Fitness, Fitness Programs, Workouts

2020 Get Your Fit Together Challenge

This is the challenge for anyone who has made a fitness resolution to lose weight or tone your muscles! Last year, I kicked off my virtual boot camp that is unlike any fitness challenge you have done before. The program focuses on more than just workouts, including nutrition advice and behavioral aspects to make a… Continue reading 2020 Get Your Fit Together Challenge

Christmas, Family, Vlogs

Our Christmas 2019 Vlog

The holidays are best spent with family and friends, remembering the reason for the season and seeing the joy on our little ones' faces! We were so blessed with what seemed like a never-ending Christmas season, complete with a visit from Matt's Family from Michigan (Mom Roxanne, Stepdad Adam, Grandma Penelope, and Uncle Christopher). While… Continue reading Our Christmas 2019 Vlog

Fitness, Pregnancy, Workouts

Daily Pelvic Floor Exercises for Pregnancy

If you are in your second trimester, you might already be feeling the scary lower back pain. As your belly grows, your center of gravity shifts which usually results in an arched lower back. I remember looking in the mirror one day and asking myself "Whoa! Do I really look like that?" I mean my… Continue reading Daily Pelvic Floor Exercises for Pregnancy

Environment, Family, Fitness, healthy living, Lifestyle

Four Areas to Focus Your New Year’s Goals

It's that time of year again to make New Year's Resolutions. If you are already thinking "why would I set goals that I won't even be able to keep," you need to read on! Of course it can be hard for anyone to keep a goal for an ENTIRE year, but here are some tricks.… Continue reading Four Areas to Focus Your New Year’s Goals

Family, Food, healthy living

The Vitamins I Take During Pregnancy

As soon as Matt gave me the go ahead on trying, I started preparing my body for Pregnancy. While most doctors recommend a prenatal for all women of child-bearing age, our bodies require significant amounts of nutrients to grow little brains. I read a lot from Dave and Lana Asprey's book, The Better Baby Book,… Continue reading The Vitamins I Take During Pregnancy

healthy living, Pregnancy

Activated Charcoal During Pregnancy

Would you drink black water? I first read about the benefits of Activated Charcoal in the book, "The Better Baby Book" by Dave and Lana Asprey. The main takeaway about activated charcoal was that this  black powder stops the absorption of heavy metals in your body, which can cause a plethora of DNA changes in… Continue reading Activated Charcoal During Pregnancy

Christmas, Family, Gift Giving, Kids

50 Stocking Stuffers Your Kids Will Freak Out Over!

A sock full of goodies?! Stockings were by far my favorite part of Christmas as a kid, and as an adult I might go a little overboard for my own. Just like my mom, I mean Santa, did, we ditch the stocking all together and just stuff a bag full of all these fun trinkets.… Continue reading 50 Stocking Stuffers Your Kids Will Freak Out Over!

Christmas, Fitness, Gift Giving

40 Gift Ideas for your Fitness Friend

Gifting for a fitness friend can be somewhat tricky. They already have a gym membership and usually prefer a certain type of shoe or workout gear. As a personal trainer, not only do I love working out, but I have worked with all kinds of gym "rats." Here's an unconventional list of gift ideas that… Continue reading 40 Gift Ideas for your Fitness Friend

Fitness, Pregnancy, Workouts

How to Engage Your Pelvic Floor in Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, you have probably already heard or read a lot the importance of your pelvic floor, but how exactly can you improve those muscles? Be sure to check out the video at the end of this post! What are the "Pelvic Floor Muscles?" Your pelvic floor muscles run from your pubic bone… Continue reading How to Engage Your Pelvic Floor in Pregnancy

Family, Travel, Vlogs

Our Carolina Thanksgiving

Let it be known that after throwing up while driving to our big July family vacation, I told my husband we would not be traveling anymore while I was pregnant. We were going to spend the holidays laying low at our home in Virginia Beach, and are expecting family to visit us for Christmas before… Continue reading Our Carolina Thanksgiving