Motivation Monday: Fathers, Modern Day Heroes

This Motivation Monday is dedicated to some pretty important people that motivate us to be our best selves. It’s Monday, the start to a fresh week and one where we get to pay homage to the modern day heroes in our lives, dads. Fathers, mentors, husbands, brothers, uncles, there are many forms of what a father can mean to someone and it is something that is unique to each person. We would be in a very different place if we didn’t have these special men in our lives. It’s crucial to have a solid figure you can turn to when […]

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Fit Friday: MSF Peanut Butter Eggs

This weekend we are going to be home on the east coast with my side of the family. Easter was big in our house growing up and I have fond memories of Easter egg hunts, bunny-shaped goodies and the thoughtful Easter baskets Mom put together for us. One thing we could not get enough of in our house (my brothers especially) were the Reese’s peanut butter eggs that are only around this time of year. There is something about them shaped into an egg that just makes them taste different. Am I right? Once I began to get more into […]

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Fit Friday: Raise A Glass to 2016!

It’s actually here, the last few days of 2016 are upon us and a New year is on the horizon. I am a big fan of New Years. This could be due to the fact there is a high volume of sparkly things and corks of bubbly popping everywhere or because I love an excuse to reflect and reset. Either way I love it and look forward to it. Instead of mourning the loss of this past year and commenting on how fast it flew by, I like to relish in all that has happened and look forward to an […]

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Fit Friday: Cookie Swap

During the holidays you can count on an influx of sweets-especially cookies when going to parties, cookie exchanges and work gatherings. For me, the homemade variety is always worth the splurge in the calorie department-especially if it’s a family recipe that was passed down generation to generation or there is some other significance behind it. This time of year only comes around once a year after all! I also prefer homemade treats because there is a greater chance the ingredients are closer to whole or natural and have less nasty chemicals and unknowns in them than the store-bought variety. Whatever […]

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Motivation Monday: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

This past weekend I was completely wrapped up in the spirit of the season, doing some holiday shopping, decorating our house and planning out the rest of the month and the festive events it entails. There are many reasons this time of year gets us in the spirit of giving back to those in need but I feel a large part of it can be attributed to all the gift giving we are doing amongst ourselves–and we wouldn’t feel right about indulging in this much cheer if not everyone was included. For me, giving back is not completely self-less. I […]

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Fit Friday: HITT It

In keeping with the theme of preparation for the upcoming holiday season, I wanted to include something active for this Fit Friday that you can do anywhere. Whether we’re traveling or having company stay with us, our normal routines are affected and we can easily get derailed from our health and fitness goals. Instead of waiting for the guests to clear out or using the excuse of not having your typical gym nearby, I’ve included my go-to HITT workouts that I count on when I’m traveling or crunched for time when having guests stay. I even did this a few times […]

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Fit Friday: 3 Ways To Get Back On Track Post Holiday

Lets be honest. We took a few too many fun-size candy bars out of the trick-or-treater’s candy bowl, indulged in a couple extra ghoulish cocktails, and gave in to the festive holiday baked goods in the lounge at work. Whatever your poison, it’s not uncommon to indulge a little around the holidays. The fact that we have these celebrations and do just that C E L E B R A T E once in a while should be just that, a celebration, an uncommon occurrence and we move on. I have to say letting go once in awhile from an otherwise […]

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