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  • This is Me!

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Food and Diet, Running, Strength Training, Strong Mom | on September 30, 2018

    New years, new weeks, new fitness fads challenge us to overhaul our lives to be the person society has told us we should be.  New challenges are a good thing, but a total life overhaul all at once is not and here is why. You should make peace with who you are, then try to […]

  • Train Your Brain

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Strong Mom | on March 22, 2018

    We know physical exercise is good for our bodies, but did you also know it is good for your brain? Your brain is a muscle, and like any other muscle, you either use it or lose it. While physical exercise helps your body, as little as 20 minutes also helps facilitate information processing and memory […]

  • Proteins from Plants?

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Food and Diet, Strong Mom | on October 6, 2017

    We’ve heard the craze about “What the Health” we’ve heard the counter that you can’t get enough protein on a vegetarian diet. So here’s the question. Can you really get the proteins you need through plants? You may have heard that animal proteins tend to contain a good balance of all the amino acids that […]

  • Attitude of Gratitude

    By Alexis Finniss | In Strong Mom | on September 20, 2017

    We all know that having a positive attitude has a positive influence on our lives.  It makes life more enjoyable, it makes it more likely we will meet our goals, heck it can even make you live longer!  What about those times when life just seems to be a bit too challenging?  What about when […]

  • Baby Steps

    By Alexis Finniss | In Fitness, Food and Diet, Strong Mom | on October 23, 2016

    All mothers remember the joy and excitement of our baby’s first steps.  Those sweet precious little ones letting go of the things they held onto and venturing out into a new method of movement. We know that it took a long time to get to that point.  Babies do not start out walking.  First they […]

  • Looking Out for Number One

    By Guest Blogger | In Strong Mom | on September 25, 2016

    Looking Out for #1 (Much of the beginning of this post was adapted from Regina Brett’s book Be the Miracle. Great book. Check it out.) The phase “Look out for number one” has a negative connotation. We don’t want to seem selfish. But, like anything, seen from a different point of view, it can have […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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