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It's such fun seeing moms across the country joining our summer body countdown. Just a gentle reminder, that our goal for you is not to be six pack ab, bikini ready mama. Our goal is to get you comfortable in your body. It's crazy to us that a mom feeling comfortable in a bikini on the beach is considered newsworthy. Good for her and good for you! We are glad that you want to get out there and enjoy your body and your summer! We want you feeling confident!
So, without further adieu, here is Week 2 of the Summer Body Countdown. The goal is to keep adding new habits each week! Follow us on Instagram and we will post some daily inspirational pics and videos to keep you going! Tag #SummerBody #FIT4MOM so we can all inspire each other!more
Have great Cinco De Mayo Celebration with these hearty and heaping meals.more
As we approach Mother's Day, I can't help thinking about the gifts of motherhood. The gift that consistently stands out for me is the gift we share with our family when we model healthy behaviors.
If we want our kids to eat healthy, we need to eat healthy.
If we want our family to exercise, we need to exercise.
If we want them to stress less, laugh more....you get the picture.
Taking care of you is taking care of them!
Kids will rarely do what we tell them to do. But they do follow what they see.
"It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself." Joyce Maynard
So this month, remind yourself that what you do matters. I invite our moms across the country to share pictures of their kids as they watch their moms live healthy lives. I want to see pictures of your kids with you during your workout or making dinner or eating your veggies!...more
Farel B. Hruska
It's the month of May which always brings about the notion of moms and Mother's Day. Moms, this is YOUR month to be celebrated, honored and appreciated. It's ALL about YOU!
Wait a minute...shouldn't it be ALWAYS be about you? Don't get me wrong, clearly there are others in our lives who need and deserve attention, that goes without saying; specifically our children. My concern with the many moms I have the pleasure of meeting around the country is, when did it get to be mostly about them/others?
You were here before your children. You were here before the relationship that made the children. AND you being happy and healthy is paramount to their lives.
Let's collectively use this month of May to bring YOU back into your starring role. Decide to take care of yourselves, they way you take care of everyone else. How, you ask?
Moms, it IS all about you! When you take the time to...more
8 weeks! We have 8 weeks until summer! And while I am not one to promote dieting or place too much weight on how you look in a bikini, I do want you to enjoy your summer. I want you out there playing with your kids. I want you in the pool, on the beach and on the lake enjoying your family. I want you comfortable in your skin so you don't feel the need to hide behind sundresses or beach towels. Your body is meant to be enjoyed.
Would you be ready right now to bare your body? No worries if not. We have 8 weeks to get you feeling great!
Each Wednesday, I will post a new Summer Body Countdown assignment. The trick is to commit! Commit to trying something new and creating new habits. If something doesn't fit you, swap it out for a new healthy behavior that does. If you are already doing what I ask, then add a new healthy habit. Are you ready? I'll be doing it too so follow along on Instagram and I'll share my own journey as we get ready for summer!more
By now, we hope you have heard about our "That Mom" Twitter Party, where we are bringing together some of the top mom food ambassadors to help you raise healthy kids!
But many of you have said, "I don't even have an account on Twitter" or "How do I join a Twitter party?" So, I thought I would share with you how very easy it is.
To create an account on the web:
Farel B. Hruska
Wall Sit with Diagonal Rear Fly, Side Stepping Peek-a-Boo, Wall Sit Bingo – You gonna take that sitting down? I don’t think so! Add a diagonal rear fly upper body workout to maximize this wall sit pose. Then show off your stuff with a side stepping rendition of Peek-a-Boo and bring down the house with a thigh burning wall sit Bingo sing-a-long.more
Mareya Ibrahim - Eatcleaner
Eight 1″ Pork Tenderloins – 2 oz. each
1 tablespoon raw coconut oil
2 small shallots, finely chopped
1/2 cup cooking sherry
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons nonfat cream cheese (You can also swap in vegan cream cheese if you’re non-dairy)
2 teaspoons Lemon and Garlic seasoning (We used Flavor God)
1) Preheat oven to 400F. In a large skillet, heat coconut oil and brown tenderloins on both sides, about 3 minutes each. Season each side with black pepper and lemon garlic (Flavor God) seasoning. Remove and place in a baking pan and bake in oven for about 8 more minutes or until cooked through.
2) In the same skillet, saute chopped shallot about 1 minute on medium heat. Turn heat up high and deglaze with cooking sherry. Stir in Dijon mustard and cream cheese and a little more pepper. Cook on medium low until sauce thickens up, about 4-5 minutes.
3) Take pork out and spoon sauce over the top. You can just pan roast the yellow squash and snap peas with a drizzle of EVOO or a little...more
Every mom wants to provide her family with a healthy home, but it can be overwhelming to figure out how to do it. I love the concept of...No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. Just take the time to get educated and start making small steps towards your healthy home.
Here are ten tips to get your home healthy in honor of Earth Day.
1) Know the ingredients in your personal care products. Avoid preservatives like parabens and tricolosan. Avoid ingredients like "FRAGRANCE," "FD&C," or "D&C." Use the EWG database to find safe products.
2) Eat organic foods when possible. At least avoid the dirty dozen and look to eat the Clean 15.
3) Choose plastics carefully. Most are made from petroleum and have some level of estrogenic response. Choose glass when possible. Do not cook or dish wash plastic.
4) Stay away from nonstick. Most are coated with polytetrafluoroetheylene (PTFE). We now...more
Farel B. Hruska
How do you feel about fitness? Do you question if you do enough? Do it correctly? In the right sequence? For the optimum duration?
What if you changed your focus?
Moving your body in sport, in work and in play can be fun...TRULY FUN!
When you change your lens around the way you move, all of life is PLAY!more
Juggling work, family, friends, travel and workouts? We all know that life is full of busy schedules and tough decisions, but choosing between salty and sweet shouldn’t be one of them. Our favorite partner, LUNA now offers you the best of both worlds with its newest addition to the LUNA Protein line - Chocolate Salted Caramel! Satisfy your sweet tooth with decadent caramel filling and silky chocolate coating made with Rainforest Alliance Certified™ cocoa; sprinkled with a dash of salt to fulfill your savory cravings. We can't wait to try them! See more here.more
I remember the day when my son was melting down as he saw the healthy snacks I was packing for his football team. Water, fruit and healthy granola bars. "I don't want you to be that mom" he said. Well, I don't want to be "that mom" either. I want all of us to feed our kids healthy foods. I don't want to be the bad guy.
You have a right to know what you are feeding your kids. You have a right to know if there are chemicals in their chips that could harm them. You have a right to know if there is more sugar in their drink than they should have in a day. If you knew, you would be "that mom" too. We are bringing together some of the top food advocates who are also moms to help you understand GMO's, sugar, artificial colors and preservatives in your kids' food. The food companies want to keep you in the dark. What you don't know, might be harming your children.
Join us for a Twitter Party on April 27th at 8:30 p.m. eastern standard time. This will be hosted by FIT4MOM and Naturally Savvy. Our special guests will...more
Sophia DeSantis - Veggies Don't bite
What’s better than a health filled crunchy rolled taco topped with awesome ingredients? Nothing. Get your comfort on with this delicious and simple to make recipe.
I came down with the flu on Thursday. Still writing this from bed in fact. In about two hours, I went from 90 miles an hour to zero. Sadly enough, I thought of this blog as I recovered under the covers. I started to think about how we go so hard, so fast every single day. When we drive, there is a speed limit. It is the suggested, safe speed for us all to go. Maybe we need a speed limit on our life? Because there must be something between pedal to the metal and all out crash. I often think we get sick as our body's last attempt to get you to slow down. I had absolutely no choice but to slow down for the last 4 days. I didn't even have the energy to look at my phone or watch tv. Now that's bad. I have to wonder. If I had been going slower before hand, would it have hit me any less? If I was going 90 miles per hour, what would 75 look like? What would I have to do to go that speed?
So if you are reading this, what speed are you going? Is that your safe speed limit? A reminder to us all. Slow down. This is not a race. The person who gets the most done in a day does not win....more
Do you believe you are beautiful? Or do you believe you are average?
It is not vain or arrogant to think you are beautiful! Isn't that what you'd want your daughter to believe? Isn't that what you'd want her to choose?
Beauty is inside of you and at FIT4MOM we strive to give you the strength for motherhood in many different ways. Beauty is about strength, confidence, and being true to yourself. We want you to believe in YOU because we believe in YOU. In your beauty.
Think about this: You are the only YOU in this entire world. There is no one else like you. So yes, YOU are BEAUTIFUL.
We hope you would choose to walk through the door that says "Beautiful."more
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