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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What you need to know about employee wellness programs

Does your company have fitness goals? Well, it’s 2017, and if they don’t, they are behind the 8-ball! More and more companies are incorporating employee wellness programs into their key priorities. What’s the motivation? Healthy and happy employees mean more productive employees. More productive employees mean greater revenue. Not to mention, many insurance providers provide […]

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5 reasons to buy an air fryer

If you’ve been reading this blog for the past few years, you are familiar with my fitness and health journey. When I first met Nate 8 years ago, I was overweight by medical standards, very sedentary, and a very unhealthy eater given my hectic travel schedule. At the same time, I was diagnosed with hypertension,¬†which […]

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Meal Planning

Ok, so I am a little late in getting out my New Year’s post, but it’s been fast and furious in our house. Between closing out work with a product launch in mid-December, the holidays, a family reunion and getting back to work with another product launch next week, I have been slammed. With so […]

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5 reasons you should buy a multi cooker

It’s hard to believe we are just 5 days away from Christmas, and if you are like me, there are just not enough hours in the day to get it all done! Yes, I probably bite off more than I can chew, but there is a lot of fun in the madness, right? Between a […]

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