Tag: balance

New Year = New Victories

“The cumulative impact of a multitude of small steps has the greatest outcome.”

Postpartum Anxiety: How struggling through self-care, healthy eating and daily exercise SAVED me.

I have never heard this statement quite like I did this day in my mind. Don’t get me wrong, I have heard these instructions many of times, but today, on this drive, it resonated. Why. Why, had I not thought of this to begin with? Why had I not even considered, how my lack of self-care was directly affecting my family. Why had I not identifies that putting myself on the back burner was limiting my ability to be the best wife, the best mom, the best friend, nurse, teacher, etc. How could I not see WHAT I was role modeling as an example for my children about self care?

The REFOCUSED Story — Changing the lens to Functional Health.

➡️  The Refocused story. Over the last 4 years I have had the pleasure of teaching nursing students both within the hospital caring for patients and in the classroom, guiding them to understand the body, its’ mechanics and how to recognize, understand and care for…

Carbohydrates. Truth or hype. Is the end for this food group in sight?

Carbohydrates. A tabu word in the health and fitness world today. Sadly the wide spread dislike of carbohydrates does not differentiate and thus ALL carbohydrates are given a bad rap.

UNFILTERED ~ The un-glamorous truth of one mom, athlete & business owner, finding the path to truly LIVE amongst the chaos.

I was so busy running around trying to care for everyone else, cramming as much as I could into every 5 minute slot that was available. I was out straight until the time I hit my pillow, fully exhausted, yet mind still racing about the list in my head of things that I needed to do tomorrow! I mean for real girl, get it together you life is passing you buy!

IT’S TWO O’CLOCK SOMEWHERE

Do you need more energy…
Just to get through the day?
To get through a workout
To balance your events of the night before?
Is your nutrition ZAPPING your energy stores?

Fresh Green Bean and Tomato Caprese Salad

Still have some wonderfully fresh green beans and tomatoes in your garden?
I might secretly still be holding on to the last few moments of summer. While fall always seems to bring  a breath of fresh air — literally, I love the crisp taste of summer.