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{Product Review} TNT Pro Series Ab Belt Voted #1 Waist ...

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. There may be affiliate links in this post.  For more information, please read my disclosure policy.  Here’s a brand I would recommend to you in person or online.  I’m sharing it because I think it’s awesome and you might like it too!  Hope it helps!     About TNT & Recent Awards TNT Pro Series is a fitness company that can help you jump-start any weight loss plan.  They specialize in heat-producing trimming products, like this Ab Belt that helps you sweat extra when you’re working out. I have tried these kinds of products before and in comparison this Ab Trimmer is a very high-quality product.  They use a heat-producing neoprene rubber material that makes it more likely for you to sweat more.  You can wear it inside or outside your clothes. I like to wear these when I am restarting a fitness program because […]



Water Challenge (Because My Sister Says No More Coke)

Disclaimer: There may be affiliate links in this post.  For more information, please read my disclosure policy.   Weight Loss is personal.  Here’s a way to jump-start any weight loss routine! Water Challenge Anyone? Want to join me in a challenge to drink more water?  I always feel SO much better when I’m hydrated. I drink a lot of water I’m less thirsty, less achy, less bloated, and less irritable. Benefits of drinking more water include: Better Skin More Energy Clearer thoughts Improved Functions I’m taking on a challenge to drink more water, in addition to a quitting coke challenge.  I’ll sub water for cokes, any time any place.  I have decided It’s Time to Quit Coke.  Here are 4 Reasons Why: My little sister, Kalyn asked if me two weeks ago if I would give up coke with her.  I replied “DEFINITELY.” So here we are trying to give up […]



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{Nutrition Interview} Brooke, Dietetics Specialist Shares What’s In Her Fridge ...

Disclaimer: There may be affiliate links in this post.  For more information, please read my disclosure policy.   Interview with a Dietetics Specialist: Brooke Today I’m excited to share this exclusive interview with my former DV neighbor and friend, Brooke Munson.  She’s a Dietetics Specialist and she’s one of the first people I knew that had ever tried CrossFit.  On a summer trip to Gulf Shores, Brooke and I  bonded over blueberries and a book about The Fittest Man on Earth. Read to find out what’s in Brooke’s fridge and so much more on healthy eating! Hi, Brooke.  And Welcome! Can you share a little background information about your journey to becoming a Dietetics Specialist? When I was a freshman in high school, my mother had a heart attack. My Dad traveled a lot for his job, and my sister was in her freshman year of college. It was up to me to do the cooking […]



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Goal: To Lose 26#’s in 13 Weeks for Julie’s Wedding ...

Disclaimer: There may be affiliate links in this post.  For more information, please read my disclosure policy.   Weight Loss is personal.  Here’s my journey.  I keep going up and down on my weight loss journey.  As you probably noticed, I had to pause my 8week Macro experiment due to, well, lack of discipline mostly. Bad timing and life got in the way of my plans.  It happens. So, I’m trying something new.  Something simple.  Something Free. I already beat the ‘elusive tomorrow’ with this one – it’s stuff I already do just adding focus and tracking. Progress Pics on Sundays My little sister, Kalyn is going to help me track my journey with updated photos on Sundays.  Be patient with me- I’ve been very busy helping my students graduate from high school.  But I’ll do my best to post progress pics! Exercise: Walk & Run w Pups Daily My plan […]



11 Reasons Why We Don’t Change

Disclaimer: There may be affiliate links in this post.  For more information, please read my disclosure policy.   Growth Mindset is a form of positive thinking.  It’s a choice.  If we aren’t growing, we are slowly dying.  Look for solutions, find answers, attract what you want, believe you are capable, do what you want to do.  See the good you want and go get it.  The mind is a powerful thing.   11 Reasons We Don’t Change Ever wonder why we have so much trouble changing a behavior?  We lose 40 pounds in 6 months only to gain it back 2 months later.  We quit drinking sodas on Sundays and take it back up again by Tuesday.  There are tons of reasons why we don’t change; below are 11 of them: 1. Fear We fear the unknown.  Sometimes it seems more comfortable to just keep doing what we’re doing than to […]



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You Can Do CrossFit

Ever wonder if you can do CrossFit? You probably saw the CrossFit Games on ESPN last July and now you’re terrified because ‘some girl’ passed out after MURPH and then ‘some guy’ dropped a heavy snatch right on his head.  Well, it’s likely that WON’T happen to YOU.  Probably not on national tv either. Whew, glad we got that cleared up! So who can even do this stuff anyway? When my 10 year old sister asked me if she could do CrossFit, I said YES. When my out of shape 22-year-old friend asked if he do CrossFit, I said YES. When my 40-something parents asked me if they could do CrossFit, I said YES. When my 50-something coworkers asked me if they could do CrossFit, I said YES. When my 60- something grandma asked me if she could CrossFit, I said YES. My point is: You can do CrossFit.  Everything can be ‘scaled’, aka ‘modified’.  You’ll work up […]



Diet: Macros Lab Experiment Update 2

Planning & Adjustments Weeks three and four of my Macro Lab experiment have been very hectic.  I have been trying to log my meals on myFitnessPal ahead of time, but I’m kind of on vacation/job search in Gulf Shores.  I love to eat seafood while here so I wouldn’t say that I have completely given up on eating healthy- just planning is very difficult since I’m not sure what we are going to do in five minutes, let alone the next day.  I haven’t given up though!  Stay tuned for my travel tips and tricks for eating healthy. I began week two with a In-Body test through the Macros Lab, where I learned that my 40-pound weight loss goal is realistic.  In-Body screenings, BMI, Bod-Pod, Hydrostatic Weighing, Biolectrical Impedance Analysis, and Skin Fold Caliper measurements are some of the current tools available to help you understand what your body is […]



3 Delicious Ways to Drink More Water #WednesdayWellness

Wednesday Wellness is a creative series of posts on topics in health promotion.  Follow along as we work to get well in all areas of life. Share wellness. Pin It!   Water is crucial to our overall wellness.  It helps our bodies function to the best of its ability.  Drinking water may seem like a chore, but it’s really a blessing.  You can have as much water as you want.  Zero calories and a million benefits.  Many times we mistake thirst for hunger.  Next time you’re feeling hungry, try drinking a glass of water first.  Wait ten minutes and decide if you’re still hungry. Here are three delicious ways to drink more water: 1.  Add Fresh Fruits! An easy way to enjoy your water more is to simply add fresh fruits.  Lemons, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, and oranges can add a little hint of natural flavor to your water.   My favorite […]



Brute Body Transformation April 2017 @BruteStrength

This post does not contain affiliate links.  I am so excited to announce that I will be joining the Brute Strength team this April 2017.  I’ll be tackling the Brute Body Transformation programming for three months.   I am beyond excited about this! The Brute Strength team proudly coaches CrossFit Games athlete, Brooke Ence.  She is definitely one of my favorite CrossFitters!  They are located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and offer several different programs to accommodate athlete needs. Brute Strength offers training in: Games prep, Competition prep, Body Transformation, Olympic prep, Master’s prep, and Gymnastics skills. I want to surround myself with the right people, like the Brute coaches mention in that video and I also want to learn more about body transformation and see what this programming can do for me.  My main goal is to feel better.  I want to perform to the best of my ability and […]



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Diet: Macros Lab Experiment

I’m excited to announce that I will be doing an 8-week diet experiment with my local friends, Macros Lab.  I contacted the team, submitted my waiver and information, and can’t wait to get started! I had a lot of luck with my previous Macro coach from Sworn and I am hoping to gain lasting results and learn even more about the IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros) diet. Counting Macronutrients, also known as ‘Macros’ means tracking your protein, fats, and carbs for total calories.  It’s flexible because you can choose your foods, but you’ll want to choose wisely. With the counting and planning, you’ll want to choose foods that are nutrient-dense (fuel your days) instead of filling up your Protein, Fats, and Carbs with junk.  Stayed tuned as I get set up and share my new macro journey. Tried Macros before?  Thinking about it?  Tweet @mindovermetcon and use hashtag: #mymacrojourney. […]