Summer Plank Challenge

Happy July 1st!!! (I honestly can't even believe it's July already!!!)   Summer has crept up on us again and for some we sure didn't reach those goals we set wayyyyyy back in January.....don't worry I'm with you. But that's OK we can start now, better late than never ;-). If you Follow me on

Running: How I Started

It seems my inbox has been filled with emails in regards to how I began running and what advice I have for others to get started too. Well let me start by saying I HATED running for the first 30 years of my life, I'm 32 now and no I'm not exaggerating. I hated running

Chicken Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

With Summer vacation in full swing and Zac running around like a crazy 5-year-old I don't have a ton of time to spend in the kitchen. I love creating quick, easy, and filling dishes, this time of year quick & easy is necessary, and they need to be HEALTHY. One quick & easy food I love is

EMPOWER Fitness GIVEAWAY

Congratulations to Kim and Brianna for winning the Skinny Noodles Prize Pack!  I can't wait to hear the yummy recipes you come up with! For those of you who didn't win his Giveaway here's a shot at another one!!! If you Follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or if you're a reader then you know

3,000 Mile Relay Race from Los Angeles to Boston

First Ever, Non-Stop 3,000 Mile Relay Race from Los Angeles to Boston Supports Those Affected by The Boston Marathon Tragedy Boston MA, June 6, 2013: Reminiscent of Amelia Earhart’s remarkable acts, an inspiring race called The One Run For Boston is about to make history in the running community. The One Run For Boston (www.onerunforboston.org) is America’s first

Skinny Noodles {GIVEAWAY}

I don't about you but I LOVE me some carbs....especially PASTA! I love a good cheesey pasta dish with more noodles and cheese than sauce, all sticky, and warm...mmmmmmm Anyway, I can't eat pasta because it literally makes me gain 1 million pounds and bloats me like you wouldn't believe. I look pregnant after I

Why I’ll Never Be Lazy Again

I have been running around like a mad woman over the past few weeks and played hostess on Monday to friends and family for a Memorial Day BBQ and I didn't really feel like cooking dinner last night. Yes, I was feeling lazy. The hubby and I had a GC to a restaurant, that will

Fit Family, New Work, and BBQ Ribs

We have been so busy lately.... if this an indication of what Summer has in store then I'm gonna need about 3 more calendars, lot's of wine, and a clone. As I told you the last time I posted I had a 5k coming up, which was last Saturday 5/18/13, and Ryan and Zac were

Weekend Warrior

This weekend was all about form and learning the difference between lifting right and lifting wrong. As always Better Bodies RI and Cathy Epstein provided me with everything I needed to ensure proper technique oh and that I wouldn't be able to lift my arms..... EVER AGAIN! 😉   I have also really been working

Push, Pull, or Tow

My body has been pushed to limits that I had no idea were possible, I have been sore for days upon end, and I'm stronger than I have ever been, my confidence is growing and when I can't get to Better Bodies RI it makes me sad. The fact that I'm able to flip a

FMS: Not What You May think!

FMS..... I'm sure a lot of different things come to mind seeing those letters grouped together.... Get your head outta the gutter it stands for Functional Movement Screen!!   This test is given by Cathy Epstein, Owner and Head Trainer at Better Bodies RI, to each client in order to ensure each workout is done

Fit Test

I learned quite a bit about myself this past Saturday at Better Bodies RI, as did my fellow 21 Day Challenge friends I'm sure. I learned how many jumping jacks I could do in 1 minute, how many knee strikes, how many burpees, how long I could hold 3 different types of planks along with

Kettle Bells Kick A$$

As I continue on my never ending health and fitness journey I find there are so many different forms of exercise that I absolutely MUST try at least once. I have already knocked lipping tires off my list, I have boxed, I've taught Cardio Dance (AKA Zumba just not certified so can't call it Zumba),

Better Bodies: Kick Boxing 101

I'm no stranger to Kick Boxing as I have taught Cardio Kick Boxing and I have wrapped up, put on gloves, and punched my husband in the face ;-). But Kick Boxing at Better Bodies is a whole new ball game. It's non stop circuits everyone is wearing gloves and everyone gets a chance to

Flippin Tires & 21 Day Challenge WINNERS

If you read my last post then you know I have been honored with being the Featured Blogger for Better Bodies in Cranston, RI. I have teamed up with them to complete their 21 Day Challenge and get a jump start on my healthiest Summer ever. I have also had the privilege of choosing 3

BIG Announcement: Better Bodies RI

I am so pleased, honored, excited, shocked to announce that I am the Featured Blogger for Better Bodies RI in Cranston, Rhode Island! Over the course of the next month I will be giving you the "inside scoop" on Cranston's new and up and coming gym. Better Bodies is honestly like no other gym I

Sit 4 Belle

If you are in the Rhode Island area and you're looking for family fun that will benefit a great cause look no further! Please join myself and my fellow Rhody Bloggers For Good as we raise money to benefit Belle, a local 2 year old, who was diagnosed with Leukemia. Saturday, April 6: Princess Visit

Diet-to-Go

As much as I like being in the kitchen whipping up tasty and healthy meals my schedule doesn't always allow it. That's why I love companies like Diet-to-Go who provide their clients with diet meals that are healthy, tasty, and fit any lifestyle plan. Diet-to-Go Tid Bits: *Recently rated #1 diet delivery company by Epicurious

Clean 12

Happy April 1st! If you live in the North East like me you are hoping and praying that this nice weather we've been experiencing is here to stay..... and you're also noticing that maybe you've kept some of that Winter "bulge" on a little longer due to our extend Winter. The hubby and I adore

April Squat-A-Thon

It's here....our next Challenge! April is all about the Squat. What is a Squat you ask? Squats are relatively simple compound exercises that develop leg, hip and glute strength and control. Keeping your feet hip-width apart, your toes pointing straight ahead, your knees over your toes and preventing your ankles and knees from rolling in