• The Three Most Powerful Words

    By Guest Blogger | In Strong Mom | on May 1, 2016

    “Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Yeah, right. The Powerful Influence of Language Words are powerful. Words matter. They have the power to build us up or break us down. And the words we speak to ourselves matter most of all. Why? Because the words and stories we […]

  • Don’t be a Sugar Momma!

    By Alexis Finniss | In Food and Diet | on April 14, 2016

    Ever find yourself in the mid-afternoon slump searching for some candy or chocolate for an energy boost or “pick-me-up”? Or how about craving carbs on days when you have been crazy busy or had a long or strenuous workout. That boost you are looking for is coming from the sugars or carbohydrates (that are converted […]

  • Exercise Induced Iron Deficiency

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Food and Diet, Running, Strength Training | on October 25, 2015

    We all know that a healthy well balanced diet is important for athletic performance. As we increase our exercise we put stresses on our bodies that can lead to an increase in your daily nutritional needs. The one that most people have heard of is increasing carbohydrates when distance running aka “carbo-loading” or “carbing up.” […]

  • Stretch -2 -3 -4

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Strength Training, Strong Mom, Training | on October 18, 2015

    Should you stretch? Is stretching really good for you? If so, when and how should you do it? First, we should distinguish between two types of stretching: dynamic and static. Dynamic stretching consists of controlled leg and arm swings that take you (gently) to the limits of your range of motion. Static stretching means a […]

  • Truth in Advertising

    By Alexis Finniss | In Food and Diet, Strong Mom | on October 12, 2015

    Have you noticed with all the latest health trends there seems to be a lot more packaging touting the health benefits of what’s inside? But is it really healthy?? Or are they just taking advantage of us busy moms who want to get ourselves and our kids healthy food? It says it’s healthy on the […]

  • Using The 80/20 Rule

    By Alexis Finniss Lizzie Merritt | In Fitness, Food and Diet, Strength Training | on April 20, 2015

    Using the 80/20 Rule Have you ever heard of the 80/20 diet? It breaks down to 80 percent of the time you focus on eating clean, good-for-you foods, and 20 percent of the time you have the freedom to indulge or cheat. So how does that apply to building muscle or getting cut? If you […]

  • Why You Should Love Strength Training

    By Guest Blogger | In Strength Training, Strong Mom | on April 12, 2015

    Why You Should Love Strength Training Just take a second to quickly Google “why women should lift weights” and you’ll come up with loads of articles from fashion magazines to medical journals touting the benefits of muscles for women. Here’s the down and dirty on why lifting with weights or using resistance tubes is good […]

  • What’s Your Superpower?

    By Guest Blogger | In Strong Mom | on March 15, 2015

    What’s Your Superpower? I confess, I am a superhero dork. I loved my Wonder Woman sleeping bag as a kid. I read the X-Men comics as a teenager. I’ve watched the Marvel films as an adult. I’ve always been enamored with the idea that one person …. can be amazing. “Yes, but that’s fantasy” you […]

  • Three Wishes

    By Guest Blogger | In Fitness, Strong Mom | on March 8, 2015

    For the final week of our “Balls Out” Challenge we have inspiration in the form of our first blog post from Lizzie! Three Wishes A while back, I watched a movie called “The Lamp” based on the book with the same title, written by Jim Stovall. I confess, it was a little cheesy, but who […]

  • Embracing This Season of Your Life

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Strong Mom | on March 1, 2015

    I like to be on time. I like to be organized, scheduled, and efficient. I actually met my college boyfriend because we were the only two to show up to an event on time. I like to be in control. Now I have three kids. I still try to organize, schedule, and make efficient use […]

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