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Healthy Living for Mom

Healthy Living for Mom: A Personal Trainer

By Erin Oltmanns

When my family moved, we had to find a new gym. My husband zeroed in on a new spot and had a membership right away. I was slightly less motivated. It was the holidays. I was busy shopping...wrapping...cramming something pepperminty in my mouth each and every time the opportunity presented itse... Read More

Healthy Living for Mom: Working Mom Nutrition

By Erin Oltmanns

Two months ago my husband and I pulled a switcheroo. I started working full-time, outside my home, and he now stays at home with our kiddos. With a mere eight weeks under our belt, we’re still exploring the wonderful opportunities and navigating through the challenges that this new lifestyle br... Read More

Healthy Salad in a Jar

By Erin Oltmanns

I continue to look for ways to refine my nutritional habits. Anything that helps keep my cheeseburger cravings at bay in a winner in my book. So far, I’ve found that having a nice, nutritious salad each day for lunch is a solid strategy. Dinnertime seems to go sideways really easily with two... Read More

Healthy Living for Mom Q&A: Emily Hill

By Erin Oltmanns

My Healthy Living for Mom series on Today’s Mama has been focused on my real-world struggle to lose weight, stay healthy, eat nutritiously, and maintain a balanced attitude. I’m kicking off a Healthy Living for Mom Q&A series so I can pick the brains of healthy people that I admire...to l... Read More

10 Ways to Plank

By Erin Oltmanns

Since planks are easy to do anywhere, they’ve been part of my workout routine since I started my Healthy Living for Mom series back in August 2011. But lately I’ve lost my love of planks. They weren’t challenging anymore and it felt like a waste of time. Time to shake it up with this list o... Read More

Mini Chocolate Dipped Bananas

By Erin Oltmanns

There is an advantage to trying to eat healthy for the last 9 months...I’m easily impressed. You can toss 6 chocolate chips at me and I’ll lick the melted chocolate off the palm of my hand and proclaim it The Best Dessert Ever! Wait. That came out wrong. What I mean is that now I und... Read More

Delicious Detox Salad

By Erin Oltmanns

I was going to share a recipe for something dipped in chocolate, but then I pinned this salad last night and people got EXCITED. I guess Memorial Day weekend was a good one, eh? This detox salad post from Iowa Girl Eats is more that just a pretty presentation. Kristin breaks down, in detail, t... Read More

The Ultimate Hips, Bum and Thigh Workout

By Erin Oltmanns

I’ve been trying everything to whip my tush into shape. Whenever I try something new, I don’t feel much of a burn when working out and I don’t get that day-after soreness that tells you, “Hey, good job! You worked hard yesterday.” Until I tried this hips, bum and thigh workout from Aman... Read More

Healthy Living for Mom: Leftover Cake is My Kryptonite

By Erin Oltmanns

Writing my last post and admitting that the gym is a drag turned out to be pretty helpful for me. Once I got that off my chest, I fell into a steady routine of hitting the gym two or three days a week, with one or two at-home workouts tossed in. Working out has become a normal part of my week. Bu... Read More

Guide to Workout Nutrition

By Erin Oltmanns

Something happened when I started going to the gym and added weight training to my workouts. I got a gnarly case of The Shakes after a workout. I awoke the next morning (I workout at night) feeling weak and lightheaded. Then my husband got a hold of me and scolded me for not following my wo... Read More