Finish on Your Forearms: Week 4 of the #SayNoToCrunches Challenge


The final week of the 28 Day #SayNoToCrunches Challenge has arrived!  I’m so proud of you for getting here. And if you haven’t started yet go HERE to sign up and get your free workouts. This week is called “Finish on Your Forearms,” and I’m just warning you that it will probably feel like the hardest week yet. But have no fear! Take breaks when you need to (preferably between exercises), and remind yourself that you are so close!  If you miss a day, just make it up later (read HERE about the best way to make up a missed day), and…

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2 Yogis You Should Know Plus an Amazing Giveaway


This is the first week of my giveaway: THINGS I Love by PEOPLE I LOVE, and I’m so excited to introduce two of my favorite yogis to you. I could really go on and on about these two women, but instead I’ll share with you my top 3 reasons I love them to pieces. They are REAL MOMS balancing WHAT They Love with WHO They Love . Both women not only have children of their own but they also continue to pursue their own passions and interests. They are dedicated to helping other moms. Besides yoga for everyone, both women also have…

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Happy February!  Whenever I think of February I think of LOVE, don’t you? That’s why this month I’m sharing with you THINGS I Love By PEOPLE I Love. Let me explain . . . One of my goals in 2016 is to share MORE with all of you. I started off in January with the #SayNOToCrunches Challenge, which has definitely allowed me to share MORE with all of you, largely due to the private Facebook accountability group. I’ve been able to connect with so many more of you one on one. (If this is something you want to be a…

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Perfect the Plank: Week 3 of the #SayNOtoCrunches Challenge

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Can you belive it’s Week 3 of the #SayNOToCrunches Challenge? If you’re reading this and have no idea what I’m talking about, go to and sign up to receive 28 Day of workouts for FREE. Here on the blog are more detailed exercise descriptions and modifications. Click HERE to see Week 2 and HERE to see Week 1. For the rest of you, we are officially half way through! Whoohoo! Just a reminder that your cardio exercises continue to remain the same, but the duration continues to increase. This week each exercise is performed for 50 seconds. I hope that you…

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Happy Belly Smoothie Recipe


In case you haven’t heard, my #SayNOToCrunches Challenge is in the works, so I thought I’d reach out to my new friend and certified holistic nutrition coach, Kasey J. Smith, for a smoothie recipe to help us in our quest towards a flatter tummy. I’m super excited to try it because I’m a huge sucker for anything with ginger. So here’s some nutritious info and a delicious smoothie recipe from Kasey: Smoothie’s are a great way to get more nutrients into your diet but did you know that not all smoothies are created equal? There are a lot of smoothies…

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Anything BUT Crunches: Week 2 of the #SayNOtoCrunches Challenge 2016


Congrats on completing Week 1 of the #SayNOtoCrunches Challenge! I’m sure you felt like you were crawling for days!  I also imagine you were surprised by how much the crawl worked your entire body. So much more effective than crunches, right? I truly hope that you already feel stronger than when you started. I’d love to hear any thoughts you have on Week 1 in the comment section below. Before breaking down Week 2 for you, with descriptions and modifications, I wanted to address what to do when you miss a day or can’t do all the rounds in a row.…

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Crawl For Your Core: Week 1 of the #SayNOtoCrunches Challenge 2016


My 2016 28 Day #SayNOtoCrunches Challenge begins (If you haven’t signed up yet to get the downloadable print outs click HERE). It’s Week 1, and I don’t know about you, but I’m so excited (and a little nervous). I’m anxious to take my body and mind to a new place and to truly move my body for 28 days straight. Plus, to have so many of you doing this with me make it so much more rewarding because we are now a team! And the best thing about a team is that we can hold each other accountable! Because I…

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New Shoes Could Mean a MORE Fit You!


I’m currently obsessing over Skechers new Burst sneakers. As many of you know, I was a Reebok Master Trainer for years, and despite the fact that I no longer get a paycheck from them, I’ve continued to wear their sneakers . . . because I love them and haven’t found anything as comfortable as them. And lets face it, how your feet feel can seriously make or break your workout or simply how you feel throughout your day. That’s why I’m so pumped about Skechers new Burst line! Skechers Burst sneakers are super light and flexible, and the air-cooled memory foam makes…

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The Best Homemade Playdough


There are tons of homemade playdough recipes out there floating around. I’ve had quite a few friends ask me for my recommendation, and I’m making it with my boys tomorrow . . . so I thought I’d share it. I’ve tried a few variations, but this is the one I like the best. Here’s why I like it: It’s simple. It’s quick. It’s easy. A few warnings ahead of time:  Make sure you watch it closely once you begin to cook it. It can burn easily. Keep the heat on low. When it’s done it’s pretty warm and needs to…

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Healthy Drink Recipes to Ring in the New Year

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I can’t believe another year has come and gone! I don’t know about you but I am excited to ring in 2016 and start a new chapter. To help with the celebration I have created two delicious drinks, once cocktail and one mocktail, which will be great for your New Year’s Eve party. Try one of my favorite cocktails, the Slimming Screwdriver, which is low in calories but great in taste. If you are opting for an alcohol free evening then I recommend the Blueberry Spritzer mocktail made with Blackberry Hint Fizz. No matter how you celebrate please remember be…

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