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Move It Monday – Upper Body Workout with the Surge® Storm

Move It Monday – Upper Body Workout with the Surge® Storm

This post is in collaboration with Hedstrom Fitness; all opinions are my own. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen some recent workouts using the Kamagon® Ball or the Surge®, a couple of awesome exercise tools that use Hydro-Inertia® to challenge your body. […]

How Our Family Does Chores and Allowance

How Our Family Does Chores and Allowance

Chores and Allowance. Two issues that I think many families struggle to figure out. What chores are appropriate? How do you get your kids to do their chores? Should you pay them for it? Why do kids need to get paid money at all? I […]

Circuit Workout: Strength and Cardio

Circuit Workout: Strength and Cardio

One of the awesome perks of my gym membership is the variety of group fitness classes that are offered. Bodypump, PiYO, cycle, yoga… Unfortunately, the group fitness instructors don’t always get the opportunity to take these different classes. We typically go to teach our own […]

Rising From the Ashes…

Rising From the Ashes…

Although my blog didn’t completely die and get reborn, it has been a few months since I posted so it almost feels like I’m starting over. Again. And I’ll apologize now for the rambling that’s about to happen. I have a lot of thoughts that […]

Clean Eating on a Budget (Part 2)

Clean Eating on a Budget (Part 2)

Here we are for week two of clean eating on a budget! If you missed my last post, you can find it HERE. This week, the hubby wanted to go grocery shopping. He and I definitely shop differently, so you will see some different items […]

Clean Eating on a Budget (Part 1)

Clean Eating on a Budget (Part 1)

One of the biggest complaints I hear about people who want to eat more healthy foods, is that it is too expensive. And I’m not going to disagree with that completely. Yes, I can get a box of macaroni and cheese for $.50 each. Yes, […]

Half-Marathon Training in Winter

Half-Marathon Training in Winter

I don’t know what the weather is like where you live, but in Colorado it gets pretty cold and snowy! That can really affect my running and training plans when I’m trying to prepare for a half-marathon. No worries though, I have a backup plan […]

Yoga & the Whole30

Yoga & the Whole30

Today’s post is coming to you from Leigh over at theleighryan.com. Leigh is a yoga teacher and fellow group fitness instructor.  Mindfulness.  That word comes up a lot lately, with yoga becoming more mainstream and available and even appearing more in popular culture. But does the […]

Why Should I Drink BCAAs?

Why Should I Drink BCAAs?

If you’ve been reading anything about fitness supplements, you’ve probably heard mention of BCAAs and how they can help you with building muscle and losing weight. But you may not know why BCAAs are important, or why you should be drinking them. I’m here to give you […]

Dear Future Me (Goals for 2017)

Dear Future Me (Goals for 2017)

Dear Future Me, If 2017 goes well, you will be opening this letter just before midnight on December 31, 2017. You will be ending one of the most amazing years of your life. Here are just a few things that made 2017 so awesome for […]