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Shakeology Ingredients Spotlight – Matcha

Matcha Matcha For the past two years, my husband and I have been drinking matcha tea, daily.  We first heard of matcha tea two years ago when we learned about EGCg, a widely sought after antioxidant that contains cancer fighting properties. This weekend we learned that our daily nutrition shake, Shakeology, is adding matcha to the…

So I Stepped Back: How I Established Priorities and Refocused on What Matters Most

In a conversation on social media, a friend mentioned how she noticed I hadn’t been blogging as much, and to her credit, she’s right.  I haven’t. It’s funny- the things you don’t think anyone will notice until you realize they do, and then you feel this obligation to explain yourself. I guess that’s kinda always…

Before Photos: Do I Have to?

This is one of the biggest questions my challengers ask when they are about to start their weight loss journey.  I get it- ALL. THE. TIME! But I also “get it.” I mean who really ever wants to take the “before” pictures.  The answer NOBODY.  It’s kinda like when you are in a dressing room…

A Number is Never a Definition

Stage 4.  Those are the words that still burn clearly in my ears days after we received the news. It was Sunday morning and we knew the week ahead would be a whirlwind of tests and appointments and plans, and, to be honest,  the cold was just getting to us.  So we packed up the…

Blueberry Maple Muffins

These blueberries taste—and smell— incredible. One whiff of them fresh from the oven and it’ll be hard to believe they’re healthy! Total Time: 24 min.Prep Time: 10 min.Cooking Time: 14 min.Yield: 15 servings, 1 muffin each Ingredients:Nonstick cooking spray (optional)1 cup whole wheat flour¾ cup + 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour¼ cup wheat germ1½ tsp. baking…

August Promotions

Have you been wanting to try one of the Beachbody workouts that I continuously rave about each and every day?  If you follow me on my social media sites you are constantly seeing me post about my personal excitement to begin T25 after the baby comes and my husband’s awesome results with Body Beast. I…

Essentials for A Healthy, Happy, and Comfortable Pregnancy

So I feel like the end of this pregnancy is FINALLY in sight.  To any woman who has ever been pregnant during the summer, I’m sure you know how I feel:  hot, uncomfortable, and huge.  Fortunately, I have been blessed with a really healthy pregnancy so far -and an excellent bill of health from my…

Insanity in half the time? Now that’s Insane!

                                           So you want a quick and effective workout, right? Something that will change your body FAST, while only taking up a little bit of time? Would you settle for a workout that produced the…

12 Ways to Better Eating-Mental Approach

Lots of people are trying to eat better,… trim off some extra pounds gained over the holidays, or get beach-ready for a moment in the sun. Eating better is hard, and many people get frustrated, fall short or give up. Here are some key ways to make your eat better stick. 1. Set Goals: It…