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  • Gratitude CHALLENGE Week 1

    I love the month of November, the crisp air, colorful fall leaves and the holidays.  I’ve been thinking about how I can use the holidays to teach my kids important life principles.  The most powerful tool I have to teach my children is my personal example.  I’ve come up with a 2-week gratitude challenge to…

  • You’re Doing it Wrong (3 Tips to Stronger Abs)

    My abs are stronger now then when I played college basketball for 4 years! I exercised 4-6 hours a day, 6 days a week. Now, I only exercise 4-5 days a week for 45 min.- 1 hr. I have also had two babies and have had Diastasis Recti after each baby. I don’t think that…

  • Climb the Mountain and Enjoy the View

    When I was in my twenties I went on a four-day backpacking trip with my dad.  We climbed from roughly 5,000 feet to a little over 11,000 feet and 15 miles in less than a day while carrying 50 lb packs.  At times the trail was covered with broken rocks that shifted under my feet.…

  • Road Blocks

    Road Blocks have been my close personal friend this last month! Every time I feel like I am past a huge road block, I see another even bigger sign saying “bump ahead!” I am not one to complain, but I do try to take away something positive from every bad thing that happens. You guys…

  • HOW TO from a Goal Setting Pro

    “Simple daily disciplines – little productive actions, repeated consistently over time – add up to the difference between failure and success” – Jeff Olson “The Slight Edge”   Being a Pac-12 Division 1 Athlete is challenging and incredible at the same time. It requires extensive dedication, motivation and perseverance. A normal day consists of waking…

  • One Easy Way to Work Your Core All Day

    I saw myself in a picture one day, shortly after having my first child, and I hated the way I looked! I hated it simply because my posture was AWFUL! How on earth did I not notice I was hunched over that far?! Since I have noticed it, I have been researching ways to improve…

  • BEEF is what’s for DINNER!!!

    POSITIVES “Protein is used in every single cell in our body and is critical for building muscle mass, supporting neurological function, aiding in digestion, helping to balance hormones naturally and keeping our mood upbeat. Protein foods are also beneficial for preventing weight gain since they make us feel full and require more work for the…

  • Call it what it is!

    You would think… When people think about eating protein (outside of meat), most people think of Almonds, Quinoa, Beans, etc. I know I used to think that way! While those options are good sources of protein, they are not the BEST source of protein. Those foods are great for you! I am not saying that…

  • Jessica Grifin

    5 tips to help you get to the gym

    It always seems like when it is time to go to the gym we are all thinking of the things that keep us from going. Kids, exhaustion, work, spouse, friends, it’s too far away, man the list goes on and on. NOW! Take a second and shift your focus to what you can DO!  What…

  • 5 Tips to KICK that Sweet Tooth!!!

    Mini White Chocolate Cadbury EGGS!!!! Oh! My! Goodness! Those things are my favorite sweet in the whole world! That is just one of my many indulgences… I am not going to lie, I used to be the girl in college and high school that could eat whatever I wanted! I mean whatever! I could pound…