Healthy lunch ideas for work

It’s Sunday evening and I have had a jam-packed Mother’s Day. While it wasn’t a day full of pampering or at the spa, I spent the day with all the people that I loved. Starting the day with my husband and boys, my mother and then attending my nephew’s birthday party over lunch. I definitely […]

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Health Benefits of Water Running

Whether you call it water running or aqua jogging, the premise is the same – get in the pool and run. Seems so simple, but let me just tell you, it’s not. Given my recent foot injury, I have been significantly sidelined from any weight-bearing cardio, including running, walking, elliptical, treadmill, the stairclimber, etc. And […]

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Top 5 Health Benefits of Lentils

Lentils. What are lentils? I can’t tell you how many people I encounter that have never had these amazing little legumes. Unlike beans, they grow in pods that contain one or two of the lentil bean inside. For example, green peas are technically a type of lentil. And of course, they are sold either whole […]

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How to get your child to eat more vegetables

Two kids under the age of three. And we are exhausted every night. If you have older kids, you know exactly what I am talking about. If you have young children like us, you are exhausted too. One of your kids is probably a picky eater or perhaps he doesn’t even like to eat at […]

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Top 5 Ways to Honor the Earth

Every year on April 22, starting in 1970, millions gather together in person or in action to honor the earth and celebrate Earth Day. Starting with only 20 million Americans, Earth Day went global in 1990, spreading to 200 million worldwide to ensure that environmental change was elevated as an international priority. In our home, […]

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Coming back from injury

It’s been a little over 2 weeks since my tragic injury at Jumpology – yes, you heard that right. About 2 weeks ago, when attending a kid’s birthday party, I broke the 5th metatarsal on my right foot at a trampoline joint. The doctor called it a spiral fracture, a dancer’s fracture, and it was […]

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Good Sources of Omega 3 – That aren’t Fishy

Omega 3 Fatty Acids – why should you care about them? Most people now know the value of these amazing healthy fats. They are anti-inflammatory which mean they are heart healthy and can protect everyone from cardiovascular disease. And despite the fact that the body needs these fats, it can’t manufacture them on its own, […]

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Top 5 Plant Based Protein Sources

At Focused on Fit, this month is all about plant power. We will be featuring the countless ways to power your life with the nutritional value of plants. Even high-performing athletes, like Arizona Cardinals Defensive End, David Carter, and ultra-marathoners, like Rich Roll, have gone vegan and reaped the benefits of this amazing lifestyle. Even […]

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Health Benefits of a Plant Based Diet

If you have followed along on my health and nutrition journey over the past few years, you have seen me slowly adjust my diet for numerous health benefits. When I started this journey with Nate nearly 7 years ago, my goal was purely weight loss. At 5’3″ and 149lbs, I was clinically overweight and diagnosed […]

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5 Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners

For years, sugar has been the enemy. Especially when it comes to weight loss. Everyone has waged a war against sugar and carbs since the Atkins Diet became popular nearly 2 decades ago. And to counter our need for sweets – the artificial sweetener – has come to save the day. Found in everything from […]

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My Whole30

It’s the eve of my 41st, and I have been remiss in writing to all of you. Our last month was filled with heartache – we finally had to let Jazzy go – and far too many illnesses at home. I am hoping that we are headed in the right direction as March is nearly […]

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Let food be thy medicine

The older I get, the more I realize that my mother and grandfather were right. Shhh…please don’t tell my mother. As I get older, I realize the value and wealth of nutrients that can be found in our kitchen, not on the medicine cabinet shelf. Even though I spend my days with physicians sharing the […]

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