Learn how to Live a Clean Eating Lifestyle – Free 5 Day Group Starts Monday May 23rd

#fattofit transforation attributed 80% to clean eating. #free group open now

    I love working out.  The at home programs that I have been using are EXCELLENT in training the entire body effectively.  But up to this point, I attribute 80% of my success in this journey to the way I eat.  Improving my relationship towards food has been the number one game changer.  Changing Read the full article…

Talking about Weight with Obese or Overweight Children: Is it Shame, or is it Love?

Talking about weight with your children

    Fat Shammer This is one of those posts where all the Fatists will come out and call me a fat shamer.  Honestly, If this helps my children, or even one parent and child – then I am happy to be forever known as a fat shamer. I think the Fatsit/body acceptance movement has Read the full article…

5- Quick and Easy Post Workout Snacks

5-quick post workout snacks that keep me feeling strong all day long #fitness #health #21dfx

    Nothing about my life is quick and easy – so when it comes to cooking – it has to be.  If I am not working out, figuring out how to eat right, or homeschooling my kids – I am cooking or bringing them to an activity.  I need grab – and go.  I Read the full article…

Diet Vs. Lifestyle

Diet vs. Lifestyle Changes

w   I had a very difficult month.  Lots of things have been happening.  I have had lots of challenges.  I have been tired – being constantly on with no breaks.  With emotional turmoil abound – it’s just been hard.  Have I said that? One thing that I realized is that with all the sweets, Read the full article…

The Dreaded Trifecta – Obese, Nursing and Can’t Lose the Weight

Obese, nursing and can't lose the weight #weightloss #breastfeeding #hell

    Welcome to my own personal hell.   Everything that I heard about breastfeeding is how easy it is to lose the weight.  You are burning 500-750 calories a day by breastfeeding – so it should melt away.  Right?  Well, I breastfed the last 3 kids, and the weight didn’t melt away – in Read the full article…

My MerDer Post-it Plus P90x3 Transformation Pictures

Love myself, spend time on myself, respect my goals and soar #Selflove

    Last week, I was so frustrated with everything. I was mad at myself, mad at my family, mad at my DNA, mad at the world. It’s so frustrating that no matter how hard I try, how well I eat, how much I exercise, how goal oriented I am – I can’t lose a Read the full article…

Heart Month: 5 Reasons Why it’s Important to do the Hard Work with FREE Printable

5 Reasons It's Important (1)

    If you are thinking about changing your lifestyle, or you are underway – you know with no uncertainty – that it’s hard.  No doubt, it is hard.  It takes work, it takes effort, it even feels like a bit of sacrifice in the beginning – so why in the world do it? Here are Read the full article…

Are you Ready to feel Awesome – for Once and For All? Finally?

Change your life in only 21 days with #21dfx

    When I was 300 lbs, I didn’t have the energy for anything.  Everything was hard.  I felt heavy and lethargic.  Just thinking about new and exciting ways to teach my kids – made me tired.  I just didn’t have the gusto I needed to go the extra mile.  Everything suffered.  The education of Read the full article…

Gain the Energy you need to do Everything That is Important

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    Look, I get it. I know what it is to feel like there is no time to yourself – and if and when you do, you just want to veg. There are so many hats to wear, you are teacher, fight breaker-upper, cook (sometimes short order), entertainer, transporter, major decider, and on and Read the full article…

Apple and Eve Organics Juice – A Great Option “On The Go” with Coupon

Apple and Eve organics - a healthy option "on the go" #quenchersadventures

   Thank you Apple and Eve Organics for sponsoring this post!  This post may contain affiliate links  If you click on a link and purchase an item, I will receive a small commission which I will use to run this blog.     I worry about bringing juice in the house.  I don’t like the Read the full article…

Have a “No Gain” Holiday Season with a 30 Day Fitness Challenge

Join my 30 day challenge group with the 21 day fix and have a #nogainholiday

    I’m committed to enjoying this holiday season with friends and family – and staying healthy doing it!   I don’t think it’s a bad thing, do you?  I mean, think about it.  Feeling bad, feeling heavy, feeling bloated, experiencing a sugar crash – not the gift that keeps on giving. It’s hard, I get Read the full article…

Plus-Size Mom – Working Out, Eating Clean and Making Time – With P90X Giveaway

#fitness #giveaway P90X Home workout program

  This Plus-Sized mom made one decision that changed the course of her life forever.     At 300 lbs, I wasn’t feeling good about myself.     I was pre-diabetic, uncomfortable, heavy and unhappy.  Really, I was unhappy.  Actually, I was sad.  I didn’t like myself.  At the time, I had 3 kids, no Read the full article…

The 7 Health Benefits of Shakeology

7 strong health benefits of Shakeology

  This post contains affiliate links.  This means, if you click on a link and purchase an item, I will receive a small commission which I will use to run this blog.     When I started on my health journey, I was very resistant to drinking shakes.  I thought real food was ideal – Read the full article…

Join Me! 10 Tips in 10 Days – How to be a #FITMAMA at Any Size

Join me for 10 Tips for 10 days - how to be a #FITMAMA at any size

    Learn how to be a #FITMAMA **Are you a mom who feels overwhelmed, constantly tired and wishing to do more but can’t imagine how she can fit a workout into an already packed day? ** Do you feel strapped and can’t imagine where the money will come from to purchase healthy, nourishing foods? Read the full article…

10 Ways to Give Children a Healthy Start

Help kids live healthier with these 10 tips

    All of my life, it’s been very difficult for me to maintain a healthy weight.  Being overweight for practically my whole life, and feeling ashamed, being made fun of at school, not being able to shop in “normal” stores has been difficult – and I just don’t want that for my kids.  My Read the full article…

Why I Became a Beachbody Coach

Why I became a beachbody coach

  You can follow my fitness journey on Facebook here.          There are a few reasons why I became a Beachbody coach.  Homeschooling my children is very important to me.  I think it’s a calling and a necessity.   I wanted to help my children learn and be comfortable learning and growing.  Read the full article…

Battle of the Bulge – Reprogramming the Mind Changes the Body

battle of the buldge struggles tools for success

    A few years ago, before my mother died, I was having some sort of life problem.  I don’t really remember what it was about, but I do remember her advice.  She told me to get a brownie and ice cream – and I would feel much better. This sort of sets the tone Read the full article…

Better-For-You Snacking with Kozy Shack® Simply Well® Pudding With Giveaway

Kozy Shack Simply well rice and tapioca pudding

        We as parents will do anything to keep our family happy and healthy.  Speaking from personal experience, it’s difficult to convince my kids drink milk and eat fruits and vegetables – all the time.  With everything that goes on in my life – the working out, the effort in eating right, Read the full article…