I am so very excited to announce that I am published! I have put a lot of time and effort into writing this book, and I am even more excited to share it with you!

Book is available on Amazon in Paperback and ebook. 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1973449250/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_1FJjAb5P1X3PJ

Book signing party to come! Thank you in advance for your support! 🌿💖💪🏽
 
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Motivational Monday: Progression

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Hi Everyone, and Happy Monday to you all! I don’t have a lot to write today, but I just want to encourage you all today to be your best, and take steps towards progression everyday. You can listen or read motivational material all day, but the truth is it is up to you whether you are going to be the change that you want to see. So today think progression. Be in a constant state of “better,” and never give up.  Be well you guys.

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

-Dominique

Thoughtful Thursday: Greasy Food

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Hi Everyone and Happy Thursday to you all! I have a confession to make… I have been eating terribly since Saturday. I don’t know what is going on! I just want comfort food! It is no coincidence that yesterday just so happen to be National Greasy Food Day. Although I have been indulging in bad foods this week, I am still reminded of what these foods will do to me in the long run.

Consider how you feel after you eat greasy food. You feel heavy, tired, and sluggish. It is more than likely you will be good and ready for a nap after. The fact is greasy food is just fat. Too much saturated, trans fat, and bad cholesterol will eventually clog your arteries and lead to all kinds of health problems.

Immediate affects may include weight gain, bloating, and acne. Long term affects include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease or stroke. I am sure most of you already know this information. My intentions are not to harp on you, but to give you a sense of awareness. Although I love the warm feeling of comfort food, I know I have to make smart decisions for my long term health. That is not to say I won’t have bad food every once in a while, but everyday is too much. We should eat with the purpose of nourishing our bodies; not destroying it. I will definitely try to do better for the remainder of the week. I hope you do too. Be well you guys.

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

-Dominique

P.S. Lunch from today 🙂

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Wellness Wednesday: Are You Overeating?

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday to you all. This Wellness Wednesday I would like to talk to you about portion control. I had the pleasure of reading an article on the website www.theguardian.com and they were examining this very epidemic. It seems everywhere you go food is getting bigger and bigger, and the result is that Americans waists are getting wider and wider.  Published this recent May 2017, they (www.theguardian.com) noted that the White House and FDA would be changing food labels to better reflect the influx in portion sizes and to present new serving sizes that reflect how people actually eat.  I have a major problem with this! If we know that our people are overweight, then why would you try to normalize our current portion sizes when we know it can be detrimental to their health?  I am shocked and a bit disgusted.

Although this information is upsetting, there are things in which you can do in your personal and family life that don’t follow the “new rules” being put in place. Here are my tips to keeping your plate under control.

Use the My Plate model – Make half of your plate fruits and veggies, about one quarter grains, and one quarter protein. There are more details that go into this model, but this is the basic. Be a model citizen by making a model plate.

Split your plate – This is especially important when you are going out to eat. Some restaurants are loading you up with more food than ever. When your plate comes, ask for a to go box. Split your meal in half right then and there, and save the rest for later. Now that’s cutting calories!

Never eat until you’re full – Never ever do this one. One way to prevent this is just by eating a little slower. Drink a glass of wster before eating. It will also prevent you from eating too much. Enjoy your food. Engage in conversation around dinner and lunch time. This gives your brain time to catch up with your stomach to determine where you are in regards to becoming full.

Everything in moderation – Have that candy or chocolate. Eat that cake and ice cream, but in moderation. Take special care with these portion sizes because sugar will eventually turn into fat, which will increase your waistline.

High Fiber/Low Sugar, Fat, and Sodium – Choose foods high in fiber and low in sugar, fat, sodium. These are general guidelines for your overall health. Fiber will keep your digestion on track, and the more sugar, fat, and sodium you have, the more you are going to want to eat. It is sad to say, but these are the ingredients that make us want to eat more because they taste good. Be cautious of these at all times.

So there you have it. My tips for not overeating. Stay strong in the fight against portion control. Be well you guys!

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

-Dominique

Tackle Your Tuesday 

The absolute best way to tackle any day! Don’t get mad at me though when I nourish it every now and then with chocolate! Hehehe!… In all seriousness though nourish your body and it will definitely take care of you. Be well you guys! 

🌿💖💪

-Dominique

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May Reflections

 Hello Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Wednesday! Reflecting on this month, all in all it has been a good one. I have moved into new directions, and more than ever making every step to keep living my purpose. This month we talked about embracing all you. I gave you 8 tips to managing your mental health in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. I also gave you some advice on people to let go in your life as well as 6 alternatives to ice cream, yum! It has definitely been a busy month, but an exciting one as well. Like I have said before, I feel like I (and many people around me) are in a season of transition. My husband and I are moving into new things. My girls are out of school for the summer, and my son keeps growing and talking more everyday. I am also staying consistent with my workouts online (I hope you join me sometime) and not online… hehehe! I hope your May was filled with love, joy, and opportunities of growth and learning. It is never to late to turn it around. I want to keep encouraging you to be the best version of you possible. You can achieve a life full of wellness (Physically, mentally, and spiritually). Let’s get ready for the summer whoo hoo! I’ll be right here providing you with more inspiration, motivation, and more Well & Fit Coaching health and fitness tips. Be well you guys. See you soon!

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

-Dominique

 

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Tackle Your Tuesday: Take a Break and Move!!!

Hi Everyone, and Happy Tuesday to you! Today was very productive and it moved rather quickly, but one think I forgot to do was take a break and MOVE! I blame it on the hot weather here in Southern California, but it was mostly me (hehehe!).

Today’s inspiration actually came from and Instagram post I came across from @busyprobalance. Periodically she makes these posts that remind you to get up and move even while you are at work. The funny thing is I also had this in my notes to blog about today, but didn’t do it myself…. I guess I will get back tomorrow.

The majority of the time we can get so wrapped up in our work (I call it being in my zone), that we can forget to take a break. Go outside and refocus your energy. Give your eyes  a break from starring at the computer screen or dealing with difficult customers. A favorite quote of mine has always been, “Just find time to be”. Once your done come back inside a hit it hard again, but with a fresh mind and body. Let’s make our best effort to Tackle Our Tuesday… or Wednesday… or everyday! Remember to always take a break and move. Be well you guys.

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

-Dominique

Below are some exercises you can do right at your desk if you don’t have enough time to go outside:

 

Wellness Wednesday: My Picky Eater 


Hi Everyone! Happy Wednesday! I hope you all had a wonderful day. I am personally enjoying this sunshine in California! 

So today or should I say this evening (many evenings as a matter of fact) I think I have reached my breaking point with my 6 year old. SHE WILL NOT EAT VEGETABLES!… or even some fruit for that matter. I try to let her pick and choose what she likes. We used to eat it altogether on the count of 1, 2, 3 as a family, but that really doesn’t work anymore. She even recognizes it when it’s in a smoothie! I just don’t know. I definitely cannot let this pattern continue. Thank God she is on a multi vitamin so she is getting her daily dose of nutrients but it is so frustrating. Futhermore I am not one of those parents that will force her to eat it either. 

I need your guys help! Instead of me giving you advice, let’s try it the other way around. What have you guys done with your picky eaters that was successful? Do you have any new tips for me? If you read my blog you know how much I care for not only my wellness, but my family’s as well. 

Please help me! Lol! I’ll be patiently waiting for your reply. Be well you guys, and good luck with your picky eaters as well!

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

-Dominique

Tackle Your Tuesday: Watering What You Don’t Want

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Well it’s that time again… Happy Tuesday to you. I hope you had an amazing day. Today my topic of discussion hit me right this morning as I was driving to work. I was listening to Joel Osteen, and he was preaching about feeding your destiny. I thought hey, this might be just what I need to start the day, and it completely was. In one particular part of his sermon, he talked about watering the weeds in your life. He said. “Stop watering what you don’t want,” This definitely steered me into an “Ahha…” moment.

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I can begin to think of many situations, including my own, where we as human beings continuously dwell of the past. We put energy into past fights, hurts, and upsets. Always feeding our own negativity. He also talked about hanging around discouraging people. Whether it be a friend, coworker, or a family member. His advice was not to water the weeds of your life, and that is exactly how you tackle ANY DAY!

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What are you watering in your life that you don’t want? It can be eating unhealthy, worrying too much, arguing with a loved one, or even your lack of exercise. I think one of the greatest things we water is our past. Being done wrong and not learning to forgive and move on. It is just like what I taught in my prenatal group today, we are all a work in progress. No one is perfect, but you can make the right choice not to water those bad influences in your life. Learn to forgive, and let it go. Practice day in and day out not to water what you don’t want. It is time to take control of the life you want. Make the decision today, and as always be well.

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

-Dominique

Wellness Wednesday: Berries, A Delicious Snack and a Boost to Your Diet

Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday! I hope you all had a great day. Mine seemed to just fly by with everything going on at work, but I kind of like it that way because it helps the day go by faster. Although I love my job, I love being at home with my family even more.

Any who… in honor of Wellness Wednesday, I am going to try my best to bring you information about food, drink, and restaurants that are beneficial to help you live a healthier life. Today I will bring you some information on berries. Why berries you say?… Well it seems that more than a berry of two comes across my path every week, lol!

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The most popular berries include strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries, cranberries, black raspberries, and cherries (…and yes cherries are a berry). My personal favorites are cranberries, preferably dried cranberries.

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As you probably already know, berries are great antioxidants that help fight free radicals (cancer causing agents). The are also full of vitamin C, K, and E that help you continue to stay well. They also have fiber to keep you regular, and potassium which is an electrolyte that helps different muscles (including your heart) perform properly. In addition they boost your metabolism, helping you to fight stubborn body fat.

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So as you can see berries have all kinds of benefits. Try them in your smoothies, yogurts, desserts, or on their own (with no syrup). I haven’t found a berry that I don’t like yet. Whatever your favorite or whatever new one you try, you can be certain that you are making another stride to living and more Well & Fit life.

Be well.

-Dominique