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Gluten-Free Vegan Sugar Cookies

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Sugar Cookies

A cookie with no butter, oil, refined sugar or eggs?  That’s right!  Cut out the junk and still enjoy a delicious dessert! 100% Gluten-free vegan

These are an especially great treat for the holidays!

Gluten-Free Vegan Sugar Cookies:

  • 3/4 cup gluten-free all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • ½ organic banana, mashed until smooth (makes about ¼ cup)
  • 2 tablespoons organic vanilla soy milk
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Dash of salt

Preheat oven to 325F. Combine banana, soy milk, and sugar in a medium mixing bowl.  Slowly add flour, baking soda + powder, and salt. Mix until smooth.  Scoop dough into one-inch balls, and place onto cookie sheet, and top with sprinkles. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, cool, and enjoy. Tip: if you don’t like banana, try applesauce instead.  Give it a try and let me know how you like your Gluten-Free Vegan Sugar Cookies!

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Can Eating Salad make me Fat?

 

Can Eating Salad make me Fat?

Is a salad with dressing really worse than a cheeseburger? A pound of lettuce is going to contribute about 20 calories so there is a negligent amount of macronutrients to worry about in that by itself. The real calories come from what you add to the salad. Let’s take a look to answer your question “Can Eating Salad make me Fat?”:

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Does Salad Dressing cause Weight Gain?

It almost seems silly to compare the two, since their macronutrient ratios are entirely different. However, in terms of calories you would need to add 6-7 tablespoons of Italian Dressing to make a plain salad as unhealhty as a cheeseburger.  That means almost a half of a cup of dressing!  I don’t know anyone who needs that much dressing. What a relief! So I guess we should keep adding dressing to our salads as long as we control our portions, right?

Wrong and let me tell you why. The first ingredient in majority of store-bought dressings is the most overused sweetener in America, and the worst part is? Everyone tells you to stop having it.  You may not know it, but you are defeating the purpose of a healthy salad when you add High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS), with a hint of added flavors and preservatives. What about Fat-Free?  Don’t worry, food companies will sneak in some artificial sweeteners like sucralose or dextrins to make it taste better.

Unfortunately, toxins like these can make it very difficult to lose weight, even if you’re limiting your overall calorie intake.  I suggest you take a look in your refrigerator and read the ingredient label on your salad dressings (or ALL condiments for that matter). If it’s got HFCS, I recommend you chuck it or donate it to your local food drive.

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Healthy Plant-Based Salad with Low Fat Dressing

Many of you may already be aware of this problem, and you probably stock up on organic dressings.  But there’s still a ton of sodium in those too. Hmm! What to do now?  I know I know… create your own salad dressing! It takes 2 minutes or less to whip up a healthier dressing to ensure you’re not putting toxic ingredients in your body. Sounds worth it to me. It’s important to add healthy proteins to your salad and cut down on the processed oils, so I tend to make nut or seed butter dressings like tahini, made from sesame seeds.

Try my mega easy 30-SECOND dressing recipe! It contains more protein than most store-bought dressings.

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Easy Lemon Tahini Dressing

Lemon tahini dressing:

1 TBSP Tahini

1TSP Lemon Juice

1TSP Water

Instructions: Whip together all of the ingredients in a small bowl for one serving. 3 ingredients in 30 seconds? You must think I’m joking!! Seriously I’m not, this is my go-to salad dressing and its as easy as 1 2 3! Give it a try and let me know how you like it! If you eat salad wtih this amazing protein dense dressing you wont be asking “Can Eating Salad make me Fat?” anymore.

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The Vitamin D Deficiency Problem

 

The Vitamin D Deficiency Problem

Video Transcript:  Do you take a multivitamin to ensure that you cover your bases? Or maybe your doctor already diagnosed you with a Vitamin D deficiency and put you on a high dose? 

You’re not alone. The Vitamin D Deficiency Problem affects up to 75% of the population in the U.S. There are 3 main reasons why it’s so common today – 1. the overuse of sunscreen, people treat the sun like it’s full of germs and they’re afraid to get sunlight for a few minutes they’ll catch cancer. It’s beneficial to use sunscreen for longer duration of sunlight, but it’s ok to use spf 8 on occasion to get more vit d. 2. the American lifestyle of having desk jobs, playing on our computers or smartphones all day and spending less time outdoors, and 3. Eating a diet high in processed foods or fast foods. Does this sound familiar? Well If you suffer from any of the following symptoms – keep watching:

  • Weight Gain or Inability to Lose Weight
  • Severe asthma
  • Depression or gloomy moods
  • Weak, Brittle Bones or Bone Pain
  • Cognitive issues or poor mental function
  • Skin rashes like Psoriasis or Dermatitis

If you suffer from any of these symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency the first thing I’d recommend is getting sunshine 15 minutes a day 3 times a week – minimum. An easy way to do this is to do a cardio warmup and stretch outside for your workout. Your body produces vitamin D through skin exposure to UV rays  – so you have to be in direct sunlight (not through a window or in the shade) to boost your D levels. Your improved vitamin D levels can help release norepinephrine and dopamine (similar to an anti-depressant), AND you’ll release endorphins from the exercise which also improves your mood. Win-win.   If you live in a climate where that’s just not possible, then try to get your vit D from whole food sources of fat such as nuts, seeds, and oils.  The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for the average adult is 600IU (international units) or higher.

The benefits of having healthy levels of Vitamin D is:

  • Lower risk of getting type II diabetes
  • Weight Loss or lower body fat
  • Helps with the absorption of calcium into your bones which is why you’ll notice that calcium supplements also contain vitamin D

Before you start going overboard with getting rays of sun every day let me just warn you that there are some side effects from having an overdose of Vitamin D: Here’s what to watch out for:

  •  Increased risk of skin cancer or sunburn by getting too much sun
  • Obtaining more than 4000IU per day can be a health risk, increasing your blood calcium levels which can lead to kidney stones.
  • Foods fortified with Vit D  – typically means the natural source of Vit D has been stripped from the food in processing and they needed to reapply the vitamin to the food to make you think its healthy and compete for your business.

Remember – spend about 15 minutes a day 3 days a week to get sufficient vitamin D levels, avoid fortified foods, only supplement if you are allergic to the sun or suffer from a severe Vitamin D deficiency, and make sure you don’t overdo it. Too much of anything can be bad!

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Top 7 Reasons to Ditch Meat

 

Top 7 Reasons to Ditch Meat

Do you need meat to be healthy? Yes – you need meat on your bones to be healthy and to sustain life. However, no, you don’t need to EAT meat from animals to have meat on your own bones. You can obtain a heavy dose of protein and essential vitamins from meat, and you can even lose weight by restricting calories and eliminating processed foods while eating meat. What you need to ask yourself is, is it worth it to put your health at risk in order to keep eating meat? Despite what the Atkins or Paleo diet trends have been saying, there is plenty of evidence that has debunked Paleo myths about eating meat for good health.  Despite popular belief, meat does not convert to meat on your bones unless you are working out and strength training. Protein breaks down into amino acids before ever reaching your muscles.  Something to remember: Muscles are built in the gym, and FAT is built in the kitchen. Take a look at the top 7 reasons to ditch meat and just say NO to eating meat:

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7 Reasons to Ditch Meat | Stop Eating Meat

 

  1. Meat is high in cholesterol, and not the good kind. One steak (308g) constitutes 278mg of cholesterol.  High LDL cholesterol can cause increase blood pressure and cause atherosclerosis which leads to heart disease. The truth is, cholesterol is not an essential dietary nutrient because our bodies produce healthy levels of cholesterol without food. Has your doctor ever told you to raise their cholesterol? Doubtful, so don’t worry about it being too low.  Vegans average an overall cholesterol level of 133, while omnivores have levels of 200+.
  2. Meat is extremely high in saturated fats, which are different than plant fats (or oils) because animal fat becomes solid at room temperature. These types of fat can increase cholesterol in the blood and increase risk of stroke and heart disease.  Studies show that vegans are 33% less likely than omnivores to have a heart attack.
  3. Meat is very dense in calories, which makes it quite easy to overeat.  Typically it takes the brain 20 minutes to send signals to your body that indicate you are full and satiated.  If it takes 5 minutes to eat a 250 calorie beef dog or burger, you might be in trouble and have enough time to eat up to 4X as many calories as your body needs before you start to “feel” full. If this isn’t enough reason to ditch meat, keep reading.
  4. Meat contains minimal carbohydrates, and that’s a bummer because carbs fuel our brains!  Ever feel groggy or tired after a meaty meal?  You might need some healthy carbs.
  5. The amount of protein in meat is much higher than our bodies can handle in the longrun.  Extra protein builds up and causes kidney stones.  If left untreated then it can result in kidney failure. 
  6. Meat contains no fiber, which means you’ll probably get constipated if you don’t eat loads of fibrous vegetables or take psyllium husk supplements to help you digest.
  7. Meat grows bacteria, which can cause e. coli infections and awful digestive issues like diarrhea. Just say NO to meat.  Now that you know at least 7 reasons to ditch meat, will you?

 

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Meat Can Cause Digestive Issues and Chronic Disease

“But it tastes so good!” and “I need my protein!”  Don’t worry, there are plenty of delicious plant-based proteins you can have instead.  In fact, most plant-based foods contain at least 8% of its calories from protein. Fruits have the lowest protein content between 5-8% usually, while green leafy vegetables, beans, nuts and seeds have up to 20% protein content.  There is a wide variety of plant based proteins. Take a look at the following high protein plant foods. I hope these are enough Reasons to Ditch Meat. 🙂

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There’s Lots to Eat instead of Meat – Try a Vegan Diet!

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Why Do I Have Sugar Cravings?

 

Why Do I Have Sugar Cravings?

Getting to the Bottom of This Common Craving

Find out if you have the hidden condition that causes sugar cravings and endless health problems. Get answers to your question “Why do I have sugar cravings?”

The health issue I am going to talk about today is the leading cause of sugar cravings.  Here is a list of symptoms that you may have this condition:

·         Nail fungus or athlete’s foot
·         Craving alcohol or sugar
·         Bloating, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, gas, leaky gut, or other digestive issues
·         Having an autoimmune disease
·         Having symptoms of ADHD/ADD
·         brain fog upon waking up
·         poor memory
·         irritability, mood swings, anxiety, depression
·         sebborheic dermatitis, eczema,
·         vaginal or prostate infections; itching
·         severe skin allergies to fabrics, seasonal allergies
·         hormone imbalances
·         thrush

If any of those symptoms apply to you, then you might be suffering from Candida Yeast Overgrowth! Candida Albicans is a naturally occurring yeast in the human body for both men and women.  You may recognize this as a female problem, but yeast infections are only one of the many attributes of Candida Yeast Overgrowth.  It’s a good idea to try a candida elimination diet if you have symptoms. Here are some risk factors that can lead to this nasty condition:

·         being treated with antibiotics on multiple occasions, or long-term use of antibiotics
·         consuming dairy products or meats that were from animals treated with antibiotics
·         eating a high-sugar diet or highly processed carbohydrates
·         having a high stress lifestyle
·         taking oral contraceptives
·         binge drinking or regular alcohol consumption
·         being exposed to molds or chemicals
·         consuming toxic metals like Mercury, food chemicals like MSG, or tap water.

Dieting for Candida isn’t something that people typically talk about, and is not something that medical doctors typically will test for either.  It might be something for you to bring up to your doctor and ask for testing.  Before you follow through with testing, fill out this questionnaire and see how likely it is that you do in fact have Candida Albicans: Questionaire for Candida.

Most of the information you find online about candida elimination base their foods around meats, poultry, fish, eggs, and even supplements not suitable for vegans or vegetarians.  Unfortunately, vegans are given the least flexibility with Candida Elimination diets because we don’t eat animal products and most of us base our meals around starches or fruits, which can give yeast an environment to thrive. So, I’ve decided to put some time into sharing my experience with candida elimination on a plant-based diet.  I’ve broken the diet into a few phases.

 

First, kill off as much candida as possible within the first week on the diet.  The initial phase of this diet is a Candida Cleanse.  It includes meals based upon whole grains, nuts, seeds, vegetables, legumes, and low-sugar fruit.  The first week can feel terrible, as there are Candida die-off symptoms (known as the Herxheimer reaction).  As miserable as it may feel in the beginning, the more symptoms you experience, the more likely you are actually making progress with eliminating candida.  Here is a list of Herxheimer Reaction symptoms:

·         Nausea or vomiting
·         Headache, fatigue, dizziness,
·         Swollen glands
·         Increased joint or muscle pain
·         Elevated heart rate (tachycardia)
·         irregular heart beats (heart palpitations)
·         sweating, fever, or chills
·         sinus infections
·         hypotension
·         anxiety

Surprisingly, a major sign of die-off is worsening symptoms of your typical candida overgrowth:

  • stronger sugar cravings
  • skin rashes or lesions
  • digestive issues
  • vaginal or prostate infections

It can be tricky to tell whether or not you are making progress or getting worse, because everyone has different symptoms.  The good news is, I can help!  Contact me for Nutrition Coaching or stay updated with my next blog which will include the candida elimination cleanse, recipes for fighting candida, and more information on how to combat Candida Albicans while maintaining a plant-based diet for optimal health.

Written by Kelly Gibson on 1/1/2015

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Don’t Psych Yourself Out

 

Don’t Psych Yourself Out

Tell yourself you can and you WILL! The number one reason for failure in a workout program is lack of motivation. This can mean a lot of things. Maybe you took an unscheduled day off, and feel like you have already failed. Perhaps your legs hurt on your last set of squats and you can’t put yourself through the pain anymore. Or, you tell yourself there are more important things to do with your time. Besides, it sure is easy to sit on the couch and eat popcorn all night, so where is the motivation to work out? It’s natural and easy to excuse yourself from exercising, but giving up is not going to bring results! Don’t psych yourself out of reaching your goals.

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Wake. Run. Lift. Eat. Sleep. Repeat. Build Healthy Exercise Habits.

The only workout you regret is the one you don’t do! Set your standards high and give yourself the benefit of the doubt to reach your dreams no matter how long it takes or how hard it will be. Stick to anything for long enough, and you will perfect your skill. If you try to make exercise easy, you are cheating yourself. No pain, no gain! Your body cannot produce change if it does not “feel” change. You need to be challenged in everything that you do, or you will frustrate yourself more and more that you are exercising and not seeing results. Forget about dieting and starving yourself. Focus on lifestyle changes that will get you to where you want to be without a chance of going back.

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Benefits of Phytonutrients

 

Benefits of Phytonutrients

Phytonutrients are organic yet chemical-like substances only existent in plants such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, teas, and nuts.  Although they are not “essential” for human life, the benefits of phytonutrients are their health-promoting properties.  Phytonutrients come in many classes, such as flavonoids, carotenoids, and phytoestrogens.

3 Foods with Phytonutrients: Moringa, Chlorella, and Spirulina

If you are wondering “why would I eat these?” let me explain the benefits of phytonutrients.  Flavonoids are compounds that are known to have antiviral, anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant affects on the human body. Carotenoids are naturally occurring pigments responsible for coloration of fruits and vegetables.  They provide a source of vitamin A, protect the body from free radicals, and are known to lower mortality rate from chronic illnesses.  Phytoestrogens are compounds (most notably contained in soy) that mimic the function of the hormone estrogen, and is known to lower risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and breast cancer.

“Moringa is a nutrient-rich superfood that’s packed with more vitamin A than carrots, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, more vitamin C than oranges, and more potassium than bananas. No wonder moringa is considered to be one of the most nutrient-rich plants on earth. Moringa has natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and is known to promote energy, vitality, athletic performance, and weight loss, while boosting the immune system and protecting against disease.

Spirulina – this high-protein blue-green algae superfood can help boost your immune system, as well asregulate cholesterol and blood pressure levels. Spirulina is one of the few plant sources of vitamin B12, and provides high concentrations of amino acids, chelated minerals, pigmentations, rhamnose sugars (complex natural plant sugars), trace elements, and enzymes—all in an easily assimilable form.

Chlorella is a blue-green algae superfood that has an amazing ability to cleanse the blood, digestive system, and liver of toxins and heavy metals. It regulates blood sugar, helps lower cholesterol, promotes healthy blood pressure, heals wounds, enhances the immune system, and battles free radicals. Chlorella also contains high concentrations of iron and B-complex vitamins.” 

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How to Choose a Personal Trainer

 

How to Choose a Personal Trainer

Special points of interest:  Accreditations  First impressions  Results-oriented  Realistic goals  Setting the bar

1. Before you jump the gun, find out if your Personal Trainer is certified through a top accredited program (such as NASM, ACE, or NCSA). Most certifications only require passing an exam, which means almost anybody could take the test. You want to make sure it was a challenging & reputable program that ensures the trainer is well trained and knowledgeable in fitness for a variety of clients. Also make sure he/she is AED/CPR or First Aid certified and has obtained a legal business license. If they don’t take their business seriously, you shouldn’t take them seriously either.

2. Does your trainer LOVE his/her job and seem passionate about it? This one is a no-brainer. First impressions are truly invaluable when meeting a Personal Trainer. If your trainer seems pressed for time, has little to say or looks uninterested in conversation – you probably should turn the other direction.

3. What results did past clients have? Ask if your trainer can share testimonials or can get you in touch with another client for a second opinion. If your trainer has not helped other people achieve a new level of fitness, don’t expect miracles to happen when it’s your turn. However, if he/ she is a new trainer, just make sure you are treated with respect and he/ she demonstrates a genuine interest in reaching your goals. If your trainer is arrogant or makes you feel inferior during the initial consultation, which is not a good sign.

4. Are they setting realistic goals with you, or are they making false promises? Typically, one should not plan on losing more than 3 pounds of fat per week. Do not let someone fool you into thinking they can get you down 50 pounds your first month. While nobody wants to be told it will take 6 months to get into shape, being lied to is going to hurt you more. Does your trainer practice what they preach? Ask them how they stay in shape and see what they say. If they give a detailed description of how often they work out and what types of healthy foods they eat, they are probably a good trainer for you.

Many trainers have naturally fit bodies which is why they chose this career path, but sometimes you need to find one that works hard to stay fit so they can understand what you are going through. Volume 1, Issue 6 by Kelly Irish Decisions, Decisions… In conclusion, go with your gut to choose a personal trainer. If a trainer seems honest and genuine with you, and you can trust what they say, you have found a good match. Don’t let a pressure sale or cheap price choose a peronal trainer for you.

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Why You Need A Personal Trainer

 

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Do you need a personal trainer? Read these tips to find out why it’s so beneficial to have one. In-home Personal Trainers give you the Whole Package and more.

Motivation | Accountability | Save Time | Save Money | Greater Efficiency

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Is Personal Training the Best Job?

 

Find out if Personal Training is the Best Job to Have

Let me Start by telling you How I Ended up in this Career

When I was a little girl, I would spend much of my time outdoors, from sledding down the hills in our backyard in the winter to running through the sprinklers in the summer.  I grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania and my favorite childhood memories include playing summer youth softball and achieving the all-star ranking.  I dreamed of becoming a professional athlete and I continued my joys of playing softball from childhood to high school to college.  I enjoyed basketball, cross country running, snowboarding, skating, and more.  There is no doubt that playing sports had a positive effect on my social, mental, and physical health. But, becoming a pro was more of a dream than a reality.

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My youth as an athlete. I loved to play ball and skateboard.

So, could I transfer this love for fitness to a career in Personal Training?

Well, in high school I thought it would be a cool job, but to be honest, I didn’t even consider it when I was in college. I was so out of shape, and I never thought I could start a career as a chubby trainer! My college degree was in Biological Engineering because I dreamed of designing treatments or cures for medical diseases. I always had a passion to help people, and to make the world a better place for all people.  In 2010, I graduated from Penn State University and moved to Arizona to enjoy the beautiful sunny weather and big city life.  I met my husband shortly after living here and we eventually moved into a house together.  When I was pregnant with my son, I started to take my own health very seriously. I spent much of my time learning about nutrition. Little did I know, diet and exercise are the leading cause of most chronic diseases in the United States!  After doing some research, my eyes were opened to the harsh realities of how genetically modified foods and pharmaceutical drugs can negatively impact human health.  I quickly transitioned to a plant-based (vegan) diet and signed up for the NASM Personal Trainer Certification in hopes of losing weight in a healthy way.

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Kelly Gibson, 2010 Penn State Graduate

I started to consider making Personal Training my next job, but I still had my doubts that I’d ever get fit enough. 

Once my son Vincent was born, it became a priority for me to stick to a workout program to get rid of my excess baby weight.  I lost weight very quickly with my newfound knowledge of diet & nutrition, and that led me to believe I really could become a Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach! I wanted to teach others how to do what I did.  Had I known the things I know now (back in college), I would have been in the fitness industry years ago.   I was so excited about starting a new career because I sincerely wanted to help other people look and feel their best.

The Weight Loss Story that Made it all Happen

I had gained over 50 pounds during my pregnancy. By that point, I was ready to commit to my health and get the body I always wanted. I transitioned to eating a plant based diet for weight loss after I spent several months studying nutrition on my own.  It became apparent that the most successful weight loss diets require eating less meat, less dairy products, and less cholesterol. Dietary cholesterol is only present in animal-based foods, and I wasn’t interested in having any foods in my diet that could hold me back from my goal. Everything I read would suggest we increase whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. I wanted to focus on eating the highest quality foods for weight loss, and avoid the lower quality foods for weight gain.  At this point, it was pretty clear to me what I needed to do to get fit and healthy – go vegan!

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I gained 50 pounds during my pregnancy and had alot of work ahead of me to lose the weight!

So, that’s what I did. Like many of you, I got tired of the misinformation shared on the internet, the calorie restriction diets, and getting nutrition advice from bloggers and sales reps (especially those who have no credentials to make health claims.)  Health was also very important to me, as I wanted to stay healthy for my newborn son and didn’t want to rely on supplements or diet pills. I learned about plant-based diets from a variety of reputable websites such as www.pcrm.org, www.nutritionfacts.org, and from several nutrition books and videos. I watched “Forks over Knives” and “Food Inc”, as well as video footage of how animals are raised for food. I watched several videos to learn how food is made in factories including the processing of meat, cheese, butter, and poultry.  After becoming educated, it was easy to transition to veganism as my new lifestyle of health, compassion, and fitness. A whole foods plant-based diet helped me lose weight and feel great! I’ve never felt better.

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From uncontrollable pregnancy weight to bikini body!

Starting in January 2012, I spent most of my free time learning new vegan recipes, reading food labels to find vegan products, and learning about fitness and nutrition. During this transition I lost 75 pounds in 10 months.  So, I took the plunge! I opened a Fitness & Nutrition business in September 2012 and called it Kelly Athletics, because I like to take a fun athletic approach to fitness.  I was finally able to help other women and moms lose weight too! Did I mention Personal Training is the best job ever?! I had so much fun working with other moms and women who had the same struggles that I did. They were inspired by my story, motivated by the outcome, and driven to succeed too.

The twist to the story… Personal Trainers can earn just as much as Engineers!  (Curious what we charge? Go here.)

I don’t feel like I wasted my engineering degree. In fact, the work ethic and skills I developed in college have led me to where I am today.  I don’t let anything stop me from achieving my goals, and that is what I thank engineering school for. After a year of maintaining my weight loss, I experienced an amazing reward for the hard work I have put into my health & fitness journey. I became the featured cover model & weight loss story in Woman’s World magazine! Go here to see the January 2014 weekly issue that I was the cover for. I am so thrilled that I had the chance to share my story with millions of readers! Since staying active after college can be tough on us, I decided to focus my work on young women and moms who need help getting fit.  It is my passion to incorporate fun training into my exercise programs to make working out more athletic in nature and enjoyable for my clients! There’s nothing like feeling young when you’re getting old! I still feel excited to help more people as a Gluten Free Vegan Trainer, and not only will I keep doing it, I live for it! Yes, Personal Training IS the best job!

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Written by Kelly Gibson on September 2, 2012.  Gluten Free Vegan Trainer Online.  Revised March 7, 2017.

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