Tips for the Holidays

Here come the holidays! Get ready to be surrounded by all kinds of tempting mouth pleasers. The neighbors bring over treats. You go to a party with your favorite fried appetizer. You’re out picking out a Christmas tree in the freezing cold and there’s a hot chocolate stand with creamers and add-ins right next to the entrance. And suddenly all you...

Workout Like You Mean It

Yesterday I was bad. I went to go do my workout but I had a lot on my mind and I kept stopping to respond to emails and I was distracted the whole time. Does that ever happen to you? You work out, but you don’t really work out? You know what I’m talking about. You get to the gym and you walk around a bunch and you drink a lot of water and you do a few move...

Stop Dreading Your Workouts

Do you find yourself dreading your daily workout? It happens to everyone at some point. Maybe you’re tired. Maybe you’re too busy. Maybe you’re bored. Maybe you just don’t feel like it. I find that when I start dreading my workouts, there are a couple of things I can do get myself moving. Let’s start with the boredom problem. Sometimes we just get bored of ...

Losing Weight in the Gym and the Kitchen

One of the biggest complaints people make when they’re trying to lose weight is that no matter how much they work out, they never get their “dream body.” They feel like even though they have good muscle tone, they still have a stubborn layer of fat covering everything that they don’t like. This is a very common problem. The truth is that losing weight is ...

Exercise Smarter, Not Longer

Have you ever felt like no matter what you do at the gym you can't seem to make any progress? Your weight doesn't change no matter how hard you push yourself. You don't get sore anymore, even if your muscles are weak by the end of the workout. You aren't getting anywhere with your goals. It 's not fun. If you feel this way, the answer is not to work out lo...

Happy in 2018

2018 is here! I can’t believe how fast 2017 went by. I swear my life speeds up more and more the older I get. I know a lot of you did your New Year’s Resolutions. Or maybe that’s just me… I’m kind of a nerd about New Year’s Resolutions. I love setting goals and making changes and feeling better, even if it doesn’t ...

How to Healthy

So here are three principles that make being healthy a little easier and how I’ve applied these in my busy life. 1. Exercising Accountability My biggest obstacle to working out is a lack of time. My second biggest obstacle is laziness. So to conquer both of these, I decided to sign up for a class through my local gym. It’s at 9AM M-Th and taki...

Having the Courage to Believe

. Picture my morning last week…I’m laying in bed waiting for the urge to get up when my youngest daughter jumped in my bed to snuggle. It was time for her to get ready for school, but when prodded she admitted she didn’t want to go today. Well that was unusual for her, so I continued on, searching with questions to get to the real iss...

Fall is in the air!

Okay so I am totally in the Fall spirit now. Remember my secret weapon from last week to feel the spirit of the season? I found another one and I’m so excited to share it with you! My other secret weapon is my new favorite diffuser blend that makes the house smell JUST like Fall and has some awesome benefits for this time of year. Check out the combo plus ...

Fall Food

I am so excited. Wanna know why? It’s Fall! Pumpkins. Sweaters. Corn mazes. Cider. I love every single thing about Fall except one… Eating. Eating healthy is SO much easier in the summer. Am I the only one who feels this way? Who wants to eat salads or grilled chicken when it’s cold outside? It’s Fall! It’s chilly! I want warm rolls and chicken pot pie and m...