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I don't know about you guys, but I can not stand hair in my face when I workout! Does anyone else feel the same way?IMG 4850

Saturday, 05 September 2020 18:26

A Love Hate With the Hill Workout

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I get  bored very quickly when it comes to the same thing all the time and you know what? So do your muscles. They need change as well.IMG 3676

Friday, 04 September 2020 23:42

Why Green Tea? Why Not!

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I am not even sure there is enough space here to write about the benefits and excitement about green tea!IMG 0807 2

Friday, 04 September 2020 22:20

Striking Arts Academy in Wauconda, IL

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 I am fortunate enough to have met our friend Kyle McElroy and my current trainer Tommy Bach at the same exact time in 1997. They were both teaching my very first kickboxing class together. Kyle went his separate way to a school called Z's Martial Arts. I feel like the story behind these two amazing instructors and their journey in the martial arts world is quite difficult to capture in one article. I talk quite a bit about Tommy in my articles because I am his student and train at his studio currently on a regular bases. In this particular article I will try to capture our dear friend for many many years, Kyle MceElroy and the talent he poses and his ability to pass it on to others.IMG 4204


Thursday, 03 September 2020 22:10

NO Gym? No Babysitter? No problem!

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We can always make up a million excuses to why we have no time to workout. Here is a little secret, you can pretty much workout anywhere. You don't have to make it to the gym or do your regular routine to get it done. You don't need a ton of time or fancy equipment and here's the best part! You can even have fun while you do it! What a concept!IMG 1509 2

Tuesday, 01 September 2020 11:31

How Can We Find Time To Workout With Kids

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IMG 4121Ever since these kids were in my belly they have always been apart of my life style. For us, it is not an option. Do we have time?  NO! Nobody ever has the time! But we make time, we make it part of our daily routines just as important as eating, sleeping and breathing. They do not know our lives without it. 



Monday, 31 August 2020 12:51

Have you ever had monk Fruit on Popcorn?

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I useIMG 2053 to be addicted to artificial sweeteners to avoid calories until I got pregnant and then I just quit cold turkey! I never went back. We LOVE popcorn movie nights at our house, popcorn at movie theaters make me cringe and so do most store bought ones.  Popcorn is actually a great whole grain with a decent amount of  fiber. It is high in antioxidants and several other nutrients. It is the abundance of salt, butter and oil we drown it in that makes the "healthy" part questionable. One cup of plain air popped pop corn only has around 31 calories. That number quickly changes when you add all the extra toppings to it.  I was introduced to the DASH Hot Air Popcorn Popper Maker by father in law and we have been obsessed ever since!!! I went ahead and purchased some organic popping kernels, a spray bottle with organic olive oil and some sea salt! I could control the amount of sodium and oil and watching it pop in our air popper never gets old! My love for popcorn returned! My kids all love to spray the olive oil and put their dash of salt in their bowls.

One day I decided to be daring and try a store bought microwavable kind for a quick healthier snack for all the kids playing outside and on the go. I noticed it had monk fruit in it, I was like what the hell is monk fruit?!  Well turns out it is in fact a non calorie sweetner, so I was like GREAT! Another artificial sweetener that causes terrible side effects... but monk fruit has no known side effects it is from an actual fruit called "Buddha fruit" from Southeast Asia. I could bore you and tell you how they make it but hopefully you will take my word for it. It is healthy, it is good kettle corn and your kids will love it it is called "BOOM CHICKA POP"!!!

Monday, 31 August 2020 12:11

Water Beads or Orbeez?

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Water Beads or Orbeez??!!

Are they the same thing??? What ever they are called they have taken on a life all on their own!IMG 3065

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