Carrot Cake Energy Balls

Happy Monday friends! I hope you woke up today feeling refreshed and ready to take on the week. I had a much needed fun filled weekend in my hometown where I soaked up as much time as I could with family and friends. I woke up today with a vision and intention for my week and am ready to crush it no matter what is thrown at me.

Life has been so busy lately (but when isn’t it busy?) and sometimes a break is what your body and mind needs. I generally spend weekends catching up on house work, blog and client work and anything else that fell through that cracks during the week. I could feel my mind getting bogged down from everything lately and decided to give it a break. Even though I did end up doing some work, it was still the break I needed to reenergize me and get me excited again for a new week.

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HIIT Sweat Sesh

Happy first day of fall y’all! It doesn’t feel like fall one bit here in Wisconsin. We have a high of 92 degrees today. YUCK! I am ready for crisp temps, flannels, boots, scarves and bonfires. Last year at this time my hubby and I were hopping on a plane to Philadelphia to compete in the Citizens Bank Park Stadium Spartan Sprint race. Read my race recap here. A big part of me wishes we were doing that again this year. I really loved doing the stadium sprint and wish I would have done more of them this last race season. I think I am going to make a point to do more of them next year!

The other day I had a very limited time to get in a workout so I decided to do HIIT. HIIT, or high intensity interval training is an amazing way to get your heart rate up, break a sweat and get in a killer workout in a short amount of time. The amount of oxygen it takes for your body to recover after your workout is where all the benefits and fat burning comes into play. If you are ever in a pinch to sweat, turn to HIIT! Continue reading

Crustless Caramel Apple Cheesecake

“I will start Monday.” The words I hear so many times from people who claim they are committing to changing their health habits. Why Monday? Why not right now? I get it, Monday is the beginning of a new week and a fresh start. In my opinion, everyday is a new and fresh start. People tend to over think and over complicate what it means to change their health habits for the better. They think they need to do a complete overhaul of their kitchen. They believe they need to start exercising 5 times a week when they weren’t exercising at all beforehand. They cut out all processed foods at once. They spend 5+ hours on a Sunday meal prepping. You know where this usually gets people? It will get them some immediate results because they are eating better and moving more but, they are going to burn themselves out rather quickly and fall back into old habits. A healthy lifestyle can definitely be difficult for a lot of people when they change too many things too quickly.

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Chicken and Asparagus Egg Muffins

This has been the Mondaiest Monday I’ve had in a really long time. I generally like Mondays because they are the days I set my intention for the week and get ish done. Today has been a real test to all my self-development practices. Nothing major happened. I’ve just had a lot of small things building over the last couple weeks and much of it exploded today. But hey, the day is more than halfway over, I get to go to the gym soon and I’m healthy and happy! Stress can be deadly to health goals and set us way back if we let it. To stop this from happening to me, here are 5 things that I do to handle stressful days. Continue reading

At Home Pillow Workout

Happiest of Fridays to you all! Check out these amazing humans getting after their goals! And there are thousands more doing it too! Our #fit4fall Challenge is exploding with motivated individuals looking to take their health to new levels. It still isn’t too late to join! I am giving you a sneak peak of what the at home no additional equipment needed workouts look like for the challenge. Per week, there are three at home workouts and two gym/equipment workouts shared plus they have weekly meal plans for everyone. If you are vegan, vegetarian or meat lover, there is a meal plan for you! Shoot me an email if you want to join this incredible group! Continue reading

No-Bake Oreo Dessert

A quick disclaimer on this recipe: this is still a dessert that contains sugar and should be eaten in moderation. Just because I use organic oreos doesn’t mean it is okay to eat this all in one sitting, even though I know some of us could! A sweet treat is still a sweet treat even if healthier ingredients are used.

Anyways, my husband and his entire family are dessert people. Not the type of people that occasionally enjoys a sweet treat after dinner type of dessert people. I mean, the type of dessert people where there are more desserts than regular food at family get together, always a dessert (or 3) on their kitchen counters and yes, we will see the dessert menu type of people. I’m not saying this is bad. I’m just not a dessert person. Besides ice cream, sweets don’t do much for me. Before meeting my husband, I didn’t know these type of people existed… Continue reading

Sweet Potato Pizza Bites

This week’s focus is mindset. I like to set a focus for the week and work on it each day of the week to eventually turn it into a habit. A positive mindset will lead to positive outcomes so why not try to conquer this train of thought ASAP. All circumstances, good or bad, in our lives shape who we are and how we react to those circumstances shape our lives.

Crappy things happen to people all the time but what sets certain people a part from the rest is their mindset and how they handle those crappy experiences. When unfortunate things happen to us there are two ways to handle it. We can dwell on it, be mad and let it affect the rest of our day, week, month or even longer. Or, Continue reading

Hero Workout “Loredo”

This workout is a crossfit workout dedicated to a soldier, Sergeant Edwardo Loredo, who was killed in battle in 2010. The crossfit community is cool that way that they recognize fallen soldiers and dedicate workouts to them. Just coming off of the Labor Day weekend I found it fitting to keep the American spirit alive with this workout. These brutal workouts are a great reminder of how thankful we all should be to those fighting for our safety. We only endure a few minutes of grit and pain during a tough workout, but that is what these soldiers are going through on a daily basis and most times with no end in sight. When you do this workout push harder than you ever have, give it your all and remember all of those who have fought to keep you safe.  Happy Friday to you all and lets make it an amazing weekend! Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Waffles

It is back to school time! I still can’t believe how fast this summer went and that school started this week. We finished off this summer with a day trip to Devil’s Lake and then spent the rest of the weekend with family at our family cabin. Now bring out the jeans, boots, scarves and pumpkin everything! Is it too early for pumpkin recipes? Well, I don’t care because these are delicious and Wisconsin has been getting fall weather lately! If you are ready to get into the fall spirit, make these waffles or pancakes and you will be feeling all the autumn feels.

Now that it is fall and the kids are back to school it is much easier for most people to settle into a routine again. The fall is the perfect time to reevaluate your health goals and get after them. Starting Monday I will be giving my health goals a face lift and jump starting a new plan! I am lucky enough to be joining a team of elite fitness and nutrition coaches for a month long reboot. I’d be lying if I said my nutrition was Continue reading

Maple Pecan Grilled Peaches

I don’t usually share recipes on weekends but after making this recipe just this morning, I had to share the recipe so you can make it today or tomorrow for the holiday weekend. It’s pretty dang difficult to avoid desserts on a holiday weekend so I am giving you yet another alternative to keep it healthy and on track with your goals this weekend. If you are looking for even more dessert options for this weekend, check out this post from early in the week with 14 healthy dessert recipes! These grilled peaches won’t disappoint anyone’s sweet tooth! Seriously, make them right now!

I am off to my family’s cabin for the rest of the weekend with peaches in hand to soak up this last bit of summer we have. I hope everyone is having a fun and safe Labor Day weekend! Continue reading