Sometimes peer pressure is a good thing!

How much more likely would you be to get in a good workout if you had a friend or two to do it with? I know, for me, I’m much more likely, not only to do it, but to do it better. When you work out with friends, chances are you will sweat more, push harder and walk away feeling better. Add a trainer to the mix and you have small group training!

My small group this morning kicked a**! There is nothing better than listening to my group encourage each other. A simple “You can do it”, “keep going” or “5 more seconds” can be the difference between a good workout and a GREAT workout!

I encourage you to try it. Find a workout buddy. Be accountable to each other. And most importantly…HAVE FUN!

If you are interesting in joining a small group or if you and a couple of friends would like to start you own, let me know!IMG_1877

Chasing a dream!

Harriet Tubman once said…

“Every great dream, begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world”

We are all busy. We all have obligations that hold us back from doing what we love, what we daydream about, what we are passionate about. But, there comes a time when you have to look at your life and figure out what’s actually holding you back from pursuing that dream! Is it your job, your kids, your spouse/partner? Yes, we all need to work to survive, and it’s important to spend quality time with your family, but, are you HAPPY? If the answer is no, then you need to change something. We have one life (as far as we know) and I don’t know about you, but I want to spend it doing something I love!!

So here I am, a 39-year-old, single mom with 4 kids (all challenging in their own way), starting my very own business. Doing something I have been dreaming about for so many years! I could have waited a few more years (until the kids are grown and not so needy…although I hear that never really happens), but why wait?? Where is waiting going to get me? I am all about taking chances, believing in the unbelievable and making things happen!

Have you been thinking about making a change or starting something new. If so, what is stopping you? If it’s fear or lack of faith in yourself, dig deep, find what drives you and GO WITH IT!! Believe-in-yourself-hd-wallpaper-quote


What’s so great about a Doula anyway??

Not only do many people not know what a Doula is, even more people don’t know how beneficial a Doula can be! The statistics are astounding! Women who use a doula are…

  • 28% less likely to have a cesarean section
  • 31% less likely to need synthetic oxytocin to speed up labor
  • 9% less likely to use any pain medication
  • 34% less likely to rate their childbirth experience negatively

And that’s just to name a few! Studies have also shown that using a doula shortens labor by 40 minutes (might not sound like much, but it is to a laboring Mom!) and their babies were less likely to have low Apgar scores at birth.

So if you’re on the fence about hiring a Doula, do your research, interview a few, and find the one right one FOR YOU!


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