Be Mom Strong


I'm Emma, a mama of two princesses and wife of an 8-time Ironman (and counting). I am an ACE-Certified Personal Trainer and Group Ex Instructor, a Nutrition Specialist and a Holistic Health Coach student at IIN. My husband will tell you I don't clean the house well, but I will clean the heck out of your lifestyle!

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Gentry’s Thoughts on Flu Season

Gentry has become extremely vocal in her 3rd year of life.  Sutton is starting early and I canNOT get the girl to stop singing, not that I'm really trying.  They haven't had much voice on this blog, so I'm letting them take over to talk to you about kid health today- how to most effectively prepare them for the winter months.  Before you launch into this post, I am not out here trying to make what we do sound any better than what you're doing.  A mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do TRUST ME.  I just wanted to share other options that can benefit your little tykes in…
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My Struggles

A friend mentioned to me last week that she admired me because "I had it all together."  Man I must be hiding things well.  Yes, I am a Health Coach, I should have it all together, right?! I teach people how to get over food issues and weight problems.  I help take people off their synthetic medications through more holistic approaches.  But guess what... I still have issues! 1.  I often obsess over maximizing the nutrients in my meals. 2.  I haven't accepted that my abs will NEVER be the same post 2 c-sections.  I haven't accepted that my belly button is now an outie. 3.  I stand in the aisles…
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No Bake Balls

Lately my girls haven't gone a day without eating at least 7 of these critters So I thought I'd share the recipe.  They are perfect for breakfasts, on-the-go snacks or after dinner treats.  Here are some different varieties: Chocolate Nut Butter    1 banana, 1 c oats, 2 TBS nut butter, 2 TBS Decadent Flaxseed blend (coconut + cocoa + flax), 2 scoops Shaklee Chocolate Protein Powder Cafe Latte 1 banana, 1 c oats, 2 TBS nut butter, dash of nutmeg and cinnamon, 1/4 c raisins, 2 scoops Shaklee Cafe Late Protein Powder Sunflower Seeds    1 banana, 2 TBS sunflower seed butter, 1/2 c unsalted sunflower seeds, 1/2 c…
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Food as Medicine

Tomorrow I kick of my 4th installment of the Healthy Gut Group.  I have 12 strong ladies (men are welcome) joining me to learn all about health at the core.  Just thought I'd share the Introductory video with all of you!  There is still time to sign up, just scroll to the bottom of this post. [contact-form to='' subject='Gut Health Group'][contact-field label='Name' type='name' required='1'/][contact-field label='Email' type='email' required='1'/][contact-field label='Why are you interested in joining?' type='textarea' required='1'/][/contact-form]
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