5 Tips for Getting Back In the Healthy Living Game

5 TIPS for getting back in the healhty living game

This healthy living stuff is HARD. I mean, really–it. is. hard.  The health journey is just that: a journey, with starts and stops, peaks and valleys, and unfortunately we can't always be in a peak. So many things seem to get in the way: life, work, kids, marriage, and STUFF.  Each of these … [Read more...]

Sugar Transparency: Nutrition Fact Labels Get a Makeover

FDA- Nutrition Fact Label Makeover

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is looking to give Nutrition Fact labels a makeover by being more transparent about sugar content found in packaged foods. And they're asking YOU to be part of the decision-making process. On July 24, 2015, the FDA issued a press release proposing that … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: August Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots Photo-A-Day

Every month, we bring you a brand new Sisterhood Shots! We encourage you to make Sisterhood Shots part of your health and fitness journey. Take a photo each day using the prompts, as they relate to you! If you’ve not participated in a photo-a-day challenge before, this is how it works:  On or … [Read more...]

Be Your Own Health Advocate: Hip Pain Update

Be your own health advocate

Over the past two months, I have seen a total of six doctors in an attempt to figure out what is causing my hip pain. I'm happy to say that I FINALLY have an answer (I explain later in the article)! I injured my right hip last summer, and spent three months in physical therapy. Although that … [Read more...]

All of Me…In a Bathing Suit

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I went on vacation last week, to beautiful, sunny California. We did the typical touristy stuff. We went to Disneyland.We went to Hollywood.We went to a Dodgers game.We went to the beach. Oh, I took tons of pictures at the beach; it was so pretty and my kids were having a fantastic time. I took … [Read more...]

What’s On Your Plate?: Portion Control

What's On Your Plate-

Every once in a while, we can use a little reminder about what our plates and portions should look like during meals. (I know I could, anyway) Depending on what you read (because there are so many opinions out there), living and maintaining a healthy lifestyle is 70 to 80 percent diet and 30 to … [Read more...]

Giving Up Soda

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Earlier this week Christy posted this article to our Facebook page and asked for people to comment on their soda habits. I scoured the comments and read them with great interest (but was strangely quiet). I also read the article multiple times and tried to keep myself from … [Read more...]

The 2015 Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen {Cheat Sheet}

Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen

Summer is fully upon us, which means a plethora of fresh fruits and veggies to choose from at your grocery store and farmer's market. It's a beautiful thing when so much produce is in season! If you're like me, you try to buy organic as much as possible; however, you're also on a budget and need … [Read more...]

What Are You Scared Of?

What are you scared of

Oftentimes, we're really good at staying in our comfortable bubbles of life, going about our day in a routine fashion. Get up, shower, make coffee, go to work, drink more coffee, go to the gym, have another cup of coffee just to play it safe, make dinner, try to go to bed after having your last cup … [Read more...]

Heart Rate Recovery

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This past weekend while my team mates and I were walking, one of the ladies asked us a question that has been on her mind lately. That question is the topic of today's post.... How long should it take for your heart rate to return normal after an intense exercise session? I decided to do some … [Read more...]

Sisterhood Shots: July Photo-A-Day

Sisterhood Shots Photo-A-Day

The 1st of the month means a brand new edition of Sisterhood Shots! This is a fun and creative way to document your weight-loss/fitness journey or an awesome addition to what you have done so far. Grab your camera and make our photo-a-day part of your daily routine. If you’ve not participated in … [Read more...]

Dealing With Hip Pain: My Latest Setback

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Full disclosure: this is a little bit of a venting session. Sometimes I feel like a 27 year old trapped in an 88-year-old's body. I've always been extremely active and enjoy exercising, playing sports and living a healthy lifestyle. I've been relatively healthy my whole life, but there are times … [Read more...]

Are You Too Hot?

Are You Too Hot? #shrinkingjeans

It's summer and that means that it is HOT outside! As most of you have heard, I live in north Texas and we were blessed with a extremely wet, and unseasonably comfortable spring. Then one day, it became SUMMER and HOT, like oh my goodness it's hot and humid!!! I didn't get a chance to get used to … [Read more...]

Saying Goodbye To Gluten

Saying Goodbye To Gluten

I'm still in a little bit of denial, but I am begrudgingly coming to the conclusion that I will be joining the "gluten-free club." I have thought that I've had an issue with gluten for years - yes I have been tested for Celiac Disease, which I do not have. Celiac disease affects approximately 1 in … [Read more...]