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
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
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
You’ve made it to week three. Awesome! Try this workout for 15 minutes a day, every day this week. Equipment required: Dumbbells (or other weighted objects), timer Total time: 15 minutes Tips: Complete each exercise AMRAP for the stated time. Try not to rest between exercises but listen to your body. Do not rest for… Continue reading 15 a day challenge: Week 3
Ready for another challenge? Try this workout from Carrots ‘n’ Cake for 15 minutes a day, every day this week. 15-minute Full Body Kettlebell Workout Don’t have kettlebells? No problem! Try last week’s 15-a day challenge.
Haven’t worked out yet today? I’ve got you covered! Try this workout for 15 minutes a day, every day this week. Equipment required: Dumbbells, timer (If you don’t have dumbbells, just use your own body weight or find object around the house to use as weights.) Total time: 15 minutes Tips: Complete each exercise AMRAP… Continue reading 15 a day challenge: Week 1
I spent most of January anxiously waiting for our little baby to be born. I was fully prepared for her to arrive before her due date, but that was not the case. This little one decided she wanted to wait until she was full term. Though it made the wait seem longer and tougher, I… Continue reading January’s Food and Fitness Highlights
Our little Lia Elise has arrived! And with her arrival comes a new adjustment period for me. So as I pull myself together, here’s a mini-challenge to get you moving… Today I’m breaking from away from my “keeping 2017 simple” posts with a brief thought and challenge. Finding the time to workout is HARD. Life… Continue reading Can 15 minutes a day make a difference?