exercise is not punishment. i repeat. exercise is not punishment.

I’ve written a variation of this exact post a couple of times.  I feel like I’m beating a dead horse. But still. It’s a message that hasn’t sunk in yet for a lot of us and it bears repeating. We need to stop treating exercise as PUNISHMENT. and… We need to stop EXERCISING AWAY our …

why you should consider using workout supplements

Hey, hey, hey!  Happy humpday! Today we’re talking SUPPLEMENTS and specifically WORKOUT supplements and how they figure in to a well-rounded fitness regimen.  A supplement is  simply defined as any product that contains a “dietary ingredient” intended to add to a person’s basic diet.  Think protein powder, vitamins, minerals, branched chain amino acids, MCT oil.  …

how i stopped counting calories

Today I want to share an email I received from a reader two years ago.  A little “THROWBACK THURSDAY” if you will.  I get asked this SAME question a couple of times a month so I think that the topic is worth a re-post.  The original post was written two years ago (and I’ve grown …

parenting in a skinny vs. fat world

We’re gonna talk about the “s” word today. No, not that one. Yesterday I read a letter from Lauren Conrad about the “s” word – SKINNY – and how she’s banning it from her vocabulary. When we’ve talked about getting in shape in the past, words like “skinny,” “slim,” and “thin” have often come up. …

body after baby – how i lost the baby weight

Hey y’all! We’re busy procrastinating the whole packing thing over here.  It’s bad.  I just cannot make myself do it.  I’ll be haphazardly throwing things into bags come Saturday morning – I just know myself.  Luckily I’m fine with the fact that I am the way I am.   Whatever I forget to pack, I’ll …

why i stopped thinking about food so much

Hump day.  Hump day. Also known as Wednesday.  Also known as a pretty busy day for us.  We have Trackstars, a meeting, MoveMore groups, another meeting and schoolwork.  Since it’s Spring Break for our town, I moved my afternoon MoveMore groups to an earlier time (and then proceeded to fill up all of that free …