Reader Question: How Can I Motivate my Spouse to Get Healthy?


A few weeks ago I received an email from a reader who asked me how he could motivate his spouse to workout. He had read about my 50 pound weight loss and wanted to see what it was that motivated me to get in shape, in hopes he may help his wife do the same. An abbreviated version of his email is ... read more

Getting my Diet Back on Track Postpartum


By my third trimester in pregnancy I pretty much gave up on trying to eat well. Even though I knew I was growing a little person inside of me that just wasn't motivation enough for me to lay off the marshmallows and chocolate. I kept telling myself I'd get back on track once little man was here, and ... read more

Fitness Friday: I ran a 5k! and ate Healthy!


I had a great week of workouts! Saturday: 2 mile walk with babe (so a 10 pound weighted vest basically!) Sunday: 5k run + 2 mile walk Monday: T25 + 5k walk Tuesday: 5k run + 2 mile walk Wednesday: REST Thursday: 2 mile walk Friday: 5k run. My last in Florida! I've been trying to soak up ... read more

How I’m Staying Motivated to Workout Postpartum


This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of Polar. Finding the motivation, and energy, to workout after getting up every two hours the night before to feed a hungry baby is difficult. So is fighting the urge to have peanut butter and chocolate for breakfast. I'm proud of myself for forgoing ... read more

Eating Well with a Newborn


When planning for life after baby I looked into the usual postpartum freezer meal ideas. Then I remembered I wouldn't have a freezer. I started thinking of ready made foods that I could grab quickly from the store that required zero preparation and weren't processed snack foods. I stocked up on ... read more

Health Bites: Super Depressing Health News

Health Bites

Once Obese, Always Obese.  New research has found that the chance of an obese person attaining normal body weight is 1 in 210 for men and 1 in 124 for women. Talk about depressing odds. The research tracked the weight of 278,982 participants (129,194 men and 149,788 women) using electronic ... read more