Macro Counting, Uncategorized

Finding Strength In Numbers

Have you ever attempted something new by yourself an failed?  Odds are you have.  If you’ve tried losing weight on your own and ended up flat on your face, it’s ok to ask for help.  If I could only give you one piece of advice before you try and make some major lifestyle changes, it would be not to do it alone. Continue Reading

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The 10 Minute Workout

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Oberto®. All opinions are entirely my own. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we all struggle to find enough time in the day.  All the time, women tell me they’re just too busy to lose weight.  You may think you’re too busy to eat right, exercise, or get a good night’s sleep, but the truth of the matter is we all choose how to spend our time.  We are ALL busy in our own ways.  You might prioritize your religion, your job, your school work, playing with your kids, spending time with your spouse, or even watching TV.  Whatever you value most, you will make time for, and that’s the truth.  I encourage you set aside some time this week to figure out how you’re going to make time to better yourself and live life fuller. Continue Reading

Breakfast Recipes, Macro Friendly Recipes, Recipes, Uncategorized

Breakfast Wonton Cups

Breakfast has always been the hardest thing for me. I don’t want to eat it, and I don’t want to prep it.  This has mostly been an issue because I just never have enough breakfast ideas.  I will eat the same thing for breakfast for two months before I get sick of it an need a new idea.  I also don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking in the morning because I’m usually in a hurry to get out the door to work.  These breakfast wonton cups are super easy to make and you can heat them up in the microwave for a quick breakfast! Continue Reading

I should make these for myself and the kids!
Desserts, Gluten Free, Macro Friendly Recipes, Recipes, Uncategorized

Frozen Yogurt Granola Bites

All ideas, recipes, & opinions are entirely my own however, this is a sponsored post on behalf of wholesome brands, Vans Simply Delicious® & Wallaby® Organic.

Whether you’re joining us on our macro counting journey or you’re just looking to make a wholesome snack, you’ve come to the right place! These cute frozen yogurt granola bites are the perfect little treat before a workout, after a workout, on your way out the door in the morning, or as a late night snack.  My kids have always loved frozen yogurt sticks but never finish them so I thought these would be perfect to share with them too! Continue Reading

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Mom Crush Jamie Gifford

Everyone needs a friend like Jamie in their life.  I’m lucky enough to call her sister-in-law!  Whenever I’m with Jamie I feel like I can (and often do) pour my heart out.  She is THE best listener.  She’s empathetic, non-judgmental, up for anything, and has a heart of gold.  When Krista and I decided to embark on this macro coaching endeavour, Jamie came to mind first.  I texted her and asked if she’d be up for completely changing any and all ideas she had about nutrition to start macros with us.  Her response, “Why not?!” Continue Reading

Mom Life

Why I Cried Tears of Joy When I Shoved My Kid Out the Door For Kindergarten

Let me start by saying I don’t have a black heart, and I REALLY do love my kids, BUT whoever came up with the phrase, “Separation makes the heart grow fonder” just might have been an exhausted mom of 3 sending her kindergartener off to school for the first time.  I’ve had the privilege of staying home with my oldest son since the day he was born.  For just about six years we have spent every moment of his little life together.  I can remember the first time he reached up for me when he got hurt like it was yesterday.  His first step, his first word, his first everything he experienced with me and pretty much only me, so I get it when moms tear up and brace themselves as they hug their kid good-bye for a whole new adventure that they’ll experience without them.  BUT as I blew Siege a kiss from afar and watched him walk into school for the first time, I took a deep breath and realized my life was about to change FOR THE BETTER… and I was SO right.

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Nutritional Timing: What Should I Eat Before and After My Workout?

Have you ever walked out of the gym feeling like death?  On more occasions than I would like to admit, I have found myself struggling to make it through the day to take care of my little ones.  Women are notorious for running our bodies into the ground.  We are chaffering kids to and from school and activities, sword fighting with one hand while loading laundry with the other, and if your kids are anything like mine you are defying death by legos one trip to the bathroom at a time.

Mom life is already hard enough.  When we fail to properly fuel our bodies for the work we are demanding our bodies to do each and every day, we can cause more harm than good by leaving for the gym. Continue Reading

I love these at home workouts from Stay Fit Mom!

Squat A Lot Workout

I read a Facebook post yesterday from a woman about how other women shouldn’t fall into the trap of dieting and that the fitness industry is basically a big scam.  I couldn’t stop thinking about it all day and honestly it really bothered me.  I think as women we find comfort in sticking to a diet and exercise program, or at least I know I do.  I like knowing what I should or shouldn’t eat, how much of something I should eat, when I should try and eat it, etc.  For me it takes all the guess work out of it and I see results quickly.   Continue Reading

I need to order these games for the next BBQ!
Favorite Things, Uncategorized

5 Games You Should Be Playing With Friends & Family

There is nothing I love more than some good quality time arguing with my adult siblings about who scored a point or who’s ball is touching who’s.  I come from a fairly competitive family so when we all get together and play games it can get CRAZY! Sister hating on sister, all hating on my brother, and spouses making threats, but that’s what makes it so fun.  Just in time for cooler weather and many holiday weekends coming up I want to share  5  games you should be playing with friends and family! Continue Reading

At home workouts for busy moms from

Run and Burpee Workout

Getting to the gym and focusing on nutrition while raising a family is HARD.  Krista and I try not to sugar coat or paint this picture of how easy it is to do it all.  Some days we feel like we’ve got it somewhat together, and others are complete disasters, but regardless of if you’ve never worked out a day in your life or if you’re a gym fanatic, chances are if you’re reading this you’re striving for growth.

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