The Official Blog of Tara Marie Segundo, M.A.

"To be successful, you must have the three C's: Conviction, Creativity, and Courage." ~Tara Marie Segundo, M.A.
January 18, 2011

Win $10,000 While Losing Weight!

Win $10,000 while losing weight!  Sounds too good to be true, huh?  The good news is that this is a real chance to lose weight and win a $10,000 prize!  There is no down side!

My good friend and fitness expert, David Greenwalt, is the creator of an amazing weight-loss Boot Camp with more than 1000 previous graduates since 1999.

You don’t have to travel to participate!

More than 90% of David’s Boot Camp students graduate, lose weight and achieve their goals.  This is the real deal!

David is a frequent guest on my radio show, TARA MARIE LIVE, and he is one of the top wellness coaches in the country.

Check out his Boot Camp page and decide for yourself. I highly recommend David’s Boot Camp and there’s no better time than now to kick off 2011 the right way—by putting yourself first on your list!

Click the link below to see David’s page:

Live with Simplicity,


December 7, 2010

What Are You Willing to Do…or NOT Do?

After training clients one on one all of these years, I find myself having the same conversation with people.  This conversation is about not only what they are willing to do to get what they want, but what they are willing NOT to do to get what they want.

Think about it: I am sure that you, like everyone else, would like to set some new goals for your fitness and nutrition plan and make some changes to your body.  You must ask yourself two critical things:

1. What am I willing to do to achieve these goals?

2. What am I willing NOT to do to achieve these goals?

Consider this: in order to achieve a goal, be it losing body fat, increasing muscle mass, increasing flexibility or increasing your cardiovascular capacity, you have to identify the things that you will need to do in order to achieve your goals.  This is how you build your plan, or road map, to success.

November 15, 2010

Party Hearty While Watching Your Weight

Want to have a social life this holiday season while watching your weight?  Here are some easy tips to keep your waistline in check and still enjoy the dolce vita. I call this list, TEN WAYS TO ENJOY A PARTY AND NOT REGRET IT IN THE MORNING!

1.  Don’t be a two-fisted eater.  Slow down, chew, talk, and keep one hand free to wave at your friends across the room!

2.  Drink smart.  If you want to drink alcohol, drink one glass of sparkling water between imbibing in the fun stuff!  This will fill you up and slow down your intake of alcohol (and empty calories).

 3.  NEVER go to a party famished.  There are two reasons for this: there may not be any (even moderately) healthy fare offered, and arriving starved will undoubtedly lead to binge eating!

 4.  No loitering allowed!  Back away from the buffet after you have filled a plate, and go to the other side of the room to mix and mingle.  Hang out under the mistletoe, NOT at the buffet table!

November 1, 2010

A Body in Motion Stays in Motion

Sir Isaac Newton said in his first law of motion, which is also known as the law of inertia, “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.”

Newton’s Laws of Motion were first published on July 5, 1687, and since then nothing has changed.

It’s a fact: a body in motion stays in motion, and a body at rest stays at rest.  Get up and move your body everyday and you will want to eat in such a way that you feed yourself rather than gorge yourself.

October 26, 2010

Let Food Be Thy Medicine

As you think about what you put in your body, I ask you to consider this:

Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food.”

The Chinese Proverb states, “He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skill of the physician.”

William Shakespeare said, “Things sweet to taste prove in digestion sour.”

Here in America, we have the very simple proverb, “You are what you eat.”

October 11, 2010

The Myth of Motivation

Are you having trouble sticking to an exercise routine and a healthy eating plan?  Here are some practical tips that you can put into practice right away! 

First of all, forget about motivation! Relying on motivation doesn’t work, and neither does relying on will power.  Instead, you need to decide what you want!  Do you want to lose body fat, do you want to increase your muscle mass, gain flexibility?  Whatever you want, clearly define your goals and write them down. 

October 11, 2010

Have You Heard About Elephant Drive?

If you are like me, my whole life is on my computer. I am very careful to back up my files on an external hard drive, and I periodically make DVDs of my files, just in case my external hard drive fails.

I have friends that have suffered through a computer crash and saw what they had to go through to recover from it. I have also had files get damaged and was very grateful to have my back ups. A computer savvy friend of mine suggested that the safest way to back up files is off-site, as if my apartment burns down, the DVDs and the external hard drives will do me no good!

October 6, 2010

What is CLA?

A client asked me the other day about CLA: what it is and how it works in the body.  Well known in the world of body building as a “must take” supplement, this is one that I have been taking for years and recommend to all my clients who want to get lean and mean.

CLA stands for conjugated linoleic acida fatty acid known for promoting good health. Decades of research indicates that CLA actually changes body composition by reducing body fat and increasing or preserving lean muscle mass—giving you a leaner, healthier appearance. It prevents the storage of fat on your belly and in the liver.  Studies have shown that you literally can lose 6-8 lbs. of belly fat in the first 6 months of usage.

October 6, 2010

Watch Out for Stinkin’ Thinkin’!

When you are trying to transform your body, your health, and your life, there will be pitfalls along the way….that’s just how it is. These pitfalls or “booby traps” are things to which we are all susceptible.  The only way to make sure that you don’t stop your forward momentum toward your goal of personal transformation is to challenge your thoughts and the thoughts and opinions of others that could derail you.