Kristine a.k.a Musclemommy
I am a 45 year old stay at home mom. My husband and I have been together since college and we have two kids; 8 and almost 6. I have been a “gym rat” since my dad got us a family membership at a Nautilus gym when I was in high school. I am a health and fitness fanatic, and I have been committed to a healthy way of life for 20 years. My two passions are being a mom and fitness. As a mom, I always appreciate a great shortcut. Whether it is a tip on how to prepare a recipe faster, or a trick for putting on makeup, a good shortcut will make my day a little easier. Fitness and nutrition are no different. A great tip can make all the difference. Most moms are short on time, so I want to give you the tools to get the most out of your fitness and nutrition in the best use of your time. Healthier choices, happier you! For more tips and tricks, please check out my web site at http://fitchicktricks.com Kristine a.k.a Musclemommy http://fitchicktricks.com
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The eating season is in full swing - bringing joy for some and stress for others. Many of us experience anxiety during the holidays, as each new day brings a different treat in the break room and each weekend is filled with get-togethers that revolve around the most decadent food.
As moms, we all have those (dirty) little secrets that we only share with our closest mom friends, or after we have had one too many glasses of wine.
With so many food labels and so little time to really figure out the healthiest options, how can parents make the best choices for their kids?
Whether you’re a fan of the Giants or the Patriots, we're all fans of Superbowl food. It’s fried, fatty, decadent and delicious - it's like Halloween for adults, but without the costumes! (Unless you're one of those super fans who dress up and paint their faces.)
Chia is going through a renaissance of sorts, and is no longer a goofy gag gift that proliferates the shelves during the holidays to sprout on assorted animals or cartoon character’s heads. Basically, the chia seed has gone from class clown to class valedictorian.
Has the energy and vigor experienced during yesterday's workout been replaced by achy, sensitive muscles? It’s like a friendly, or maybe not so friendly, reminder of yesterday’s activity. The muscle soreness or stiffness a day or so after a workout is called delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS), and it can happen after an intense workout or new activity. This must be part of that no pain no gain thing.
When you were a kid, how many times did you hear: “If you are going to do it… Do it right”? How many times have you said this to your own child?
Have you ever heard the saying “No good deed goes unpunished?” Sometimes trying to eat healthy can be like navigating a land mine of good vs. bad food, only to find out what we thought was a good choice turns out to be, well, crap. If you are making the effort to eat better in an attempt to get healthy and or lose weight, beware of these three traps that can sabotage the best efforts ...
Today at the gym there was someone new. Since I work out at 5 a.m. and see the same people every day, it is easy to spot a new person. This girl definitely stood out because she was ripped. Her muscle definition was awesome. Boy, I wish I looked like that.
How many people do you know that are trying to lose weight? So many people want to lose weight. They want to shed pounds, feel better, look better, get fit and so on. People will buy books about it, join a gym, complain to their co-workers about it, buy products, consult with doctors, try new diets, try new pills, and try a new exercise program. And yet, they don’t lose weight – or they do ...
The brain cannot see or hear - it only reacts to the information that you feed it. Positive affirmations are your brain’s way of redirecting your body’s energy to keep you motivated. Negative affirmations like: “I am always tired” or “I can’t ever do anything right” only serve to reinforce negative energy and stand in the way of your progress.
A surprising challenge for people who are moving toward a healthier lifestyle and changing their eating habits is peer pressure... or the perception of it. We fear drawing attention to our healthy eating habits, especially as many of those around us are still overweight, pigging out, or making choices for themselves that are not good choices.