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Fitness Trackers: Finding One That’s Right For You Wearable fitness trackers are a great way to get moving, set fitness goals, and track your physical activity including steps and miles per day. They have become really popular over the past few years and the latest models have tons of cool new features! If you’re in the market for a fitness tracker, but...

Start Working It with Jazzercise! As you probably know, I am a workout fanatic! You name a workout, I have probably tried it. I think it’s important to try out different workouts until you find one that you LOVE. That way, you are 100% more likely to stick with it! I recently had the opportunity to try the NEW Jazzercise by taking a class at one of their...

I always try to drink as much water as possible each and every day. Since every system in our body depends on water, it is so important that we are drinking enough of it. A good rule of thumb is to drink half of your body weight in ounces of water per day. I have always been a fan of Contigo water bottles (I have three!). They are excellent quality, BPA free, affordable,...

I am in love with cold-pressed juice! After drinking a bottle of this stuff, I just FEEL healthier. So when I was asked to sample four juices from an up-and-coming San Diego juice company called Serafin Juice, of course I said yes! Started by two sisters, Amy and Katie, Serafin Juice was created with three things in mind: health, children, and giving back. Their story...

Float your troubles away at Float Sanctuary… If you have ever wanted to experience 60 minutes of pure bliss and relaxation, while feeling like a mermaid floating away in outer space, you need to check out Float Sanctuary! I first heard of Float Sanctuary from a friend who tried it and raved about. However, the idea of getting into a pitch dark tank of water...

Supplements: Nutrition in a pill? Many people think that if they eat really healthy foods, they can skip supplements. While it’s true that if you eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy products, you might in fact be getting all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need through real food. But often times most...

So Cal Mommy’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! Christmas is right around the corner so I wanted to share with you some of my personal favorite things to give as gifts! I may keep adding to this list between now and Christmas, as I do my own holiday shopping, so keep checking in for updates! I’m also going to do a separate post featuring my favorite kids gifts! For Aspiring Cooks & Foodies: Combine a cookbook, apron, and/or a fun kitchen gadget in a basket or gift bag! Cookbooks: Here are two of my favorite cookbooks right now: “Cooking...

Get Fit in Just 25 Minutes a Day? YES! I began FOCUS T25 (or simply “T25” for short) on June 2, 2014, also my first day as a Beachbody Coach!  I ordered the T25 Challenge Pack which includes the T25 workout program plus one month of Shakeology. After being up and down with my weight over the nine months that followed my separation (and eventually gaining NINE...

Got Sneakers? Where I’m from (back on the East Coast), we call them “sneakers.”  Every time I say “sneakers” here in San Diego, some people look at me like I have 2 heads! Oh sorry- “Where did you get your tennis shoes?”  Sneakers, tennis shoes, or tennies if you want to sound fancy- they are the things you wear on your...