November 15, 2014

7 Tips for Surviving the Holidays (Without the Weight Gain)

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I love the holidays… warm fires, Christmas trees and decorations, seasonal drinks and food. However, I don’t like stepping on the scale in January to find an extra ten pounds that creeped up on me over the last few months. AHHH! I have good news! Here are seven great tips to help you survive the holidays and come out on the other side feeling healthy, energetic, and motivated to start the new year off right! 1.)  Control Your Environment Set up your environment so that it works for you, not against you. In any situation, if all you have to choose from are unhealthy options, that is what you will choose. If you are sticking close to home for the holiday season, make sure that…

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May 24, 2014

5 Ways to Exercise as a Family

Over the years, my husband and I have asked ourselves this question a number of times;   “Are we the only couple that actually enjoys spending time with each other and our family?” Actually, I don’t really think that most couples and families don’t like each other, I just wonder how some people can accept that one hour a day it enough “family time”.  Between the time my husband gets home from work each day, and the time our five year old goes to bed, we have less than three hours together, and I know a lot of families that have even less time.  We are consistently rearranging our priorities and schedules so that we can spend as much time together as possible.  One thing…

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May 16, 2014

Self Care = Self Love

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Self-care is not only one of the most important things that you can do for your physical health, but it is also extremely important for your mental and emotional well-being.  As a busy mom, wife and health coach, most days the only "me time" I get to myself is in the bathroom.  I know this sounds funny, but think about it. Whether you are bathing, showering, brushing your teeth, skin brushing or doing your make-up, for most of us, these may be the only times during the day that truly belong only to us.  We have to learn to take advantage of them and make the most out of every second.  Stop looking at these tasks as a daunting list of things that have to be…

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