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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

What I Discovered After Taking a Bexlife Gym Diet

  A couple of months ago, I read a post by Rebekah at BEXLIFE.com about taking a Gym Diet. She is a fellow blogger and FitFluential Ambassador. I started to think about this gym diet idea and after completing my first Triathlon in August and a Dirty Girl run in […]

Motivation Monday, Insanity Day 1 Fit Test and a BIG Confession!

~ Lazy people want much but get little, but those who work hard will prosper and be satisfied ~ Proverbs 13:4   This was a verse that I read this morning when I was tired, the house was quiet after the kids left for school and I decided I wanted […]

A Simply Snackin Review: A Convenient and Tasty Snack

After being away this weekend, I came home to a lovely surprise from a company called Simply Snackin.   They sent me a variety pack of their “on-the-go protein snacks” in 6 different flavors. So, what exactly is Simply Snackin? Well, their tag line is… WORLD’S BEST 60 CALORIE ON-THE-GO […]

What was I for Halloween? A Black Sheep!

So, if you are anything like me – a mom who eats healthy and loves her kids a LOT – You will probably relate to what I am about to say.   Halloween is one of my most UNFAVORITE days of the year! Why?   1. I am the BLACK […]

18 Reasons to Label GMOs and Say YesOn37

What if the food you are eating is making you sick? What if the government, the FDA and the Food Companies all KNOW that this is happening but they don’t want to do anything about it? What if 61 other countries around the world already label their food if it […]

How to Find 5 Positives on a Crummy Day

Do you find it hard to find the silver lining sometimes? I know, it can be especially tough on a rainy day. Hear my 5 positives on my crummy day and tips to help you find yours, too.

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A Newbie Triathlete Experience from Start to Finish

  “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” by Friedrich Nietzsche I am a TRIATHLETE!! Have you ever challenged yourself to try something new, something so mentally and physically challenging that you kept on questioning why am I doing this to myself? Maybe it’s a new ski run down a […]

Is ACTION the First Step to Success?

The path to success is to take massive, determined action. Tony Robbins Happy Wellness Wednesday!! Yesterday I spent the day at a Get Motivated Seminar. Have you ever been to one? In my opinion, it is amazing. For only $1.95, you get a ticket to hear some of the most […]