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When Injuries Strike

May 13, 2013

For the past several months I’ve worked out hard and have been pleased with the results I was getting.  So needless to say, when I broke my toe this weekend, discouragement hit!  Not only does this mean no workouts for awhile (doctor said to keep it elevated for two weeks!), but I’m a busy mom […]

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I Am Mom

May 6, 2013

   I Am Mom This past weekend we had a 5K race.  We were really looking forward to this race (my husband, three older children, and I) as we’d all been working hard to improve our 5K times.  Early Saturday morning though I was awakened by a fussy 3 year old running a fever – […]

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Are You Stuck?

May 2, 2013

Are you stuck?  Do you have that feeling that you just can’t move forward? In work, in fitness, in health, in LIFE?  I’m sure most of us have been at this point at some time in our life.  I know I have!  In fact, I’ve been ‘there’ fairly recently!  No matter how much we have […]

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Life Just Gets Better With Age

March 29, 2013

Better with age?  Life?  Yep!  I used to fear getting older, just expecting that I would get weaker, sicklier, and decrepit with each passing birthday!  Then I was introduced to a healthier lifestyle and all that changed!!  Nine years ago TODAY I did my first Beachbody workout and my life was forever altered!  Here’s how […]

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Challenges: When Life Throws You a Curveball

March 26, 2013

The New  Year, 2013 started out great in our home!  We had big plans and much to look forward to.  I was on top of the world with my health and fitness and meeting my goals.  Homeschool was going great with the kids and I was gradually getting more organized in every area of life! […]

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The Day the Tooth Fairy Failed…And Other Ways We Moms Have Scarred Our Kids For Life

February 18, 2013

The Day the Tooth Fairy Failed…And Other Ways We Moms Have Scarred Our Kids For Life This post is for all you moms out there!  I LOVE being a mom! I love everything about motherhood (well, just about everything!); I love homeschooling (most days); I love hanging out with my kids and acting crazy; I […]

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Why Take CPR? A Personal Story

January 17, 2013

Why take CPR? I remember asking that question years ago myself. I mean, I took the customary infant CPR class when I was pregnant with my first child, but seriously, I’m not a medical professional or life guard so why on earth would I need this! I shuddered at the thought at ever having to […]

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Why Take CPR? A Personal Story

January 17, 2013

Why take CPR? I remember asking that question years ago myself. I mean, I took the customary infant CPR class when I was pregnant with my first child, but seriously, I’m not a medical professional or life guard so why on earth would I need this! I shuddered at the thought at ever having to […]

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A Season of Change

January 3, 2013

Happy New Year! I just want to say thank you to my readers, my friends and family who have supported me in my own health journey and who have encouraged me to pursue my passion of sharing health and fitness with others. 2012 was quite a year, one full of many ups and downs. I […]

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Blueprints! Planning Your Life

May 4, 2012

This morning in my daily Bible reading time, something that really stuck out to me was Proverbs 4:26 & 27: “Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.  Turn not to the right hand nor to the left…”  This caught my attention particularly since ‘planning’ has been on my mind […]

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