Shakeology Alternative


Shakeology is a nutritional drink by Beach Body that’s has had an amazing reputation for a long time. It’s more than just a protein shake, it’s full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, antioxidants, probiotics, adaptogen herbs, digestive enzymes, and fiber. It’s really an amazing drink. It has been proven to keep people regular, boost their energy, and […]

What Workout to Do Once You’ve Finished an Exercise Program


It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of all the Beach Body workouts. So far I own Turbo Jam, ChaLean Extreme, Turbo Fire, Power 90, Hip Hop Abs, and Insanity. And it seems the same question I see asked over and over on Beach Body’s support forum is what workout to do next. People […]

Health Benefits of Coconut Oil

Nature's Way organic coconut oil has a light coconut flavor that's slightly sweet.

Lately I’m all about the coconut oil. I take a coconut oil supplement, cook with coconut oil, add organic unsweetened coconut flakes to my cereal, oil pull with coconut oil, brush my teeth with a paste made from coconut oil and baking soda, and use coconut oil as a lotion replacement. I first learned about […]

Why Moms Need to be Healthy

A healthy mom is a thriving mom.

We’ve all heard the jokes and stories about moms that let themselves go after they start having babies. Heck, I lived it. As a mom, it is so easy to put everyone else first to the point that we forget to take care of ourselves. In fact, most moms say they feel guilty when they take […]

Setbacks are Not Failures

Don't let a few slip ups derail your health and fitness goals.

We all make mistakes, that’s just part of being human. Even if we have the most sincere intentions to follow a super healthy diet of only eating clean along with a regular exercise program, we will fall off the wagon a few times. We’ll get stuck eating with friends and family and not have our […]

Nurture Your Child’s Interests and Talents


When my oldest daughter started pre-k I signed her up for cheer. I bought the uniform, took her to practice, and was so pumped to take her to her first game. It turned out to be a disaster. She was miserable at the football game. The band was too loud, there were too many people, […]

Why I Love My BodyMedia Fit Armband

Wear the BodyMedia all day long to accurately display your daily calorie burn.

When I first started my weight loss journey, I learned all I could about nutrition and exercise. I started eating healthy and working about 5 to 6 days a week. At first the weight came off easily, but then I hit a very stubborn plateau. Despite my best efforts, I couldn’t lose any more weight […]

My Favorite Go To Healthy Meals

Get some ideas for healthy meals and snacks.

When I first started a healthy lifestyle and slowly began eating clean, I found it super hard to come up with healthy meals and snacks. I had gotten so used to grabbing a burger through a drive thru or ordering pizza when I felt wiped out and hungry. The truth is, while I was eating […]

My Current Workout Program

Chalene Johnson's super intense Turbo Fire cardio workout.

I just started my new workout program yesterday. Now I’m doing Turbo Fire. I’m really excited. I’ve been saving Turbo Fire in my closet for a year now and finally feel ready to tackle it. I learned about Turbo Fire, which is a popular Beach Body program, by catching one of the infomercials. I had […]

Being Fit and Healthy Makes Life More Enjoyable

View from our beach condo balcony.

My family recently returned from a beach vacation. We have rented the same condo on the same beach now four summers in a row. We love it there. While I enjoyed hearing the waves and feeling the breeze coming off of the ocean, in years past I was too overweight and too out of shape […]