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Levi Running

I used to feel ashamed of my faded stretch marks and loose skin from pregnancy. For a long time I felt like it was unfair that I could get in really good shape but no matter what I did, I still had soft skin that wrinkled when I bent over and little faded stretch marks everywhere. Self-acceptance was a long journey for me. Once I learned that my self-worth was so much more than just my outer shell ...[Read More]

Fat Burning Treadmill Workout!

Treadmill Workout

Members Only Post   Sprint workouts are a lot of fun.  I was a cross country and track runner in college and doing these sprint workouts always takes me right back to my track and field days.  This is a workout I pulled out from one of my college training journals and I really enjoyed it!  I don't know if I would go so far as to say it was 'fun', but it was a great sprint workout. Essentially ...[Read More]

The One Thing That Has Helped My Naturally Bigger Legs Look Better

Squats

  I naturally have bigger legs. It's just the way I was born. Do you want to know the one thing that has helped them look better? Lifting heavy. Squats and deadlifts gave my legs such better shape, tone and definition (and did not make them look bulkier, just the opposite in fact). I used to get really intimated doing these exercises, but after time I got much more comfortable. If you have a ...[Read More]

How to Trellis Squash (step-by-step instructions)

Squash

  Step by Step Instructions on how to trellis squash. Items I purchased at home depot: -(2) 10' PVC pipes 1/2 inch thick ($2 each) - at home depot they will cut PVC for you, have them cut one pipe into two 5' pieces and cut the other into an 8' and 2' piece (you won't use the 2' piece) -2 1/2 inch 90 degree street elbow connectors (75 cents each) -Plumbing tape aka teflon tape (75 cents for a ...[Read More]

Amazing Earth Day Giveaway!!

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  I am doing another amazing giveaway this week!  MRM is giving away a custom MRM Beach Cruiser!  Instead of sharing a workout this Wednesday, I am instead sharing a giveaway that you can do a workout with if you win! Entering is super easy, all you need to do is go to: http://mrm-usa.com/earthday.  You get an entry by putting in your email address and then additional entries if you follow MR ...[Read More]

Being Kind to Yourself

being kind

I still have days where I feel insecure in the gym. A lot of days actually. I am not immune to it. Days where none of my clothes fit. Days where I feel scrawny and not strong. Days where I look in the mirror and look at my legs and don't feel fit or in shape. Days where my emotions got the better of me and I wanted to cry halfway through my workout. I've learned a few things about myself. 1) It is ...[Read More]

How to Get Perfect Curls (Members Exclusive Post)

Hair Perfect Curls

I get asked all the time how I curl my hair, and I will be the first to say that I am not a hair expert or a beauty expert.  However, I have paid to have makeup lessons and hair lessons so that I can do my hair and makeup for expos and photoshoots and have learned some good tips along the way.  Here is a video I made showing you guys the best way to get curls that hold all day long! Hope you liked ...[Read More]

The Best (and easiest) Way to Cook Rice without a Rice Cooker

Rice

This is the way we cook our brown rice and it is so good this way! Ingredients: -4 cups beef or chicken broth (32oz) -1 cup brown rice -1 cup quinoa (or if you don't have quinoa you can just do another cup of brown rice) Instructions: In a medium pan mix together broth, rice, and quinoa.  Turn on your burner and bring liquid to a boil.  Once boiling, stir and then reduce heat to low and cover with ...[Read More]

Baked Flounder with Brown Rice

Flounder Brown Rice

    This is a meal that we make all the time.  I can throw it together faster than I could cook a frozen pizza and it's just a really easy, simple meal. I keep the large bags of wild caught flounder in our freezer (we find them at Sam’s Club) so that I can make this quick dinner in a pinch if I don’t have anything else prepared.  The flavor of flounder is very tender and mild and doesn’t ...[Read More]

Massive Giveaway!!! (Win a free Kitchenaid, training programs, and much more)

True Lemon Giveaway

Eeek!!  I am so excited I can finally announce this to you guys!  I am doing a massive giveaway with True Lemon, Hip2Save, and Favorite Family Recipes.  The Grand Prize winner's prize is valued at over $600!!  There are also a ton of other runner-up prizes we are giving too.  If you've followed my blog for a while you know that I love True Lemon products - it's one of the ways I am able to drink e ...[Read More]