an article from our Beachbody newsletter that give you some explanations.


The Short Answer

Right off the bat, it’s important to note that this doesn’t happen to everyone, so this isn’t a preemptive excuse not to exercise! However, if you do happen to gain a few pounds when starting a new program, odds are that it’s not fat, but rather temporary water weight due to inflammation. Give it some time and it will pass.

That said, it might be a few other things, all of them fixable, so let’s run through the list and see if we can find a match.


The Long Answer

The most likely reason your scale crept up is inflammation. When you work out, it causes little tears in your muscle fibers. This is called microtrauma and it’s why you feel sore after a workout. On the upside, your body heals these little tears, making the fibers tougher than they originally were. That’s how you become stronger and fitter. It’s part of a process called adaptation.

To make these repairs, your body uses its standard healing process, including the inflammation phase—something that’s become a dirty word in our modern world. When you incur injury, including microtrauma, your body releases various substances generally known as inflammatory mediators that swarm the area and perform triage, bringing in healing white blood cells and opening up blood vessels to flush out debris and toxins. There’s so much going on that the area swells up, or inflames.

The fluid required for inflammatory response obviously weighs something—and that might show up on the scale. When inflammation is allowed to occur in a healthy way, it’s temporary.

Of course, keeping your diet healthy and allowing for adequate rest and recovery will help speed the body to less inflammatory phases of healing, but the main key is to keep calm and carry on. If you’re new to fitness—or perhaps just new to a particular kind of fitness—there’s going to be a lot of adaptation going on and therefore a noticeable level of inflammation. It should subside in a couple weeks.

Another less-likely reason you’re gaining weight is that you’re building muscle faster than you’re shedding fat. The general consensus in the fitness community is that the most weight someone new to fitness will gain in muscle is about 2 pounds a month, but that’s not a hard-and-fast number.

On more than one occasion, I’ve assisted women who are frustrated because they felt their new exercise regime was making their thighs fat. Indeed, their legs were getting bigger, but only because increased muscle under adipose tissue was pushing out the fat and making it appear to increase. Again, the trick here is patience. Once that fat burns off—which it does if you keep at it—thick legs will give way to a toned, sexy pair of gams.


But what if something actually is going wrong?

There are a couple situations in which you might actually be putting on fat. The first one would be that you’re not following a proper diet. Yes, exercise burns calories, but it also increases release of ghrelin, a hormone that promotes hunger. So if you’re not paying attention, you’ll probably eat more.

Even if you are eating at a deficit, poor food choices can cause all kinds of issues, usually centered on hormonal imbalances that cause your body to hold onto fat. Every one of Beachbody’s programs comes with some sort of nutrition guide that should alleviate this issue. Don’t be afraid to read the white book that came with your DVDs.

Finally, there’s the issue of excess stress. Exercise is a good thing, but it also puts your body under stress. By itself, that’s great. It’s part of that adaptation I mentioned earlier. If done right with the proper nutritional support, rest, and recovery, it toughens you up, fortifying your body against further stress.

However, when you just pile exercise on top of a bunch of other stress—or if you work out beyond your limits—balance will be lost. Exercise will contribute to your total stress load, becoming part of the problem as opposed to part of the solution.

So if you work twelve hours a day, drink more than two standard alcoholic drinks a night on a regular basis, smoke, sleep less than 7–8 hours a night, eat a junk-filled Standard American Diet or an overly restricted low-calorie diet, and attempt one of our graduate programs when you’re 100 pounds overweight with a history of knee issues, exercise will tax your body just like all the bad habits on that list. In terms of weight gain, this can manifest in a few ways. First, that inflammation we discussed earlier won’t have the chance to give way to later phases of healing. When this happens, it can become chronic and systemic. Second, you’ll promote the release of the stress hormone cortisol that, in turn, can promote fat accumulation—particularly around the abdomen.

I’m not telling you not to exercise. Just the opposite, in fact. However, fitness is a holistic issue. If your goal is to lose weight, build muscle, or get healthier, you might want to take a closer look at your sleep, dietary, and other lifestyle habits. Sparta wasn’t built in a day. If you’re looking for 300-esque abs, it’s going to take a little time (or some expensive CGI), so start with a program you can do and that will keep you motivated instead of burning you out.

Don’t give up. Give your unexpected added pounds a couple of weeks to work themselves out. If they don’t, step back and see if there’s any other aspect of your life that needs fine-tuning.


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What Are REAL People Saying About PiYo?

Today is the start of the third week of PiYo for my current challenge group. Because Beachbody always tests its programs before they release them to the public, we know the program works. But some people are skeptical of what they hear from a company, so I thought I’d share with you what some REAL people are saying about PiYo after only a few days.

H.S. posted: This morning a lady that works for me told me how skinny and firm I looked. She speaks broken English so it’s hard for me to understand her. I showed up in my stretchy pants a tank and a sweatshirt with unwashed hair and a migraine. She said, “girl, you look good.” PiYo, I love you!

M.A. posted: Does anyone else feel great? I have only been doing this for 4 days now and I feel wonderful. I have tons of energy and I am so happy!

B.C.S. posted: I feel so good. ….I think I look smaller…my husband thinks so too….lol. and my scrubs feel much more lose on me …super excited…it’s been 11 days so far ….good job everyone.

It’s not JUST the great exercise PiYo provides. It’s not JUST the great nutrition provided by the meal plan which includes Shakeology. The RESULTS people are seeing is because we are working together, supporting each other, encouraging each other and challenging each other. People who have a group to support them are more successful than people who are trying to go it alone.


I’d love for you to feel this good about yourself. Any person can start this program no matter what your fitness level. I am doing it on my knees with a broken foot and am feeling strength in my core and upper body. If you WANT to take control of your health and have a strong body, fill out the contact form below and I will get back to you quickly about your needs and goals.

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Get Long and Lean in 2014 Without Stressing Your Joints


Why do people always tell me that they hate to workout?

99% of the time it boils down to this: they just haven’t found their soulmate workout — that thing that makes them feel so good they wouldn’t even call it work.

Mine is truly PiYo — a stylized blend of Pilates and Yoga moves without any long term holds. It was designed by Chalene Johnson who was one of those exercise adrenaline junkies who knew she needed to incorporate more stretching into her schedule but hated making the time for it. This workout was only available in a gym setting UNTIL NOW!

I heard about this program being designed for home use about a year ago and have been waiting impatiently for it to be released. And now it has. I did my first DVD workout with my challenge group today and even though I had to stay on my knees and modify moves because of my broken foot, I was sweating by the end of the 30 minutes and felt completely stretched and strong at the end.

Here’s what I love about PiYo:

  • NO jumping or running around putting pressure on your joints
  • The moves create strength in your mid-section core muscles that help to stabilize hip joints and alleviate back pain
  • The flow of the movement lengthens and stretches muscles and tendons that get tight when we sit at a desk all day long
  • After practicing this type of exercise you develop a long, lean look.

Now that I am in my late 40s (and I’m not sure when THAT happened!) I have been through too many injuries and aches and pains to be constantly pounding the pavement or stressing my joints all the time. PiYo is a great break from that while it strengthens me in ways that will hold back the aches and pains and it will also slow down the progression of my arthritis.

I will be starting another PiYo challenge group on July 28th to run for 60 days. If you would like to know more about what’s involved, send an email to me at



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I Lost 6 Pounds in 17 Days

This new program from Beachbody is hands-down the EASIEST program they’ve ever put out that fits easily into your life.

I just did a first round and lost 6 pounds by Day 17 (when I fell and broke my foot so bad it required surgery!)

But I am starting another round June 3rd and my goal is to lose 8 pounds in the next 21 Day challenge, even though I won’t be able to do the full workouts. I will modify them and do all that I can.

I would love to have you join me on this next phase of the journey. Contact me!

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My Thoughts About the Ultimate Reset Detox Program

I did this 21-day Ultimate Reset during April 2013 and it was an amazing journey.

There are a lot of detox ideas floating around out there but many of those can do more damage to your body than you know. Anything that is depriving your body of nutrients for more than a day is dangerous. This program is food and supplement based and is designed to help you completely detox and then rebuild your body. It’s not something you should do without putting some thought into it and into how you’re going to schedule it. But for those people who are ready for a truly safe cleansing experience, I can’t recommend this one any higher.

Beachbody has a good deal going right now so I thought I’d share some thoughts with you. You can save $85 buying the Ultimate Reset and vegan Shakeology as a package.

You won’t be alone on this journey but if you have a spouse or a friend who would be interested in doing this program, why not ask them to do it with you?

Ask me your questions at

If you would like to see the scientific research supporting this program or to place an order, click HERE.



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About Kim


Kim Schuld is a fitness and nutrition coach with a B.S. degree in Exercise Physiology & Kinesiology. Kim had to overcome her own 100-pound weight gain after a devastating life event so she understands the struggle millions of people face. She specializes in helping people over 45 years old design their full life fitness plan. Kim is partnered with Beachbody as a coach and independent business owner, and believes that their fitness programs and nutritional products are the best you will find anywhere.