The ONE Thing That Has Helped Me Improve My Fitness, Nutrition, and Spirituality

Uncategorized Nov 27, 2018

This single habit has affected my life more positively than any other that I have worked to develop.

If I could snap my fingers and magically have my clients adopt one single habit, this would be the one.

In fact, it is usually the first habit that I cover with my clients and the one I suggest that they begin with because of how powerful it is. It is the catalyst habit that makes it possible to change and implement so many...

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Healthy Thanksgiving and Your Pie?

Uncategorized Nov 20, 2018

 

This is definitely the season where most of my clients begin to worry about their usual weight gain that they experience from the holiday festivities.

Thanksgiving kicks off the season and everyone I work with is asking me how to have a successful Thanksgiving while honoring their health and fitness goals.

They don't want to gain weight, but they still want to enjoy their favorite foods and traditions. 

So, this is what I tell...

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What Are You Training For? (Part II)

Uncategorized Nov 30, 2017

This is part 2 of the question “What are you training for?”

For part 1 click here

Part 1 dealt with the health, social, and scientific reasons of why we should live a healthy lifestyle. This post will go into the spiritual reasons for living a healthy lifestyle.
 

One of the things that I have wondered throughout the years I have spent deep in the fitness industry is where Heavenly Father stood as far as the fitness industry is...

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What Are You Training For? (Part I)

Uncategorized Nov 30, 2017

Why do you eat healthy and exercise?

Many people have different reasons why they eat healthy and why they engage in regular physical activity.

I read recently about an older gentleman that would frequently train at a gym with some very fit and much younger teenagers and guys in their twenties. When one of the younger kids noticed how dedicated this man was, how frequently and consistently he worked out at the gym, and the intensity at which he...

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Slow Down and Take Care of Yourself

Uncategorized Nov 30, 2017

I have a pretty nasty cold as I am writing this. My sinuses are stuffed, my head hurts, and I feel absolutely drained of all energy.

I have been overworked and stressed in many, many, different areas lately. Like always, I pushed through and got everything done.

During this time, my little 1 and a half year old baby boy has been walking around with a cough and a runny nose.

Even though I should know better, he is just too stinkin' cute with...

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Quick 10-15 min Fat Burning Workout for the Busy Parent

Uncategorized Nov 29, 2017

It is the Holiday season.

That means things are about to get busy, busy, busy.

Wait a sec, I just said, "holiday" season. What I meant to say, is Christmas season.

Christmas.

I love Christmas!

Just because things are busy, doesn't mean we can't still get in a great workout.

If you are strapped for time and have an inclination to skip your workout because you only have 15-20 minutes, don't. 

Instead, pull up this video and get after...

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Convenient, Healthy Snacks for the Busy Parent

busy nutrition snacks Nov 29, 2017

If you are like most LDS parents I know, you probably don't have hours upon hours of free time to search out Pinterest and make the 25 ingredient healthy snack that the single with no kids, professionally trained chef is highlighting and claiming to be "so simple to make."

Most of us don't have that kind of time.

Most of us are just trying to get something on the table or in our kids' mouths before we feel the last fume of our energy...

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Two pink lines

Uncategorized Mar 21, 2017

 

 

This past October as the air was starting to turn crisp, the leaves were changing colors, and the promise of fall was in full sway  we found out the happy news that we were expecting our 7th baby. We were thrilled. There was a healthy dose of nervousness with a whole lot of joy. I remember driving down the leaf strewn streets dropping off my son to kindergarten and just relishing that feeling of hope and sweet...

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Overcoming Emotional Eating

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You Can Overcome the Beast of Emotional Eating

Emotional eating is something that every single person in this world struggles with. No one is immune to emotional eating. It gets the best of us.

However, that doesn't mean that we have to just lay down and accept it. All that will do is lead to failure, more emotional eating, lessened self-discipline, and a body that we aren't particularly proud of.

 

What is emotional eating?

FIrst,...

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Look to the Lord...

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This last weekend has been filled with challenges as well as beautiful moments. But isn't life just like that? Every day and every moment there are things that stretch us and help us grow. It is up to us how we choose to see those moments.

And who we choose to look to. 

Today i heard a beautiful song on the radio. One that I've heard many times, and yet it was new again. In exactly teh moment I needed to hear it, these are the words that...

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