Health & Wellness

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…

Fun Easter Activ-ities

Fun Easter Activ-ities

Spring is definitely in the air and all four of the kids are so excited for the upcoming Easter Weekend!  It’s Ruby’s first Easter and we can’t wait to gather…

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…

How Colorful Are Your Veggies?

How Colorful Are Your Veggies?

We are huge veggie fans around here! No surprise, right?! We love veggies because they’re super nutritious, very calorie friendly, and yummy! I’m often asked which ones are the healthiest,…

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…

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…

All About Calories

All About Calories

Calories. You’ll find them in 99.99% of everything you eat and drink. They can be your greatest friends or your worst enemies. Eat fewer than you need and you lose…

Eat Your Veggies! + A Giveaway!

Eat Your Veggies! + A Giveaway!

Congratulations to our book winner, Christy Troxell-Thomas Veggies are so awesome that even though they’re complex carbs, we’ve given them their very own group in carb cycling! In fact, you…

My Favorite Fast Food

My Favorite Fast Food

Good ol’ oatmeal, a popular go-to for breakfast since way back in the early 1850s, is a true nutritional powerhouse. And it’s not just for breakfast anymore—Oh no! Chris 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…

Save Money, Eat Healthy!

Save Money, Eat Healthy!

“What?!” you ask. “How can I eat healthy and save money? Eating healthy is sooooo expensive!” Actually…no. It’s not. Here’s why: When you eat healthy foods, you feel fuller sooner,…

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.

[youtube 9YF9J0qhG8E] 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…

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…

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…

Halloween Hangover

Halloween Hangover

Each year, Matix, Marley, and Cash come home from trick-or-treating with loads of candy…enough to feed an army! Or to make an army sick, I should say. I must admit,…

Carb Confusion

Carb Confusion

Confused about carbs and how they fit into carb cycling? Believe me, you’re not alone! Many of my most frequently asked questions are about carbs. And yes, with all the…

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…

Spuds: Studs or Duds?

Spuds: Studs or Duds?

There were many questions about white potatoes after I posted a pic of my potato the other day. People wondering if they were good for you, bad for you, too…

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…

Gardening Healthy

Gardening Healthy

Gardening as exercise? Who knew! An activity that most do for bonding time, stress relief, and beautifying the yard actually has many more health benefits than I even knew! Thank…

You Ate It, Negate It

You Ate It, Negate It

[youtube OWbuNuQ82XE] My hubby, Chris Powell, shows Tamar, Adrienne and Loni from THE REAL what exercises they’d need to do to negate the calories they just ate!

Are You Losing All Your Marbles?

Are You Losing All Your Marbles?

In Chantell’s episode of Extreme Weight Loss, she used 2 mason jars and marbles to help her visualize her first goal. One jar held  91 marbles, each representing 1 pound,…

And the Final Countdown Begins…

And the Final Countdown Begins…

I’m almost in the home stretch with this pregnancy!! Finally, and I couldn’t be more excited :-). As my third trimester peeks around the corner, this newest little member of…

“Shake Your Groove Thing”—Today!

[youtube ItbgzoDof4A] It’s National Dance Day! This fun-filled day of music and movement, celebrated annually on the last Saturday of July, is inspired by one of my favorite TV shows,…

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