6 Things to Remember When You Start a New Workout

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Whether you’re starting a new workout for the first time in a while or you’re starting a workout you haven’t done before, there are a few key things to think about. I know for me personally whenever I start something new I’m always frustrated with myself – especially during the first week. I feel so weak and so “newbie-ish” that I wonder if I should stop. It probably sounds stupid but I swear it happens every. single. time. Starting is pretty simple, {Read More}

Weekly Home Workout Recap #1

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I kind of miss blogging my workouts. A lot. I’ve been going back and forth whether to start including them again or not and I’ve decided that it might be a good idea so I plan on doing home workout weekly recaps every Monday. Posting my workouts holds me accountable and it’s proof I’m taking action myself and not just writing about it. All of my workouts are done either in my living room if I’m following a Beachbody program {Read More}

How to Prevent Emotional Triggers From Sending You into Depression

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Have you ever been having the perfect day only to have it seemingly ruined by hearing, seeing, smelling, touching or tasting something that reminded you of a horrible experience in your life? Those somethings are called triggers. And they can be a real bitch. What are triggers? Emotional triggers are something that can totally destabilize you and throw you into self doubt faster than Garfield finds pizza. Everything can be going really well and then something suddenly reminds you of {Read More}

How to Have Time and Motivation for Regular Workouts As a Mom

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Having time and motivation for regular workouts can be challenging for anyone – especially those with children. I haven’t always been into fitness but ever since I started my journey and started being open about it on this blog, I’ve had a lot of people ask me how I do it. The top two questions I get asked are: How do you have time? How do you stay motivated?   A little back story… My interest in lifting weights happened after I met my {Read More}

16 Green Drinks to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (10 alcoholic, 6 non-alcoholic)

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To help make your St. Patrick’s Day celebration a bit more festive and fun I’ve rounded up a pretty big list of green drinks and I’ve included both alcoholic and  non-alcoholic drinks so there is something for everyone – even the kids! Green Drinks with Alcohol   Shamrock Juice Cocktail. This thing looks amazing. It’s mostly a pretty emerald green with a hint of blue at the bottom of the drink – makes me think of a dragon for some reason? This {Read More}

Sexual Assault: Know the Facts, Know the Signs #NOMORE Week

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Today’s content may be triggering for some audiences. I encourage you to read through and educate yourself about sexual assault but please do so at your own risk. Feel free to browse the menu bar above for lighter content. I’m not shy about speaking out about sexual assault but it hasn’t always been this way. Speaking out about sexual assault is very close to my heart thanks in part to my personal experience with it and wanting to educate others {Read More}

March Goals: Fitness, Financial, Blogging + Personal

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Welcome to March! March is one of my very favorite months because my “twin” and I celebrate our birthdays on the 25th! This means my youngest will be 9 years old. That’s halfway to 18! Growing up I used to cringe when relatives would say, “You’re getting so big! Wow, time flies!”. Now as a mom I completely understand. Kids do grow up fast. Way too frickin’ fast. They go from little tiny bodies that depend on you every minute of {Read More}

8 Helpful Ways to Maintain a Positive Attitude As a Stepmom

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Today’s post is more of the mental health variety, specifically for stepmoms. If you aren’t a stepmom, please feel free to share this with somebody you know who is or use the menu above to read other content that may be more relevant to you. :) First a little background… Let me first start off by saying that I’m a bio mom and a stepmom. My parents divorced when I was six years old and they both remarried. My stepdad {Read More}

7 Simple Green Smoothies and Shakes for St. Patrick’s Day (or Whenever)

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Green smoothies and shakes aren’t just for St. Patrick’s Day but they sure would make it more fun, right? I’ve rounded up some of the best green smoothies and shakes I could find! Some are super healthy for you and a couple of them… well, not so much. That means there’s something for everyone depending on what kind of mood you’re in! I hope you love these recipes as much as I enjoyed writing about them to share with you. 7 {Read More}

7 Quick Workouts for Busy Moms (10 Minutes or Less)

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Moms! I know how tough it can be to make the time for fitness which is why I’ve rounded up some of the best quick workouts busy moms can do anywhere. If you’re a busy mom you have to make time for your workouts because you’ll never find the time. Shorter workouts make that much easier. I know how easy it is to fill every ounce of free time with something else I’d rather be doing. Like catching up on tv shows, finally sitting {Read More}