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Match Made in Wine Heaven: Bread & Butter - kaitlynhparker.com

With the quarantine in full swing, we’ve had our fair share of wine. We’re normally big Cab drinkers but lately have been enjoying Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and a bit of Rosé (although the hubs isn’t the biggest fan of that one). There’s a few brands we’d consider go-tos but none like Bread & Butter Wines. […]

In the spirit of self-care September, I wanted to share my go-to morning smoothie recipe. I literally make this thing M-F (gotta have a big brunch on the weekends!) and surprisingly never get sick of it. I will say 50% of it is made with Arbonne ingredients, and yes – of course, you could use […]

The Best Workout You Haven't Heard of...Yet - Flobody Fitness - kaitlynhparker.com

This summer, I attended Camp Climb in Iowa for Copy Uncorked and fatefully met Janie Kokakis, cofounder of Flobody Fitness. When she was first telling me about it, I had no idea her and her husband invented (and patented) it! If you’re busy (duh, of course, you are), then get ready because this is the […]

In the grand scheme of things, I’ve been incredibly healthy in my lifetime. Sure, I’ve had some sprained ankles, lower back injuries, a tonsillectomy, wisdom teeth extraction, a major bout of depression, and an arthroscopic surgery on my hip. And still, I’ve never so much as had a debilitating disease, a broken bone, or even […]

30 Days to Healthy Living Challenge with Arbonne - kaitlynhiltz.com

After some serious holiday, New Year, engagement, and all-around overindulgences, I found myself, like many, feeling sick and tired of being sick and tired. I actually haven’t been legitimately sick (fingers crossed, knock on wood, praise the Lord), but that didn’t mean I wasn’t struggling with feelings of constant bloat & stomach pains, headaches, dehydration, persistent […]

This past spring I found myself browsing my gym’s magazine racks for some light reading material while on the elliptical (naturally), and was stopped in my search upon noticing an issue of Women’s Health Magazine calling to “End Mental Health Stigma” right from the cover page. Granted, it was the smallest of the cover page […]

Dear Reader: Don't Your Ever Let Go - kaitlynhiltz.com

This wasn’t exactly something I intended to write when I sat down to do so this week, but sometimes you hear stories that have a way of tugging at your heart strings, and this is what comes out. Allow me to remind you why we’re all here. … Dear Reader, I don’t know your name. I […]

10 Better Body Behaviors I Learned from 10+ Days on Bedrest - kaitlynhiltz.com

As I haven’t been shy about sharing – I recently had an arthroscopic surgery on my hip. Many of you are probably like, “Yes, we know. We got it.” Others of you might be like, “Huh?” or “Wait, what!?” Either way, I don’t think I prepared myself mentally or physically (but really, how can you?) […]

Two to three years ago I started noticing a persistent pain in my right hip – literally like a dull thorn in my side. I’d try to push-on and push-through, ignoring what my body was begging me to pay attention to. The discomfort only worsened over time until I was face-smackingly aware of my situation. […]

This past week, while working out, I had a breakthrough about listening to my body and more importantly, finding my “ticking point”. Here’s how it went down: On Friday I went for a run. It was warm, it was early evening, I was in the zone and it felt great. I cruised out 6miles, no complaints. […]