As a mom of two little boys, I know how hard it is to fit exercise into your daily routine. Sometimes you need to get a little creative and sneak in quick workouts whenever and however you can. Today I am excited to have Jenny Bradford from Living Consciously as my Fit Mom Feature Guest Blogger! She is a wife, mom of two, and a R-HYI yoga and Lagree certified instructor in the Dallas, Texas area. She is a fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador and is passionate about clean eating and living a conscious life. Today she is sharing some of her tips on fitting in fitness as a mom of little ones. Continue reading
Now that the kids are back in school, I wake up every morning at 5:30 a.m. to get my workout in. I love the 30 minutes that I have to myself before the craziness of the morning routine begins, BUT I am not going to say that it is always easy to get up that early in the morning. There are definitely days that I want to hit the snooze button and stay in bed. That is why I am so excited to have Jennifer Voss as my Fit Mom Feature Guest Blogger! She has 5 awesome tips to help you get up and workout.
I love chicken salad and this one is hands down my favorite! This recipe is straight out of the new Fixate cookbook written by Autumn Calabrese (the trainer who developed the 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme programs). I have been incorporating the 21 Day Fix Extreme eating plan and workouts into my daily routine and this cookbook has been a life saver! It contains 101 healthy recipes that are all designed to be used with the portion control containers from the program. Some of the recipes are also vegan, vegetarian, paleo, and gluten free. A little something for everyone!
Last week I posted about a new ancient grain that I tried called Freekeh. I really like this product and I have been experimenting with a few recipes. I came up with a delicious Greek Freekeh Salad and I wanted to share it with you! Continue reading
Hmmmm….What?!? That’s right, I tried Freekeh and it is one of my new favorite grains! You may be wondering what Freekeh is. Freekeh is an ancient roasted grain that has an awesome nutty, chewy texture. What’s more, Freekeh has up to 3 times the amount of fiber and protein as brown rice and is naturally low in sodium and it’s vegan! Not to mention that it is certified organic, Non GMO, and grown in the USA.
So what do you do with Freekeh? So far I have used it in my chicken stir fry and made a Mexican salad with it. Yum! It would also be great in soups, pilafs, salads, chilis, stews etc…The possibilities are endless!
It’s Friday and I have another amazing fit mom that I want to introduce you to. I am especially excited to introduce you to Lauren from Holistic Fit Fam. Lauren is a fellow fit friend, Team Inspire teammate, and a Sweat Pink and Fitfluential Ambassador. She is a wife, mom of 2, pediatric nurse, and a running coach with a passion for holistic health. Her mission is to uplift, mentor, and coach other working moms to find ambition, drive, and compassion to do what they love. We are very similar in our passion to help other moms live a fit and healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families!! Today she is sharing her fun weekend track workout with us!
It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another Fit Mom Feature. Today I am happy to introduce you to Aileen Wise Lee from Small Steps of Change. Aileen is a fellow Sweat Pink Ambassador, fitness enthusiast, and fit mom to 4 young children. Her passions are running, coaching families on eliminating processed foods from their diets, and meal planning using wholesome, organic, and responsibly sourced food. Today she is sharing her meal planning tips with us and they are great! You don’t want to miss this!
Do you love Greek yogurt? I do! I recently had the opportunity to try the new Plenti Greek Yogurt from Yoplait. I was excited to try this yogurt because Plenti Greek yogurt is made with whole grain oats, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds and delicious fruit mixed right in. Plus it’s packed with protein and lower in sugar than some of the other Greek yogurts on the market (Plenti Yogurt has a 1:1 protein to sugar ratio…12g of each). It’s the perfect snack!
Let’s talk meal plan and prep! Sunday is the day that I use to meal plan and prep, so I wanted to share my tips on meal planning and preparation. This is a very important part of eating healthy, especially for people who are on the go, working, or busy all day! It will help you stay on track and make healthy choices throughout your day.