Hi all! I am a proud military wife, a mom to two amazing children and a fitness fanatic. Family life doesn’t leave much time for long trips to the gym or cooking elaborate meals. Yet, I believe there is balance. As a busy mom, I am all about fitting short effective workouts into my daily schedule and finding quick and easy healthy meals my family will love. In rare spare time, I am learning yoga, photography and golf 🙂 I couldn’t live without peanut butter, Amazon Prime, coffee and books.
Nothing prepared me for how little time I had left for myself after Baby #2. If you are in the same boat, read on! Hope you will find this blog a little entertaining and also helpful in discovering:
- Healthy recipes that are quick & easy
- Exercise ideas you can fit into a busy schedule
- Meal planning & portion control tips
- How to workout smarter not harder
- …And a little bit of my daily happenings 🙂
I used to think that I didn’t have time to go to the gym regularly, or cook healthy meals because that required too much time. I was certain that clean eating was packing chicken and broccoli for lunch evvvvery day, and it seemed so boring. I still enjoyed going to turbo-kick classes at the gym and eating a salad with my meal, but I had no system. I was lacking a long lasting plan.
Then the kids were born and my pursuit of a healthy lifestyle became more intentional. I knew that I wanted to be around for them for a long time. I wanted to be healthy and active 20, 30, 40 years from now. More importantly, I wanted to set a good example and ingrain in their young minds that you are what you eat and that active people live more fulfilling lives. So I dove into research, published studies, healthy blogs and books. Over the years I developed a system that has worked really well with my busy schedule. Current fitness routine includes home-based workouts and training for a 5K in between. I do not follow a certain diet but rather stick with a portion control meal plan and a 80/20 rule. This busy mamma doesn’t have time to count calories 🙂
Oh my goodness, the “old me” would have loved to know what I know now! For example, there is such a thing as too much of a healthy food (hello, fellow avocado lovers). Or that you can sculpt your abs without a single crunch! This is how the blog was born. I am truly passionate about inspiring others to live a healthy lifestyle and share what I’ve learned. I want to show all the busy moms out there that YES you can do it too!!! There are ways to fit exercise into a busy lifestyle, eat well balanced meals and develop confidence in yourself.
Don’t get me wrong – I am still learning – and setting new goals. It’s always a work in progress – physically, intellectually, emotionally. But this is what makes life fun, right? Hope you enjoy my blog and stick around for a while! A good starting point would be My Recipe Collection. To receive occasional new recipes and blog posts in your inbox enter your email in the Subscribe Box on the right. I’d love for you to stay in touch!
Please note that I am not a trained professional and all options are solely based on my own experience. Ideas expressed here are not meant to replace an advice of a doctor.