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Renewed by Rwanda

Hi Friends! I have been wanting to share my stories from my Rwanda trip and introduce you to the life-changing people we met there.  I will also be sharing the links to the different organizations as I'd love for you to explore and research more about them.  They are...

I get to…

We have been back home in the US for about 1 week now.  My husband and I lead a group of 23 other ambitious student athletes in a 9 day trip to the DR.  We worked with a community called Guayajayuco to assist them in building a multi-sport cement court to play games...

Protein Popsicles

You who are young, be happy while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. - Ecclesiastes 11:9 If you haven't figured it out yet, I have a sweet tooth that I always have to combat!  So, my children come by it naturally, I guess. For...

Fruit Parfait

"Patience is bitter, but it's fruit is sweet" - Annon. Fruit Parfaits serve as an evening dessert when I'm craving ice cream...which is like every night.  I sometimes go for ice cream, but when I know I want to make a better choice, I choose this fruit parfait....

PB and Banana Wrap

Who can say no when peanut butter and banana are in the same recipe?  I know I can't.  I just need to hear peanut butter! Simple Ingredients: 1 whole wheat tortilla 1/2 banana 1 T. Natural Peanut Butter Simple Steps: Warm frying pan to medium-low heat Spread Natural...

Seeing true beauty

  “Your eyes are the window to your soul" I preach to my own kids and players all the time to look at people when they are talking…have you heard that before?  Typically looking while someone is talking is done out of respect, but maybe it’s based on the quote...

What is Inside-Out Strong?

I'm Sarah - I’m a daughter, sister, wife of 17 yrs., mother of 4 kids, athlete (former and current), competitor, coach, influencer and friend. I'm going to consider that sharing my resume and credentials with you!

Your Father’s Beer Chili

I'm not a big beer drinker and have never really liked it, with the exception of Redd's apple ale and Not Your Father's Root Beer lately, BUT this recipe is just not the same or as good without the beer added!

Crock Pot Chicken/Beef/Pork Carnitas

I have picky eaters in my family...3 of the 4 are plain jane with food and once I find a recipe they will all eat, especially a crock pot recipe, you can guarantee this Mama will be throwing it into the weekly arsenal! It's a good change up to the Taco Tuesday night....

Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Steel Cut oatmeal is all the rage lately. I love it because I usually prepare it the night before and let it soak in some almond milk all night in a mason jar with some added berries, cinnamon, nuts and a dash of agave nectar. I feel very Anne-of-Green-Gables-like to...

Performance Line for Maximum Results

https://youtu.be/YlRiR3XzBL4 WHAT IS BEACHBODY PERFORMANCE™? It’s a performance-enhancing supplement system specifically designed to meet the demands of Beachbody’s world-class workouts. Now, you don’t have to let anything hold you back from getting the results you...

Nonnie’s Homemade Tomato Sauce

It seems to be the same story from every Italian family. Sunday's consisted of LOTS of family crammed into one small house, the smell of homemade tomato sauce on the stove, everyone talking over each other with hands and kisses flying and stories being shared. Maybe...

WOW #3 – Leg workout with a chair

I came up with some effective leg moves that you can do with weight and with a chair. Of course everything can be modified to be more or less intense...whatever your level of fitness is, push yourself, but listen to your body. https://youtu.be/ZTpyUIo4ovg Move #1 -...

Take on your Giants

I’ve been battling the feelings of being overwhelmed…from family to work to finances to new ideas. God reminded me of David and his overwhelming task for defeating Goliath. I look at the challenges that I face as my Goliaths. Just like David stood before Goliath with...

Simple Sandwich

Lunch doesn't have to be complicated to be considered clean. We all grew up on lunch meat, so it's a brainless, quick and easy meal to prepare and indulge in. I'm big on those! As much as I like to eat clean and encourage those around me to do the same...I love...

Spaghetti Squash

Coming from an Italian family we would spend our Sunday afternoons smelling homemade tomato sauce simmering and later that evening enjoy an awesome pasta dinner with a side of garlic bread! There's nothing like the smell of homemade sauce cooking all day! Since I've...

WOW #2 – PiYO

PiYo is a great program that incorporates Pilates, Yoga and and element of cardio...hence the name PiYo! I show you a few moves that will get you feeling good and strong! In this video, each move is done for 20 sec. and a break to transition for 10 sec. You can...

Egg Muffins – 21 Day Fix approved!

Need an easy, grab-n-go breakfast idea? Something that is quick, delicious and nutritious? Love omletes, but don't want to take time to make them. Egg Muffins is where it's at! I made a dozen of these in about 20 min. on Sunday as I cleaned up lunch and right before...

WOW #1 – 21 Day Fix Extreme Sample

I wanted to bring you the sample workout of 21 day fix extreme - Plyometric workout! It's super intense and there are ways to modify it to tone it down. To modify = Take out all jumps and/or lose the weights! If I jump, you stay down! If the weight is too much, drop...

Fit Family Challenge

Hey Mamas and Daddas! Our family has put together a fun video with some different games (shhh...they are really workout moves) that you can all do together to stay fit, active and healthy! We were out of school for our spring break and the kids were itching for things...

My W.O.W. (Workout Of the Week)

We all wish we could have a built in trainer in the morning, right? Someone to pull us out of bed, (maybe get us dressed and brush our teeth), tell us what to do, how long to do it and encourage and motivate us along the way. Let me tell it to you straight, I don't...

A New Chapter

So as most of you know, our youngest, Mia, headed to Kindergarten today. This means many things. Most noteworthy and exciting is that Mia, who was diagnosed with severe hearing loss at age 18 mo. and had then became deaf at age 2, has been blessed with cochlear...

A timeless purpose…

I just ran across this first paycheck today which was from my first month with Beachbody. It served as a great reminder to me! Now, that first one was not super exciting and I think my daughter, Belle is making more babysitting than that, but it was an opportunity...

Sweet Potato Sweetness!!

Let me start off saying, I LOVE sweet potatoes. I guess I always have. I used to eat them in a sweet potatoe cassarole with about a pound of butter and even more brown sugar. I've learned that adding those ingredients is not healthy, or even necessary. Sweet potatoes...