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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]

3 Tips to Have a Healthier Halloween

3 Tips to Have a Healthier Halloween

HALLOWEEN…. this one night can easily set your family up for a week or two or three of sugar overload (plus all the artificial colors and flavors!) Here are my favorite 3 tricks for having a FUN Halloween without compromising your healthy living too much. 1. Have a healthy themed after school snack or dinner before they start trick or treating.  Heathy can be fun too, so why not start t ...[Read More]

3 Ways to Stay Healthy During the School Year

3 Ways to Stay Healthy During the School Year

Thank you Council For Responsible Nutrition for sponsoring this post. I am proud to be one of the 170 million Americans who take dietary supplements each year! School is not just a place where KIDS learn and grow. As many moms, teachers and classroom mentors have come to find out, school is also a place where GERMS grow. If you spend a lot of time in classrooms, you’ve probably experienced first h ...[Read More]

Farm to Table: Knowing Where My Food Comes From

Thank you Perdue® for sponsoring this post. As a health and wellness professional, I care about the welfare of animals that supply food for myself and my family. Recently, I’ve taken more time to educate myself about these issues, and am passionate about giving you the information you need to make mindful choices when deciding where your food comes from for our family. Food education is an opportu ...[Read More]

3 Habits to Be a Healthy, Happy & Balanced Mom

3 Habits to Be a Healthy, Happy & Balanced Mom

Thank you Lorissa’s Kitchen for sponsoring this post. Lorissa’s Kitchen makes delicious snacks using high quality meats like 100% grass-fed beef and chicken raised without antibiotics! Click here to purchase Lorissa’s Kitchen on Amazon! Motherhood is often about sacrificing our own wants and needs for those of our children. In many cases, this is an admirable trait… but not when it comes to ...[Read More]

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fitness Happy SALE Day! If you haven’t shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for fitness and activewear deals, you’re missing out! Keep reading for some of my favorite athleisure pieces for your fall and winter workouts (or trips to the grocery store). There’s never been a better time to get some amazing fitness finds at fabulous prices. And the sale s ...[Read More]

Brain Boosting Foods for Kids

Brain Boosting Foods for Kids

Nutrition for your children has a direct effect on IQ, learning, concentration, sleep, and behavior. Just as athletes eat a diet to win, children can eat to learn. Foods that contain antioxidants, choline, omega-3 fatty acids, and complex carbohydrates are all particularly helpful in boosting brain power. Here are some of my food tips to give your children a brain-power boost and some of my favori ...[Read More]

Easy Recipes for Kids: 6 Fall Favorites

Easy Recipes for Kids: 6 Fall Favorites

The best thing about fall, besides all the changing leaves is FOOD! Here are 6 of my fav fall KidzShake recipes that will make your kids think you are the BEST MOM EVER   Easy Recipes for Kids: Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal INGREDIENTS Serves 1-2 1/2 cup of rolled oats, gf if needed 1 cup of coconut milk 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree 2 scoops of vanilla KidzShake 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon ...[Read More]

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids

 Want some healthy lunch ideas for kids?   Unfortunately most school lunches are not healthy….or tasty.   All moms know that school lunch prep has to be quick, easy and it really helps if it can be frozen.  My favorite tool for school prep is my trusty muffin tray (actually I have a few of them!!).  Muffin tin cups are just the right size for a single serving and ...[Read More]