Helpful Tips

True Lemon Giveaway

True Lemon Giveaway

I wrote a blog post a few weeks back about a healthier alternative to Crystal Light (click HERE to read that full post). It was completely unsolicited and I just wrote it because it is something I use myself and wanted to share. Somehow True Lemon caught wind of the article, and emailed me and told me they wanted to send me some samples to thank me for such a nice article. I was shocked and surpri ...[Read More]

Healthier Alternative to Crystal Light

Healthier Alternative to Crystal Light

I put up a video last week with tips for getting in your daily water intake. Another tip that I didn't include in the video is to flavor your water. For those of you who love Crystal Light, I would encourage you to consider switching to True Lemon or True Lemonade. It doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners and tastes just as good as Crystal Light. Most of the time I just add a little bit of lemon ...[Read More]

An Update to My Thoughts on IIFYM

IIFYM Update

A while back I wrote a blog with my thoughts on IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros), which is kind of the new craze in the fitness industry right now.  You can read the full article by clicking HERE. In short, I talked about how I have been following IIFYM the past few months and that it has really worked and helped me lose a lot of the baby weight I gained (note: I was 218 lbs when I delivered Phoenix ...[Read More]

How to Handle Sugar Cravings


A while ago I shared this video talking about what I like to do when I get cravings, so for today's blog post in my 30 Days of Blogging Challenge I wanted to re-share this video with you and share some of my favorite teas also.  The holiday season is coming up on us and I like to stock up on some of my favorites that are only available during this time of year! Random side note: I am actually wear ...[Read More]

7 Ways To Help Your Kids Eat A Healthier Breakfast!

Yes, please!! 7 ways to help your kids to eat a healthier breakfast – some awesome ideas in here from a fit mom of two young kids. #nataliehodson

Day 3 of my 30 Days of Blogging Challenge! Sorry for the website issues earlier. I had a temporary restriction put on my website because of some heavy traffic and optimization/caching issues. My host server told me it would be an ‘easy’ problem to fix and when I opened up the link with the instructions to fix it all the code looked like a foreign language to me. Luckily I have an awesome brother w ...[Read More]

Where to Begin…

Abs Are Made In The Kitchen

Day two of my 30 Day Blogging Challenge! I often have friends or family members tell me that they really want to start eating healthier and getting back in shape, but they aren't sure where to start, or that it all seems so overwhelming.  I can always understand where they are coming from because that is exactly how I felt when I first got started!  Although I had been an athlete for most of my li ...[Read More]

Product Review: MRM All Natural Whey

Strawberry Chocolate Mint Protein Shake

On common question I often get asked is in regards to supplements.  In general, I believe that we should get our nutrients from food.  Whole food is the best source of vitamins and micronutrients.  With that being said, sometimes in our busy schedules it is tough to get all the nutrients we need and that is when supplements can play a great role into your nutrition.  I tend to keep my supplements ...[Read More]

Tips for Traveling and Staying Healthy

Tips for Staying Healthy while Traveling

There are inevitably going to be times in your life when your normal routine is disrupted. This has definitely been the case for us the past few weeks! Normally when I am home I will prep my meals for the week so that I always have healthy options on hand, which makes it easier for me to stay on track. The past few weeks we have been traveling a lot! In just the last five weeks we: flew to Texas f ...[Read More]