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Eating Healthy During The Holidays

Grab Your Free Copy of my E-Book that gives you 7 tips on how to eat healthy during the holidays. You will gain insight as to why you might have gained weight in the past and how you can avoid gaining weight this year and every time you are faced with gatherings where there will be an abundance of food and celebratory snacks.

Follow my 7 tips to keep your weight where it is. Guess what? You won’t need to wear elastic pants this Holiday Yayyy!!

Enjoy the Handbook. Feel free to pass it along to anyone you know who needs some tips on how to navigate the buffet table sensibly :-)

To your Health!

Danielle “DKHealthy1” Howell



I have cramps…
Oh, It’s That Time of The Month…
Oh PMS… you know the feeling…

Well, everyone in my family is big boned so it’s harder for me…
Everybody wasn’t meant to be skinny…
I have so much stress, you know??? 

YES, I get it, I know what you mean and you know what I also get?

Those are nothing but excuses!!

I don’t want to be rude or harsh,
but I am tired of hearing excuses about how you can’t find time to exercise, 
or because you don’t feel well,
or because you don’t have anybody to work out with,
or because you are stressed on your job, 
or because the sky is blue,
and the earth is round.

It is just all excuses!! 

Now don’t get me wrong,
some excuses are valid, 
like you’re bleeding from your head,
or your cat just died (I’ll let you slide if FiFi died)
but other than that… You Should Be Exercising on a Daily Basis.  JUST 5-10  minutes a day would work wonders for your health, your well being and your overall fitness level.
You have to start somewhere…

So today I challenge you to Start Working Out. Start with 5 or 10 minutes a day.
Don’t know which exercises to do? You say?? Well You Are In Luck. At the bottom of this post I have attached a link to a great 10 minute exercise regimen that you can purchase through Team Beachbody. Tony Horton will be your personal trainer for 10 minutes every day. I have also added a 5 minute Shaun T workouts that he did on Dr. Oz. Shaun T is too cute! He has daily 5 minute workouts that he posts on his Fabcebook page just for those busy people who happen to have stress in their lives and are PMS’ing, you know… people like you and me…

So, I hope this post was encouraging. I hope this post has prompted you to Start Exercising, and I hope this post showed you that there is nothing out there that is stopping you from exercising… nothing but YOU. 

I say these things to you in love, I say these things to you to put a fire under you because if you don’t start today willingly, unfortunately tomorrow you may have to start reluctantly because of some unforeseen sickness or some news from the doctor that you don’t want to hear. I am here to prevent you from getting that bad news. I am here to let you see that all you need is the will and the determination to change your circumstances. So have you been wanting to start exercising? Now is the time. You do have the time, you can exercise through those PMS symptoms, you can combat that stress and yes you can be skinny…

Have a wonderfully blessed day,
Peace & Love

Get Fit & Earn



Would you like to find a way to make some extra money working part time all the while improving your health? Try becoming a Team Beachbody Coach. There are so many great perks to becoming a Team Beachbody Coach.

#1- The best workout programs by far! Have you heard of Shaun T? His workouts are amazing. No need to trek to the gym anymore. Work out in the comfort of your own home. What is better than that?

#2- A huge network of coaches ready and willing to help you reach your weight loss goals! I have lost inches off my waist and have built nice lean muscle.

#3– Delicious meals and nutritional products to keep you satisfied most of the day and give you energy! and…

#4- An unmatched compensation plan. Just by working part-time in your spare time you can make extra $$$ every month to do whatever it is that you would like to do! In my very first 2 weeks of business I made $270. I ranked to the next level and at the same time helped others on their weight loss journey. It felt so good!!

Could you use a little extra money every month? If all of this sounds to good to be true, it isn’t. We have unbelievable products that people need and want. And as a coach you will be helping people lose weight and get healthier, and you know what the best part is? You will make money at the same time. It is a win-win situation for everyone.

I thank God I found Team Beachbody it has been such a blessing in my life. I have made new friends, I am able to stay at home with my children, and I am helping so many people every day. It is truly the life I have always dreamed of and I am just getting started! Every day I look forward to helping people lose weight and get healthier. Won’t you join me and the rest of Team Beachbody combat this obesity crisis together.

Sign up today to become a Team Beachbody Coach. You will be glad you did! You will become a member of a team that is committed to learning, earning and helping others on their journey. If you are ready… Click below to get started. I look forward to connecting with you.

All the best,

Danielle K Howell
Your Emerald Beachbody Coach

Yes, I want to be a Team Beachbody coach

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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What exactly do you do to relax?  

Do you grab the remote control to watch the boob tube? Do you grab a nice cold beer or a cool glass of wine? Maybe you grab a cigarette or a joint. Whatever you do to relax is a representation of your current level of consciousness. What do I mean by this you ask? Well not too long ago I too indulged in a glass of wine or two when I needed to relax. I grabbed the remote and sank¬† into the couch to leave the cares of the world behind me. At one point I also puffed on a stogy and lit a joint, but you know what I eventually realized? I wasn’t relaxing at all. Actually I was putting more stress on my body by using these substances and taking in the energy from the media’s influences. Now if you currently do these things or a portion of these things to relax, I am by no means here to condemn you, but I am here to let you know that there is a better healthier way to relax.

Here are a few:

1- Go for a walk. Walking gets you moving and gets you out into nature
2- Do some deep breathing exercises. Breathe deeply in through your nose and out through your mouth
3- Sit in silence for a few minutes each day. Sitting in silence shuts out all of the outside influences and brings your sense of awareness to yourself
4- Exercise. I know this sounds counterproductive but it’s not. Exercising is one of the best ways to get more oxygen to your brain. It increases your endorphins and it wears you out!! :) So now you can relax comfortably and you also feel better about yourself because you found time to add some exercise into your day
5- Listen to soft music. Music can be soothing or it can be non-soothing. Find music that is soothing and has healing properties. Soft, gentle music
6- Learn to massage yourself. Massage your temples, massage your arms. Shrug your shoulders up and down. Roll your head left to right and up and down.
7- Count. Count in your mind from 1-100. This will put some space between you and what’s going on around you. Tune everything else out by counting in your head. Close your eyes and count.
8- Do Yoga. Yoga not only strengthens your body, but it strengthens your mind and relaxes you. With all of the breathing techniques associated with yoga, you can’t go wrong. Afterward, you will fee relaxed, rejuvenated and revived.
9-Meditate. There are many forms of meditation, so you have to find one that works for you. My particular practice consists of sitting in silence for about a half hour. Sit there, let your thoughts pass by like the wind. Other times I listen to soft soothing music, close my eyes and watch my breath. Watch your breath of life. The breath that sustains and keeps you alive.
10- Take a nap. Napping is a good way to relax. Napping takes stress away and puts your body in a nice relaxed state.

Try some of these alternatives to what yo are already doing. Try something new for 21 days as it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Ways to relax and de-stress is as much of a habit as anything else. The key is to trade n those old unhealthy habits for new healthy ones. For more information on ways to relax. clickhere or click on the link below to find all sorts of healthy alternatives. I’m rooting for you. Let me know what you’re trying and how it’s working for you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Have a Blessed Day!!
Peace & Love <3 <3 <3