Celebrate World Kindness Day

Not that long ago I was reminded just how powerful our words can be. I had finished class and was leaving the club, but decided to pass along a compliment someone had shared with me. It was from a member about a co-worker, wasn’t anything big and I was clocking out at the same time, […]

Trying to Let Go

I’m not quite sure why I wasn’t more prepared for the heartache that accompanied my first guy leaving for college. Growing up, we didn’t really discuss it much because an education was just expected. I dressed all my boys in Duck gear, assuming they’d study in Eugene. In hindsight, that was just wishful thinking or […]

My First Bucket List

I always remind my boys that everyone can teach us something and my latest lesson came from my son’s teenage girlfriend. While in Central Oregon this past weekend, she was checking off things on her bucket list. Cliff jumping at Steelhead Falls, whitewater rafting and Crater Lake were all on the list. We helped with […]

Feed Your Spirit by Spreading Love

There’s no denying that our world is hurting, people are in pain and hate is all too common. The news and social media are draining and can quickly zap any positive energy. Since I have control of what I put into my head, I make a conscience effort to do what I can to keep […]

Week of Full Body Workouts

With several of our ladies from boot camp away on vacation, we decided to create a full week of body weight workouts you can do while on vacation, no fitness equipment necessary. I love body weight exercises! They’re fast, effective and can be done anywhere. Vacation is a great time to rest, relax and try […]

Eating Healthy While Traveling

Summer is almost here and vacation getaways are on the horizon! Maintaining healthy eating habits while traveling can be challenging. Avoiding unhealthy foods is tough enough as it is, and it can feel impossible to eat healthy while traveling and on vacation.  Read on for our tips on eating healthy while on the go this summer.  […]

Reward Yourself, You Earned It

Personally, I love my Carpe Diem tattoo since it reminds me of running Boston. It was a perfect reward to celebrate the achievement, but I can only have so many tattoos.  I’m guilty of rewarding myself with a pint of Ben&Jerry’s FroYo after a long run, but I can’t make a habit of it. Consuming more […]

Cheers to health at your next celebration!

Spring birthdays, graduations and holiday’s lead into summer holidays and celebrations which can mean lots of eating, followed by weight gain. It doesn’t only happen in fall and winter, and with no New Year’s resolution to lose weight, it may be a good time to check in with your goals. According to a recent website survey, about […]

Life Lessons from Mom

Happy Mother’s Day! Hopefully you’re showering your mom, wherever she is, with love, praise and affection. As both a daughter and a mom, Mother’s Day gives me the opportunity to tell my mom how much I appreciate, respect and admire her. It also reminds me to aspire to do my best for my own kids, […]

Thank You, Mom

Every good quality I have is because of my mom. I incessantly tease her about my childhood, to her, to my classes, to my boys and basically anyone who will listen. She was strict and my husband claims that I grew up in a cave, but that cave was full of unconditional love, pure hearts and the […]

A delicious, beautiful, and healthy Mother’s Day breakfast that anyone can make

Instead of sharing a recipe, I decided to share ideas on creating a beautiful, healthy, simple breakfast for Mother’s Day. This breakfast plate is easy to prepare with kids, healthy, colorful and nutritious. The inspiration for this meal was the colorful bell pepper eggs. From there I chose to add a breakfast salad made with Arugula […]

Gift ideas for Mother’s Day that give throughout the year

Some of our favorite gifts for Mother’s Day, are gifts that keep on giving… For the mom who loves self discovery and knowledge, we love Kristen Moore of Mindful Health Solutions. She works with clients to tap into mindfulness where they begin to understand specific habits, and works with them to design individualized programs that lead […]

Get SMART with Goals

Teresa and I wanted to share some of our SMART goals with you; it was tough choosing because we have so many favorites! Teresa’s Goal I run quite a bit, but haven’t really been running with a focus for a couple of years now. My personal goal is actually an old one, to qualify for […]

What no one tells you about your goal weight

…it’s going to lead you to another very important, lifelong goal! Part two, of sharing our goals, is one we think almost everyone can relate to. It’s not as fun as training for an event, not nearly as popular as the topic of weight loss, but we think it’s just as important. We hope that by sharing […]

You’ve Set a Goal, Now Get Motivated

For most of us it’s pretty easy to come up with a list of goals. It can be fun to sit down and dream about crossing the finish line of your first marathon or fitting into the ‘skinny’ clothes in your closet. Without a plan, though, it’s just that- a dream or a wish. Shelly wrote a […]