What do you get when you cross a beauty queen with a mountain biking chick? You get my friend Jessica Wyman! Jessica is author of Finding Your Foxy. As a Wildly Vibrant health coach and yoga teacher she has a well rounded approach to loving yourself like no other + she specializes in 5-7 ingredient healthy recipes. As a health-coach-mama she has no time to waste and it's her mission to make foxy, fit and fashionable living a breeze. Get her free 5 Day Wellness Program here that gives a realistic approach without a deprivation or counting anything.
Go ahead and pick up her book on Amazon today -- you can thank me later! Here's a bit of what Jessica has to say about health and wellness.
Q: What is your personal health philosophy?
A: I whole-heartedly believe in the 80/20 rule (guideline). If 80% of what I eat is clean, healthy food the I can eat the other 20% guilt free. In fact, I really dislike the word guilt when it comes to food. But I do want to nourish my body. However, there are times, mostly social occasions, where I don't want to be concerned about what I'm eating and the 80/20 guideline helps me not worry about those times.
Q: What kind of exercise program do you follow?
A: Mountain biking, and lots of it! I also enjoy a nice hike and yoga. Basically lifestyle and hobby activities. When it feels like a chore I won't do it. I have a home gym with free weights. I use those too, but not nearly as often as mountain biking.
Q: What are your top 3 health tips?
A: Food. Fitness. Fulfilllment. We eat all day so food simply has to be important. Eat foods that taste delicious to you with a focus on quality and nutrient density. Fitness has to be part of your lifestyle to sustain it. That means something you absolutely love doing. Fulfillment is the key though. Happy people make decisions based on their greatest good. When you focus on "Does this make me happy?" then health is easier to achieve.
Q: What first sparked your interest in health/nutrition?
A: My husband ended up in the hospital in our mid-twenties with pancreatitis. By the second time it happened with no medical answers I decided it had to be the food we were eating. We used to eat from drive-thrus a lot.
Q: What are 3 foods you absolutely can't live without?
A: I know it sounds weird but beets, brussel sprouts, and pizza. But not all together, of course.
Q: If you could only give one piece of health advice, what would it be?
A: Focus on feeling good. If something makes you feel bad when you eat, then don't. If counting calories makes you feel guilty, then quit. Find a lifestyle that feels good to you and that feels good to your body.
Q: What's your favorite natural remedy?
A: Honey. It's great at clearing up skin. I prefer Manuka honey, but all honey is pretty effective.
Q: What does the future hold for you?
A: A 12 hour mountain bike race in the fall of 2016 and the Mrs. Idaho pageant in June 2016. I live in extremes. And more writing of course. I'm working a few new book projects.