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Healthy Baby Fit Mom Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again when I pick out my few favorite fitness/health related items.    Below are a few items that I have been loving this past year that would make great gifts for fitness minded family or friends or even yourself! Mini Bands I am loving these...

Current Nutrition Trends that I Actually Like

I absolutely love the fitness and nutrition industry and am so glad I have chosen it for my career, however, one of the things I love the most about it, I also hate about it. This industry is constantly changing.  And by constantly, I mean every few months there seems...

Meal Plans and Counting Calories Do Not Work: Part 2

In my last blog I wrote about meal plans and why I do not think they work.  Calorie counting is often another so called ‘tool’ that many people try to use to lose weight.   Meal plans and calorie counting are often used in conjunction but many people have a target...

Meal Plans and Calorie Counting Do Not Work Part 1

As a fitness professional I am often asked for nutrition and exercise advice.  I am probably most often asked for meal plans.  For many years, I did come up with meal plans for either paying clients or for friends who asked for help.   For many years I have also...

Why I Don’t Do Detox Diets Anymore

For a number of years, every January my husband and I would do a detox diet.  Not a crazy cleanse but a simple detox diet cutting out all sugar, caffeine, alcohol, wheat and dairy.  We did this for the first two weeks in January as a way to ‘kick start’ the year and...

Healthy Baby Fit Mom Gift Guide

Over the last few years, I am definitely much more into gifts that are useful or better yet 'experiences'.  My husband and I still do small gifts for each other but I have really moved away from wanting to receive more stuff to clutter my house.  We are also trying to...

Navigating The Holiday Eating Season

Tis the season for celebrations, parties, friends, family and of course eating!  We are also often stressed, rushed and overbooked this time of the year which is often not conducive to eating well, exercising and taking overall good care of ourselves.  I asked Chef...

7 Lessons I Learned from My Toddler

Most parents say that their kids grow up too fast and though I have to agree with that statement mostly, I feel that Caleb has been 2 for a very long time and we still have 3 1/2 more months until he is 3.  I am not saying this in a negative way, but I just feel that...

The 4th Trimester

Madelynn turns 3 months this week and therefore we are both through what many call the "4th Trimester."  This term is used for the first 12 weeks after birth as your baby transitions from the womb to the world.  This is also a crucial time for mama as you are dealing...