Big Bear Lake offers a great getaway for families during all seasons, but this special trip was all about taking a break from parent life to enjoy each other’s company kid-free! Just a little over 3.5 hours from Las Vegas, 1.5 hours outside of Barstow, makes for an easy drive worth the experience!
It’s a new year and everyone is ready to hit the ground running! We love this time of year. You may find days you can’t make it to the gym or you’re on the road and need a good workout. Take your jump rope along for this one (one of the only pieces of equipment I often find myself packing for trips) and give this one a go.
There are people out there that will tell you “New Year, New You” slogans are silly. Others say that New Years’ resolutions are a waste of time, yet some of the most remarkable transformations we’ve seen this year were our January start clients. Meet Ashley Mills, Stay Fit Mom Ninja extraordinaire! She signed up with us in January 2019 and the transformation she’s made in 12 months is inspiring! I interviewed Ashley to gather inspiration for the rest of us as we head into 2020 with big goals!
We share the good, bad and ugly here.While most of our macro coaching client’s before and after posts show dramatic transformations, today we want to go over what it takes to get there. This process isn’t all sunshine and rainbows and happy “after” photos. It’s grit, perseverance, patience, and staying the course even when others seem to be flying past you.
Tis the season of holiday parties and all the yummy treats. I feel like it’s necessary to try and balance the extra goodies with plenty of veggies! Here’s an easy way to increase your daily dose of vegetables without spending a huge chunk of your macro budget. Pair this roasted butternut squash soup recipe with some protein and you’ve got yourself a meal. Maybe with some French Dip Sandwiches? Yum!
I’ve always known special needs mothers were amazing, but macro coaching with Stay Fit Mom has opened my eyes to a whole new world of appreciation. Social Media has it’s vices for sure, but one of my favorite things is the raw vulnerability and honesty I see coming from so many mothers today. Gone are the days of mothers (at least the mother’s I’m willing to follow) portraying a picture perfect life. Stay Fit Mom represents a community of women willing to share the wonderful AND the hard.
When in Utah last week for the holiday, I made sure to get some good workouts in. I had no intentions of watching what I ate, but the least I could do was exercise and move my body. Some days were harder than others to make myself do it, but each time I did I didn’t regret it. I’m posting one of the workouts I made up and did on Thanksgiving day with my sister and nieces here so you can all give it a try! I did it with a partner, but you can do this solo!
My mother has been making Christmas caramels every year since as long as I can remember. It’s by far and away my favorite Christmas tradition and favorite holiday treat. She used to make pan after pan and we would all help cut them out and bag them for gifts. I know you’ll find this hard to believe, but I now find myself doing the same thing. Each year I’m a little more confident about my Christmas caramel making skills and find myself making a few more batches for friends, teachers, and neighbors.