Crock Pot Thai Chicken Noodle Bowls

The fall is the time I really need to utilize my crock pot/slow cooker! With sports and back to school schedules, meal preparation becomes a bit of a challenge. This is a simple, yet DELICIOUS recipe you can throw in your crock pot by noon and be ready to feed the fam by dinner. And if you have to eat in shifts, as we often do, this works perfectly for that as well. This recipe is kid approved, it’s healthy and it’s easy….what’s not to love?!

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No Excuses Total Body Workout

The No Excuses Total Body Band Workout is perfect for times you can't get to the gym!  No time? No problem! No equipment? No problem! Taking kids to park? No problem! You can take this anywhere and have it done in no time at all - it really is a No Excuses Workout!  It will challenge your body, but not your mind or time schedule!

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Thigh blaster workout

I did this workout on a day I was short on time, but needed a good booty workout.   By combining lower strength exercises with lower explosive exercises you really challenge your glutes, inner thighs and quads while also burning fat.  This is now my "go to" lower workout when I need an effective and efficient workout that will leave my buttocks and inner thighs feeling the burn!

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3 B's Workout...Biceps, Back and Bench Hops!

The Three B Workout! Back, Biceps and Bench Hops! Never tried bench hops? Give this workout a try and build muscle while you blast calories…wait? Maybe it should be the four B’s - Back, Bi’s, Bench Hops AND Blast calories!

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Trader Joe's Snacks I Can't Live Without

This week I am not only trying to get my 3 oldest girls ready to head off for college, but I'm also trying to pack for a family trip to Michigan.  Both of those require a trip to Trader Joes to load up on snacks.  So if you're tired of boring, bland, healthy snacks...your taste buds will thank you when you choose these flavorful but nutritious snacks from Trader Joe's.  

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Back to School Workout Series

With 3 daughters heading off to college this Fall, I wanted to put together a workout series that they could easily incorporate into their collegeate routine. Finding time to exercise can not only help you fight the college weight gain, but it can improve your focus and concentration as well as improve your mood and reduce anxiety and stress. There are 4 workouts in this Back to School Workout Series.  If you are working out 3 days a week, I would suggest doing the upper body workout,  lower body workout and cardio core workout.  If you are wanting to make fitness part of your daily routine, I would suggest doing  upper body, cardio/core, full body, cardio/core, lower body. So colleatates...start your year off not only nourishing your mind, but also nourishing your body. Healthy life, happy life!

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21 Minute Total Body Band Circuit

There are 2 reasons this workout is perfect for home or travel! It only uses bands…and it is a total body workout that you can do in only 21 minutes! How perfect is that? #bandworkout #workout #totalbody #fullbody #fitness #fitnessmotivation #fitnessgoals #healthylifestyle #fitnesslifestyle #healthy #bands #strengthworkout #fitgirl #motivation #vacation #travel #vacationworkouts #healthylife #strongnotskinny #fitnessgoals

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Booty Blaster!

What an effective workout...if I do say so myself!  Cindy and I just did this workout with our ladies and I know they would all agree with it targeting our challenge areas;  buttocks and inner thighs! I am have been walking around like I just got off a horse for days now-ha!  If you want to work and tone your legs, then this is the workout for you!  The combination of superset strength exercises, burst of HIIT cardio and the Pilates finisher will definately help you achieve the strong, toned legs you desire.  

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21 Minute Burn and Tone FULL BODY CHALLENGE

Short on time?  This workout is 21 minutes and is a perfect full body, fat burning workout that you can do anywhere!

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mix it up total body challenge

This is a killer full body challenge that will transform your body!  There are 4 circuits in this workout and they are grouped by strength circuits and conditioning circuits.  The strength circuits address your full body and will stimulate muscle growth.  The conditioning circuits address your cardio and will help you burn fat.  Mix up your workout routine with this winning combination! 

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Calorie crushing circuit

 We really believe it is important to constantly confuse your muscles in order to effectively burn calories and keep your fitness journey from hitting a plateau.  This cardio/core workout is a very effective calorie burning HIIT circuit that requires no equipment. It will shock your metabolism into high gear and supercharge your calorie burn!  And you can do it at home!  If you really want to up your calorie burn....do this circuit outside!  Any time I take my workouts to my backyard, I can count on doubling my calorie burn and getting a good sweat on!  YAHOO!  It’s the perfect calorie crushing workout!

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no equipment total body tone

This is a short, but effective workout.  It's quick and efficient!  The format allows you to go at your own pace, so you're in control.  No excuses, gang!  Even if you're pressed for time, you can find 21 minutes.  No equipment is needed, tone your total body and burn some calories.  You want to burn even more calories...do this workout outside!  Fantastic!  

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