Where in the world is Cindy (aka Well-Trained Mama)? She hasn’t been as active on her Facebook page. She’s not posting workout selfies on Instagram all that often. Has she gained 50 pounds and gone into hiding?? More »

“The harder you work, the luckier you get.” – Gary Player

Have you ever found a four-leaf clover? A friend once gave me one she had found, and I saved it for a long time flattened inside a book. Maybe one day I’ll remember which book it’s in! I became curious about the significance of the four-leaf clover while creating this new goal tracker, so I looked it up on Wikipedia: “The four-leaf clover is a rare variation of the common three-leaf clover. According to tradition, such clovers bring good luck: If consumed, a genie appears. This genie grants you three wishes. These three wishes must be used in one year. In addition, each leaf is believed to represent something: the first is for faith, the second is for hope, the third is for love, and the fourth is for luck.” Well, I didn’t eat my clover so I guess I missed out! 😉

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Can you become heart healthier in February? I’ve designed a new tracker to help you do just that…and I want to invite you to get a jump on your goals by joining me and committing to eat healthy next week (January 30 – February 3)!

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Motherhood is by far the hardest job I’ve ever taken on…and there have been many days I’ve felt alone on this journey.

I remember when my oldest was born. I would get together with other new moms with children about the same age. We would share all the wonderful things our children were doing, especially all those development milestones. There was a little girl born just a few weeks after my daughter, and I remember her mom sharing something that her daughter was doing that my child had yet to accomplish. I started wondering, is there something wrong? Why isn’t my child doing this yet? Hindsight (and four children later!) I realize there was nothing ‘wrong’ with my child…within a few weeks, she was behaving the same as that child and I just needed to be patient. Just as I often fall into the comparison trap with the way I look and my fitness journey, I have a tendency to fall into the comparison trap as a parent too.

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Close the door on regret

Have you ever lost weight only to gain it back? Are you holding on to regrets, wishing things were the way they used to be? Has your focus on things in the past affected your ability to move forward? More »

Do you feel overwhelmed? Does life get in the way of what you really want to be doing? Have you become lost in your identity as a mom? More »