I mentioned last month that I do my first ever 5K. Woohoo! And let me tell you, this was a huge victory! As much as I preach about health and diet, running has never come easy. I was literally the slowest runner in my class growing up. No, I’m not joking. Seriously. I wrote all about this last year. For me, doing a 5K meant conquering the challenges of my childhood and proving to myself that my … [Read more...] about How To Train For Your First 5K If You’re Not A Runner
So last week I did my first ever 5K. Yay for me! (Sometimes you just need to say that.) But there’s been some nasty side effects to some of the extra exercise I’ve been doing lately. I have a totally bad case of sore muscles. Ouch! I’m sure you've been here. Those days when it sucks to laugh because your abs are screaming in pain. Or when you go to sit, and your legs don’t want to bend. And you … [Read more...] about 8 Natural Ways to Help Sore Muscles
No matter how much you want babies in your life, it’s impossible to prepare for when they arrive. You can read all the baby books you like, but parenting is sure to be different from what any of them tell you. But when your little bundle of joy is resting in your arms, you’re sure to know just what to do. So I'm told. But, one of the things those guides often fail to tell you is the ways in … [Read more...] about Not Now Kids; Mommy’s Getting Fit
You know both your body and mind need exercise. But how often do you make a concerted effort to put your money where your mouth is? So today we're gonna go over some popular exercise excuses. Some of these can be valid (for a time). Others don’t really hold up at all. So if the idea of running makes you run for the hills. Or if skipping your workout is the most skipping you've done in eons, … [Read more...] about Exercise Excuses (And Why They Don’t Hold Up)
So around January you might have decided it was time to start a new exercise routine. But then February got hectic. And you started to feel tired. Then finally you just dropped the exercise thing all together. So you told yourself you were just too busy. Of course, you know the benefits of exercise. Those endorphins make you feel amazing. Exercise helps burn fat. And it gives you loads of … [Read more...] about 8 Ways to Exercise When You’re Too Busy And Tired
You want to look fabulous. You wish fo glowing skin and hair. And you dream at night of feeling amazing and full of energy when you wake. But then reality hits, and you realize this is all horribly hard work. The benefits of getting healthy are a no-brainer. But getting there can feel like a drag. Well, at least until today. Today we're going to talk about little changes to start you healthy … [Read more...] about 4 Ways To Get Healthier Without Hard Work
So you're pregnant. Congrats! You probably already want to do everything you can for your growing little one. So keep this in mind. The more healthy choices you make during pregnancy, the better chance that your newborn baby will thrive. It doesn't matter whether this is your first child or another one to add to your brood. Or whether this is a happy accident or the joyful results of full … [Read more...] about Healthy Pregnancy Tips 101
Have you hit a dead end with your weight loss goals, even though you've tried to do everything right? If so, there could be a surprising reason. Clean eating and exercise are vital parts of a healthy lifestyle. But ready to be shocked? Your sleep quality is just as important. Proper sleep is a vital lifestyle contributor to your weight loss success. You must become as dedicated to fixing your … [Read more...] about Sleep and Weight Gain: The Surprising Connection
I’ve talked many times about how weight loss comes down to more than just calories. That’s why starving yourself tends to lead to short-term results. Much of your weight loss success comes down to balancing your weight loss hormones. Now, I’m not talking about your reproductive hormones. I’m talking about the hormones that are responsible for storing fat, and controlling your appetite. These … [Read more...] about Your Weight Loss Hormones. How to Make Them Work!
Thinking about hitting the gym to get yourself bikini body ready for the summer? Good going!. Motivation can make you or break you. So if you're able to push past motivation hurdles, then you're well on your way to success. Here's the thing. Your mind is a muscle that needs to be worked too. And it's easy to overlook that this is the very muscle that might be holding you back from your health … [Read more...] about Workout Motivation: You Got This!