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Online Health Information

Online Health Information

How do we know who to trust? We’ve all done it. You hear something that sparked your interested and quickly plugged it into Google and clicked on one of the top 3 suggestions. The internet may have found exactly what you are looking for, quick information about health, nutrition, exercise, injury, symptoms of illness… you name it. But is it accurate? How can you tell if you’ve been given an opinio ...[Read More]

Small Decisions Can Make a Big Difference

I know what it’s like to feel discouraged and uncomfortable with my body. After having children I remember feeling this way so many times. You may be feeling this way today for a variety of reasons, but I want you to know that change is possible. Change happened for me because I didn’t give up and change can happen for you if you don’t give up. I have not been perfect, but I have been consistent. ...[Read More]

Protein Pancakes and the Power of Whole Grains

Protein Pancakes and the Power of Whole Grains

Protein Pancakes and the Power of Whole Grains Kodiak Cakes: Power Cakes These are my all-time favorite pancakes. The macronutrients are exactly what I want to eat. I could give you a complicated recipe for protein pancakes, but take a run to Costco and pick up a huge box this amazing pancake mix. These protein pancakes are whole grain (which isn't the same as multi-grain), incredibly easy, health ...[Read More]

Face the Fear of Getting Started

I want to talk about something that we have probably all struggled with from time to time – and that is the fear or intimidation of getting started. I know that I can definitely relate to those feelings. After I had my daughter, I tried to go for a run and I kept falling. Like, actually falling down when I was trying to run. Even though I had been working out during my pregnancy, I had lost so muc ...[Read More]

My Favorite Supplements

My Favorite Supplements

Hey guys, I get asked all the time about what supplements I use and which ones give me the maximum benefits. If you have followed me for awhile you know I love MRM. I recently wrote a blog for MRM about my favorite supplements and which ones I use daily. Make sure to use code NATALIE at check out for 40% off! Check it out here: My Favorite Supplements        

Celebrating without Totally Blowing It

Birthdays, weddings, anniversary, Valentine’s Day, The Superbowl, Thanksgiving, Independence Day, Christmas, Graduations, if there is an event… we celebrate! Most of the time we celebrate with food! Cake, cookies, pies, donuts, brownies, cheesecake, pizza, cheeseburgers, you name it…. it’s involved in the celebration. None of these foods are “bad” foods inherently, but it can be a big problem when ...[Read More]

Speaking Kindly to Yourself

Speaking Kindly to Yourself

A while back I stumbled across a very interesting study on self compassion performed by researchers at Duke University, Wake Forest University, and Louisiana University. Some of the main takeaways from the study were that (I am paraphrasing here): -People who were self compassionate tended to be more optimistic and had a tendency not to believe that their problems were worse than other people's pr ...[Read More]

Loving Yourself Through Difficulty

Tips to improve your sanity when you are at the end of your rope! We walk through the fire at times. Challenges can be zero fun: lack of motivation, relationship issues, health challenges, exhaustion, fitness struggles, parenting concerns, unexpected financial difficulty, security issues…. (If we all pitched in, I think this list could go on forever!) While we are in the middle of the struggle it ...[Read More]

Perfectly Imperfect

Perfectly Imperfect

We all have flaws. I try to be very transparent with you all and share many of my own. My skin isn’t “flawless” without makeup, I’m not great at decorating, my skin on my stomach is stretched out after having two 10 lb. babies, and the list can go on. No matter how “perfect” someone else may appear, we all have things behind the scenes that are imperfect.   If we allow them, our imperfections ...[Read More]

Come on a vacation with me!

Vacation with Natalie

Are you feeling burnt out? Are you tired with everyday life, your current health, and feel like you have lost the person you used to be? Natalie Hodson and Drew Manning want to help you by taking you away on a 3-day California retreat where they will personally help you get rejuvenated, give you the tools to take hold of your health, and find yourself again! With Natalie’s motto of embracing your ...[Read More]