I'm with Julia on this one: More moderation, less "skinny"

I do my fair share of magical thinking, especially when it comes to food. Scrolling through Pinterest, I'm just as likely to pin a decadent chocolate dessert as I am an "awesome" and "amazing" cauliflower pizza crust, even though you and I both know there is nothing "crusty" or amazing about pressed cauliflower. I know, I tried that damn recipe three times. But I persist....more

Another year of childcare, another truancy letter......

Sitting here this morning with my coffee, I was having a relatively good morning. The kids who were here already were playing happily, and the next ones weren’t due through the door for half an hour. As things always go however, the phone rang with a parent question.“Hey Terri, we’re going to be running a little late this morning. We’re on our way. Suzy is going to be there but Matthew won’t. He’s got a temp of 102* so I am going to keep him home.”...more
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Why I was an essential Oils SKEPTIC & what changed my mind!

Since the birth of my baby, I've been much more health conscious.  Now that I have a little one to care for, I'm thinking about things I never really gave much thought to previously....more

Life Coach USA

A blog about self improvement, motivation, short stories, NLP, positivity, life coaching and wellness. visit my Blog @ Motivational Blog...more

The Start of Something New

Hi Everybody,My name is Jessica, I am a Master's student in Kinesiology, and so naturally, I want to get people as fit as possible as fast as possible. I want people to train as hard as possible as long as possible, put their real lives on hold to exercise and eat low carb, low fat, and have 3 small but high protein meals a day.......or not....more

Lessons From Winter

How To Become The Most Organized Person In The World (INFOGRAPHIC)

Nowadays, balancing all the different aspects of your life can be very challenging. Work, family, friends, workouts, laundry and bills are only some of the things that you have to juggle with. All the different things that you have to do during one day push you to put aside other tasks because your busy life prevent you to do everything you want to do....more

Forget the Sugary Drinks - Pass These Laws to Make Parenting Easier

The other day, I saw yet another bill being proffered so that parents don't have to do their job.  The Healthy Kids' Meal Bill would require that restaurants offer water, juice or milk as the beverage with a kids' meal. Why? Yes, because it's healthier than, say lemonade or a soda. But, also, because parents don't want to be the bad guys on this.  Really?...more

How-To Tuesday: Starting Your Own Yoga Practice

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Fitness Class Accessibility: Which is better ClassPass or Fitmob?

Note: I was not paid or offered any goods or services in exchange for this review. I opted to take advantage of introductory month offers at both ClassPass and Fitmob and decided to share my review here. I love a good workout class. Whether it is boot camp, barre, spinning, yoga, or something different, there is always something about a fitness class that is good for motivating me not only to actually show up to workout but also to challenge me to work muscles I wouldn't normally work if left to my own devices. And there is always something so satisfying about that perfect level of soreness you experience when you got a good workout in. I'm not talking about a debilitating level of soreness but rather that soreness that says "you rocked your workout yesterday and you are on your way to increased strength and stamina!"Workout classes are also great for staving off boredom and allowing you to be flexible in your training. Feeling a little sore after an intense long run? A yoga class might be just the thing you need. Or feeling like you've been too heavy on the cardio? Maybe it's time to throw in a kettle bell class or a boot camp. But seeking out different classes can be a challenge because different classes are usually at different studios with different fee structures. It can get expensive if you want to engage in different workouts at different studios each week. It doesn't usually make sense to take on a package at any particular studio and paying a la carte and spending around $20 per session can bust anybody's budget.  But now there are two new products on the market that make working out at multiple studios a breeze: ClassPass and Fitmob.  ...more