Jennie Finch, former U.S. Olympic softball playerFormer Olympic pitcher Jennie Finch definitely has her hands full. After pitching the U.S.A. team to gold and silver medals at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, respectively, she hung up her glove in 2010 and opted to spend more time with her own team: her three kids.
The 32-year-old mom and her husband, former MLB pitcher, Casey Daigle, are parents to six-year-old Ace Shane, 20-month-old Diesel Dean, and most recently, daughter, Paisley Faye, who was born this January. While she loves raising her kids, fitness still plays a huge part in her life both on and off the ball field. We caught up with the super-cool mom to talk about how she balances the responsibilities of mommyhood and her own fitness goals. Plus, she gave us a couple cool tips to take to our own fitness routine. Check it out:
Now that you're a mom of three - how do you make time to stay in shape?
It's not easy. I try to make it a priority. My workouts are not nearly what they used to be, but I take what I can
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- Jenny Depper | Healthy Living – Wed, Apr 10, 2013 9:59 AM EDT
Jennie Finch, former U.S. Olympic softball playerFormer Olympic pitcher Jennie Finch definitely has her hands full. After pitching the U.S.A. team to gold and silver medals at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, respectively, she hung up her glove in 2010 and opted to spend more time with her own team: her three kids.Read More »from Olympian Jennie Finch Talks Fitness Goals and Mommyhood
- Jenny Depper | Healthy Living – Thu, Jan 17, 2013 3:33 PM EST
It is time to achieve your New Year's resolutions.Did you make New Year's resolutions? Are you sticking to them? It is halfway through January and that's about the time when we start losing momentum on our New Year's fitness goals - by February they are usually completely obsolete, taken over by a busy schedule and Valentine's Day chocolates.
"In November and December - women, regardless of whether they're normally active or they aren't active at all -- aren't eating as well and don't have as much time to exercise because they've been focusing on things like family instead of themselves," says Jessica Sebor, editor-in-chief of Women's Running magazine. Luckily, she shared three tips to help you achieve your goal this year!
Step 1: Create a Fitness Goal You Can Achieve
Now that the holidays are in the rear view mirror Sebor suggests sitting down and asking yourself about the goals you've set and whether you've created a calendar to achieve them.
"The most important thing for a goal of any kind, whether it is a NewRead More »from Three Steps to Actually Achieving Your New Year’s Resolution Fitness Goal
- Jenny Depper | Shine Food – Mon, Nov 19, 2012 1:28 PM EST
(Chef Richard Blais)By now you're probably starting to put together your Thanksgiving menu, but more importantly (if you're anything like me) you're trying to figure out how you can avoid wearing a pair of tight-fitting jeans on Black Friday, after packing on an inevitable extra five pounds post-Turkey Day.Read More »from 'Top Chef All Star' Richard Blais Shares 6 Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving
Thankfully, "Top Chef All-Stars" winner, Richard Blais, shared a couple tips about how to keep the food-centric holiday as healthy as possible and enjoyable. Like he says, "I like to chow down so portion control is a big deal, I say, eat until you're full… but it is a big challenge," which is why he has a couple other healthy tricks up his sleeve.
1. Plate your meal: Most Thanksgiving meals (mine, included!) is a serve yourself affair - you know, pile your plate high with all of the mashed potatoes, stuffing and candied yams you can, and make room for seconds - but Blais says serving yourself could lead to overeating. Instead, he suggests plating your meal restaurant-style, saying, "It is a better idea
Lolo Jones is one of the many athletes competing for Team USA at the 2012 Olympic Games.Are you feeling athletically inspired after watching the Olympics? This gear will have you ready to kick your workouts into high gear faster than you can say Lolo Jones (oh and you'll look fabulous, too!).Read More »from Go for the Gold: Olympic Inspired Workout Gear
- Jenny Depper | At Home – Wed, Jul 25, 2012 4:17 PM EDT
Chris Lambton teaches easy tricks to upgrade your yard on HGTV's Chris Lambton and Peyton Wright got their individual starts on the "Bachelor" franchise, but the newlyweds who met through another "Bachelor" alum have ditched their reality roots and started to "grow" a new business. They're now the stars of HGTV's "Going Yard," where the pair transforms backyards into inviting outdoor spaces. Chris does the landscaping, while Peyton puts the finishing touches on the backyard with décor. We caught up with the cute couple to get their tips on easy backyard fixes that will transform your space from drab to fab without doling out the dollars.Read More »from HGTV’s Chris Lambton and Peyton Wright’s 7 Low Cost Tips for Backyard Upgrades
Tip #1 - Treat Your Backyard Like a Part of Your Home: The pair say they often see backyards full of old furniture or things that haven't been taken to the dump yet. "I feel like most people use their backyards as a storage container," Chris lamented. "If people would clean up their backyard with the stuff that they have back there, it would add so much space to their house." Adds Peyton, "If you use your
- Jenny Depper | Shine Food – Fri, Jul 6, 2012 3:00 PM EDT
Kris Hoogerhyde and Anne Walker, owners of Bi-Rite Creamery, share tips for making your own ice cream!Nothing says summertime like a scoop of ice cream on a warm night, but this year instead of running to your nearest grocery store in search of your favorite frozen treat, why not try making it yourself?Read More »from The Owners of Famed Bi-Rite Creamery Share How to Make Your Own Ice Cream at Home
Kris Hoogerhyde and Anne Walker, owners of Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco, recently nabbed a notable distinction among ice cream makers - they were named one of the Top 10 ice cream spots in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. More importantly, they just released a new book, "Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones," which takes you step-by -step through making your own ice cream creations. We caught up with the masters to get the "scoop" on making the summertime treat!
Read the Recipe: This one may seem obvious, but Kris and Anne say people often forget to read the recipe all the way through before they get started. Most ice creams start with a custard base, but not all - so crack the cookbook before you start.
Don't Be Intimidated: If you've got the book, you're
- Jenny Depper | At Home – Thu, Jun 14, 2012 5:12 PM EDT
Carter Oosterhouse, host of HGTV's Carter Oosterhouse is the man behind the hit HGTV show, "Million Dollar Rooms," but the Michigan-bred contractor will be the first to say that it doesn't take $1 million to make a room look like it is worth that much. The show which airs, Tuesdays 8:30 pm/7:30 central, shows the "craziness, the beauty, the extravagance of what a room looks like when someone spends over a million dollars," Carter shares. But the ultimate lesson he's learned is, "At the end of the day, even if you have $1 million… or $12 million to spend on one room, which we're going to show this season, it doesn't mean it buys you style."Read More »from Carter Oosterhouse Shares How to Get a "Million Dollar Look" in Your Home
As the newlywed (he just tied the knot with actress Amy Smart) points out, the mindset of someone who spends that much on a room is often bogus! "My jaw is always on the floor," he exclaimed. "This last house we went to, they literally had a Rodin [painting] in their bathroom above the toilet. And I was like, 'What? Why would you have this amazing piece of art over your
- Jenny Depper | At Home – Fri, Jun 8, 2012 5:08 PM EDT
Joshua Radin is known for his lax tunes, but he is encouraging his fans to start volunteering. Joshua Radin picked up his first guitar at the age of 29, and within 9 years has quickly risen up the indie music ranks, even scoring a coveted gig playing at Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi's nuptials. But the low key musician says his life isn't all tours and backstage passes, instead he likes to dedicate much of his time to charity. We caught up with the "Paperweight" troubadour to talk about his latest charity gig with Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue and why he encourages his fans to get involved.Read More »from Joshua Radin Talks About the Importance of Giving Back
Radin will be heading out on tour to promote his next album, "Underwater" which hits shelves July 31, and said it was a perfect time to get involved with Barefoot Wine and their beach cleanup efforts. "Most of the year I'll be in the States touring, so I figured wherever I could be to help clean up the beaches and get people having a little more fun with the cleanups would be cool."
The current California resident says he likes to kick back at Malibu beaches like Zuma Beach, but hates to
Keri Glassman talks staying slim this summer. With bikini season knocking on our door many of us are scrambling for quick fixes to slim down. We caught up with registered dietician Keri Glassman, author of "Slim Calm Sexy Diet," and a Dannon Oikos Greek yogurt ambassador to talk about healthy tips to keep you sizzling all summer long!Read More »from 8 Tips to Keep You Trim This Summer
Tip #1: Snacks Anchor Your Health
Glassman says a common complaint from clients is that they're eating three healthy meals but they're not losing weight. She says that's often because they're starving by the time they get to their meal and they overindulge. She says it is best to anchor your meals with healthy snacks like Greek yogurt which gives you "more bang for your buck." "It will keep you from overeating at dinner…it has more protein, but it is also more satisfying because it is thicker."
Tip #2: Make Every Meal a Monday Morning
During the summer it is easy to reach for that extra scoop of ice cream or another glass of wine on the weekends, but Glassman says if you're trying to
- Jenny Depper | Fashion – Fri, May 4, 2012 4:00 PM EDT
Shoshanna knows a thing or two about making women look stunning on the red carpet and on the hottest beaches!Dragging yourself to the department store to try on swimsuits can often feel more like a burden than a fun shopping excursion. But have no fear - we've enlisted the help of Manhattan-bred fashion designer, Shoshanna, the woman responsible for providing stunning red carpet looks and beachwear for celebs like Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Alba! Shoshanna sat down with us to give us the scoop on the latest trends and how to take your beach fashion from blasé to beautiful!
What's your best advice for looking great at the beach?
Confidence! The fit of your swimsuit is also very important and ultimately makes you feel more secure in what you are wearing. Also, getting a mani/pedi and proper grooming won't hurt!
What swimwear trends should Shine readers look for this season?
Neon colors and crochet are everywhere for summer- from ready-to-wear and accessories to swimwear and cover-ups. Nautical and tribal prints are also big in swim this season and give off a sweet sexy vibe.Read More »from Get Ready for the Beach! Shoshanna Shares Tips on Finding the Perfect Swimwear