When life gets busy, eat some protein


My oldest was in his first soccer tournament this weekend that involved a 2 hour drive, 6 hours on the field, and a 2 hour drive back home.  (yes, I really should pay more attention when I agree to these things!) Since I didn’t want to go the entire day without eating or be put in […]

Tips for staying fit during the holidays


As the holidays are rolling around,  too many people throw their fitness plan on the back burner because they are “too busy”.   Honestly though…does life ever slow down? Aren’t we busy all year long? Keep your focus by reminding yourself you have worked too hard for the past 10 months to blow it all over the […]

Workouts in my driveway help keep me sane


My kids were off from school yesterday for election day and while I really wanted to  hit the gym for a solo workout, it just wasn’t going to happen! So we all headed outside to the driveway for some exercise.  I did kettlebell swings,  push presses, and walking lunges  while my little guys burned off […]

Lainie is “One Fit Mommy”


About a year ago I came across Ashley Horner’s site and was immediately inspired.  I bought a few of her training programs and loved the intense, crazy workouts that pushed me beyond my comfort zone.  I joined her Facebook group and “met” a bunch of awesome women who are the definition of strong.  (We like to […]

Get the butt you have always wanted!


Whenever people tell me they don’t have time for exercise, I remind them that neither do I yet I choose to MAKE time.    And so can you! Here is a quick but intense workout for your Wednesday. As always, listen to your body and stop the workout if something doesn’t feel right, hurts, or you […]

Teaching kids about moderation


Anyone else feel like kids today are exposed to junk food everywhere they go? Here are my thoughts about kids and moderation in my latest post as a Together Counts Ambassador.   Life is chaotic right now and I feel like I am in a constant state of STRESS.   I found this picture on Instagram that really […]

Panasonic Open Ear Headphones—they don’t fall out!


I struggle with finding headphones that work for my tiny ears.  The earbuds are nice, but they ALWAYS fall out and I think I spend most of my workout stressing over them. I like the traditional over the head type headphones but sometimes those are bulky and make my head a sweaty mess. So when […]

Why you should choose the Westin


This is how important it is to research your hotel fitness prior to booking. I got a room at the Hampton Inn and this is what I got—-a few cardio machines and a stack of medicine balls.   This is what they consider strength training?!   The heaviest ball is only 8 pounds! Even more […]

This is what happens when your child is your fitness photographer!


Some bloggers have really awesome pictures on their blogs that look very professional. I, however, have grainy pictures that look like they were taken in a dungeon! I take most of my pictures myself but sometimes I ask my boys to help me out. Since they are little and haven’t yet grasped the art of […]