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This Blog Is A Work In Progress

As I said in my last post, I'm working on getting back into blogging after so much time off. Because of my other commitments, I'm doing this slowly, so please be patient. I'm working on a whole lot of research, including the benefits of bone broth and "superfood" smoothies, how to heal diastasis recti, more… Continue reading This Blog Is A Work In Progress

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What Do You Mean, I’ve Got to Workout While Pregnant?

I've seen it so often. Women find out their pregnant, start feeling the effects of it, and quit coming to the gym or their classes. When I see them again postpartum, they feel huge and out of shape.   Now, let me preface this by saying that I'm not throwing rocks. I know how debilitating… Continue reading What Do You Mean, I’ve Got to Workout While Pregnant?

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The True Confessions of A Sugar Addict, Part 3: Your Diet Affects Everything

I just heard you groan. You're thinking, But you just told me that dieting does not necessarily help me lose (or gain) weight. Yes, yes I did. Dieting does not help maintain healthy body weight. In fact, more and more research suggests that dieting actually harms your basal metabolic state, making you prone to regaining even more… Continue reading The True Confessions of A Sugar Addict, Part 3: Your Diet Affects Everything

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The True Confessions of a Sugar Addict, Part 1: The Reality with Food

Sugar. I've talked about it before, sometimes at length. But it's also my guilty little secret--I love sugar A LOT. And when I start eating it, I have a hard time stopping. It's a vicious cycle and it's one I really want to stop.   I had been thinking about the reality of sugar addiction… Continue reading The True Confessions of a Sugar Addict, Part 1: The Reality with Food

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Share Your Thoughts and Opinions with Me!

I have completely fallen off the blogging bandwagon since January. Let me tell you, I've thought about you and this blog many times, but transitioning out of the military, being a mom, and finding work (and working my Jamberry Nails business) have really consumed my every waking moment. Regardless, I am extremely thrilled to be… Continue reading Share Your Thoughts and Opinions with Me!

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May 2016 Bring You Joy!

First off, Happy New Year! I hope that you find much joy in it. When things get hard, think about how far you've come instead of focusing on where things went wrong!   Second, I know I promised a third part to my major articles and links series in December, but life ate me. Seriously.… Continue reading May 2016 Bring You Joy!

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Where In the World Have I Been? (Articles & Recipes, Part 1)

I haven't been on hardly at all lately. I've been caught between three giants that are taking all of my time: My family, because that's just where it's at 🙂 Getting ready to move to MI in December--this is fast approaching! National Novel Writing Month because it's awesome! I suppose I should add Jamberry onto… Continue reading Where In the World Have I Been? (Articles & Recipes, Part 1)

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August 2015 Articles & Recipes

I've had one of those weeks. The ones that drag you through the mud. In fact, today I've rather felt a little like mud. But that's okay! Days like this can get you down but you don't have to let them! One of the most valuable lessons I have learned is the power of positive… Continue reading August 2015 Articles & Recipes

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The Benefits of Matcha Tea

After I had my first daughter, we did her baby shower in a tea shop. The owner is one of the few tea masters in the USA, and she expounded upon the benefits of quality Matcha tea, a powdered green tea that one whisks into a frothy hot drink...or mix it in with some lemonade… Continue reading The Benefits of Matcha Tea

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July 2015 Articles and Recipes

Wow! I totally forgot it was the last week of the month last week, and so forgot to post these! Here are some awesome articles and recipes! Enjoy and stay cool! Articles A Girl's Guide to Weight Training 6 Benefits of Using Weightlifting Machines The Science of Suspension Exercise 7 Squat Variations Master the Push… Continue reading July 2015 Articles and Recipes