Working Out While on Vacation

Hi, this is Liz one of Dustin's contributors.  With Spring Break fast approaching my anxiety about getting good workouts in while away from home increases greatly!  I'm so used to MamaTone 3 times a week, running, and doing Got Core once or twice a week I know that I will go crazy if I don't challenge my body while we are gone.  I'm a strong believer that I'm  better mom, wife, and person when I … [Read more...]

My Wake-Up Call

In my last post, I wrote about Why Losing my Driver License was Rewarding, ultimately sharing there was much pleasure in being able to enter a new much lower weight and see a much thinner face in my pic.  I told you in the next post I would tell you how I did it.   Well it started with a wake-up call! It was late summer of 2009 and I was vacationing with several close friends from grad school and … [Read more...]

Surviving the Treadmill

I’m all for running outside to enjoy the great outdoors.  But sometimes it’s just too darn cold.  Or sometimes it just doesn’t work with kids.  So, as busy parents, we resort to the much-hated treadmill.  I created this for one of my mom clients who is time-crunched.  It's quick and easy.  And, I would argue that it is possible to get a good cardiovascular workout on the treadmill without boring … [Read more...]

Going Gluten Free

Hi, this is Liz one of Dustin's contributors. Up until about 2 months ago I have never really worried about food allergies, now I'm obsessed!  About 7 months ago I started having a lot of GI tract issues.  Mostly early in the morning when I was out for a run.  It got so bad that I planned all my runs around local bathrooms.  It eventually got so bad I knew I wasn't going to be able to train for … [Read more...]

Discover How Lynn Lost 61 lbs Through Fit Fun Bootcamps

Today I am happy to share with you a great story of a mom named Lynn who lost 61 lbs.  Lynn has been coming to Fit Fun Bootcamps for over a year now I believe and she has quietly been transforming her body in amazing ways.  Lynn ins't the loudest person in the group, but she has a soft, determination about how that I really love.  It seem like each month I have to reset my image I have of her … [Read more...]

Fighting the Baby Fat

Hi, this is Katy one of Dustin's blog contributors.  This time of year always gets me thinking about what I am thankful for, and this year I am most thankful for my new, healthy lifestyle.  Dustin did a blog post on my weight loss awhile back, but I didn't go into detail on my struggle with the dreaded baby fat. One year ago today, I delivered my 3rd child and was itching to change my life.  … [Read more...]

Enough Of The Self Sabotage!

This is Tracy, one of Dustin's guest bloggers! So many times in my weight loss journey I have convinced myself that I would never be successful at something, so why even try.  Sounds like self sabotage, I know.  I am really trying to work on that. And, this week I accomplished something that I had fully convinced myself was not possible.  I QUIT drinking Diet Coke….. To some reading this, you … [Read more...]

Starting My Journey Again….With Your Help This Time!

This is Tracy, one of the guest blogger's for I actually asked Dustin if I could be a blogger, hoping it will help me with my accountability.  Because to be honest, that is where I fall short in this whole weight loss journey every time. I have done Weight Watchers, and done well.  As soon as I quit going, boom, it all comes back.  Same with other things I have tried.  So, I … [Read more...]

A Healthier and Happier You!

Hi this is Liz, one of Dustin's new contributors.  I figure my first post should be about how I got to where I am in my fitness and nutritional life.  In high school I was very active and ran on the track and cross country teams.  I was by no means very good, I think I participated more for the camaraderie than because I was passionate about it. I loved hiking and being active outside on the … [Read more...]

Eating Better on a Budget

This post is written by Katy Smith who is a contributor to the blog. For many years, I never read a food label.  I didn't really care what I was eating, as long as it tasted good.  When I started MamaTone nearly a year ago, I started Weight Watchers and began reading the nutritional information (mainly to discover how many points each item was.)  Then I attended Tracie Hittman's nutrition talk … [Read more...]