February 2013

With less in season produce available in the winter, it can be hard to find fresh fruits and veggies your kids will eat.  Shopping for produce that is in season can help you stay on-budget and ensure that you are eating produce that is at its peak.  Here is a list of seasonal fruits and vegetables that are available in the winter months.  Also, learn the trick to peeling a pomegranate! Keep Reading


Strength Circuit

by Mel on February 25, 2013

If you want to get fit fast, try a strength training circuit workout!  You can accomplish more in a limited amount of time because you work your major muscle groups, plus you heart and lungs at the same time.  A strength circuit burns 30 percent more calories than a typical weight workout and can help you achieve your fitness goals more quickly while incorporating beneficial cardiovascular training as well. Keep Reading


Following a week where I lost 10.3 lbs; it may seem that 3.9 lbs is a little lackluster. This is not the case at all! Losing weight is no easy feat. After a big loss week, I would expect to see a much smaller number. For someone who is (now only 166.8 lbs) this is a good number Keep Reading


Burn That Baby Weight

by CB Blog Team on February 23, 2013


After delivering a baby, many moms are excited to start whittling off the baby weight. However, they may delay starting an exercise program due to questions about when they should start and which exercises are safe. The easiest way to answer these questions is to listen to your body. Keep Reading


Getting Your Kids to Eat Kale

by Wendy on February 19, 2013

Although I had heard a lot about kale lately, I was hesitant to try this unfamiliar vegetable.  Growing up we never ate kale.  How would I cook it?  And would we even like it?  But, this leafy green “superfood” has some pretty impressive health benefits!   Keep Reading



There is no doubt that 10.3 lbs in 10 days is a pretty fast and aggressive weigh loss amount for someone who is 181 lbs. This is especially true since I am not taking any supplements. However, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Keep Reading


Well it has been a little more than one week since I delivered my baby girl. I delivered her on Tuesday Feb 5th but I didn’t take my picture and get my stats for a couple days. I am sure you all understand with recovering from the delivery how this could happen. Keep Reading

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Take the Stairs!

by Rachelle on February 15, 2013

You have seen them, they often hide behind the door next to the elevator.  Stairs!  If you routinely avoid the stairs you are missing out on an easily accessible, commonly overlooked, cardio tool.  Inside or outside, you are never far away from a set of stairs.  This idea may seem crazy, but sometimes you have to get creative when you want to fit physical activity into your busy life! Keep Reading


Fruit-Filled Kid Friendly Desserts

by Mel on February 13, 2013

A few times a week our family likes to have dessert after dinner, although, if it were up to my kids it would be every night.  So I have been trying to find some healthy dessert recipes to try.  I selected the following recipes because the main ingredients are fruit so they have some nutrients but they are still sweet treats the kids will love!  So the next time your family is in the mood for something sweet, try one of these fruit-filled dessert recipes! Keep Reading


In hopes to help others on their weight loss journey, I have volunteered to make public my own weight loss journey. I have reached the end of my pregnancy and the beginning of another chapter. Keep Reading