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Moving Just Because You can!

Moving Just Because You can!

As I was doing my “fun run” through the neighborhood late last week (Monday’s Instagram post), I thought to myself…”Self, how long have you been moving just for the sake of movement”?! No goal of any kind, just exercising because I can and let me tell you how...
Am I Eating Enough Protein?

Am I Eating Enough Protein?

Eating enough protein throughout the day to support the body’s needs can be a challenge for some and confusing for others. Most of the time when we think of protein, we automatically think of animals that walk, fly, swim or at least have a mother. Well, we know not...
Overnight Oats

Overnight Oats

Overnight oats have been my “go-to” for breakfast. Not only are they quick and easy, but they are nutritious, versatile (use different ingredients) and tasty! Oats are also a great source of fiber. They contain high amounts of both soluble and insoluble fiber. ...
How Much Exercise Will Make My Pants Fit?!

How Much Exercise Will Make My Pants Fit?!

One of my childhood besties @piecesofmomlife recently gave a shout-out to some advice I shared with her in regards to her “pants not fittin quite right”! She had been following an evidence based program for well over a year but like...
What I’ve Learned about “GOOD” Fat!

What I’ve Learned about “GOOD” Fat!

I have been studying nutrition and exercise since I was 14 years old, this is the age I became obsessed with my body. I wanted to know everything I could about food and the effect it had on my body as well as understand how exercise could manipulate my body. I admit,...
Better Your Golf Swing

Better Your Golf Swing

Golf….a sport I will always struggle with. My degree was in Sports and Fitness Management; therefore, I had a few fun easy courses (or so I thought) I got to choose from each semester. One year, I took a golf class. I thought to myself, “I lift weights, I should be...
Beefcake or Sweet Cheeks?

Beefcake or Sweet Cheeks?

My husband Jeff and I went to Marco Island, Florida over Thanksgiving this past year. On our first night we took a photo together by the sunset. Jeff looked at the photo on his phone and immediately tried to delete it and then became very quiet. I asked him what was...
Ineffective vs. Effective Goal Setting

Ineffective vs. Effective Goal Setting

Goals are important, they give us a “reason” to commit ourselves and our resources to something. Goals need to be purposeful and meaningful to the person who makes them and how they are set will determine if they are effective or not. Effective goals are specific,...
The Real Secret to Weight Loss

The Real Secret to Weight Loss

Our reaction when someone says “I am drinking shakes for every meal for 1 month”…..and yes that is a Miller Light in the front of the photo. If weight loss is your goal, it doesn’t have to be an all or nothing extreme approach. In fact, the secret to weight loss...
Purposeful Movement

Purposeful Movement

Continuing on the topic of ‘movement’, last week I wrote a post about moving just because you can, no specific goal in mind, just taking advantage of being able to move, I believe this is a pretty good reason to exercise, right?! This week I want to focus on another...
Almost 40

Almost 40

Now that I am almost 40, I have noticed my body doesn’t work quite as well as it used to. Even though I eat healthy and work out frequently, I have noticed I don’t recover as easily, I have a lot of trouble sleeping, my PMS and periods are out of control, and I...