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How to Get Fit and Stay Focused During the Holidays

How to Get Fit and Stay Focused During the Holidays

  The summer days pass too quickly and we resolve that we're going to be REALLY focused on eating better and getting those workouts in during the fall - right?. Before we know it Halloween and Thanksgiving sneak up on us bringing that candy that we weren't going to open and WAY too much food at Thanksgiving... Then WHAMMO! it's a slew of holiday cocktail parties, and it's Christmas and New Ye ...[Read More]

How to Keep Portion Sizes in Check!

How to Keep Portion Sizes in Check!

If and when you bake do you find yourself tasting and tasting (I know I do!)? Oh and then of course you must test the finished product right!? After which said baking is sitting there staring at you daily...ugh! It’s so hard to stop at just 1…  Portion sizes are tough, I feel you!  This is one reason I don’t bake lol  So just one cookie or mini muffin may have been sufficient howeve ...[Read More]

Is Dried Fruit Healthy?

Is Dried Fruit Healthy?

Is dried fruit healthy? I like to think about it this way.. It's easy to eat a mini box of 50 raisins however would you eat 50 grapes in a sitting? It's easy to eat 5 dried apricots however would you eat 5 actual apricots at once? Dried fruit is super concentrated (hello sugar!) since you're removing all of the water from the fruit. Saying that dried fruit isn't healthy doesn't feel right so I'd r ...[Read More]

September Plank & Healthy Habits Challenge

September Plank & Healthy Habits Challenge

It's time for another challenge! Are you ready? To me the summer is such a free season... a time to travel, to socialize and to enjoy being unscheduled. I thoroughly enjoy the freedom that summer can bring; more family time and visiting, more rose :), less time in the kitchen, more active outdoor adventures and less scheduled workouts, and more rest and sleeping in (where kids & pets allow!). ...[Read More]

Can You Eat Healthy on A Budget?

Can You Eat Healthy on A Budget?

I often hear 'eating healthfully is so expensive' so I went on a mission to see if this was truly the case.  We absolutely prioritize great quality whole food in our household so although I often compare the prices of organics vs non organic produce I don't typically consider the cost of processed food vs whole foods.  I really didn't know how this would turn out! I set out to compa ...[Read More]

Are You Getting Good Zzzzzzz’s?

Are You Getting Good Zzzzzzz’s?

  Everything is oh so much better after a good night's sleep, don't you agree?  When things seem to be going all wrong or I get caught up in my own head getting a good sleep can be the ticket to gaining a clear perspective.  I am such a much nicer person when I'm getting good rest.  When my sleep suffers so does everything and everyone else around me (insert teeth gritting ...[Read More]

Home Baked Chicken Fingers & Fries

home baked chicken tenders and fries

Taking fast food and making it in a healthier way is always possible and it's fun to experiment.  Today's mission was significantly improving the health score of chicken fingers and fries.  I am constantly working to put the best quality food possible into our daughters.  It's so important to my husband and I to give the girls the best nutrition we can to build their healt ...[Read More]

Sugar Free Easter Basket Ideas!

Sugar Free Easter Basket Ideas!

    For those of you who are working last minute (like me!) to advise the bunny on how fill your kiddos Easter baskets with sugar free treats, I wanted to share some ideas for non candy (or the best candy!) inspiration.   water bottles bunny ears easter stuffies (the girls are asking for bunny beanie boos!) books/coloring books/sticker books stickers crafts coloring pencil ...[Read More]

Oatmeal Pancakes

Oatmeal Pancakes

Pancakes are such a hit around here and this recipe is such a good way to sneak a balanced meal into the kids. I've even pureed spinach into this recipe to get veggies in too - green pancakes! You can also experiment and add pureed pumpkin or sweet potato. I hope that your family enjoys these as much as we do!

Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast Burrito

This is one of my hubby's breakfast favorites.  We can definitely fall victim to getting stuck into routine eating the same things day in and day out so this breakfast burrito is a nice change.  Black beans, eggs, spinach, and the whole grain wrap are all good sources of protein and iron making this an energizing breakfast. The salsa adds some spice and the avocado adds a welcome creamin ...[Read More]

Tania’s 12 Days of Fitmas!

Tania’s 12 Days of Fitmas!

Day 1! Day 2! Day 3! Day 4! Day 5! Day 6! Day 7! Day 8! Day 9! Day 10! Day 11! Day 12!   Well done!  Want more?  I'll be starting my Online and in person (Bermuda) health coaching programs in January of 2017 and I would love to continue to work with you.  Check out the ONLINE program and sign up for the wait list here (just click add to cart and it will take you ...[Read More]

Avocado Salsa & Guacamole – When Life Gives you (lots of!) Avocados…What to Do?!

Avocado Salsa & Guacamole – When Life Gives you (lots of!) Avocados…What to Do?!

First off, in case you didn't know...I love avocado SO much so that when my hubby brought a bunch of big, beautiful Bermuda avocados home from work (THANK YOU Damien!) I did a happy dance. Since they are almost all ripe, I don't want to waste any of their precious monounsaturated fats, potassium, or fiber! It's a good thing that we have my mother and father in-law visiting to help take some of the ...[Read More]

Freekeh Salad

Freekeh Salad

Even though we are meat eaters around here it doesn't mean that we don't enjoy 'meatless Monday's'. Freekeh is high in protein, fiber, and iron as are chickpeas. I hope that you enjoy this concoction, we sure did!

Perfect Popcorn

Perfect Popcorn

Who doesn't love popcorn?  The infectious smell and the salty crunch....mmmmm....I see popcorn in my future.  I feel like movie popcorn has given this healthy snack a bad name.  This recipe is my absolute favorite and is figure friendly.          

Chickpea and Kale Stew

Chickpea and Kale Stew

When I was in England last week, a friend and I headed out to a Pub in Sussex called the Black Cat pub.  We were prepared for typical pub grub and were pleasantly surprised to find a robust menu with lots of healthy options.  We started out sharing a bowl of green olives which were ahhhmazing, in fact, I'm dying to know what type they were because I've never had any like it.  They w ...[Read More]

The Sweet Spot in the Middle

The Sweet Spot in the Middle

  It's January and it seems as if everyone is on a juice detox or a sugar busting plan.  I get the need to feel like we're starting fresh, cleaning house so to speak... I think that a reset is a good thing, however going to crazy extremes is almost never the way to create lasting success.  Nothing but Green juices, no dairy, no fruit, no carbs, no gluten, no caff ...[Read More]

Fall Family Fitness Focus Rules

First off, thank you so much for joining me us this challenge, you are going to feel INCREDIBLE for having made yourself and your health a priority, the benefits are ALL GOOD!  You'll not only experience a tighter, leaner physique but also increased energy, clearer skin, and better sleep!  This is not a starvation, all-or-nothing, plan with hours of exercise.  If you stick to t ...[Read More]

Why MORE Exercise Sucks for Weight Loss

Why MORE Exercise Sucks for Weight Loss

Today I want to talk about something that gets me all fired up.. It's hearing people (who are trying to lose weight) say, 'I'm going to add in more exercise'. It makes me cringe because I know the viscous cycle that they are getting into, I've been there and I just don't want to see anyone go down this path! Now I know you must be thinking, 'she's a personal trainer, and writes workout programs, h ...[Read More]

Small Deposits = Big Payoffs

Small Deposits = Big Payoffs

One of my clients and her husband decided to give up their daily coffee shop habit and invested that money into improving their health.  Her and her hubby both visited the coffee shop 1-2 times a day for coffee's and muffins so their savings really added up to make a significant contribution to their fitness training and healthy eats.  What seemed like small ...[Read More]

Ain’t Got Time for Meditation?

Ain’t Got Time for Meditation?

You know that thing that happens where you have an inkling that you need to bring something into your life because the universe starts beating it into your head by having it show up everywhere? That's what happened to me with meditation. It seemed that every book I read or podcast that I listened to had some happy, successful person that I admired touting how meditation changed their lives. I knew ...[Read More]

4 Quick’n Healthy Munchies for your Munchkins

  I don't know about you but trying to come up with new & exciting (yet healthy) snacks and meals that our girls will actually eat can be a real chore!  Here are 4 tried & tested quick and healthy tidbits to try with your little ones.   1) Frozen Pops!  When temperatures rise we all love something to cool us off and these frozen pops seem decadent but couldn't be easier ...[Read More]

Health Fanatic Online Programs Launch!!!!!!!!!

Health Fanatic Online Programs Launch!!!!!!!!!

I am so super excited to be sharing my online programs with you that I can hardly contain myself.  I have been working my tail off on these programs and my new website offerings and to see it coming to fruition is just awesome.  I can't wait to start working with you to get you to your goals.   I have two programs currently available; Tania's 20 Minutes to T ...[Read More]

Living in the Grey

I know that it doesn't sound very exciting as I like to consider myself a blue sky, sunshine kind of gal but I have to say that now a days I live in the grey.  What I mean is, I don't swing up and down in life, I am definitely not an all or nothing person.  Back when I was more enamored by competing in figure competitions my coaches would have been horrified to know that I would sti ...[Read More]

Do Something that Scares You

We've all heard it before...do something that scares you.  It's definitely not easy as our minds can so easily get the best of us.  Often times we talk ourselves out of getting out there and taking action.  The feeling of accomplishment that comes from doing something that scares you is awesome and can lead to positive momentum in all areas of life. Anyone that knows me knows that I don't run regu ...[Read More]

Self Forgiveness is So Powerful

Learning how to forgive myself has been life changing for me.  I am a people pleaser and can easily become completely guilt ridden when I can't do everything for everyone.  I'm slowly learning to say no more often and to spend my time doing the things that are most important to me.  I'm not saying that it's been easy, it's been a focussed effort every day to forgive myself when I can't get to ever ...[Read More]