5 Food Mistakes I No Longer Make

These 5 food products used to be a regular part of my diet, but I gave them the boot. What do you think happened next? Spoiler alert: I'm 20 pounds lighter, but more on that later. A favorite saying in the health and wellness community is "know better, do better." I think that pretty much sums it up. Obviously most of us want to be healthy and to make better choices, but sometimes we don't know where to start, or worse, we don't know what we don't know. So for those of you who are looking to make some small (and easy!) dietary changes, this post is for you. I hope it helps you reach your goals, or at least makes you think a little harder about what makes it into that grocery cart. ...more

6 Reasons You're Not Seeing Good Workout Results

You look in the mirror, and there are no visible changes. You're at a loss. Whenever you go to the gym, you feel like you're working harder than most of those gym rats in there, yet you don't see any progress. So what's the deal? I know that feeling, and it's a sucky one. Fortunately, there's hope! If the results aren't showing up like you've been hoping for, by simply making a tweak or two, you will finally begin to see all your hard work pay off. ...more

6 Exercises You Can Do on the Stairs

I wasn't ever really an outdoor workout type of person until recently when I've thought about all the amazing locations and "equipment" you can use (for free!). You know, park benches, jungle gyms, and trees just to name a few. Living near a huge park and a nice bay with scenic views is inspiring some awesome workout ideas, I have to say. I created this workout that you can do pretty much anywhere there's a staircase. While it was intended to be one for the outdoor staircases you might find in a park, you can also do this workout in your own home or in the office building if you're so inclined. ...more

Healthy Eating or New Eating Disorders

It's amazing what the internet has enabled people to do. We can just all go online and share our opinions, our work and get approval or even money from it. That is where now we have a problem, while there are genuine people out there just trying to reach a bigger audience to show their talent or work or business there are way too many people taking advantage of the majority.There are so many people out there who are self proclaimed nutritionists and dietitians who are advocating for some crazy diets....more

5 Lessons I've Learned Through My Fitness Failures

I've been battling with weight-loss ever since I could remember. When I was 12, I stopped eating and started popping diet pills so that I could trim down more. As a young athlete, I didn't understand that my body make up didn't allow for me to look like some of the other more narrow girls. Hips. Booty. Thighs. No matter what I do, these things will NEVER go away. After I had mini, I'd made it my mission to become a runner with the hopeful byproduct of weight loss. Well, numerous 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathon, triathlon and 60lbs later, I would say success was mine....more

Magnificent Mama Mondays

Are those double fudge chocolate chip brownies over there? Oh yes I have to have them. Yup that’s me I love food; even some of the strangest things that disgust my hubby. Yummy BRAUNSCHWEIGER!!!!!! Because of this fact I am one of the masses who struggles with weight issues....more

Mama Sexy Saturday's

FABulites, I have a little confession to share with you today! You ready? Well I confess that after a pretty stressful work week, on Saturdays I like to enjoy a good workout and then dress up in one of my sexy dresses that maybe just wasn't so sexy on me before....Read ahead to get a little more insight on why! ...more

100-rep Bodyweight Pyramid Workout to Celebrate My 100th Blog Post!

 This workout was originally posted on the fitness & healthy lifestyle blog, In Fitness and In Health....more

This version won't disappoint!

Mediterranean Shepard's Pie        A friend was sharing with me that her mom's go-to recipe was Shepard's Pie; and that her job was to mash the potatoes.  She also shared that it had become one of her least favorite meals.  I was inspired to re-vamp the recipe, put a healthy twist on it, and not lose the comfort food feel or flavor! According to my friend, I succeeded....more

A Reminder to Move Your Body at Work Today with These 3 Exercises

 This workday workout was originally posted on the fitness & lifestyle blog, In Fitness and In Health."It's Friiiidayyy, Friiiidayyy, gotta get down on Friday!"  Horrible song, I know, but it's my mood currently.  =P  What's everyone up to this weekend?  I hope you all have some fun and active plans ahead....more

5 Food Mistakes I No Longer Make

These 5 food products used to be a regular part of my diet, but I gave them the boot. What do you think happened next? Spoiler alert: I'm 20 pounds lighter, but more on that later. A favorite saying in the health and wellness community is "know better, do better." I think that pretty much sums it up. Obviously most of us want to be healthy and to make better choices, but sometimes we don't know where to start, or worse, we don't know what we don't know. So for those of you who are looking to make some small (and easy!) dietary changes, this post is for you. I hope it helps you reach your goals, or at least makes you think a little harder about what makes it into that grocery cart. ...more

Team NutriBullet Announced

  Friday, August 28th is the day! Emails will be going out to all applicants (alumni and newbies) to either let them know they’ve made the team, or to please apply again next year. ...more

Medicine Ball Cardio Interval Abs & Core Workout

 This workout was originally posted on the fitness and lifestyle blog, In Fitness and In Health....more