8 Things to Consider Doing Before the New Year

The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a transitional week for many of us, but that doesn’t mean our self care has to go right out the window. In fact, here are a few things you may want to consider doing before January 1st to help you sail into the New Year feeling rested, rejuvenated, and recharged:    1. …

Wellness is a Choice

Being a coach is an interesting gig because it’s often a delicate balance between 1) being a champion/cheerleader for your clients and 2) giving your clients some tough love when necessary. More often than not, the championing comes out when a client is open to different solutions, they just need some extra guidance toward another path. The tough love comes …

5 New Year’s Goals That Have Nothing to Do with Diet or Exercise

It comes as no surprise that the most common New Year’s resolution people make is to lose weight and get healthy. Plain and simple, every January people claim that this is going to be THE year they get back into a fitness routine and clean up their nutrition habits. While I’m no longer big into the word resolution or the …

Four Key Pillars to Stress Free Fitness

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what the cornerstone of my health and wellness viewpoints are. For those of you who have followed this blog for years, you know that I tend to write and share about many different things: fitness, food and recipes, mindset, body shaming, product and/or apparel reviews, general tips for health related things, the list goes on. …

Finding Your Fitness Tribe

I recently did some outreach via my blog Facebook page and this survey, and I asked you guys to share what some of your biggest challenges are right now as they pertain to the areas of fitness, nutrition, and mindset. A few of you told me that you are just starting your health and wellness journeys (yeah!), and I noticed a common theme …

Seven Numbers to Focus on in the New Year that Don’t Involve the Scale

It’s that time of year when New Year’s is just a couple of days away and people are talking about what their resolutions are going to be. Chances are that if you’ve overheard similar office chit-chat or recently had this conversation over Christmas dinner, then you’ve heard more than one person mention wanting to eat more nutritious food, go to the gym more …

No Stress Holiday Eating Strategies

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American F&F readers! To everyone else, happy Thursday. 😉 For those of us participating in holiday festivities today, I want to share some thoughts that have been going through my head about holiday eating. Here are some questions that various people have asked me over the past week or so: You probably don’t ever have to worry …

Back as a Mrs

Hi everyone, I’m back! And I’m back as a MRS. I’m back as a married woman, a WIFE. I have a husband. And I must say, it feels pretty nice. Simply put, our wedding weekend was amazing. We had perfect late summer/beginning of fall weather, and Tim and I feel so appreciative of our wonderful friends and family who traveled to be with us …

On Turning Thirty

Today is my thirtieth birthday. When the heck did that happen? Started my 30th birthday just like any other day! It’s been pretty quiet on the blog front, but I know you guys understand that my priorities are elsewhere right now. Our wedding is in 20 days, and we’ve been in full blown details mode for the past couple of weeks. …

On Strength Training and Loving My Body

Ladies, listen up. We’re skipping Friday Favorites today. Don’t hurt me. You’ll survive. 🙂 It’s the day before Valentine’s Day, and the Internet is going crazy with chocolate dessert recipes, Valentine’s themed workouts, presents for him ideas, and how to have fun with your gal pals if you’re single. Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day to celebrate love, most traditionally with someone …