6 Proven Health Benefits Of Chocolate

6 Proven Health Benefits Of Chocolate (1)

Chocolate has been portrayed as a lot of things: sexy, indulgent, joyful, special, luscious, gluttonous, and even opportunistic (hello, golden ticket) - but what about healthy? That's right! Chocolate, specifically dark chocolate, comes with a variety of health benefits for the mind, body, and soul. … [Read more...]

What Do I Do With All THAT Halloween Candy?

What Do I Do With All THAT Halloween Candy-

Oh Halloween, I love to hate you. I withheld from purchasing Halloween until Thursday. That leaves me two days to continue to exhibit self control from eating all the bad things. Are you dressing up for Halloween?  I have a witches costume.  That's not me, btw. My kids are dressing … [Read more...]

Recipe Round-Up: Soups and Stews

Recipe Round-Up Soups and Stews

The weather is getting cooler here in Colorado, and the mountains have seen more than 10 inches of snow so far!! Even though my tomato plants are JUST NOW producing ripe tomatoes thanks to a bizarre spring season, temperatures are steadily dropping and the UGG boots are making their yearly … [Read more...]

Title Nine Sports Bra Fitting Review + Giveaway

Title nine sports bra review

Do you like your sports bra?  Love your sports bra? Love to hate your sports bra?  Do you find yourself having to double bag the girls in an effort to strap them down so they don't smack you in the face?  Are you like many of us–constantly hunting for the perfect sports bra to hold your chest in … [Read more...]

4 Core Exercises That Aren’t Sit-ups

4 Core Exercises

Over the past few weeks, I've been in physical therapy as part of my rehab program after my hip surgery. While I'm still not able to do a lot, I'm thankful to be working toward full range of motion and increased movement and intensity. --I was cleared this week to begin walking short distances for … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Wage War Against Nasty Viruses

5 Ways to Wage War Against Nasty Viruses #shrinkingjeans

Monday, I was sick.  I rarely get sick, so when it does happen, you know it's bad.  Plus, I had the added bonus of my kids having OFF from school that day.  So much fun.  I had a virus –think stomach bug + mini flu-like symptoms.  It sucked so bad.  I was literally laid out flat, when I wasn't on … [Read more...]

8 Ways To Fall (Back) In Love With The Gym


The weather is changing, which means less daylight, colder temperatures, and snow, ice, and all of the other wonderful tricks Mother Nature comes up with during fall and winter (sleet, anyone?). If you're like me, you're not a huge fan of exercising outdoors in the frigid, dark, cold while you try … [Read more...]

Do You Soybu? {Review & Giveaway}

Soybu Graphic

Guys, I'm tough on workout gear. When I say I'm tough, I mean I sweat like nobody's business. No glowing. No perspiring. I sweat. My two current favorite workouts are spinning and barre, both drench fests. And I love it. But let's just say, sometimes, things aren't pretty at the end of … [Read more...]

Light Potato Leek Soup {sponsored}

potato leek soup

My family has been doing Meatless Mondays for years. In fact, we eat several meals a week sans meat. We're by no means vegetarian, but going meatless is great for our budget! Plus, I like the way plant based meals make me feel...full, but not overstuffed. Perfect for nights when we're on the … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]