Archives for December 2011

Mamavation Monday: Winterize your workouts

Shorter days, longer nights, colder temps – Ughhh! For most of us the days of sunset swims and scenic bike rides are long gone. I don’t know about you, but combined with juggling family, work and the onslaught of commotion brought forth by the hectic holiday season, I found my fitness routines have been laid to rest leaving me unmotivated to … [Read more...]

Healthy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Happy HEALTHY Food Friday!! Mia Cupcake here...bringing you a spicy and non-butter-or-egg-filled chocolate cupcake recipe. And it's vegan. I know what you're thinking, but being the self-proclaimed Cupcake Queen, I have tried just about every single chocolate cupcake recipe I can lay my flour-covered hands on, and have fed most of them to my … [Read more...]

Confessions: Shame & Weight Gain During Pregnancy

The other day I was on twitter and someone random said something to me. It was kinda mean and it's sad that the mean things tend to stick out in my head, but it did. This person said something to the effect of "with all the splurging you are doing pregnant, I bet you are gaining too much weight." I didn't respond to them AT ALL. I've learned that … [Read more...]

Healthy Frozen Peppermint Hot Chocolate Recipe

The holidays are upon us! Whether you are craving sweet treats or decadent family favorites it is hard to just say no. This week I am offering a delicious recipe that won't leave you feeling deprived. You might have seen frozen hot chocolate recipes that call for heavy cream and lots of sugar. This recipe is not only simple to make, it is dairy … [Read more...]

Top 10 Most Influential Females in Fitness for 2011

This year has seen lots of excitement with health and fitness. I'm excited about how this year has changed our country in terms of respecting the importance of health. We've come a long way and have a long way to go, but we are making a dent. Since it's the end of the year, it's time to recognize women who have contributed heavily to the important … [Read more...]

Two Week Challenge Campaign 4 Wrap-Up

The 4th Mamavation Two Week Challenge is in the books and the results continue to impress. 131 people signed up for this challenge and 65 people finished. The participants lost a combined 161 pounds and 88 inches!! The cumulative loss over 4 campaigns stands at 359 pounds and 247 inches Great job to everyone that finished - you are an … [Read more...]

Top 10 Things I’ve Accomplished *pats on back*

I've lost over 100 lbs....yadda yadda yadda...but over the course of doing that, I learned how important it is to pat yourself on the back for things that you have done right. And because it's the end of the year, I've decided to do just that to remind myself of how far I have come in life. Here are my top 10 accomplishments so far... 1. … [Read more...]

Mamavation Monday: Slumber Party

What kind sorority would we be without a slumber party? And since we can't physically get together in the same room - the second best option is to show up in pajamas to the Mamavation TV show. It's hard to believe this year is almost over. 2011 was an eventful year for our community - we lost a lot of pounds together and participated … [Read more...]

Healthy Parmesan Chicken

Chicken Parmesan typically involves some breading, a little frying, and lots of cheese. But it’s oh-so-good, right? Would you believe me if I told you that you could still enjoy this comfort food, and that it would actually be healthy for you? It’s true! This recipe holds all of the flavor of the original, plus even more because of the fresh herbs. … [Read more...]

Protect Your Identity Online Giveaway with

Have you ever worried that "putting yourself out there" may cause some problems for you down the road with privacy? I think all mom bloggers must face this at one time or another. I have. In fact, in the past I've had some crazy people follow me around the internet...but THANK GOD they weren't as crazy as me lived on the other side of the country … [Read more...]