Family

November 30, 2016
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RUNNING MY FIRST SPARTAN RACE

For a little over two years, I wanted to run a Spartan Obstacle Course Race. The photos online of people trudging through the mud, jumping over walls and crawling under barbed wire intrigued me. In my mind, Spartans were strong, fit and fierce. I wanted to be one of those people. But back-to-back pregnancies and fear of not being fit enough forced me to put it off as one of those things I would do […]
November 12, 2016
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HOW TO STAY ON TRACK WITH YOUR FITNESS GOALS DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Do you have trouble staying on track with your fitness goals during the holidays? Is it hard to turn down your aunt’s homemade apple pie or your mama’s famous mac n’ cheese?   If so, you’re not alone. The holidays can be a temptation trap for even the fittest of the fit. I put together a few of my favorite fitness tips to help us stay on track with our fitness goals while enjoying family, […]
October 31, 2016
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SENSIBLE SNACK IDEAS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

I’ll admit it. I’m not the most pleasant person to be around when I’m hungry. As a busy mom and wife, I don’t always have time to prep and plan like I plan to.  I try, but it doesn’t always work out. Besides, I prefer fresh food. So snacking is essential. I like to keep a few healthy options on hand to keep me satisfied – and happy – until my next meal. I learned […]
October 25, 2016

HOW I GOT MY HUSBAND ON BOARD WITH MY HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHANGE

Do you feel like your husband is sabotaging your fitness goals? Not intentionally, but does he eat and bring home food that will set you back or trigger a series of unhealthy habits? Yea, mine did too until I got him on board with my lifestyle change. My husband, Daniel is my best friend and I know he’ll do whatever it takes to see me happy and feeling my best. But, he’s never struggled with […]
October 9, 2016

THREE SIMPLE TIPS FOR SUSTAINABLE WEIGHT LOSS

A strong support system is extremely important when it comes to weight loss and habit change. My family has been the biggest supporters of my fitness journey. Of course, they love me regardless of my size but their support is invaluable. I recently had a conversation with my father-in-law, Dr. Steven Ferguson M.D., about weight loss and weight management. He shared a few tips he’s learned in his over 30 years of practicing medicine and […]