PiYo Challenge Group Q&A

        Have you ever had a moment or an experience that made your heart burst with excitement, joy, happiness, nervousness, etc…???? (Okay, besides having a baby or getting married). Well, actually, that is how I feel today after hearing from SOOOO many of you that are joining my FREE Facebook Challenge […]

PiYo! Hurry and Join my Challenge Group!

    There has been a LOT of talk about this new (at home) workout, PiYo, from Beachbody. It was just released last week and I am SO excited to start this program with you SOON! Now, you know that I would NEVER give you false info or false hope. […]

5 tips on HOW (& WHY) you should MOVE more!

    1) Set a goal   HOW: If you set a goal (ie… tell yourself that you are going to get up at 6am and walk 3 miles) AND you DO IT, it is a great feeling of accomplishment WHY: When we accomplish goals, it motivates us to do it […]

Walking: 4 Ways to Burn More Calories While You Walk

  1) Add Weights – Not only will this add strength to your arms WHILE you are walking, but raising your arms above your head will increase your heart rate TIP: Use your water bottle as the weight.   2) Stop and squat – If you are on a 30 […]

Water: 3 Ways it can be harmful to your health

3 Ways Water can be harmful to your health   1) BPA – Only use Non-BPA bottles if you choose to drink from plastic bottles – Don’t leave them in the heat, it causes chemicals to leach from the plastic. – Click here for a great article on BPA and […]

WATER: 3 Reasons why you should add Lemon

  3 Reasons why you should add Lemon to your water 1) Boost your immune system – Lemons are full of vitamin C to help keep your immune system working at its best and stave off infection – Reduces your chance of a UTI   2) Aids in Digestion – […]

WATER: 5 Reasons to Drink More

    1) Water Makes Up To (at least) 75% of your Brian –  Your brain needs water to function, focus and keep a good memory   2) It keeps your skin looking & feeling young – Helps to keep elasticity in your skin and stop you from looking “bloaty” […]

Simple Slow Cooker Turkey & Rice Soup

      I hope you all had a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving. I am blessed beyond words and thank God for everything I have. And I truly LOVE Thanksgiving Day. It is a day to celebrate with family and friends, to remember my blessings, big and small, and to gather around […]

Simple, Healthy, 3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Apple Sauce

        I am IN LOVE with my Slow Cooker! During the past few weeks, I have tried to make a few different dishes in my slow cooker. But, I have made apple sauce twice now. It is SO easy! It is SO yummy! It’s even HEALTHY! Your […]

Mommy Buy Back and a $25 Amazon GiveAway

      Do you know what the ‘Mommy Buy Back’ is?     Well, let me tell you about something I started doing yesterday with my kids Halloween candy. I decided to buy it back from them. Yup. Their health is THAT important to me that I decided to […]

A Virtual 5K Turkey Trot for Judy

        Are you ready for a CHALLENGE? Yes… I love challenges!!! Are you ready to get fit? Always!! Are you ready to make it through the holidays without gaining 20lbs? Yes… I am!!!   Join me for this Virtual 5k Turkey Trot Challenge and 4Paws Fundraiser. Not […]

Pumpkin Seeds: 5 Health Benefits of this Crunchy, Yummy Snack

      Pumpkins Seeds… 5 health benefits of this crunchy, yummy snack Last night we carved pumpkins. First let me say… This is NOT one of my favorite things to do. And I am kind of sorry (but not really) but Halloween is NOT my favorite “holiday.” BUT, I do […]

A Saturday Shout-Out – 5 Favorite Fitness Blogs

  For this Saturday Shout-out, I have picked 5 of my favorite fitness blogs to tell you about. Because, I will be honest… I am a fitness junky. Shocking I know. And I love to read blogs and learn from Fitness (Blog) Experts. Many of my followers are looking for […]

Gluten Free Pumpkin Apple Quinoa Chocolate Chip Muffins – A Revisit to a Yummy Post!

  I don’t know about you but… I LOVE FALL!!! It is my most favorite season of the year. I love to snuggle in a sweat shirt, run in the cold, see the beautiful autumn colors and yes, eat the flavors of the season…  like my Gluten Free Butternut Squash […]

My Top 5 reasons to attend FitSocial 2013

      This week, I am going to be going to Boulder, Co for The FitSocial 2013 Fitness and Wellness Bloggers Conference. So… what are my top 5 reasons why I (cannot wait to) attend FitSocial again this year? 1) I get to go travel on a fun “vacation” […]

A Gluten Free Butternut Squash Soup with Cinnamon, Apples, Curry and Coconut that tastes like Panera Bread’s

    This past week, I had to travel for work. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to travel but I hate eating out in restaurants. Except for Panera Bread. Panera has become one of my top 3 places to eat out. Not only are they convenient & quick with a cozy […]

Gluten Free Chocolate Strawberry Pancakes with Shakeology

                        I don’t think there is a day that goes by that my kids don’t ask me to make them pancakes for breakfast. I mean EVERYDAY! And they don’t just want regular ole pancakes… nope. They want chocolate chip […]

BULA Hat and My New Myers Cross Training Tank – Fitness Gear Friday

Fitness Gear Friday is ON!   Today I am looking out the window at HUGE snowflakes falling down and thinking about what I would like to feature as my pick for #fitgearfriday. Well, one of my FAVORITE items to run/ski/snowmobile in during the cold weather is my BULA hat. It […]

Stay Hydrated with this Nathan Sports Hand Held Water Bottle

My Fitness Gear Friday Pick – The Nathan Sports Hand Held Water Bottle   What fitness gear did I find, hear about or use this week that I am recommending to you? Well, I am in LOVE with these handheld water bottles for my short runs. They are by Nathan […]

#FitGearFriday 2/8/13

#FitGearFriday This week, I am starting a new # on Twitter called #FitGearFriday Each Friday, I will post new fitness gear that I have either used, I am thinking of buying (and need your opinion) or fit gear that I have found a good deal online and I want to […]