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Fit Mom: Kelley Bouchard

August 15, 2013

Like many military wives, Kelley Bouchard has made a lot of sacrifices while her husband works long hours in the Army. Not only is she raising two small children, but her daughter is special needs and requires therapy. She is making a move back to her parents home while her husband is deployed to make things ‘simple’ and stay in an area where her daughter can receive the best of what is available to her. In that time, she is…

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Good Day Sacramento Foods

August 11, 2013

Here are some of the foods I showcased on Good Day Sacramento today (August 11, 2013). These are examples of foods I feed my kids on a weekly basis. I try to keep things healthy and clean as possible. As some know, I’ve never bought pop tarts, fruit roll ups or sugary cereals with cartoon characters for my kids. There is absolutely no judgement on my end – I just know that if I introduce certain foods to them they…

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Clean Eating: Sweet Potato Fries

August 10, 2013

I am in LOVE with this recipe found in the book, “The Part-Time Vegan”. I was sent this book to review a couple years ago and I love the concept as I feel like I’m a part-time person in the vegan diet, paleo diet and gluten-free diet! Making “fries” in the oven is always a little hard as you don’t want them to come out too soft and you must have realistic expectations as it will NOT taste like real…

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Review: Fitzee Foods

August 6, 2013

One of the best ways to create a diet that is a ‘no-brainers’ is to have meals delivered to you. I have always wanted a personal chef but have found companies like Fitzee Foods, to be an amazing alternative when you want natural, clean foods delivered to you! I was fortunate to have some sample meals sent to me and enjoyed the natural and delicious taste of their foods. Most often, frozen foods are filled with preservatives, don’t have a…

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Food Prep 101

August 5, 2013

I’m not always consistent about having a lot of food prepped in the beginning of the week but I will admit that I usually have my staples for the week. It usually takes me 2-3 hours (around 4-7pm) every Sunday to cook several meals that I can grab and go throughout the week. Most of these meals do NOT consist of dinner meals as I usually make them fresh daily. As a busy stay-at-home-working-mom who is constantly on the go…

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Mommy Fitness Blog: My Insecurities

July 21, 2013

In less than a week I will be in Vegas celebrating my youngest sister’s last days as a true Bachelorette. Lots of festivities are planned: from pool parties (where we purchased a captain’s hat for her ‘last sail’) to lingerie night (in our suite of course) and a list of dresses and blue colored shoes to pack for specific nights out. I’ve never been a big fan of Vegas as I don’t drink very much and never enjoyed the feeling…

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Fitness Role Model: Christy Hunt

July 17, 2013

Christy Hunt’s body has been a vessel for 3 of her children and 3 surrogate children. At 33 years old, she has given birth in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. All of her children were 6-8lbs, one set (in 2009) were surrogate twins, delivered via c-section. At 5-foot-7 and 160lbs, she has already dropped 40lbs since her last pregnancy, while continuing to nurse her last child who is now 2.5 years old. There were several things that helped her…

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What’s Your Excuse?

July 11, 2013

Throughout the years I’ve had many excuses in my pocket. I was either pregnant, just had a baby or nursing a baby. I was tired from work, raising tiny children, cleaning the house and cooking meals. I felt depressed, unmotivated, sleepy, fatigued, overwhelmed and discouraged. There was always paperwork to complete, children to entertain and engagements to attend. The ONE thing that kept me sane, was giving a little bit to myself every day. I didn’t need to exercise 2…

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Clean Eating: Watermelon Sorbet

July 11, 2013

This recipe is so simple, clean and easy. Just freeze chunks of watermelon, add some water and lemon (I used 1/2 lemon for 1/2 a medium watermelon, you can use more) – mix in a processor and voila! You can make sorbets using the same recipe with other fruit also! The boys absolutely loved this cool, summer treat – and so did I as it didn’t break my diet!…

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Clean Eating: Watermelon Cake

July 11, 2013

The end result of this Watermelon cake wad D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! In fact, it was the only dessert left on the table that was all gone within minutes! When I first saw this cake online, I was definitely hesitant that I can actually create it. I thought about the initial logistics of sticking cream onto a wet surface. Then I thought how sticky coconut cream could really get? I made sure I read all the tips on how to make this cake…

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