My Journey: The One Less Traveled By

One of the hardest things to do for me is to talk about my weight loss.  It is very hard to explain why.  Yes, I have been very successful with it in the last six years’ time.  Yes, I am a personal trainer now trying to help people make the same journey.  That being said […]

Fit & Frugal: The Attitude of Gratitude

We have already finished Christmas shopping for the kids.  By no means am I trying to be an overachiever in this.  It is all for reason.  We are trying to spread out the cost of Christmas as well as simply trying to avoid the craziness.  Every year I find amazing deals and buy up all […]

Fit Foodie: A family affair

Our family cooking nights are turning into something amazing!  There is this pride that I am seeing in my children’s faces that is priceless.  Granted we are talking spaghetti cooking and not 5 Michelin star quality meals but one day…who knows right? The meal bins/rotation has made life so much easier.  I am trying to always […]

Fit Foodie:  Involving the kids more

Dinners have been different here.  The kids have been wanting to help out more.  We have been focusing on lower technicality recipes.  I am trying to feed their curiosity but also their want to help.  It is so easy to get caught up in the moment and turn a child down from helping because we […]

Fit & Frugal: No Spend Success!!!

Well my dear friends…it was a SUCCESS!!!  You may have seen my post in the beginning of September regarding our family attempting a no spend month (  I must be honest in telling you it was not easy!!!!  In the end, we saved almost $400 in the month of September and were able to pay off […]

New commitment.

2012 was the beginning.  It was tons of research and struggling to find what works. 2013 was the surprise.  After getting on my way with weight loss, Hannah decided to join our family. 2014 was the return.  In the beginning of the year, I was injured and needed to take some time out to rest […]

Fit Foodie: Cabinet cleaning aka wing it.

Whole 30 approved Burrito Bowl We changed the recipe a little to fit us a little more.  Ground turkey, white kidney beans and melted cheese.  Came out tasty! Stuffing chicken casserole! Swapped the diced tomatoes for a cream of celery, mozzarella for cheddar and basil for garlic.  SO good!  Could you tell we […]

A girl and her planner: New Addition

I like pretty things.  I like organizing.  I am doomed.  In the world of planning, they are all pretty. As I posted before…  I have a long list of planners in my house.  Not out of necessity or hoarding.  Last year was the year of adjustment.  After using a little planner I picked up from […]

Fit Foodie: Nom nom

I think the thought that you can’t make old recipes when searching for healthier foods is just silly!  We gather up all the recipes that we have and menu plan.  The key is the ingredients.  It always has been.  Make the substitutions!  Find how to make it still yummy and lighter!  We had a pretty tasty…nom […]