I never knew motherhood was so hard on jeans. I’ve worn holes in the knees of four pairs since the twins were born. I strongly dislike shopping and I use every excuse imaginable to put it off, so this truly is a personal tragedy for me. Thank goodness for online ordering, home delivery, and in-store… Continue reading I wish someone had told me
Eating healthy can be a challenge, but after going seven days with no added sugar, I can assure you that the sacrifice is small and the rewards are plenty.
Willpower isn’t enough when choosing what to eat. You need to design your environment to help you succeed in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Have you ever had one of those weeks where it seems like every time you read a blog, turn on the radio, or have a conversation the same theme comes up? I had one recently and the topic was simple but profound: Be intentional. Living with intent is hard. When did you last stop and think… Continue reading Living intentionally and keeping things simple
Evenings are the worst. Maybe I’m not eating enough throughout the day – and I actually eat a lot – because my stomach turns into a bottomless pit at night. My lack of willpower is shameful, and I eat. A lot. I’m not always hungry as I keep eating. I’m not really even thinking about… Continue reading Me in real life
When I was a child, I thought my dad was Peter Pan. I was certain that when my dad checked on us at night, he’d go to the window and take off toward the third star to the right. I have no idea why I thought this. It’s not like Peter Pan was a superhero… Continue reading Back to the basics: Mastering the plank
I’ve never had chicken legs. Though many people would consider me small, I’m definitely not scrawny. Especially my legs. In fact, Mark calls them thick. (Is that a compliment?) And it looks like my kids inherited that trait from me. Which is fine! I say they are “pre-dispositioned for strength and power.” That’s right. There… Continue reading Back to the basics: Mastering the lunge
Back in the day, if you asked most kids what their favorite subject was they’d reply “gym.” Though I’m one of those weirdos that actually liked the academics of school, I also consider myself one of the kids that loved the fun and challenge that came with gym class. Especially when it was time for… Continue reading Back to the basics: Mastering the pull-up
Until my early 20’s or so, I camped with my family on a beautiful lake in the Adirondack Mountains every year. As a child, it was one of my favorite weeks of the year. All my relatives from my mom’s side of our family were there and it was the best kind of fun. We’d… Continue reading Back to the basics: Mastering the farmer’s carry
How about adding a little groove to this week’s challenge? Try this 15-minute workout designed by Autumn Calabrese and provided by PopSugar. This workout is harder than you’d think. And it keeps your heartrate up while building muscle – a win-win! Your challenge is to complete this workout every day this week. http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Full-Body-Workout-15-Minute-Video-36064099 Grab your… Continue reading 15 a day challenge: Week 4