Eating and Lifting Update… and Happy June!

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Happy June! I’m hopeful this month will be less chaotic than last month. There has been so much going on lately and my anxiety has been in complete overdrive! Looking forward to calmer times. Things are a little better since my last update so looks like things are headed in the right direction. I wanted to update the blog with a couple things I’ve been playing around with when it comes to eating. For several years I followed the whole {Read More}

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}

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}

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}

3 Ways to Prevent a February Fitness Slump

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January marks the beginning of a new year and we have renewed hope and motivation to improve ourselves. For real this time. So we set awesome goals for ourselves, make a new vision board and start the new year off strong. And then February comes. The year doesn’t feel as new or as fresh and a lot of people tend to fall back on hope and motivation. Before you know it, you’ve begun to slide back into your old habits. It’s comfortable there. {Read More}

Calories Burned in Hammer & Chisel Workouts [w/Fitbit]

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Curious to know how many calories burned in Hammer and Chisel workouts?  Hammer and Chisel is my latest home workout challenge. I started it right at the end of 2016 and I’ve been following it since. I’m enjoying the challenge and after a few weeks of workouts completed I can definitely notice some changes in the way my clothes are fitting. Yessssss! One of the things I find interesting is knowing how many calories each workout burns. I look this up before {Read More}

6 Tips to Help Make Fitness A Priority All Year Long

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Fitness and nutrition are a dynamic duo when it comes to being healthy and achieving fitness goals like weight loss or muscle strength. I recently shared a few tips for controlling your eating throughout the year which you can read here. Today I’m sharing a few tips to help you make fitness a priority.   6 Tips to Help Make Fitness A Priority All Year Long Understand your body is created to move. The more you sit, the easier it is to keep sitting. {Read More}

Annual All Access Beachbody On Demand + Challenge Pack

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I’ve been using Beachbody On Demand for just over a month now and I’m really enjoying it. I stream it to my Smart TV via Amazon Fire TV Stick (love this thing!) and the available Beachbody On Demand (BOD) app. Since Insanity MAX:30 is available in the BOD member library I was able to try it out without even purchasing the program. I can like that. I signed up for a free 30 day trial and decided to continue the paid membership {Read More}

Monday Motivation: Workout Schedule + Egg Muffin Recipe

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*poof* Weekend is over. Happy Monday! I hope you had a fun, relaxing weekend. We visited a local tree farm that Roger used to work at, caught up on some sleep, watched the Vikes get a win yesterday and I made some yummy egg muffins! More on that later. For some Monday motivation, here’s what this week’s workout schedule looks like: I’m still working on my meals for this week. The workouts towards the end of the week will probably be {Read More}

Workout and Meal Tracking in My Happy Planner

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I took advantage of a recent sale on Happy Planners and I’m so glad I caught it! Happy Planners are very affordable to begin with but when you can save 60% off $29.99… I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that! Now I’ve got a fitness tracker for the next 12 months that I paid $12.00 for. That’s something I can smile about. I still use my Erin Condren Life Planner for work and appointments but I prefer the Happy {Read More}