Tag Archives: fitness
One subject that is really hard for me to teach in our homeschooling is phys.ed. I am far from being an athlete. And I’m very out of shape (but trying to work on that). Once a week we head to the Y for a homeschool gym class and swimming lessons. But we need more. I am so excited about recent PTPA winner Flip 2B Fit and their second game, Bakari. Flip 2B Fit This is a board game designed with fitness in mind. Instead of just being a sit around game, you have to move and exercise. The game comes … Continue reading
I have so many people ask me how to make a green smoothie. It’s really not all that hard. You just need to make sure you have all the ingredients on hand. Spinach being the key ingredient. The extras ingredients that you add are really up to you. The world is your oyster. Seriously! There are so many variations to the green smoothie, but just don’t forget the spinach!! Before you cringe… Spinach is actually really good for you!!! Spinach is loaded with vitamins, minerals and is a good source of iron. Did you know spinach offers you almost twice … Continue reading
I gave birth to my beautiful baby boy in February of 2011. It was a home birth. Such a beautiful and happy moment. I loved (and love) him more than he will ever know. The one person I failed to love after his birth was myself. I had a very rocky pregnancy with Cameron and prior to my pregnancy with Cameron, I lost another baby at 12 weeks. I’m very blessed in every essence of the word. There was just always that unhappy part of me. I carried some of the weight of the miscarriage on myself and continued to … Continue reading
We all know how difficult it is to stay in shape and find time to exercise — especially for women with babies or small kids. There’s the sleep-deprivation factor, no time and priority changes. So what are the fitness options for busy moms? The fact is, the more you can take care of yourself and the better you feel, the stronger you will be physically and emotionally to take on the day with the “little ones” — and all of life’s challenges. Below are some quick but effective exercises — specifically designed for the busy mom — for the back … Continue reading
Barefoot running is one of the hottest fitness trends right now, and minimalist running shoes are flying off the shelves. But is it safe? Will it improve your running? Or is it just another fad?… Continue reading
Yep, baby boy will be 9 months on Valentines Day. I had this notion that I would be back in the swing of my fitness routine, training all my clients again with a busy schedule and still fitting in my own workouts when I was 3 months postpartum. The idea of taking on a lot of clients again and working out daily was thrown out the window as I walked around my house like a zombie each day from not sleeping the night before. I thought I would be back in to my pre-pregnancy clothes already. I am SOOOO not … Continue reading
Thanks to our PTPA readers, here is a choose-your-own-adventure list of ideas to relieve stress and get your workout on!