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Should You Try the Keto Diet?

Should You Try the Keto Diet?

In the world of weight-loss diets, low-carbohydrate, high-protein eating plans often grab attention. First, what you need to know is that good nutrition always comes down to balance. Above all things, the goal should be to ensure that you’re getting enough of the right vitamins and minerals and fuel to feed your body well.   Each of our bodies is slightly different, so what wo ...[Read More]

Chilly Cow

This post is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chilly Cow®. The opinions and text are all mine. It’s not a secret that I love ice cream. I’ve shared before that I have a major sweet tooth, and whether it’s relaxing on the couch with a half-pint after my kids go to bed or enjoying a sweet afternoon snack in the form of a delicious bar, I think ice cream is the perfect cool and swe ...[Read More]

Lactation Smoothie For Breastfeeding Moms

Three of the biggest struggles I hear from breastfeeding mom, are lack of milk supply, lack of energy, and lack of time to eat are struggles. That’s why today, I’m so excited to bring you an easy (and delicious) solution to all three. But first things first… Did you know that when you’re breastfeeding, your body’s demand for protein is 20 percent higher than when not pregnant or lactating? Protein ...[Read More]

Working Out Post C-Section

Working Out Post C-Section

Caesarean delivery or a C-section has become a common surgical procedure but it is still considered major surgery which means that you need time to recover. This does not mean that you need complete bed rest; in fact, a gentle post C-section workout regimen can help you heal faster and prevent complications. In most cases, new mothers are advised to limit their daily exercise to walking for the fi ...[Read More]

Protein Powder Holiday Treats

Protein Powder Holiday Treats

If you’re looking to bump your protein intake but are tired of protein shakes… Add some new protein powder holiday treats into your routine! Consuming an adequate amount of protein is essential for supporting a healthy metabolism and helping muscles recover from intense workouts.  (Read more about the benefits of protein here) And while I love a good protein shake, the recipes bel ...[Read More]

Best Home Gym Exercise Mat

Best Home Gym Exercise Mat

If you’ve been part of BeyondFit for any length of time, you know it’s no secret that I LOVE home workouts.  I haven’t had a gym membership in over 7 years and am in the best shape of my life. But when my usual workout space in the garage was flooded, I had to get creative… I turned one corner of my home office into a “gym” and needed a fitness/yoga mat that would protect the flooring. If you ...[Read More]

Tips to Maintain Your Pelvic Floor Health After Childbirth

Tips to Maintain Your Pelvic Floor Health After Childbirth

A woman’s pelvic floor is a cluster of muscles, ligaments and tissue that stretches across the pelvic bones. It is responsible for supporting organs which include the bladder, uterus, vagina and bowels. During both pregnancy and birth, the pelvic muscles stretch due to the weight of your baby, hormones, and the strain during labor. As soon as you’re comfortable enough after giving birth, you can b ...[Read More]

Lung Cancer Awareness

Thank you AstraZeneca for sponsoring this post. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Now more than ever, there is reason for hope. Please visit LIVE W.E.L.L. and LVNG With Lung Cancer for more information. In the United States, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women, accounting for approximately 154,000 deaths each year and about one-quarter of all cancer dea ...[Read More]

How to Modify Planks

How to Modify Planks

The plank is my favorite AB exercise for a flat, toned stomach because it works all the muscles in your core, including the rectus abdominis (the “six-pack muscles” you can see), transverse abdominis, internal and external obliques, hips, and back. But, there are times when you may need to modify planks and I’ve outlined when and why.   When done properly, str ...[Read More]

A Day in The Life + The Slipper You’ll Never Take Off

This post is sponsored by Isotoner but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.   How do I fit fitness into my daily mom life? Things are pretty crazy right now between running an online business, running local boot camps, and even more importantly, taking care of my duties as a wife and mom. Right now, I need to make the most of every moment. That means I love anything that has th ...[Read More]