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Why I Decided to Give ‘Oil Pulling’ a Go…

Why I Decided to Give ‘Oil Pulling’ a Go…

Oil Pulling – What It Is and Why I Decided To Give It A Go I had never heard of oil pulling before I started my education to become a Health Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In one of the first course modules it was suggested that we get some coconut oil and […]

What Is A Health Coach? And, What Do They Do?

What Is A Health Coach? And, What Do They Do?

What Is A Health Coach? And, What Do They Do? I have spent over 20 years in the health, fitness and wellness industry. I have been coaching clients in fitness, health and nutrition for over two decades. In that time I have taken countless courses, workshops and trainings in my field but nothing felt more […]

Anyone can do a Burpee – 6 Levels of Burpees to Choose From

Anyone can do a Burpee – 6 Levels of Burpees to Choose From

Anyone Can Do A Burpee 6 Levels of Burpees to Choose From The groan of dread and despair. The grunt. The eye roll. The whining “Nooooo.” And the ultimate exclamation, “I can’t do those!!!” These are the typical responses from clients and class participants when I announce that we will be doing BURPEES. Burpees, poor, […]

How To Get Ready For A ‘Kid Free’ Night Out in 3 Easy Steps

How To Get Ready For A ‘Kid Free’ Night Out in 3 Easy Steps

Tonight I have “PLANS.” Real, actual PLANS. With a girl friend. No kids. No husband. A girls night out to go and see the musical ‘Dirty Dancing.’ My daughter is 7 weeks old today. My son is 2. We just finished remodeling our new home and have been slowly moving in, with the BIG official […]

From GREAT to awful and now clawing my way back again…

From GREAT to awful and now clawing my way back again…

I am 6-weeks post c-section. On the day of my daughter’s birth I lost 10 lb in one day. But that’s because my little girl was not so little at a whopping 9lb 10 oz. Surgery went great. A bazillion times better than my first c-section. With my first I could barely walk for weeks. […]

A Pregnant Fitness Healthy Role Model – NOT!!!!!

A Pregnant Fitness Healthy Role Model – NOT!!!!!

A friend sent me a link to an article today about a series of Prenatal Fitness videos with a popular athlete leading the exercises while she is pregnant. The article is the author’s feelings on how unrealistic the videos are for ‘regular’ people. The routine seems to be one that only a pregnant athlete can […]

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