Fitness, Workouts

Pregnancy Approved Cable Ab Exercises

Well into your second trimester, you may find it hard to incorporate abs. The good news is, you CAN still do abs, we just have to get creative. In fact, a strong core will help you in all those pushes you are anticipating during labor. A good pregnancy program will not simply ignore ab routines… Continue reading Pregnancy Approved Cable Ab Exercises

Fitness, Workouts

2019 Holiday Bootcamp – 6-Week Program

Do you lack motivation during the holiday season? Let's be honest...we all do, even me. There are lots more family get togethers with calorie rich foods, countless events with open bars, and it seems like someone brings cookies to the office every week. It is easy to see that these temptations can wreak havoc on… Continue reading 2019 Holiday Bootcamp – 6-Week Program

Fitness, Pregnancy

First Trimester Workout Program: Pregnancy Weeks 4-12

Congratulations, you are having a baby! But now you are researching everything from what not to eat, how your body will be changing, and finding out your first appointment with a doctor probably won't even be until you are 8 weeks along! This stage of life comes with lots of excitement and lots of uncertainty.… Continue reading First Trimester Workout Program: Pregnancy Weeks 4-12

Baby, Book Reviews, Family, Pregnancy, Uncategorized

9 Books to Read Before Baby Arrives

Are you pregnant and have no idea what to expect? Your first appointment with a doctor may be months away, but luckily there are lots of options at your local library (or even on that Hoopla app). This may be my third pregnancy, but I recognize I am no expert and there is still so… Continue reading 9 Books to Read Before Baby Arrives

Food, Pregnancy, Recipes

Knocked Up Smoothie

The name is enough to say it all...but I didn't come up with it. In preparation for Baby #3, I have been doing LOTS of reading. This being the first baby we planned for, I have really put my best foot forward when it comes to nutrition and preparation. I stumbled across a great book… Continue reading Knocked Up Smoothie

Food, Pregnancy, Recipes

Blood Building Juice for Pregnancy

Would you drink a blood builder juice that contains beets? That's a question I posed to myself while reading The Mindful Mom-to-be by Lori Bregman. This renowned Doula shares all her best pregnancy advice, including lots of recipes to grow the healthiest baby and keep your body strong and prepared for labor. Neither her or… Continue reading Blood Building Juice for Pregnancy

Fitness

A Tribute to Coach Jeff Kalember

"It's going to be close!" he exclaimed. I watched Coach Jeff Kalember running around the Michigan International Speedway track, talking to parents, pacing, and looking at his time sheet. And as score sheets were posted, it was confirmed, the Gaylord High School Division 2 girl's cross country team were in fact, the State Champions. Tears… Continue reading A Tribute to Coach Jeff Kalember