3 Ways to Blast Past That Plateau

There are few more frustrating things than watching/feeling your hard-earned progress grind to an unexpected or just quiet stop.

After sending 700+ calories to their doom (WOOHOO!!!) the other day, I was suddenly thinking about times when working out regularly hasn’t come so easily.

As with anything in life, I think it’s natural for there to be an ebb and flow.

I mean, really — how many times can you walk or run that same route without starting to check out a la boredom or itch to do something different?

For anyone out there who has hit a plateau or just feels burned out, I thought I’d share 3 ways to crush that plateau or boredom streak and get back on track. Continue reading “3 Ways to Blast Past That Plateau”

Kick That Sugar Habit to the Curb!

Sugar.

Plain ole sugar. It’s not an evil thing designed to chauffeur us to our ruin. In the purest sense, it grows as canes or beets, which are harvested, processed and end up as refined sugars.

We’re so good at committing to a workout regimen and to making positive changes in our lives. Why oh why, then, is sugar one of the habits that’s hardest to kick? Continue reading “Kick That Sugar Habit to the Curb!”

MMA Training At Home – Get Shredded In 60 Days

Have you ever seen a UFC fight? I know for some it may be a bit too violent for your liking….I get that. However, I can’t help but take notice and appreciate how STRONG they look and the mental fortitude they must have to be willing to step in a ring with another competitor and duke it out for the championship.

I mean….WOW!

You may not believe it or perhaps you’re just not aware but there are many benefits to practicing MMA. In today’s post, I want to shed some light on those benefits and share how you can begin practicing right in the comfort and privacy of your home.

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Super Delicious, Simple (and Healthy!) Chicken Chili

While winter doesn’t exactly tend to hit us all that hard where we live, I know a good deal of y’all are dealing with yet another round of snow.

Even though spring’s around the corner, I thought I’d put a little encouragement out there for makin’ it through this last stretch of bitter coldness.

When it’s frigid outside, I know my first inclination is to reach for hearty, filling, warm-me-to-my-bones food. Unfortunately, a lot of that said same food is the type that can also stick to your ribs like my mama’s good-home cooking.

Since I got some awesome feedback from the chicken casserole recipe I posted a few weeks ago, I thought this would be an opportune time to also send another hearty yet healthy recipe your way.

Want a dish that’ll please everyone and that’ll be ready in an hour with minimal prep time? Here you go! Continue reading “Super Delicious, Simple (and Healthy!) Chicken Chili”

How to Avoid the Boredom Fitness Pitfall and Keep Losing Inches

I’ve heard some variation of “I can’t run on a treadmill or workout on an elliptical because I just get so BORED!” soooo many times. Heck, I’ve been there myself! 

Maybe you can relate?

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Healthy Life Hacks For the Parental Win

It’s all well and good to be able to eat healthily and make time to work out, get the sleep you need and more. However, what about when kids are thrown into the mix?

While I am the first one to admit that it wasn’t until after I had children that I got into the best shape of my life and learned the importance of making healthy choices, so many people are navigating that shift that I thought it would be worthwhile to address here as well.

The chief complaint and cry for help that I hear when it comes to having kids or an enabling spouse around is, “How on earth can I still eat healthy and make time to work out when my kids won’t go near vegetables and I have no extra time in my day?” Continue reading “Healthy Life Hacks For the Parental Win”

Chicken Casserole Recipe with Organic, Non-GMO Substitutes

One of the biggest struggles I’ve had in my own health transformation has been learning how to eat healthy and properly nourish my body. I was used to making convenient, quick meals with little to no nutritional value. (Hamburger Helper, anyone?)

I must confess: I don’t have mad cooking skills, and frankly, I don’t know my way around the kitchen very well. I knew how good my mama’s food was when I was growing up, but I was too busy playing outside to even think to pay attention to what she was doing in the kitchen.

However, despite my lack of interest in kitchen related activities in my youth, I desperately wanted to learn how and what to eat in order to feel good….and well, looking good wasn’t so bad either! #winkwink Continue reading “Chicken Casserole Recipe with Organic, Non-GMO Substitutes”

Want to Kiss Your Day Job Goodbye and Work From Home? Here’s How I Did It.

I used to work a day job. I would slide out of bed every morning like a limp noodle with bed head that would make a rooster jealous.

I would shuffle my way to the coffee pot (or more accurately, to a 2-liter of Dr. Pepper) slumped over and getting ready for yet ANOTHER day of building someone else’s dream.

GREAT! That’s exactly what we all WANT to do with our lives, right? Continue reading “Want to Kiss Your Day Job Goodbye and Work From Home? Here’s How I Did It.”