Our weekend at a wedding


This past weekend, I went out of town for my niece’s wedding.  Don’t we clean up nicely? I was stressing over holiday traffic, being alone in a hotel room with 4 little boys,  eating food that I normally don’t eat,  lack of sleep, and NOT GETTING A WORKOUT —–because that is just what I do.  I […]

Finding your POWER with healthy living


Exercise, to me, is a form of therapy. I use it to feel strong. It empowers me. Two years ago my personal life took a dive and my marriage ended. It was a complete surprise to me and rocked my world.  How could I possibly move on? How would I handle 4 little boys on […]

Time (and how to get more of it in your day!)


How many times a day do you say “If only I had more time!“? I know I say it a lot….between the kids, laundry, food, homework, more food, sports, games, food again, baths, and bedtime—-I am EXHAUSTED! I think I need a wife. Time is a precious commodity. There are things that I slack on […]

Quick but INTENSE workout!


As much as I love Ashley’s training programs, there are many times when I don’t have a big chunk of time to do what is on the workout plan.  On those days, I try and create a workout that combines movements to give me cardio and strength training at the same time. Yesterday, I did this and as […]

Exercise and Addiction Recovery: Why Having a Exercise Routine is Beneficial


Thank you Amanda for today’s post! ********************** Whether suffering from a drug, alcohol, sex, or shopping addiction, the road to recovery is often a long journey for recovering addicts and their supporters. Many would conclude that recovery is a lifelong process that will require an effective plan, determination, and a great deal of patience and […]

Airborne Everyday Immune Support Plus Multivitamin (giveaway)


Sleep…..anyone getting any? I know I don’t get enough. Being a single mom with 4 boys, I usually sacrifice sleep for getting other things done. It is definitely not a good idea, but just a result of my life right now. Lack of sleep, combined with excess stress, results in a compromised immune system, which […]

Flip that tire!


  I love the wisdom of Winnie the Pooh!  No matter how bad things may seem today,  tomorrow is a chance to start over again.   Tire flipping is a FANTASTIC workout—try it out and let me know what you think!

Spring Workout ideas!


Spring is FINALLY here and I could not be more thrilled! I am not a cold weather fan at all, so at the first break of warm weather, I take my workouts outside! Here are some of my favorite spring workout ideas: Walk: Not only is it a great form of low impact exercise, but […]

Age is just a number!


I have many friends who tell me they are too “old” to start a fitness program. Just another lame excuse that makes me want to scream!   Let me introduce you to my Uncle John.   He will be 72 years young in May and did not start a fitness/running program until his late 40s. […]