Fitness

January 24, 2017

WEIGHT TRAINING THE MISSING PIECE TO MY WEIGHT LOSS PUZZLE

When I was struggling to lose weight and keep it off I was doing lots of cardio. Sometimes twice a day.  For years I thought I had to become a runner and eat dry salads to reach my fitness goals. I would wake up, roll out of the bed and lace up my sneakers and go for a jog. While it was a good way to start my day it wasn’t helping me get any […]
January 13, 2017
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3 TIPS TO GET FIT + STAY FIT THIS YEAR

The New Year is upon us. I’m sure you’ve seen all of the New Year, New You challenges, posts, and propaganda. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good fitness challenge. It’s how I jump started my fitness journey. Whether you choose to set resolutions or not, the New Year is a great time to start or refocus on your fitness goals. Of course, we don’t need a New Year to make a change but […]
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 […]