So this one time, I decided to be crazy BRAVE, and fly with my three kids, aged 3, 2, and 11 months, by myself to visit my family. I live a 15 hours car drive away from them, so driving was out of the question. My husband doesn’t get much time off from work, so if I want to see them, I gotta go on my own. So, flying is the best option.  We live about 3 hours from the airport, it’s a two and a half hour flight, and the another 3 hour drive to my parents. I knew it was going to be a LONG trip, but we decided to...

Soooo… I decided to take a shot at the 3 Day Refresh. What is the 3 Day Refresh, you ask? It’s a 3 day gentle cleanse that allows your body to detox without starving. It’s a straightforward program to lose weight, get a clean break from bad nutrition habits and feel immediately cleaner, lighter and more healthy‚Ķwithout starving! I was skeptic about trying it for a few reasons.  It seemed like a “quick fix” and I’m not into those kinds of things.  It SAYS you won’t be hungry...

I wear many hats. One of them is Beachbody coach.  Coaching is something I have been pouring my heart and soul into lately. I love the difference I am able to make in people’s lives, the motivation it gives me to reach my own goals, and all of the things I’m learning about myself in the process.    I run monthly challenge groups to help people stay accountable to their fitness goals. I would love to see you in one.  What is a challenge group? A challenge group is a 30 day facebook group that is aimed at...

I have a few challengers that DREAD the weekend. They feel like it just ruins all the progress they’ve made all week. And the truth is, a bad weekend CAN set you back a little bit. I recently heard a pod cast by Chalene Johnson where she talks about how to LOSE weight this weekend so when you step on the scale on Monday, the number is LOWER than it was on Friday. Wouldn’t that be amazing???  I strongly recommend you check out the podcast, but here is a recap of the tips she gives:  So who is ready to lose weight...

I know a LOT of people are doing the 21 Day Fix program. It’s a GREAT program with an emphasis on eating healthy as well as working out. It was designed by Autumn Calabrese, a celebrity fitness trainer and bikini competition competitor. The program uses a container system to help you measure out how much food you should be eating. It teaches clean eating and portion control. It is a nutrition program that you can maintain long term, not just a crash diet. I LOVE how much food I get to eat with this program. Because I’m nursing,...

One of the question I get more than anything else is “Is it safe to workout and eat healthy while I’m nursing?” I know, most people think that just by nursing you can lose all your baby weight. NOT TRUE. At least not for me. I’m not a doctor, so you should for sure consult with one before doing anything but… studies have shown that it is very much safe to workout and eat healthy while nursing. BUT you don’t want to:  – follow a super restrictive calorie diet. In fact, you need an extra...

  Hey guys! I’ve talked a little bit about my journey to become healthier and to help others become healthier as well. I am in the middle of co-coaching my first fitness challenge group and I am working on starting my first 10 day clean eating challenge group. I wanted to give an open invitation to anyone who reads my blog to join in on this 10 day clean eating challenge group. It’s completely free, there is nothing that you need to purchase what so ever. The only requirement is that you sign up for a FREE Beachbody Club...

I have recently decided to become a Beachbody coach. Beachbody is a company that makes exercise DVDs and products that help people to reach their weight loss and healthy lifestyle goals. I have been a Beachbody customer for quite awhile and have contemplated becoming a coach for a long time. I used Beachbody programs to lose weight after I had my second baby. I joined a challenge group and had amazing success. I was able to lose 15 pounds in the first month of my challenge group. As time went on, I kind of forgot about Beachbody,...

Hey all! Today marks the first day of the last week of the 100 mile summer challenge. When I first started this challenge, I had ran a total of 15 miles and my fastest mile was about a 12 minute mile. I would go on about a 2 mile run and I would be EXHAUSTED by the time I was done. (don’t get me wrong, 2 miles is a long ways). Now, I can consistently run a 10 minute mile, and I try to go on one run each week that is more than 5 miles. The rest of my runs are between 2 and 3 miles. I have made HUGE improvements. I have to be honest,...

Although summer seems to be pretty much over, we’re not quite done with the 100 mile summer challenge!  Things have been a little crazy here (my little brother just got married! Woohoo!) and I haven’t been able to write a new healthy post for this week, so I thought I’d do a quick recap of all the posts we’ve shared during this summer challenge.  We have shared the following posts: Four tips to help you through the running challenge The best running, walking, biking app… ever Tips to learn to...

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