Are you wasting money on a gym membership?

Slimmer healthier me

As I look back on my journey of yo-yo dieting, trying to find every way imaginable to lose weight, diet pills, quick fixes and broken promises. I am truly thankful for Team Beachbody. Before joining Team Beachbody I was on a health & wellness journey. This journey has spanned well over 15 years, but where did it get me exactly? Nowhere… can you relate? Have you had that gym membership only to find yourself wasting that money month after month? I tell you, I have been a member of Bally’s Total Fitness, I used to drag my sister to Lucille Roberts because I didn’t want to go by myself and God forbid I exercise in the presence of men. I felt that Lucille Roberts was safe because it was all women. I loved doing their step aerobics. Am I showing my age here?? Anyhow, that didn’t last long, because as soon as the weather started to get a little chilly and the sun went down a little earlier, I found myself shying away from traveling to the gym and snuggling up with a bowl of ice cream and cookies while the heat blasted and my television program kept me entertained. Besides joining Lucille Roberts twice… yes twice, I have joined many other small gyms in my neighborhood including Curves and the local recreation center, only to see that money go to waste and watch my waist line continue to increase. Now what comes along with not holding up your side of the bargain to get to that gym? Guilt! I would feel so guilty. I would tell  myself “now you know you should go to the gym”, but the laziness and the tiredness from working all day would literally take over my actions and as I would try to drag myself there every now and then, eventually I stopped going altogether. I could have probably been a very rich woman by now if I would have put all that money spent into a gym membership into an IRA or 401k, instead I wasted a lot of money and a lot of time. Does this sound familiar? Do you have that gym membership with the best intentions of getting there? I understand. Do you have your salads and your baby carrots in your lunch bag all to realize that by the end of the day, not only are you exhausted but you are starving?!? Trust me, I’ve been there. But I am here to let you know that you don’t have to waste your money on a gym membership anymore, you don’t have to starve because you’ve been munching on carrots and salad all day. First of all not getting enough nutrition is the number one reason for fatigue and secondly getting to the gym is getting harder and harder for busy folks like us. Let me ask you a question. If I could show you a better way to feed your body, get that nutrition your body is craving and have you get the best exercise to get your body fit and trim in only a few minutes a day without having to leave your house how would that sound? I know it sounds too good to be true right? I thought the same thing when my husband had this small package shipped to our house. I was really annoyed because I was so tired of all the hype surrounding weight loss things that just DID NOT WORK! However, what was in this package was so different than anything I had ever done before in my life. I told you I was a member of just about every gym out there but this program brought the gym to me without any weights or heavy equipment, none of that. All I needed was a mat and a DVD player it was brilliant. Oh, by the way, I was not new to working out at home. I was a huge fan of Billy Blank’s TaeBo but that kept my weight at such a plateau. I had even purchased his boot-camp but… nothing. So, as you can see, I was really on a quest for a program that would help me lose weight, tone my stomach, thighs, arms, increase my endurance and give me that energy I needed throughout the day. I found it in Shaun T’s Insanity. That’s what was in that box!! Insanity from what I know now is one of the toughest workouts in the Team Beachbody collection but I am here to tell you that if you want insane results in only 30 days, DO IT!! Before starting Insanity, I had taken up running (another attempt to lose weight and get healthy). I did lose weight. But running literally makes you skin and bones. If you are not building muscle and getting that necessary nutrition, running can run your body into the ground. I became a lover of running however, I found myself becoming very thin, frail and even sickly. I guess the calories I was burning with running was more than I was taking in and my body was not responding well to that at all. I was feeling more tired than usual and was getting cramps in my stomach frequently. I thought I was doing everything right, I was following a training guide, a nutrition guide, this guide and that guide but something just wasn’t right, nothing worked! So, I decided to take a small break from running. During this time my husband was following the Insanity program to the max, he was looking GOOD! I started to get a little jealous… so one day when he was out, I decided to pop that DVD into our player and I literally got the workout I had never had before. I exercised with the DVD everyday, I felt my endurance increase, my aching knees (oh, I forgot to mention that while running my knees used to hurt like CRAZY!) started feeling better and I felt stronger, more alert and I started to gain muscle. Everyone around me started to notice,but I never mentioned that this was what I was doing, they all thought it was from running. I am here to tell you today that the biggest mistake you can ever make is to keep something great to yourself. I wish I would have told everyone because these products are absolutely amazing!!  OK, so that was a little over 2 years ago. I had no idea what Team Beachbody was, here I am working in a classroom with the Dept. of Education, all the while trying to stay fit and healthy just like everyone else in the world right? I am doing my Insanity, because of it I get back into my running feeling great (as a matter of fact I am running my first marathon this year), losing weight, gaining muscle and just enjoying feeling healthy for once in my life. Fast forward to today. No more High Blood Pressure. No more Tiredness. No more Headaches. No more PMS Symptoms. No more Mood Swings. No more Cravings. I feel so much more in control of my life. I am about to step away from my full-time job to fully pursue my passion of helping others lose weight and get healthy all because of the great success I have had with these products. I have since added Shakeology to my diet which is by far THE HEALTHIEST MEAL OF THE DAY. I am finally at my ideal weight, my energy is through the roof, my attitude about myself has changed, my relationships have gotten stronger and I am an all around better person. I say all that to say this. You can lose that weight you so desperately have been trying to lose. Yes it took me 15 years… why? Because I didn’t know then what I know now. Two years ago when I was introduced to the Team Beachbody products I had no idea what it would do for my health, my weight, my family’s health and their weight. My children love the Shakeology, we exercise together, it has literally brought us closer as a family. My sister and brother-in-law use the products, my best friends use the products. We have all seen dramatic results from using these products and you can too. Don’t wait any longer, if you have been trying and struggling, here is your answer. You will get the nutrition your body needs and deserve and get the exercise your body needs and deserves. As you age your body naturally needs more attention. Give it the attention it craves. If you are ready to make a change in your life fill out the form below and I will contact you and get you started on a program that is sure to fit your needs I understand that everybody’s needs are different and that is the beauty of Team Beachbody, we have programs designed for everyone, including you. So, don’t wait any longer fill out the form below and get started today. I hope you enjoyed reading about my health journey and as your potential health coach I look forward to being apart of your journey with you. The good news is it will only take you a few weeks not 15 years! Have a wonderful day and I look forward to speaking with you. 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Best Regards,


Join My T-25 Challenge Group Webinar

On August 3rd at 7pm I am  holding a T-25 Challenge Group WebinarWill YOU BE THERE? I have to admit that I would never like to suggest something that I have not had any first hand experience at myself, so for 5 days I took part in the program that I am going to share with you, just to see what kinds of results I could really achieve in 5 days. Boy oh Boy was I surprised!! When I took my before and after pictures and measurements… I was blown away. As you can see from the pictures, I lost inches off my waist and my ab muscles really started to shine through. Let me remind you… these results were from only 5 days of following the program!! So I am here to tell you that there is no more need for excuses. Have you been trying to lose weight? Have you been meaning to get to the gym but just can’t seem to get there? Me too… I can relate! Don’t know exactly where or how to start? Don’t worry, I am here to show you the way. On Sunday, I will introduce you to a life that you never knew existed. I will teach you and guide you every step of the way but your first step is to register for the webinar. It’s Free and it will only be 1 hour long, but trust me in that 1 hour you will come away with a renewed sense of self. So, again, I invite you to join me this Sunday, August 3rd at 7pm. Mark your calendar. Once you register you will receive an email on how to log into this Free Live webinar with yours truly. I can’t wait to share all this great information with you. Until then. Have a wonderful week and I’ll see you Sunday online.

Best Regards,

Danielle K Howell (DKHealthy1)

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Why Exercise?

Why should I take time out of my very busy schedule to exercise? Why is my doctor telling me that I need to lose weight? Who cares if my blood pressure is a little high and my energy is a low? We are all going to die someday right?

Are these questions coming into your head or out of your mouth? If they are, then you need to take time to read this post. Exercise is the prevention of all the things that is unhealthy. Exercise gives you more energy. Exercise lowers your blood pressure. Exercise helps you lose weight and exercise can add years to your life. Exercise is the one thing that is standing in your way of becoming he healthiest version of yourself. With the incorporation of exercise into your day mixed with healthier eating and a positive outlook on life, you can absolutely transform yourself life a butterfly. Are you happy popping those blood pressure pills every day? Are you happy barely having the energy to do much after work? I already know that the answer is NO. But what can you do about it right? I understand, I was there, feeling just like you. I was on blood pressure medication, water pills, was tired all the time and could not get rid of that annoying kangaroo pouch at the bottom of my stomach. I was not happy with myself or my life . So what did I do? I ate more, I drank more alcohol and I immersed myself in television watching. Yes, I exercised every now and then but never stuck to it and it never made a positive impact on my health. It wasn’t until I realized that if I didn’t make up my mind about getting healthier that my health would only get worse. The doctors wanted to keep me in the hospital to monitor my blood pressure at one point. My oldest daughter was born 3lbs 2oz due to my pre-eclampsia. My weight would go up and down until I finally decided to make that change. And when I did, my blood pressure stabilized, I no longer had those crazy PMS cravings and my taste for excessive alcohol went away!! I started exercising and the more I exercised, the more I enjoyed it, the more I enjoyed it, better I felt and the better I felt the better life seemed to get. So don’t think that nobody understands where you are right now because I do. I have been there and back again. But it all starts with you. It starts with your decision to get healthy and make that lifestyle change. I am here, I can help you if you are ready. Fill out the form below and let me help you become that person you’ve always wanted to become. Let me teach you how to eat healthier and incorporate more exercise into your day. Let me show you the way. Feeling great is too good to keep to myself. That is why I decided to become a Holistic life coach and specialize in Health, Fitness and Weight Loss. I understand the need and I know people are struggling with sticking to a program. Don’t feel like a failure anymore. You are a winner and I will prove it to you. Contact me today. See my transformation pictures below as well as pictures of others who have decide to make changes in their lifestyle. I look forward to hearing from you. Have a wonderfully blessed day!



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Live and Let Live

It is incredible how others can perceive you and treat you as if you are doing them a favor by being in their space. As a holistic Life coach, I have seen a lot, heard a lot and been through a lot. And I am here to tell you that sometimes the hardest relationships are the ones with the person who matters to you most. As you become more aware of life and what it takes to actually make it in this world, others will not always understand. They may even try to sabotage you with passive aggressive behavior or outright aggressive behavior but it is up to you to either fall victim to the holds of the adversary or to stay tried and true to what it is that you believe in and are trying to accomplish. Anything worth having is not going to be easy to obtain but once you obtain it…. CONGRATULATIONS!! Don’t let the fears or insecurities of others rule your destiny. You and only you are in charge of your future. Yes you may say “but what if he/she leaves because I am becoming too strong”? or “what if I make it to the top and find myself by myself”? To those questions I say stop worrying. If you feel that you have to be less of yourself to remain in a relationship, any relationship then that relationship is not meant to be. A true relationship is supportive, loving, kind, and predictable. If there is any air of judgment or acts of sabotage and manipulation then that relationship needs to be fixed. If you have truly decided to make positive changes in your life for yourself, your family and your future, then go for it. If you have worked on yourself to become a better person than you were five years ago, 2 years ago or even six months ago, then keep working. No one can honestly sit by and watch positive changes happen around them and not have some reaction to it. Unfortunately there are only two reactions. JOIN or LEAVE. In a true relationship, partners will want to join in on the newfound happiness, positivity, courage and adventure that will be taken place in your life. An unhealthy relationship will start to dwindle because light and dark cannot stay in the same space for too long. The relationship may get sour before it gets better though, keep that in mind. However, always remember that what you do to help yourself and those around you will last forever. Living a life that is less than your true self will only turn into misery, depression and apathy. So make the decision today to let those who want to live different from you… live. As well as invite those who want to be a part of what you and life have to offer. Living a life of abundance is a hard concept for some people, they are only used to struggling and blaming. But not you… not anymore. Be the light amongst the darkness, let your light shine before men so they may see your good works and I guarantee you it will not be in vain.
Have a wonderfully blessed Day,