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Fasting for better health

      "Fasting of the body is good for the soul."   I know you guys have heard all the recent rage about fasting. Water fasting, intermittent fasting, the daniel fast, there are so many. Intermittent Fasting (IF) is known as one of the most popular weightloss trends in the fitness and health industry today. This is certainly not an actual "diet" because there are no restrictions as to what you can or cannot eat inside the non-fasting window each day. IF is an eating pattern that cycles between periods of fasting and eating. I'm sure some of you are thinking, why would I ever want to do that? Well, here's a little background on me, if you didn't...

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The Stinky Scoop

  "This is about progress, not perfection, because every little bit counts." -Beauty Counter  If you know me personally then you know I've slowly transitioned into a non-toxic lifestyle. And if I'm being honest, it's not even about me, it's about my family. At first when I transitioned into this lifestyle, I had no clue what to even look for. I was using Bath & Body works products because I thought they smelled amazing. I doused myself in perfume everyday because I loved it so much. It wasn't until my sweet friend Morgan shared "The Never List" with me and opened my mind to a world of education. On this list is a compilation of all the top ingredients to...

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How to Balance Life and Your Personal Health & Fitness Goals

      I’ve done the full-time college student, part-time work thing. I’ve done the full-time job, full-time entrepreneur thing. I’ve been through it all, well, except being a mom. The only thing that comes close to that is working with clients who are full-time moms with full-time jobs, who I give mad props to! So how do you manage it all plus find the time to take care of yourself mentally and physically?! I hate to sound cliche, but I truly believe that we all have the time to make it happen if we reallllyyyy want it. I’m not just saying that to say it. It’s true! But how do we make it happen? First off, I want you...

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Turning Off “Mom and Dad” and Becoming a Couple Again by LJ

    Hey! I’m Lauren, but you can call me LJ. I’m wife to Dominic, or here we call him DJ, he’s pretty much the best guy you’ll ever meet. Yes, I might be biased, but he is the bomb, just ask anyone. We have two gorgeous girls. Sutton, also known as SJ, who will be 2 the end of June, and Auden, also known as AJ, who just turned one whole month old! I’m a photographer and mother who just happens to have a blog. I started my blog, The Message Mama, as a way to document not only how I feel about motherhood, marriage, and faith, but also to keep me accountable in becoming a better mother, wife,...

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My Personal Journey is my Inspiration

    A little intro to Misty. I met this sweet girl through Jenna Kutcher's Goal Digger Podcast Group. Misty is a lover of being healthy, and inspiring others to do the same! She is also a mother to two sweet boys.  Hello, hello! I am Misty, the health lover behind Mind, Body & Health by Misty! It’s my passion to assist others in learning to love themselves through nutrition, exercise and self care practices. The spark for Mind, Body & Health started with my own personal journey. I had spent the majority of my life being active; I was a dancer for 12 years. However life happened and a new chapter of my life began; I was no longer dancing 18...

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