Fitness & Nutrition Blog

Steal My Thanksgiving Menu

If you missed any of the Healthy Holiday Series you can read them here: 5 Simple Steps To Avoid Halloween Weight Gain Holiday Treat Tip Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and since you’ll probably be planning your dinner menu in the next few days, I thought I’d share with you my Thanksgiving menu. First, let’s hash…
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Holiday Treat Tip

  This is post #2 of the Healthy Holiday Series. Read post #1: 5 Simple Steps To Avoid Halloween Weight Gain here. Holiday nutrition is all about BALANCE. You know that word that you hate hearing because it’s not precise or exact? The truth is that balance looks different for everyone and part of being successful…
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5 Simple Tips To Prevent Halloween Weight Gain

Welcome to post #1 of the Healthy Holiday Series. Today we start with Halloween and 5 simple tips to prevent Halloween Weight Gain. I am going to be honest and say I don’t love Halloween. I know, momma scrooge over here. I mean, as a mom Halloween is kinda a pain because I have to…
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Good, Better, Best

You don’t have to be perfect to make progress. I think you consciously understand this – I mean we all know #progressnotperfection. But even so, many many people end up falling into the “all or nothing” mentality where if they can’t be perfect, why even try? Can’t track the restaurant meal? Might as well order…
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3 Lessons I Learned From My Mom

As my daughter makes her way towards the teenage years, I’ve really been reflecting on the values I want her to learn when it comes to health and fitness. My kids know what I do, they see me set and work for goals, and they are hopefully learning that health and fitness is WAY more…
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What To Do When You Mess Up

Consider this analogy: This morning you slept through your alarm, hit traffic on the way to work, and end up 30 minutes late to work. What do you do? Do you beat yourself up for being so weak and decide that since you already missed 30 minutes of work you might as well just go…
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Barbell Logic Podcast

Hey hey! I am super pumped to share this with you, because I often get question about my powerlifting training and I want to share allllllll the details. One year ago, my husband and I decided to hire Niki Sims through Starting Strength Online Coaching (SSOC) to coach us with our powerlifting training. We were looking for help with…
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Minimum Effective Dose

I’m a nurse and my husband is a doctor, so medical jargon is a regular occurrence around our home. So when I heard the phrase “minimum effective dose” I totally got it. In medicine this means the smallest amount of drug that produces a therapeutic response. The same principle can be applied in fitness –…
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Don’t Make This Mistake When Hiring An Online Coach

I get it. You’ve reached that point. That point where you decide that your fitness journey would be easier with a guide. The point where investing in a coach will help to hold you accountable and allow you to maximize your results in the shortest amount of time. Trouble is, there are a million and…
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Macros 101

Macros 101 Two years ago if you had asked me what “macros” were I would have stared at you with a blank face and my mind would have started to drift to thinking about macaroni and cheese. In the last several year “macros” have become quite the buzz word and it may feel like everyone…
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