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Why moms should rethink the words "lose weight" and create a "lifestyle change" instead

So Cliché, LIFESTYLE CHANGE.  You have heard it before, but it’s the truth.  It is what I have built my business on.  It is what I believe, and what works.  After having a baby, most of us think, OMG, I have to lose weight, get back to pre baby weight, etc.  That is only a small part of what it should be.  You are a mom now, you have this beautiful creation to take care of, and you want to teach them healthy habits and ideas.  

 

Do you know what came up in my boot camp class…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on July 25, 2014 at 7:47am — 3 Comments

Beach ready?! 5 Tips To Have The Beach Body You Want In 2014!

Believe it or not, summer is coming. 

This winter has been a doozie in the northeast, and is easy to hide behind big sweaters and leggins.  But before we know it, the sun will be shining and our toes will be in the sand!

If you are thinking beach body, its time to start working on it now.  I have 5 tips that can help you achieve these goals.  Be realistic and stay focused and you can get there.  As a mom of 3 under the age of 9, I know how difficult it can be to…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on March 7, 2014 at 1:06pm — 2 Comments

No Excuses 2014. How to be a crazy busy mom and still eat right

NO EXCUSES.

That is my 2014 motto.  Even as a fitness expert, we can fall off the wagon, no one, and I mean one is prefect fitness and nutrition wise.  And that is OK.  BUT, I do believe that eating healthy, not only makes you look and feel better, I first hand now know that it can get me through crazy times and still feel good.  Let me explain.  As a mom of 3, I do not have time to play Martha Stewart.  We are in the process of buying a new house, kids are…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on January 15, 2014 at 12:47pm — 2 Comments

Holidays, working out and nutrition? How to keep the holiday 10 at bay

I know it is easy to gain the holiday 10 lbs. But you CAN get around it. Commitment to your workouts (even if they are 30 minutes a day) and proper nutrition will save the day! Your nutrition is the key in this equation. Lots of junk will bloat you, pack on empty excess calories and make you feel like garbage.  No one wants that during the holiday season. 

For you, for your family and for your sanity, there are some easy rules to follow to keep these pounds at…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on December 16, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Saving Time and Getting The Most Out Of Your Workouts While Your Kids Are In School

How did you do with your baby steps last week?  Did you make a fitness plan?  Did you get started?  If not, check back one blog post and start up!  It is never too late to get on track.  

So how are you going to do this?  

Grab your calendar: Schedule your appointment with yourself and your workout.  Look at your time and be realistic.  If you have 30 minutes, schedule 30 minutes.  If you have that hour, go for it.  But use that time and focus…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on September 19, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Back To School Fitness Regime, How to Use That Time Wisely Series!

School is in session and you want to get back into a workout routine.  BUT...

 

I AM OVERWHELMED

I HAVE NO CLUE WHERE TO BEGIN

I'LL DO IT TOMORROW

I HAVE TO WORK

I HAVE TO CLEAN THE HOUSE

I HAVE ANOTHER CHILD TO TAKE CARE OF

 

Are anyone of these your excuses for not getting back on track?  I can go on and on.  If you want to be a fit mom, there are no excuses.  You just have to find the time to fit it in.  When the kids are back…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on September 9, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

The 20-Minute Workout, Why It Works for the Busy Mom

Didn’t have time to workout today? I bet you can spare 20 minutes of your day to benefit you health. To increase your endorphins. To give you a healthy glow. To make you feel STRONG!!!

20 minutes is only 2.5% of your entire day.

No excuses…you can feel better, clear your mind and be healthy with 20 minutes a day. Now…don’t get me wrong. Walking on the treadmill for 20 minutes a…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on August 7, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Fitness in the sun…fun ways to be active with your kiddos this summer

I grew up playing outdoors from then the sun came up until it went down at night.  I grew up playing outside and at the beach. We ran, we jump roped, we rode bikes, played hopscotch, we body surfed and we played man hunt. 

 

With the obesity rate in children at an astonishing rate, parents need to step up and take charge.  The TV is not a babysitter (even though I am guilty every once in a while of that happening!).   We need our kids to be active, move and enjoy…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on June 20, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Healthy Lifestyle = Work = Worth It!

So everyone wants to be fit, and fabulous.  All moms want energy, great skin, hair and a bikini bod.  Remember this:  If it was easy, everyone would be fit and fabulous.  It takes work, preparation and a little bit of time.  It takes a schedule, patience, and support.  If you want to create a healthy lifestyle, read on....

So...what is a healthy lifestyle?  Clean eating?  Running a 5K?  Taking sugar out of your diet?  A healthy lifestyle is what you want it to be.  But I am…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on February 5, 2013 at 10:36pm — 3 Comments

Comfort Food Without The Guilt The Whole Family Will Love...Getting Through The Holidays Part 2

The holidays can be overwhelming, food, food and more food!  I know right now, I look at my 3 boys and dread cooking anything.   I was in the mood the other day for a "comfort food" type meal, but didn't want all the guilt after.  I found a killer recipe, one that I had my doubts about. Every time I try a "healthy" comfort food recipe, I feel like its missing something.  This one is missing NOTHING!   I swear.  Even…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on December 27, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Staying Fit, Sane, and Sexy Through The Holidays! A Moms Secret Guide To Getting Through December Smiling. Part 1

It’s too cold

It’s getting dark too early

I’m tired

I have the winter blahs

 

Sound familiar?  When it gets cold outside, it sometimes can be hard to motivate.  The holidays can be overwhelming and classic comfort food just sounds so yummy.   But think of 5 weeks from now, when you are mad at yourself for putting on those extra 5 lbs. just because if the holidays or even worse, lame excuses. 

 

Cold has nothing to do with not being able to…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on November 29, 2012 at 4:47pm — 3 Comments

Relieving Stress Post Sandy

In the past few weeks, communities have come together in a way that makes me proud to be from NJ.  I am a Jersey girl; Jersey girls do not give up.  We are strong, and we will rebuild, I believe that.  But the stress of what we are going through, what we are seeing and feeling, can really put our bodies into a state of shock.  And as moms, we need to not only worry about ourselves, but our children who need us to be on the ball 24/7.…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on November 13, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

A fit family and their playroom...why introducing your kids to fitness at a young age is awesome

Saturday morning was an odd morning in my house. I am usually out of the house early for work, workout, etc.  I did not have anything scheduled so we decided not to set an alarm, get up with the kids and have coffee together.  

My middle son looked at my husband and said, "Dad, when are you going for your workout?"  This is also a norm, when i get home, my husband usually goes to the gym if there is no game or practice to attend.  We both started to laugh when he followed his question…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on August 1, 2012 at 4:09pm — No Comments

QUINOA! An easy healthy recipe for everyone!

The "Gold Of The Incas"...Quinoa.  The name just makes me happy.  What is Quinoa, and why does it make me so happy?  This ancient grain is on the comeback.  This love of mine is a complete protein, whole grain, delivers 20% of our daily fiber requirement and also considered a relative to green leafy vegetables like spinach and swiss chard.  I also love the fact i can eat it for a meal, snack, breakfast and throw it in muffins,…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on June 26, 2012 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Spring is here! Create a healthy lifestyle as a family

So its spring!  YIPPIE!!  I find when spring rolls around, people all of a sudden want to start to eat healthy, and workout again.  As much as I appreciate that, my goal here is to teach you how to create a healthy family lifestyle year round!  But if spring is where I need to start, than so be it!!  Its a great time to get rid of those old nasty habits and start fresh.  

So where are you going to begin?!  

Try these fun things to do with your family to…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on April 23, 2012 at 8:50pm — No Comments

Fad Diet Junkie?? Why you should just go clean!

OK OK...so i slipped up and didn't post my second tip a few weeks back.  My apologies, and I am here now to talk to all you fad diet junkies out there.  You know who you are, Atkins, Grapefruit, Cabbage Soup, The Zone, South Beach, etc.  You know them.  WHY is it that people lose the weight but it just comes right back??  

These fad diets create wishful thinking, the quick fix, and everything in between.  And guess what mammas? The people who market and create them are making…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on March 27, 2012 at 9:21pm — 1 Comment

Summer will be here before you know it...follow this blog for the next 6 weeks for your fitness tips!

So did you stick with your great intentions?  Getting to the gym 5 days a week, eating healthy, cutting out soda, drinking more water?  If you did, KUDOS!  If you didn't, there is still time to redeem!  But start now.  Start today.  And the one thing I am going to share with you today is getting in the right MINDFRAME!

You have to want it, you have to have the desire.  No one is going to do it for you.  Whether it be losing those last 5 or wanting to drop 30, you have to do it…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on February 19, 2012 at 9:57pm — 6 Comments

Holiday Fit Tips, how to stay fit and fit into your holiday dress!

 So we know how hard it is for us to lose that baby weight, but now the holidays are upon us, and all the temptations are surrounding us everywhere!  Even worse, did you know that most Americans do not lose the extra few lbs they put on during the holidays?  So year after year, those extra lbs add up and factor in to the American obesity epidemic.  …

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Added by Lori Sawyer on December 6, 2011 at 10:53pm — 2 Comments

38 years old, 9 weeks post partum and a pregnancy pooch…a fitness junkie’s journey!

 

So I am 9 weeks post partum with my 3rd c-section.  I only gained 24 pounds during my pregnancy.  I am lucky.  I have not gained more than 28 pounds in my pregnancy’s each time.  I have lost all my baby weight with each angel we have brought into this world, taught classes until 36 weeks pregnant and as much as I complained, I had very limited complications.  I am lucky.   Maybe it’s genetics, lifestyle, and a little bit of luck?  Who knows…but what I do know is it’s hard…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on October 3, 2011 at 11:36pm — 9 Comments

You Can Get Your Child to Eat Healthy, It Just Takes Work!

 

I was watching the news last night and saw a piece on how cartoon characters directly effect what our kids want to eat.  For example, Tony the tiger, or SpongeBob are on boxes and packaging.  If you have young kids, you know how true this is.  It is amazing what a character will do to your kids thinking of what is healthy to eat!  My question is this…WHY have healthier food companies not jumped on this bandwagon?  Why not have pictures of Dora on a box of…

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Added by Lori Sawyer on August 19, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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