Healthy Travel and Digestion Vacation Tips
So you FINALLY made time to get away on vacation and travel a bit. Congratulations! Taking time for yourself or to reconnect in your relationship is important to whole health. I share tips and "benefits" of a vacay in Hawaii 5-Oh! post and podcast episode. I don't know about you but as soon as my bag is packed for a trip my digestion goes on vacation. It's like it knows it will be pooping in a foreign place. LOL Growing...

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Hawaii 5-OH!: Reconnect in your Relationship on Vacation
Vacation = Food, drinks, beach, sex. Food, drinks, beach, sex. Repeat. Now that I've got your attention... There's nothing like a vacation in Hawaii to take a break and reconnect in your relationship. Low on moolah? You'd be surprised how much a staycation at a local hotel with a pool can do for your relationship. Point is to change scenery and step away from the day to day stresses. LIFE is Stressful We're a blended family and my girls were...

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Sticking to a Fitness Routine
Latest Adidas? Check! Cute clothes to match? Check! Plan for accomplishing fitness goals in the next month? Ugh, not so much. The secret to sticking to a fitness routine is, sadly, not the on-trend color of your shoes or the catchy slogan on your workout tank. The secret is in the plans. Tips for Sticking to a Fitness Routine Antoine de Saint-Exupery said that “a goal without a plan is just a wish” and, while he probably wasn’t thinking about...

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Kanthaka App: Fit in Fitness with a Busy Schedule
Is fitting in fitness with a busy schedule a struggle for you? As a wife, mom of three, and entrepreneur I can relate with the struggle to fit fitness in your week. I love my gym and classes but life happens and trips to the gym aren't always possible. Reasons you may not make it to the gym: Little kids at home - can be difficult just to make it out the door Schedule - Classes aren't scheduled at convenient...

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Start Each Morning with Total Body Stretches
Early Morning Total Body Stretches
Do you ever feel like just getting out of the bed in the morning is a chore?! Start your day with these Total Body Stretches to wake up your body and your mind! Stretching your body first thing in the morning increases the blood flow to your muscles that have been still all night. It also increases the blood flow to your brain, making you feel more alert and shake off those morning mental cobwebs. Want to work out more...

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Wanna Fit into that Skinny Black Dress?
Wanna fit back into that skinny black dress hanging in your closet? Well what are your waiting for? It's calling your name and begging to be worn! I get it. I'm also a busy wife and mom and the year gets hectic. Before you know it summer's come and gone (and so has your plan to confidently sport a bikini again) and school's started and holidays are here. START NOW! Nothing like TODAY to start towards a happier, healthier, sexier...

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Sleep Through the Night
Bye Bye Sleeping Through the Night Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you! The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing. Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we're just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of the factors that can...

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Top 5 Items to Bring to your First Disney Half Marathon
I've been to Disney World three times but the thought of going without kids excited me! The half marathon part, not so much. Running is NOT my thing. It just isn't. I run on occasion but I don't love it. I have friends who have running in their veins and they light up when they talk about it. I just think of blisters for some reason. But when one of my best friend's asked me to join her to check...

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Menopausal Women: Do This Before You Take the Meds Your Doctor Prescribed
Menopausal Women: Do This Before You Take the Meds Your Doctor Prescribed Listen to what your doctor says AND also to your body.  We both know that what you eat and how you move can make a HUGE improvement in some of the symptoms of menopause.  Not to mention how common it is for ladies to gain weight at this time of life. (Ugh!) And as we both know eating better and moving more can help you stave off other issues...

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What is Metabolism?
  What is Metabolism? This word “metabolism” is thrown around a lot these days. You know that if yours is too slow you might gain weight.  But what exactly does this all mean? Well technically “metabolism” is the word to describe all of the biochemical reactions in your body.  It's how you take in nutrients and oxygen and use them to fuel everything you do. Your body has an incredible ability to grow, heal, and generally stay alive.  And without...

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