Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Fitness & Love

By Ruthie Swedlund He said I was beautiful and he meant it. He said he loved me no matter what size I was, and he meant it. He has loved me through fat and fit and it’s hard to put into words what that means to me. I am blessed to have such a wonderful […]

Sugar, it’s whats for dinner

March 1, 2017
Filed under Health & Nutrition, Ruthie Swedlund

By Ruthie Swedlund Sugar, It’s what’s for dinner, breakfast, and lunch! Go to any grocery store and check out the label of products on any isle and you will find sugar, some plainly labeled, some masked with other fancy names. As a Mom of three, I was shocked when I realized really how much sugar […]

You Are What You Eat?

Written by Ruthie Swedlund “You are what you eat” it’s a phrase all of us have heard at some point in our lives, but what does it really mean and is its true? You would think that we, as “modern educated women” would understand this simple concept and how it relates to our health and […]

Home gym on a budget

January 4, 2016
Filed under Health & Nutrition, Ruthie Swedlund

Written by Ruthie Swedlund Time is precious and when it comes to being a Mom and a Happy Housewife it’s even more precious. One of the many challenges of getting into the habit of a fitness lifestyle is finding the time to get those workouts in. Some women choose to go to the Gym, which […]

Fitness tips for exhausted moms

June 15, 2015
Filed under Health & Nutrition, Ruthie Swedlund

We sat on the couch together, I was exhausted and he was too. At three AM my baby finally went to sleep. As I lay there wondering if he would wake coughing again. I pondered how I would make it through the week. Life in our house can come to a quick standstill when one […]

Waiting to Exhale

April 15, 2015
Filed under Health & Nutrition, Ruthie Swedlund

The Kids were playing. I was cleaning. The phone rang. “Hello” “This is her” “OH. Really, the Dr disagrees? Really?” I go to the bathroom, close the door. “No, I have never had surgery, No, I dont know a surgeon” “ok.. ok.. hold on.. uh.. I need to call my husband and call you back” […]

Non-Runner Mom to Marathon Mom (How Running Can Change Your Life)

January 11, 2010
Filed under Articles, Ruthie Swedlund

One percent. Some say less that one percent. How would you feel if you knew you were in a group that did something that less than one percent of the population has done? What would it do to your self esteem? What would change in your life because of this goal being achieved? In 2002 […]

2010 Happier, Stronger, Better!

December 31, 2009
Filed under Articles, Ruthie Swedlund

When I was a little girl I would play the numbers game, laying in bed thinking about how old I will be in the year 2000, 2005 and 2010. What would life be like? Would I be a Mom? Where would I live? MY! How OLD I will be! Well, here we are at 2010 […]

Woman, That Weight Weighs You Down (The truth about being overweight)

December 21, 2009
Filed under Ruthie Swedlund, Tip of the Day

Weight. Its a word most woman just don’t want to talk about. Sit down with 20 women and I bet every single one of them would state they are dissatisfied with their weight. Why is that? The extra weight we carry around is doing a number on us ladies, as individuals and as a nation. […]

Say NO to Holiday Weight Gain!

December 14, 2009
Filed under Ruthie Swedlund, Tip of the Day

By Ruthie,¬† from Fantastically Fit by 41 Lets face it, the Holiday season is an¬†exciting time of year but can also be stressful. Sometimes this stress leads to turning to food to cope or just mindless eating. The reality is we all must navigate the holidays and we should all try to not let the […]