Category : Fitness Friday

Fitness Friday: The Importance of Listening to Your Body

It is not uncommon for us to hear this notion about listening to our bodies. If you get really sick and visit the doctor, they will ask you for signs leading up to your illness, reminding you how important it is to listen to your body. Although, as busy women, it is easy to ignore signs that your body may be telling you and just keep going. This is definitely not the healthiest practice, although very common. Listening to our […]

Fitness Friday: Don’t Forget to Bring Your Workout on Vacation!

Traveling over the last few weeks of summer?? Bring this “do anywhere” vacation workout with you!! Thanks to Focus Fitness trainer John Daley for this workout!!! Happy Friday! Jenn

Fitness Friday: Stay Healthier this July 4th Weekend!

July 4th is one of my favorite holidays! I love the fireworks, summer drinks, sitting by the pool and BBQ food. Although, when July 4th falls on a Monday, that tends to mean that celebrations begin Friday, which is not always the best for my diet! Whether you are away this weekend or at home, here are some ways that I try to stay on track while still enjoying some of my favorite treats! 1) Skip chips, dips and opt […]

Fitness Friday: Less is Best!

Growing up one of my mom’s favorite phrases to say to my sisters and I was “less is best.” This can be applied to so many aspects in your daily life. As a child, if I came home telling my mom a story about “mean girl” drama at school, she would respond by saying “be aware of what you say back to people, remember less is best.” Today, this phrase is one of my favorite reminders. As an adult it […]

Fitness Friday: Why I Won’t Give Up Coffee & Wine…..and the reasoning behind it!

I recently read a great article on EatToPerform, if you don’t already follow them, I suggest you do! I loved the idea behind their article and realized that it is actually the way that I have been living my own life and why it works for me, they just put it into words. The basic idea behind the article was what the author called the “tortilla principle” or why she won’t give up eating a daily tortilla in the name […]

Fitness Friday: Focus on: Being True to Yourself

  One of the most difficult things to teach is the importance of being true to one’s self, not only do I try to teach my own young children this lesson daily, but I also try to encourage the teenage students that I teach to do the same. Watching children trying to mold themselves into being someone that they are not is hard to watch. Whether it is a young child agreeing with the crowd about what is the new […]

Fitness Friday: Sunshine Smoothie for Breakfast!

Most days for breakfast I have a smoothie, they are my go-to healthy and fast breakfast option. I typically always have some sort of green veggie in my morning smoothie. Although, sometimes I get sick of all the greens and need a break. I made up this smoothie recipe last week and loved it. It is a nice change from the typical green smoothie and tastes like a tropical treat, it brought me back to summer…almost πŸ˜‰ This unexpected snowy […]

Fitness Friday: The Real Reason To Workout

The month of January tends to be a big motivator for many people when it comes to health and fitness. The gyms are buzzing, cleanses & diet ideas fill up Pinterest and gym check-ins become frequent on Facebook…and then it dies down and February begins. For many people this pattern is consistent and they can not understand why they are not seeing immediate results and tend to get back into their old habits. Why? Β They are working out for the […]

Fitness Friday: Snow Day Workout at Home

According to the news and weather reports, it looks like this weekend is going to bring a big snow storm. What to do when you’re snowed in this weekend?? Besides having a few cocktails πŸ˜‰ Do our at home workout. Guaranteed to get your heart rate going and warm you up during the snowy and blustery weekend!!! Tag us on Facebook at Born to Burpee and let us know what you think of our snow day workout! Enjoy the snow […]

Fitness Friday: Skinny Cranberry Apple Holiday Sangria

Getting ready for a few weeks of holiday celebrations?? It seems as though every weekend is packed this time of year. Holiday parties typically include lots of yummy food & drinks, while everything in moderation is fine, it is good to have a healthier cocktail recipe. This is a good sangria to serve at your next holiday party. Enjoy πŸ™‚ Jenn Cranberry Apple Holiday Sangria *From Simple Nourished Living 1 apple 1/2 cup fresh cranberries 1 sprig of rosemary 12 […]