3 Reasons Most Diets Fail and How to Succeed

  I’m sure you’ve been on a diet at some point in your life. We all have. I remember trying the Master Cleanse, the Cabbage Soup Diet and during my fitness competition days, a strict low fat diet that required me to weigh my food for 4 months. I bet you’re...

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How I Meal Plan on a Budget

Meal Planning Like a Pro Meal planning is every busy mom’s favorite part of raising a family, right? Do I have you laughing yet? If you’re like most moms, you dread planning out meals and just wish there were an easier and cheaper way. I often get asked questions...

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5 Alternatives to Yelling at Your Kids

I promised myself I wouldn’t be that kind of mom. The one that yells at her kids. I see those moms at the store and I secretly tell myself, “I’m so glad I’m not that kind of mom.” I quickly stop myself in my own tracks and rephrase my thought to “I’m so glad I’m not...

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How to Workout Like a Mom

Are you a mom wondering just how you're supposed to workout with kids at home? Follow my perfect "How to Workout Like a Mom" plan below to see exactly how I manage my at home workouts with 4 kids. After an early shift this morning I was looking forward to coming home...

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Christmas Fit List

Christmas Fit List (Kristen’s Favorites) In the spirit of last minute Holiday shopping, I thought I would compile a list of my favorite healthy gifts. There’s still time to shop for all your loved ones. Show them just how much you love them by purchasing a gift that...

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Exercising With Anxiety

It’s the time of year where everyone is beginning to think about their New Year’s resolutions. If you ask most people, they would probably tell you that eating healthier and exercising more are on their list. This is exciting to me because I LOVE helping women develop...

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Personal Trainer

So, you’re ready to make some lifestyle changes and hire a personal trainer! I am sending you a virtual high five. I get over-the-moon excited when women choose a healthier lifestyle. I love nothing more than seeing your goals turn into success. Making these changes...

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Encouragement for Exhaustion

Have you been feeling tired and weary lately? I don’t mean the kind of tired you get after a late night with only 3 hours of sleep. I mean the kind of tired that just hits you like a ton of bricks in the middle of the day and leaves you feeling as if you just can’t go...

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She’s Gone Strong

Welcome to kristenekiss.com, formerly Firebelly Fitness. My website is birthed out of a desire to build a ministry.  A ministry based on a mission to build a tribe of imperfect women whose strength is built on nothing more than a perfect God. This ministry is the...

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How heavy should you lift?

For the past 2 months I've been working out at a CrossFit gym. (If you want to be CrossFitically correct, it's actually called a "box.") Today's workout consisted of finding a 2 rep max for the hang clean and jerk. My 2 rep max for today ended up at 95 pounds. So how...

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Four Simple Steps to a Healthier Meal

Are you confused about how to construct a meal that will help you reach your health and fitness goals? Read on, because I have 4 simple steps that will help you create a delicious meal you can eat anytime. 1. Protein - add a palm sized portion of lean protein. Your...

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What is your mission?

For the longest time I wanted to start a blog or a business or a personal training studio. I wasn't sure what it was and I'm not sure I have yet pinpointed exactly what it should be. But what I do know is that I have a mission. I have a mission to...

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5 Reasons Women Should Lift Weights

I have the privilege to work with many women each day who are looking to lose some weight and get in shape. The biggest concern I hear from these women is about lifting weights. There is an inherent fear that women will get bulky or manly looking if they lift heavy...

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I'm a wife + adoptive mama who loves Jesus, coffee, kettlebells, and dark chocolate. I bring over 12 years of health + fitness experience to help you strengthen your faith, your family and your body one prayerful step at a time. Join me as I show you how Jesus turned my mess into a message and how He can do the same for you.  

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