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The Secret to Protein (part one)

I *thought* I was eating healthy. A bowl of Shredded Wheat with skim milk and berries for breakfast is filled with good fiber. It keeps the system moving... …RIGHT?! Kinda. (This easy breakfast would rank as a ‘good’ choice.)  That was my thinking six years ago… …then I became more enlightened about portions and the real importance of eating enough…
June 27, 2023
Fitness ChallengesMindset

This Mom Hated Exercise Her Entire Life… Until Now. Here’s What Happened.

Throughout her entire life, Katie hated exercising.  Growing up, she struggled with emotional eating and saw her weight fluctuate dramatically.  When she tried to be physically active, Katie would often get winded quickly and was later diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma in her late twenties. Now the mother of a 3.5-year-old daughter reached a turning point and made a decision that…
March 29, 2023
Fitness ChallengesMom Moments

8 Years… 3 Pivotal Moments

I remember 2014’s photoshoot vividly. It was a beautiful spring day in May. I packed up the City Select with snacks and strolled the boys a mile down the road to Kevin Hammett’s studio on Webster Street in Lincoln Park.  … if you live in Chicago, maybe you know Kevin too. He is THE best family photographer.  What a difference…
March 27, 2023