9 Ingredients On a Label Which You Should Never Consume

The grocery store is an interesting modern day spectacle. Over 30,000 individual items vying for our hard earned dollars. When making our grocery buying decisions some are very obvious... apple vs a candy bar for example. But there is so much we don't know about when it comes to the food we eat. When I take groups on grocery tours, I devote part of the tour to talking about food labels, and in … [Read more...]

I am Fired Up!

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What is important to you? Family, friends, faith? All of those things are to me, but there is one thing that might trump all three of those, because without this, the other three will suffer greatly. That is a healthy body. A body that can take me to the places that I want to go. A body that can take me to the farthest reaching places on earth to experience the beauty of nature. A body that can … [Read more...]

How Healthy of a Lifestyle Are You Living? Take This Test

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There is a test I like to give people to help them discover just how healthy of a lifestyle they are really living. I call it the vacation test. The type of vacations you enjoy taking are often telling of the type of person you are. Do you plan and search out fun, physical activities to do, or do you prefer to sit and relax waiting only to enjoy your next meal and drink? On our private FB page … [Read more...]

Healthy Gluten Free Coconut Key Lime Pie Recipe

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St. Patrick's day has passed but lets keep it going with a little more "green." Living a healthy life is all about moderation. I don't believe living a healthy lifestyle requires a life without dessert, but when desserts can be made into a healthier treat, all the better! My friend and nutritionist, Tracie Fountain, has a healthier dessert recipe to share with you today. Click here ->-> … [Read more...]

Try This One Trick To Motivate Yourself To Lose Weight and Keep It Off!

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Losing weight... There aren't many other topics of discussion that come up more in our society than weight loss. For some, the motivation to lose weight comes from a desire to look better, feel more attractive to their significant other and to wear clothes that fit better. Others want to lose weight so they can more fully enjoy their old age and add quality years to their life. Many moms want … [Read more...]

Do This One Thing and Life Will Get Better

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What is one thing you can start doing that will have a profound impact on your life? Asking for help. Our society tells us that asking for help is a sign of weakness. A sign that we aren't capable of doing it on our own. A sign of failure. I look at it as the opposite. It is a sign of vulnerability and gives someone else the opportunity to be a blessing. I recently shared a powerful story of … [Read more...]

A Positive Lesson From The Olympics

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I hope you have been able to get a chance to watch some of the Olympics. I have enjoyed hearing the stories of the athletes overcoming great odds to achieve excellence in their sport. A couple of the cooler stories came from speed skating and cross country skiing. There were a couple athletes in their early 40's. One of them won gold while the other just missed placing. I think for most of … [Read more...]

What does eating processed food and inactivity costing you?

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It is so easy to live in denial about the costs of inactivity and poor nutrition. We can justify to ourselves that healthy food costs us more, or we don't have time to exercise. If we only had a magic ball to show us the extremely small little decreases our body experiences each day when we make these poor choices, that in reality it costs us SO much more. Check out these commercials about … [Read more...]

Let Me Be Vulnerable and Share With You A Secret…

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Being a fitness professional is hard... It is hard to live up to the standards and "perfect" lifestyle that our clients believe we have. Believe it or not, most fitness professionals struggle with body image, weight maintenance, motivation, etc., just like you. I really struggled with this earlier on in my career. I would make sure none of my clients were around at the grocery store if I bought … [Read more...]

This Made Me Cry…

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Warning this isn't a very "happy" blog post... The west side of Madison is mourning as the beloved high school principal (school is adjacent to our Fit Moms Transformation Center) dropped dead of a heart attack. Just two months ago he gave us access to the high school chairs so that we could hold a seminar at the TC. I train many of the teachers there and students. Unfortunately his heart … [Read more...]