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Healthy No-Bake Brownie Bites

Healthy No-Bake Brownie Bites

This week, the boys and I made Healthy No-Bake Brownie Bites using chocolate Shakeology. Back in my younger days, I used to be quite the baker. Not that I was especially skilled at baking or anything, but I did it very frequently. We always had cookies, brownies, cakes, or a fresh loaf of bread coming out of the oven. When we had to cut gluten and dairy from our diets, the baking stopped. I had attempted some gluten and dairy…

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Streamlining Your Home Workouts

Streamlining Your Home Workouts

Workout classes at the gym are great because they take all of the guesswork out of exercising. You don’t have to plan or think about it, you just show up and follow the instructors directions. Unfortunately, the realities of finding the class you want in the timeframe that works for you can become one more obstacle standing between you and your fitness goals. In fact, getting to the gym at all can be a huge issue when you have children!…

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5 Reasons to Strengthen Your Core 

5 Reasons to Strengthen Your Core 

As a mom of 5 boys, I know how important it is to keep your core strong. After my second little guy, I had tremendous back pain!  Luckily, at the time I had a great chiropractor who realized that my transverse abdominus muscles were not firing. I got a referral for physical therapy and learned a ton about the all of the muscles that make up your core and the various roles that they play.  This knowledge came in handy…

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Diet Adaptations

Diet Adaptations

It is often said that the best workout program for you is the one you will actually do!  Meaning, it doesn’t matter how well that weight lifting program worked for those other people or how much weight so-and-so lost doing Zumba. If it isn’t something you enjoy and something you will stick out, then it will never work for you.  The same needs to be said about your diet! In the past several years, I have learned a lot about the…

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Stronger Inside and Out

Stronger Inside and Out

Transformation Tuesday – this is a time I like to share a bit about my personal struggles and how I work to overcome them. I do this because I KNOW there are others out there who suffer in silence and try struggle. I want to make it known that I understand you and that I am here to support you in any way that I can.  These pics were taken two years apart. The photo on the left was taken…

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On to Plan C

On to Plan C

It is the second weekday of the new year and I finally made it to the gym. I would not consider this a success, however, as I was only there to take my kids to Futsal and I didn’t actually break a sweat at all. The whole day, no the whole week, has been really frustrating in terms of exercising and it highlights exactly the reasons behind my earlier post Why I no longer set goals for the year.  In…

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Striving for Growth
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