mind & body

I Am Thankful

I Am Thankful

Today, and always, I am so incredibly thankful for these 5 sweet spirits. The happiness, laughter, pride, and joy that they bring to my life is unlike anything I’ve ever…

Don’t Gobble ‘Til You Wobble!

Don’t Gobble ‘Til You Wobble!

The average American will consume more than 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day alone (according to the Caloric Control Council). That’s 3 DAYS’ worth of calories in just one day. Thanksgiving…

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”

- Og Mandino -

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

- Thomas A. Edison -
Weight Loss Wednesday: Sara Haws!

Weight Loss Wednesday: Sara Haws!

There are few things I love more than hearing personal transformation stories from amazing individuals who started their journeys right at home, no boot camp or cameras,  just a goal…

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.

- C.S. Lewis -
Weight Loss Maintenance 101

Weight Loss Maintenance 101

Congratulations! You’ve reached your weight loss goal, which is no easy feat at all! So…now what do you do? First of all, give yourself a huge pat on the back!…

“Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.”

- Robert Collier -
Extreme 4 Rockstars

Extreme 4 Rockstars

Oh my goodness, what an incredible year of transformations on Extreme Weight Loss, huh?!?! While I am sad the year is over, I am so proud and excited to finally…

What’s On My Feet?!

What’s On My Feet?!

It’s time we have a chat…about your footwear. Would you wear stilettos rock climbing? Or how about a cute pair of wedges for a quick run around the block? I…

My (Not So) Secret Lip!

My (Not So) Secret Lip!

You asked, I’m sharing! The lip you see me sporting nearly every single day is a cinch! So easy, anyone could do it :). I must thank my good friend,…

Powell Pack Workout of the Day

Powell Pack Workout of the Day

The Powell Pack’s workout of the day! You’ll need no more than 30 minutes from warm up to cool down. You can do this workout almost anywhere :). Grab your…

I am (still) Perfect…

I am (still) Perfect…

In speaking to a group of new friends, I had the opportunity to share my thoughts on “perfection”. It made me think of this post, one of the earliest posts…

My 1040 Total Body Workout

My 1040 Total Body Workout

Tomorrow is April 15th—Tax Day—the day we all love to hate, and one that looms over us as soon as the clock strikes midnight on December 31st. So if you’re…

Stressed Out?

Stressed Out?

Stress. It’s a feeling experienced by everyone. Sometimes you might feel like you’re barely hanging on by a thread, and at other times you might be tempted to leave all…

Housework: Your Secret Workout Weapon

Housework: Your Secret Workout Weapon

Happy National No Housework Day—the one day of the year you don’t have to do housework! Does that ever really happen—for a whole day? Just Curious. Anyway…while you get the…

Failure: A Pathway to Success

Failure: A Pathway to Success

While many seem to think that the journey of weight loss is only about mastering food and fitness – the whole calories in, calories out mentality – true transformation comes…

Reebok All-Terrain Shoe Giveaway!

Reebok All-Terrain Shoe Giveaway!

UPDATED 2/26/2014: CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS My Picks: Corinne Doughan Tricia Tucker Stephanie Rader Chris’ Picks: Jeremy Johnson Keith Christensen Mike Lyons There have been so many great comments and…

A Better Body in 4 Minutes???

A Better Body in 4 Minutes???

The wait is over! The March edition of Family Circle magazine is out! You can now get your hands on that 4-Minute Meal Plan WITH  recipes as well as a…

Did the Shoes Make the Cut?

Did the Shoes Make the Cut?

As some of you may know, Chris and I had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to participate in the local Arizona Spartan Sprint Race – one of those…

What’s Your Excuse?

What’s Your Excuse?

Excuses. Those words we speak to ourselves—either vocally or silently—are often the things we blame for not reaching our transformation goals! See if any of these sound familiar: I’m too…

Once I Try, I’ll Realize I CAN!

Once I Try, I’ll Realize I CAN!

Well, I am about a month into my New Year’s Resolutions, FINALLY 2 months post partum, and feeling like myself again. You know what that means….time to have some fun!!…

Sleep Is Overrated. Not.

Sleep Is Overrated. Not.

Sleep…or the lack thereof…is a hot topic around our house right now. Especially around the holidays. Baby Ruby is such a good baby, and sleeps really well for her young…

My 1st Post Ruby Workout

My 1st Post Ruby Workout

So many people are asking me if I am working out yet, post-baby. The answer is yes with some fine print ☺. While I have done a couple structured bouts…

It Really Is All About Promises

People always ask us what the “secret’’ is to transformation. They want to know what the magic diet plan or exercise is. While Chris and I are certainly partial to…

The Skinny on Makeup

The Skinny on Makeup

by Kacey Luvi We’ve all heard that simply getting a tan will give the illusion that you’ve lost 10 lbs. Although most of us don’t naturally maintain that deep, dark…

My Pregnancy Workout: The Nasty 9s

My Pregnancy Workout: The Nasty 9s

Finally, a pregnancy workout that almost anyone can do (with your doctor’s approval, of course)! One of my favorite parts about this workout (besides the name, that plays off of…

Fabulous Abs in Just 5 Minutes

Fabulous Abs in Just 5 Minutes

Alright busy ladies, here’s how we get rockin’ abs in just 5 minutes a day! Now, I wouldn’t advise you do this workout every day at first, but throw it…

Women, CrossFit and Myths

Women, CrossFit and Myths

I was searching my tried and true CrossFit blog to get inspiration for my workout today, and ran across this article they had reposted from CrossFit Oakland. Genius. I couldn’t help…

Sunshine for the Sole

Sunshine for the Sole

A woman can never have too many shoes! Especially some super cute and super bright ones  like these! So many asked where I got these fun loving, yellow shoes (actually…

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