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When Everyday Foods Become Your Enemy... The Invisible Special Need

It comes pretty naturally for (most) people to be understanding when it comes to visible special needs. But when it’s something they can’t see, especially when it’s something that they are unfamiliar with, it can be really difficult for some people to wrap their head around. They might ask quest…

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Please Stop Telling Me I Don't "Need" to Workout...

…because oh YES, I do. And for reasons far more important than weight loss, clothing sizes, or physical appearance.

I think we all say it to each other from time to time, with good intentions:

“Why do you work out so much? You’re not overweight.” “Girl you don’t need to work out!” “Are you…

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Some of our FAVORITE Allergy-Friendly Food Brands

When people learn of the food allergies in our home, it's often followed with, "So what DO you guys eat?" or, "I could never live without such and such." 

I remember thinking similarly, and not knowing how we were going to learn to eat differently than we were. Over time though, we've figure…

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A lesson from my kids about bravery...

Ever learn more from a lesson you give your kids than they do?

Me too.

Yesterday my son asked me to pray that he would be brave. I told him yes of course, but also told him that bravery isn’t always something you have. I told him that bravery is often being afraid but choosing to do something …

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Holiday and Food Allergies... When Anxiety Replaces Joy

Allergy Friendly ThanksgivingYou know the anticipation of holiday gatherings... the family, the friends, the food... the love, the laughter, the beautiful messes... all of the imperfect perfection that is family and togetherness, memory making, and the joy and excitement that comes with it?

Well, food allergies have nearly s…

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Hurricane Irma, Saying "Screw You" to the Hustle, and Digital Detox

If I learned anything from Hurricane Irma, it's to say screw the hustle and learn to unplug more.

The forecast had Irma headed straight for us, our family, and our friends. My heart is so thankful that all of us and our homes are ok... and yet so heavy for everyone who did not have the same resul…

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Why it's SO DANG HARD to eat healthy... (but it's really not)

Eating healthy is SO not hard.  Yes, I said NOT hard.  I know that many many people would instantly disagree with me on that statement... including myself, until now.  And that's because I'm having a truth moment with myself.  

EATING HEALTHY IS NOT HARD.

So then why does it feel so dang…

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wrecked...

This song absolutely wrecked me today. I've been struggling this week... really struggling. Trying to understand why certain things are happening. Trying to understand certain things in my own life. And I just can't. I don't feel like I am equipped to be where I am in my life right now, in all areas…

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You DON'T Always Get What You Pay For...

About 9 months ago I spent $140 on a fitness program and a meal replacement shake. At least, I THOUGHT that was what I was getting for my money...

What I DIDN'T know was just how much of an INVESTMENT that $140 was, rather than an EXPENSE. The difference? An investment provides a valuable return.…

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Is Your Comfort Zone really a Fear Trap?

Are you living in your comfort zone?

If you are, let me ask you this… is it really a comfort zone? Or is it a fear trap in disguise?

What I used to consider my “safe place” or my “comfort zone,” I now realize was actually a FEAR trap. My HIDING place. I thought I was comfortable, because I t…

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Treat yourself like you love yourself... even if you don't.

Treat yourself like you love yourself... even if you don't. 

I'm not going to tell you to love yourself. We've all heard it, we all know we're supposed to do it. But quite frankly, it's not that simple. If it were, insecurities and depression would be much less common. Suicide would be more rare…

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21 Day Fix Extreme - Progress Report

I am on my 3rd attempt at doing the 21 Day Fix Extreme program, according to the schedule, while following the meal plan. The first 2 attempts I did not follow through on. They were both around the holidays, I didn't have good meal plans in place, I kept getting off schedule and/or missing the worko…

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a GOAL without MOTIVATION is just a wish...

I feel more driven right now than I ever remember in my life. And in so many ways, I don't even know where to begin. But I realized that so much of this drive comes from being motivated by the reasons behind my goals. My WHYs. That has inadvertently become my motto for 2016, focusing on my WHYs. …

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Kicking Fears in the FACE!

 2 Timothy 1:7 - For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

There is something incredibly freeing in doing something you're afraid of.  I was terrified of doing this blog, starting this fitness coaching journey, and putting myself out there…

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Effective Work = SERIOUS RESULTS

Feeling super excited about some serious results today!  I am wearing jeans that I bought a few YEARS ago and have never been able to wear.  I had bought them on clearance because they almost fit and I'd be able to where them "someday."  Over the years I went through times when I couldn't even get…

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Shakeology Review & INSANITY Progress Report

I LOVE my Shakeology! It's the easiest meal of my day which is enough for me to be happy about.  And it actually fills me up!  I really wasn't expecting that from a drink.  I've also noticed that my sugar cravings have decreased, and I have completely unintentionally been drinking MUCH less coff…

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INSANITY - Day 1

So today was my first real day of INSANITY.  It surprisingly wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.  Don't get me wrong, it kicked my butt and I had to take several breaks, but I guess I thought it might actually kill me. Have you seen the people in the videos?? 

The fitness test was a work…

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Why I Chose Beachbody

I signed up for Beachbody a couple of days ago and am still waiting for my first challenge pack to arrive with my Shakeology and workout DVDs, but I discovered that I have full access to stream Shaun T's INSANITY program online and I'm super stoked! (I don't even use the work "stoked"... that is…

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