Winner winner! And some awesome tanks!


First off,  here are the winners of the awesome giveaway from Thera-Gesic: Grand Prize Winner: Alicia Szemon Runners Up: Dawn Stokes Keenan-Banks and Janet Watson Congrats and thanks for entering!!! Next up is a new workout tank I got to show off for my recent Flex-it Friday picture: This one is from überfit and I absolutely love it!  I love […]

Moving together as a family


I was fortunate enough to be an Ambassador for the Together Counts™ blog over the past year.  Together Counts™ is a fantastic organization that is all about teaching kids about moderation, energy balance, and having nutritious fun meals with your family. They also support the educational system with free lesson plan ideas to reinforce the importance of healthy, […]

What’s in your smoothie?


I am curious, what do you put in your smoothies?   I load mine up with all sorts of goodies, here is my list: 1.  Vanilla almond milk:  less calories than regular milk but more calcium.  Dairy and gluten free. 2.  handful of Organic baby spinach:  gives it a punch of  iron and magnesium 3.  Chia seeds: […]

Ouch, my muscles are so sore! ($100 gift card giveaway)


I took an entire week of from ALL forms of exercise over the holidays.  It was probably the first time that ever happened and the break was wonderful on my sore body.  (although the first few days it was mentally killing me to be without my daily workout!) When I got home,  I was eager and […]

Looking forward to 2015!


Personally,  2014 was one of the worst years of my life so I am very happy it is over!   (Good riddance!) My plan for 2015 is to move on with my life and find peace.  I am not a fan of resolutions, but I will say I need to clean up my diet and […]

Encouraging your kids to be athletes


Here is my latest post as an ambassador of the Together Counts™ program,  I’d love to know how you encourage your kids to be athletes!

Bodyweight workouts on the stairs


If you are headed out of town this holiday season or just don’t have access to equipment at home,  here are two of my favorite stair workouts that will deliver just as much bang for your buck.  I suggest 8-10 sets but please listen to your own body and go at a pace that works with […]

5 fitness gift ideas under $99!


It’s coming up on that time of the year again—are you ready?  Here are some fitness gift ideas for you or your friends. 1.  Massage:  A gift certificate for a massage is the perfect idea for people with sore muscles!  If that is too expensive,  consider a foam roller or a massage stick. 2.  Most Fit […]

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 […]