5 Sneaky Ways Heavy Lifting Has Made Me a Better Mom

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I discovered lifting when I was 25 years old and man I wish I had discovered it sooner. Lifting has absolutely changed my life which is why this blog was born in the first place. Heavy lifting is my favorite form of exercise and I figured I’d highlight the reasons why in a blog post. If you haven’t tried lifting heavy yet, I really encourage you to give it a shot! 5 Ways Heavy Lifting Has Made Me a Better {Read More}

Weekly Workout Recap #3: Stronglifts 5×5

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It’s been a tough week in our household. The two year anniversary of my stepdad’s passing was Friday and my husband’s grandmother passed away the night before (after getting text messages daily of her health declining) and we celebrated her life this past Monday. It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions and quite the whirlwind for the past week. Grandma would’ve turned 95 next month so she definitely lived a long, healthy life but you’re still never ready for loved ones to {Read More}

April 2017 Goals: Fitness, Financial, Blogging + Personal

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Welcome to April! It’s officially been spring for a couple weeks now and it’s finally starting to feel like it around here. The kids had spring break last month and it felt like winter still! Now it’s time for the monthly post I like to do where I round up my monthly goals and share them here for accountability and to remind you to do the same! It’s time for new goals, y’all. April 2017 Goals Fitness I’ve definitely been doing {Read More}

13 Tips to Help Keep Your Child Safe On Social Media

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With technology and social apps advancing as fast as they are it’s important to know how to keep your child safe on social media. I’ve been a mom since 2003 and one of the absolute toughest things I’ve had to deal with is figuring out how to manage my children and social media. Nothing scares me or overwhelms me more right now as a mom. I think social media can be a great way to keep in touch with friends and family {Read More}

Weekly Home Workout Recap #2

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I hope you had a great weekend! My youngest and I share birthdays and we celebrated with family on Saturday by finally seeing Beauty and the Beast. We all loved it. It’s so good! It’s Monday which means it’s time for another weekly home workout recap. Last week I started a 4 day split workout that my husband is doing also. I’m really liking it so far and was able to up the weights on quite a few moves during the second week. {Read More}

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}