What To Look For In A Protein Powder Or Pre-Made Shake

I know many parents raising teen athletes feel confused about what they should look for in a protein supplement and rightly so! There’s so many on the market these days! So let’s break it down on the most important things to consider when making your purchase. Here’s what to look for: 20+ Grams of Protein Per Serving Teen athletes and …

The Best Sports Nutrition Recovery Practices

We are back this week answering another question from Susan, the OG parent from my online course Raising Elite Level Athletes. Question: What are the best low carb recovery drinks? This question sparked an idea to cover the sports nutrition recovery process as a whole and provide an answer to Susan’s question. Recovery after a hard workout, game, or training …

Calling all parents raising athletes who feel overwhelmed

As a parent raising athletes, I know how it feels to get very overwhelmed and run down at times.   There’s juggling family, work, sports, house, bills, etc., adulting never stops.  Amirite? Recently I found myself struggling hard! From one week to the next I felt like I was managing life really great to holy crap – what the heck is …

Mental and Physical Fitness (and how they’re linked)

Today we will cover why fitness, both mental and physical, are required to have a healthy brain. Remember a few weeks ago I stated that if you sit all day and don’t move your body that you start to become less of a genius? When we don’t exercise – it can decrease the volume of our brain and puts us …

Lose Weight Via Proper Breathing

Did you know that we lose fat through our breath?  I know when I was first asked this question I honestly thought it was by eliminating waste from our body. But nope it’s actually about 85% through breathing out carbon dioxide and about 15% through sweat, tears, urine and feces. Since most of the fats cells that are broken down …

#EMBRACE

This past Monday I was invited to watch the documentary Embrace by my friend and fellow Health Coach Elizabeth Sherman.  It’s about one woman who went from hating her post-pregnancy body of 3 children to going through a physical transformation and ending up on stage competing in a bikini fitness competition. While she was strutting her new body on stage she …

Does Your Child’s Nutrition Support Their Sports Performance?

As a mother of boys who play soccer, I witness some children with full out speed and energy that doesn’t seem to waiver and others that are seriously struggling to keep up.  As I sit on the sidelines listening to parents get frustrated with their child, screaming for them to stop walking, to hustle, to stop standing and move, I …

The Secret To Long Lasting Energy

It wasn’t too long ago when I really struggled with my weight and my lack of energy.  I kept hearing the saying “get energy from your food”, but that seemed so impossible to me and I heavily relied on caffeine to get me through every single day. But after much research and getting started on balancing out my macros, I finally …

A Girl Who Loves Powerlifting…

Why Compete in a Powerlifting Meet? So it’s no secret that I love lifting weights and I LOVE lifting heavy. Being able to push myself drives my confidence through the roof! I have been lifting on my own since 2013 and have consistently gotten stronger. That’s great and all but why did I want to do a competition? I guess …

I AM BEAUTIFUL

This week’s Mantra is I AM BEAUTIFUL!  I find that sometimes we just don’t believe it’s true because we don’t like what we see in the mirror.  I understand, I have been there too. We all have imperfections that stick out to us like a sore thumb!  But when others look at us that is not what they see, they …