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Getting Healthy In The New Year: A Beginner’s Guide

WHERE DID THIS YEAR GO!? *breathing heavily*. January is just around the corner…and so are New Years Resolutions! Today I’ve enlisted the help of my FCF Team member, Mary, to help me out (as I’m still with extended family for Christmas Break) and share some of the ways she’s getting healthy in 2017. She has fabulous ideas,

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How I’m getting fit this summer – end the challenge strong!

Guys…June is OVER. Is anyone else looking around saying, “what the whaaaaaaaaaa??” For those who have been following along with the Fit for Summer 10lb challenge in June, I hope it’s been going well for you! The challenge ends THIS WEEK so be sure to end strong! It has been so eye-opening for me. I’ve LOVED working

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Fit for Summer 10 Pound Challenge Begins NOW!

It’s time! It’s time! The time has come! I’m terrified and can’t stop using exclamation points all at the same time! I explained the other day all about why I’m doing a Fit For Summer 10 Pound Challenge. Whether you want to lose 10 pounds (like I did last summer), or whether you want a serious kick-start to eating

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Registration for “Fit For Summer 10 Pound Challenge” opens June 1!

WE interrupt this program to bring you a Fit For Summer 10 Pound Challenge update! Thanks for your patience. My buddies at M5 Fitness are basically building us a new website to host this Fit for Summer 10 pound challenge (yes, that’s how amazing it’s going to be) so it’s taken us a little longer than we

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Fit for Summer 10 Pound Challenge!

I interrupt my oh-so-lovely-and-lazy trip back home to Oregon to bring you an important announcement: *UPDATE: Registration for the challenge is now open!! Click HERE for all the info and to join by June 7!* You are probably aware of a few things…1) Summer is right around the corner, and pools are opening left and

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5 Beginning workouts for the first-time runner

I’m busy throwing a baby shower today (more on that soon!) so I’ve enlisted the help of fitness/running guru and our new health and fitness contributor (yay!) Stacie from At Race Pace today. She’s giving us 5 beginning workouts for the first-time runner. I’m not much of a runner, but she makes it sound so doable,

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No Sugar Week! (…and trying not to cry…)

For those of you following along with Focus on Fitness Month, you all know (and are lamenting) the challenge for this week…NO SUGAR WEEK. It’s known among friends and family that I’m a sugar addict. In fact, at church my friends all fight to sit near me because they know I have several bags of

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How to avoid workout burnout.

As I mentioned yesterday with my big weight loss reveal, I have workout ADD. I get bored reeeeeeeally fast. I’ll get excited about and start an exercise trend, do it every day, get tired of it, then completely fall off the wagon. Sit around doing nothing, then a few months later, repeat. When I finally

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How I lost 10 pounds in a month…and am keeping it off.

Losing 10lb in one month might sound easy…but it’s not! I’ve learned keeping it off is even harder. Here is my story of why I did it, and more importantly, HOW. Last Summer I hit a breaking point. I was tired all the time. I couldn’t remember the last time I read a food label.

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WATER ONLY WEEK! (…anyone else scared?)

I know I’m a few days late on this because I just got back from vacation last night, but I wanted to pop in quickly to remind you of this week’s Focus on Fitness challenge. If you’ve been following along on the calendar, you know that this is WATER ONLY WEEK! For 7 days straight, challenge

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