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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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...

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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, 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...

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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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How a Cancer Scare Kicked the Fit Out of Me

No woman I know enjoys a yearly exam. It's the time when the doctor you probably only see a few times a year gets really, really personal with you. Last week as said doctor was invading my personal space I heard her utter 6 words less enjoyable than the exam itself;...

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The 5 Secrets to Loving Your Body

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you love the body God gave you? Countless times I’ve found myself staring in the mirror and wondering what I could do to make the image staring back at me beautiful…

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Welcome, I'm Kristen

I'm a wife + adoptive mama who loves Jesus, coffee, kettlebells + dark chocolate. I teach women how to grow their faith, love their bodies, and lose what's weighing them down. 




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