Training Tips

All or Nothing….

All or Nothing Mentality

This was me walking into the gym today with my kiddos.....but what this cute little picture doesn't show is that about ten minutes later I got called out of my workout because of a dirty diaper that needed changed. Whenever I do my workouts at home it never fails....I always have littles crawling on my back when I do planks, pulling on my shorts as I do calf raises, or wanting to be held as I do s ...[Read More]

Killer Bicep, Tricep, and Ab Workout

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I'm finally starting to get my strength back after spending so much time in the mountains this summer. We had a blast fishing for salmon in Idaho for 4 weeks, but there are no weight rooms in the back country and so I lost a decent amount muscle. My arms are shot after this workout, try it and let me know what you think. Because of the supersets, it is a pretty quick workout. I'll put the weight I ...[Read More]

Beat the Trainer Challenge

Beat the Trainer Challenge

If you follow me on my Facebook page, you know that I've been doing a "Beat the Trainer" Challenge the past few days.  My gym is doing this really fun little challenge where each day there are a series of exercises you have to do, and if you can beat the trainer's score than your name gets entered into drawing for fun prizes like an iPod shuffle, tablet, etc. I didn't actually realize the challeng ...[Read More]

Top 4 Tips for Working Out Early

Early Morning Workouts

Yesterday I told you in this post here why I like working out early.  Pretty much every morning I contemplate sleeping through my alarm, and the first five minutes I'm awake I want to head back to bed.  But, once I am up and going I never regret waking up early to workout.  Whenever I fall out of my normal routine of waking up early to workout, it can seem so dang hard to get back into the swing o ...[Read More]

Why I Like Working Out in the Morning

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Why I like working out in the morning: I usually eat better during the day when I've worked out in the morning (just a psychological thing for me I guess). When the craziness of getting the kids fed, bathed, teeth brushed, bedtime stories read, put to sleep, dishes done, kitchen cleaned and house tidied up (easier said than done with two littles) up is over I can relax instead of needing to head t ...[Read More]

4 Exercises to Get Bikini-Ready Abs

Bikini Ready Abs

In this video I show you four of my favorite ab exercises that you can do at home to get your abs ready for the beach.  If you try these let me know what you think! ------ Natalie is a mom of two showing how to balance family, fitness, and a healthy lifestyle.  www.nataliehodson.com

Does Lifting Weights Make You Bulky?

Do Girls Get Bulky From Lifting Weights

I have been a long distance runner for most of my life.  I started running when I was in fifth grade because my best friend's parents were making her join the cross country team and she didn't want to go by herself.  I remember the day vividly because the only tennis shoes I owned were those old school white Keds, so that is what I showed up in for my first day of practice.  I think I ran in those ...[Read More]

Product Review! MRM All Natural Reload (BCAA+G)

MRM Reload

Today is Day 8 of my 30 Days of Blogging Challenge!  A while back I had a crazy idea to blog every day for 30 days.  You can click here to read more about it. I am always getting asked which products I use on a daily basis.  I am selective about which supplements I use, and keep my supplement list pretty basic with the products I see the best results from.  The supplements I take daily are: multi ...[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]

Want Some Free MRM Samples?!

MRM Free Samples Sports Performance Kit

One of the questions I get asked all the time is, “what supplements do you use”.  For the past two years I have used MRM supplements.  I like this company because they use really high quality ingredients (for example their whey protein comes from domestically sourced cows where no hormones were used in the cows and the cows are predominantly grass fed, their salmon oil comes from salmon who weren’ ...[Read More]