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It takes work, but not as much as you think.

If you remember in January I participated in a Bodacious Bod competition at AKCrossFit. It included strict eating guidelines and a minimum of 4 workouts a week for 6 weeks. It’s been over for about a month now and with few exceptions (canola oil when eating out and 2 drinks since it ended) I’ve kept all the guidelines. It’s mostly about prepping and it is work but friends, it’s not as much work as you let yourself believe eating healthy is. And you’re right, I don’t have kids and kids do take up a helluva lot of time (#understatementoftheyear) but I know people who prep like this who do have kids, I know people who do even more by making […]

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Staying on Track on Vacation

Staying on Track on Vacation

Ah Spring Break. I hear that it still exists but as someone without children and out of school I don’t get to participate in it anymore. BUT there is an occasion that I go on vacation and it’s slightly different than my college sun soaked week long relationships with the Captain, ahhh Captain you treated me so right then so wrong but, I digress. Since you’re likely a grown up that is interested in being healthy and keeping up your hard earned fitness level while on vacation, here are a few tips that I put into practice while on my slightly tamer vacations of late: 1. Pack your workout stuff-I pack tanks with built in sports bras so I can […]

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Eat this now

Are you running out of ideas of what to make for lunch that is healthy and delicious? Well my friends -as always-you got ya girl, JoJo here to help you out! Here’s that crazy good breakfast casserole recipe. Absolutely everyone who has eaten it has loved it. What about that other casserole I’m eating this week for lunch? Here ya go! Caveman Casserole Want more ideas? Check out our Pinterest page!

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5 Ways to Check your Inner Perfectionist

I am a type A lady and though I completely acknowledge perfection doesn’t exist -except in the form of my lovely wife (HOLLA! Valentines Day Points!!)-I am regularly surprised at how easy it is for me to slip into the mindset that perfection is real and even more crazy THAT IT MATTERS. I may have blown a few other type A personality’s minds with that one-hold on, more to come. There are benefits to believing in perfection-I mean, of course there have to be because otherwise why would I get in the trap of thinking that way. What I notice is that the benefits are really mostly serving outside sources and the drawbacks affect lil ol’ gold star wanting-A+ having-believinginthepermanentrecord […]

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How to avoid feeling 50 years older than you are.

I’ve been doing boot camp for a while now-about 7 years. And as much as I love boot camp, and as much as I am IN LOVE with all of my campers, it can get old on my body or more accurately it makes my body feel old, cranky & broken. Contributing to the issue is that in addition to my derriere being an unproportionately strong muscle I have a pretty big “suck it up” muscle too. It can be great, it can help me get a lot done. It can also turn me into a workhorse. Acknowledging my workhorse tendencies, I recently made a promise to myself: I will do yoga at least once a week. I’ve had membership at […]

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Fit Bottomed Girls

Can you believe it? The super smart and healthy ladies of Fit Bottomed Girls (uh, is there a better name out there? love it) were kind enough to give yours truly a little bloggin’ space to share my thoughts about Perceived Levels of Exertion.  Check out the article  HERE. I know, I couldn’t believe it either. This only encourages my ridiculous sense of humor and booty references.

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Resalations

No, not a misspelling, my resolutions have “a’s” because they have attitude. Well we’ve done it. We’ve come to the end of a year and started up another one and, if you’re like me, in addition to bringing out my more worn-in jeans (read: roomy waistline), you’ve also made some resalations.  While thinkin’ on mine I realized that I am not setting myself up for success and it’s day 3, people. So it goes like this, the most immediate of my resalations starts January 13th: I want to participate in a “Bodacious Bod” competition AKCF is hosting. The biggest concern about completing the challenge is it’s somewhat strict nutrition element-strict compared to the amount of Sees Candies I have been […]

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Alone time in a family filled house

It’s the time of year that the stress of the holidays and the shifting of your schedules lends itself to not working out.  Have no fear babies, JoJo is here!  Quite a few years ago, I regularly posted weekend challenges on an Operation Boot Camp blog that you can find HERE.  They are no equipment needed workouts that you can power through and there are enough that you can do one for every day of the holiday season.  Fo’ free.  Yup, reread it, friend I said free.  And here’s a little tip from me to you: working out is a great way to get some alone time that family members 1. don’t usually want to participate in and 2. don’t […]

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But I don’t wanna.

I’m sure you’ve done it because I have and since we’re besties it’s likely you’re like me.  So in addition to singing ROAR at the top of your lungs-like me-you have probably also committed to do something you know is good for you and you just.aren’t.doing.it-you just.don’t.wanna. I’ve been doing some personal growth work with More to Life which puts a large emphasis on the unconscious messages you’re telling yourself-their term is mind talk.  I think of it as even deeper than self talk-it’s trickier.  It’s deeper; self talk is in there and you catch yourself doing it.  Mind talk is what’s under the reason you’re even saying the first thing to yourself.  Too deep for you?  Take a break and […]

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Nom, nom, nom

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When you really think about nutrition and diet it can be very simple.  I mean, if you aren’t an actual human that has a food history that sometimes involves eating for reasons that are not hunger/fuel related (boredom, stress, celebration, depression etc.) it’s simple.  You eat stuff you recognize and comes from the ground and not a lab and you eat when your body tells you you need to and you honor and respect that and never eat any more or less.  Well, in case you and your hunger/eating habits are less black and white than that let me help you with a way to keep yourself in check.  Portions.  If you are able to keep around what you’re supposed […]

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