14 Day Body, Mind, and Soul Challenge

Free 14 Day Body, Mind, and Soul Challenge for a stronger, happier, healthier you. More balance, self care, and self love in 2017.

My free 14 day body, mind, and soul challenge is finally finished!  This challenge is intended to jump start your health and fitness goals, and increase your mindfulness and self love.  If one of your goals for the new year was to find more balance and contentment in the every day, this challenge is for you.

I’ve put together quick, but effective, 20 minute workouts that require no equipment.  The challenge also includes daily mind and soul exercises that take only 5-20 minutes to complete.  The mind and soul challenges are intended to help you build a self care routine that will nourish your mind and soul. Read more

How to Have a Better Day with the Power Hour Method

How to have a better, more mindful day using the power hour method, and how to fit it into your busy schedule. lemonadeandlunges.com

Whether you are busy raising kids, working full time (or both), you can and should make time to take care of yourself each day.  It’s amazing what a little time spent nourishing yourself can do for your spirits.  I have been a better wife and mother, and a happier person since I started taking a little time for myself each day.  It’s not always easy to make that happen, so that’s where the power hour method comes in.    Read more

What Are Positive Affirmations? {And Why You Need Them}

Positive affirmations are specific statements that help you overcome toxic and negative thinking.  They help you visualize positive outcomes, and believe in yourself.  I have seen a huge change in my own life by using positive affirmations daily.  Read more

Why Mindful Eating Might be the Best Way to Lose Weight

Why Mindful Eating May be the Best Way to Lose Weight

Ok I’m going to be really honest here, and kind of contradict myself.  I personally did not lose any of my weight from mindful eating (also called intuitive eating).  At this time in my life I just couldn’t do it.  BUT it is an approach that I feel really strongly about.

I came across the book How to Have Your Cake and Your Skinny Jeans Too and I read it in a day and a half.  It was so eye opening and fascinating for me.  The author divulges all of the research that shows the effects of long term dieting on our minds, and it was mind blowing.  I immediately sent the link to my mom and told her she had buy it and read it. Read more

My Experience Counting Calories

How I lost 30 pounds counting calories using My Fitness Pal. lemonadeandlunges.com

I started my weight loss journey by counting calories.  It worked really well for me (that is until I got sick of it, but  more on that later).  I lost 30 pounds over the course of several months by counting calories and doing Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred.  I still wanted to lose another 30 pounds, but I was getting so sick of counting calories.  That’s when I started trying out different diet plans and lifestyles.  You can read my unbiased thoughts on ALL of the programs I have tried here.

But enough about that, we’re talking about counting calories here.  Counting calories can be a good way to lose weight.  Tools like the My Fitness Pal app make it so easy to track your calories.  It tells you exactly how much you should be eating, including how many extra calories you should eat when you work out. Read more