You guys, it’s been a year since my husband and I bought our first home. How has it already been a year! I don’t even have the house completely decorated yet. When I was thinking about this the other day I was like whoa, where did the year go. A year used to seem so long when I was young and now a year flies by with hardly even noticing it. Life is so short, you guys. There are days I catch myself wishing the day away or hoping for a specific date to be here sooner. I say no more of that! We have to embrace each and every day because our life here on earth, with our loved ones, is so unbelievable short. We are never guaranteed another day, week, month or year and we should never take that time for granted.
Instead of wishing the days away, it is time to embrace each and every day. Embrace the life you are living right now instead of wasting time thinking about the life you wish you had. Life is to damn short to be miserable, unhappy and working for the weekend. If you aren’t proud of the life you are living right now, Continue reading
I had two choices this morning. With it being my first day back to work after an entire week off I could have woken up with a negative state of mind because it was back to the j.o.b. or I could wake up with a positive state of mind ready to take on the week. As much as my mind wanted to wander towards the negatives of having to go back to work, I shoved those thoughts aside and decided to have a great Monday back. Because that’s just the thing, having a positive state of mind is a choice. It is controllable. Just like having a negative state of mind is a choice. The good news about having a negative state of mind though, is that it can be changed within a heartbeat. That’s all it takes to change your thoughts around and look at situations differently.
I could have woken up grumpy today that I had to go to work. Instead, I woke up feeling thankful that I had a job to go to. I could have gotten upset when my gas light came on this morning, but instead I was thankful I have a vehicle to get me places. I could have felt entirely overwhelmed by the amount of work I had waiting for me and endless to-do lists but I am happy to be busy and take on challenges that will further my future. And just like that, Continue reading
Happiest of Saturday’s to you! I don’t usually post on Saturdays but I have a bonus workout for the week! If you didn’t see yesterday’s workout you can get that here and read the story behind the woman who has created the Rise n Grind workouts.
Saturdays are one of my favorite days of the week to get in a good workout. Saturdays are the day I do what my body needs most. Sometimes I hit the gym right away in the morning, other times I go for a long trail run, and sometimes I might give my body a bit of a rest and attend a hot yoga class. Just like when I’m traveling, I like to start the weekend with a sweat session to set myself up for a great weekend. Weekend workouts are also a great time to change things up or try something new like signing up for a race, attending a fitness class or finding a new trail to venture on. Whatever gets you moving on a weekend, do it because you will be grateful that you did! Continue reading
I am back home in Wisconsin with my boys and it feels good to be getting back into my normal routine again. While in Las Vegas I made sure to still get my workouts in even if that meant I got four hours of sleep or less. Whenever I am traveling I always try and break a sweat each day because it makes me feel fresh and ready to take on the day. On Monday morning my girlfriends and I ventured out onto the Las Vegas strip to get in a workout and we came across this huge group of people already working out so we hopped in. It turned out that the woman, Helen, running the workout was someone I have been following and chatting with on instagram for a few months because she runs Spartan races and is part of the same health and wellness company I am. After the workout I introduced myself and before I could get my name out Helen recognized me and immediately gave me a huge hug and we talked liked we have been friends forever. Here’s the thing about Helen, not that long ago she was holding onto 90 pounds of unwanted body weight, stress and the feeling of not being a good mother because she was bogged down by her weight and low energy levels. She decided enough was enough, threw her excuses to the side and started changing her life. Through her weight loss journey her company NME, LLC was born, she completely transformed her body and life and began offering free morning workouts out of her garage for her community. And yes, she is just as awesome in person than what she is on paper. Fast forward to Las Vegas, where Helen was competing for the 2017 IsaBody Challenge Champion title, yet, she was still doing her thing by offering free workouts to anyone willing to join.
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Happy Wednesday! I had to think a bit to remember what day of the week it is. I’ve been in Vegas since Sunday and have only been averaging about four hours of sleep a night. I can’t complain though, because the experiences and memories I have made since being here is totally worth it. For those of you that don’t know, I’m in Vegas for a conference with the health and wellness company I am partnered with. I’ve been involved with this company for almost two years and this is my first time being to this event. It is the largest event of the year and all the industry leaders and top trainers are here along with 15,000 other people determined to change world health. The company has gone above and beyond this year to offer us the best experiences and training yet and I can say that confidently because today we get a private training by the one and only Tony Robbins! How fricken cool is that! I can’t even put into words how excited and thankful I am to be getting a training from the most influential motivational speakers in the world! I will have a full recap of my trip on the blog next week!
This was my first time roasting cabbage and it most certainly will not be the last! It takes hardly any prep and cooks up quickly for the perfect side to any dinner.
Roasted Cabbage Wedges
- 1 head green cabbage
- 2 tbsp ghee, melted
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- Dash of salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Cut the end off of the cabbage and cut into wedges. Place the wedges on a sheet pan and with a brush, coat the cabbage with the ghee mixture on all sides.
- Place in oven for 30 minutes.
Happy Monday! I am on day two of being in Las Vegas with the health and wellness company I am partnered with for their largest event of the year! The weekend kicked off yesterday with a huge launch of five brand new products and to say I’m excited for these new products is an understatement! I jumped on board with this company almost two years ago this October and my life hasn’t been the same ever since. Ever since beginning my fitness and healthy eating journey I supplemented with protein (and some other products) to fill the nutritional gaps and help with muscle building and recovery from working out. So, I was searching for a clean, high quality and dairy free protein supplement because anything had to be better than shit pea protein I was buying off line.
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This week has flown by! I have had so much going on lately that the weeks are flying by. It is all good things though so I feel very fortunate for my business! I leave Sunday for a huge health and wellness conference in Las Vegas! The supplement company I am an ambassador for is having their largest annual event of the year this coming week. There will be science talks, training from the top leaders in the industry, lots of entertainment, new product launches and we are getting a multi-hour training from…… TONY ROBBINS! To say I am pumped for this event is an understatement. I leave Sunday and have yet to start packing. I haven’t even thought about what snacks I will be packing. Who am I even?! Not to worry though, I will still have two new recipes and a workout for you all next week. I might even throw in a bonus workout! Until then, here is a booty burner. Use enough weight on the front squats where the last few reps are really hard.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to get more vegetables into your diet is to prep them in bulk. When you have vegetables in the fridge ready to go at any time, you can easily grab them for lunch, snacks or dinner without having to spend time cooking them each day. Some of my favorite ways to cook and prep a lot of vegetables at once is roasting, steaming and making large salads.
Here are some of my favorite and go too roasted veggies recipes. Continue reading
I spent a long, much needed, weekend on Lake Superior in the town that my husband and I got married in almost two years ago. If you have never been to Bayfield Wisconsin it is a must visit! The quaint town, beautiful water and views and endless activity possibilities in itself is a reason to visit. If I could, I’d live up there the entire summer!
We filled a house with 13 people that had a full kitchen so all meals were cooked instead of going out. Whenever I am traveling, I prefer to stay somewhere that has a kitchen because eating out every meal for countless days in a row can be a bit much in my opinion. This trip was pretty easy to plan out my eats because we paired up and all took a day to cook breakfast and dinner. I went into the weekend knowing exactly what was going to be served for breakfast, dinner and what snacks would be available. With all of that preplanned I just need to figure out what I needed to pack for myself for lunches and if I wanted different snacks. We always over pack when it comes to food and I knew there would be plenty of food around to whip up quick lunches. So, I only needed to pack myself Continue reading
I’m currently sitting on a patio of a light house taking in the view of Lake Superior. We are spending a long weekend in Bayfield, WI where my husband and I got married. Whenever I’m on vacation I like to get in some sort of movement as much as I can. It makes me feel refreshed and I’m able to fully enjoy the rest of the day. This morning I snuck out of the house while everyone was still sleeping g and got in a run. I ventured around, found a pretty trail and hung out by the sailboats (check my snap of Instagram stories kissbybrooke). Now it’s time for breakfast and beach life for the rest of the day!
I did this workout yesterday before heading out of town. It’s the perfect workout for when you don’t have much time but want to break a good sweat!
Spartan 30 Min AMRAP
Complete as many rounds as possible in 30 minute
– 200m run
-10 box jumps
-10 slam balls
-30 sec plank