Articles About Fitness, Family, Faith and Encouragement for YOU

If you want to learn how to have a healthy body and mind to feel better, calmer and more confident, then these are my tools to help you and your family feel YOUR best .

What are Your Fitness Goals?

I had a conversation the other day with a friend and she asked me if I had ever run a marathon. I replied that I hadn't and wasn't planning to, at least for now. Never say never, but I always say I'm a 5K girl. So she continued that she was thinking of signing up for...

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You Should Be Planking!

I am a big Planker. That is probably not a word, but absolutely one of my favorite exercises is the plank. The benefits are never ending, you can plank anywhere and we can all plank! Crunches are a thing of the past and if you have any low back problems, planks are...

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Family Fitness Challenge

To help start off the New Year and get the family back into our active routine, we are using a 21 day fitness challenge chart.  My kids love stuff like this. Every one needs to do something active each day and they are allowed 1 day of rest each week. This helps us...

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Where do you find joy?

This is a good question. Everyone is different. Feeling good is not just about fitness and health. It is not about our outward expressions or appearance. We can all fake happy. It is about what makes you happy in your heart and if you know what brings you joy. I think...

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Shake it up baby!

We found this shake at Whole Foods the other day and my daughter loved it. I would call her a "moody" eater. One day she eats strawberries. The next day she doesn't like them. Little by little we have helped her eat healthier, but she is tough. She wants snacks,...

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Kids Fit Blast

We love to do short fitness blasts anytime during the day to wake us up, improve our health and because it is simply FUN! We homeschool, so these make great motivators between lessons. We have many different variations, but today my son led me in this one: Arm circles...

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Juicing? Not me.

I always thought I would never "Juice". I eat good. I eat lots of fruits and raw vegetables. Of course, I never REALLY looked into it. Well, now I have... and I REALLY look forward to a juice each day and I miss it when I don't have one.  The book "Hungry for Change"...

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20 Minute Girl

Yes, I love to exercise. No, I do not want to exercise for any longer than I have to. I do think there was a day, maybe college, where I would stay at the gym for an extended period of time, but not anymore. I have a lot to do and I need to get my workout in, and get...

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80/20 Rule

I know some of us enjoy going to the gym for an hour or more.  I don't.  I have never enjoyed being at the gym or working out longer than needed.  This post won't be for everyone, but many of us just want the basics.  We don't need creative, we don't want to jump off...

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10 Things to Know

As a mother of two, and someone who loves to exercise, I have learned that it is almost impossible sometimes to find a time and place to exercise.  As with many things with life and motherhood, you need to accept and find a compromise.  Things will not always be...

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Hi I'm Kelley

I thought I had it all figured out, but I struggled to learn that feeling our best is about nurturing our WHOLE SELF, not just fitness, and not just good nutrition but more. Read my story.

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