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The Christmas Letter

I orginally wrote this piece three years ago and it was published on the Huffington Post I’ve updated it here and continue to practice this holiday tradition to this day with my children I hope you will adopt it as […]...

December 20, 2021

Eating Out and Staying Healthy – Holiday Tips

A few simple tips from Michelle on how to be healthy when eating out this holiday season! Just because you have goals that include living a healthier life doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy eating out or hanging with friends Maybe […]...

December 20, 2021

47 Things I’ve Learned By 47

I just recently turned 47 years old, and what I’m about to tell you may seem cliché, but it’s all true I’ve lived through some solemn life lessons, but they have made me who I am, and truth be told, […]...

December 20, 2021

The Hamster Wheel of Fitness, Dangerous Trends and Discovering the 5 Pillars of Wellness

I’ve been in the fitness industry for over ten years now I’ve coached thousands of people, I’ve written for significant publications like the HuffPost and Prevention Magazine and been so blessed to be featured in Shape and Fitness With all […]...

December 20, 2021

Healing From Trauma – Why You Shouldn’t Leave the Body Behind

It’s time we STOP believing that all trauma healing work happens in our minds, we must reconnect the body, and it’s rightful place on our healing journey ~Michelle Steinke-Baumgard, One Fit Widow When I got a phone call that would […]...

December 20, 2021

Dear Widow Police – I Won’t Revoke My Card

Nearly ten years ago, I was given exclusive membership to one of the world’s crappiest clubs October 9th, 2009 – the day I went from being half of M & M, Mrs Michelle Steinke, and the wife of Mitchel Steinke […]...

December 20, 2021

Michelle’s Super Popular 5-Minute Banana Pancakes!

These are the fastest, easiest and tastiest pancakes you will ever make Less than 5-minutes for a healthy breakfast!...

December 20, 2021

10 Ways You Can Help A Grieving Solo Parent This Holiday Season

I became a solo parent in the blink of an eye on a cool October morning I woke up as a family of four and went to bed that night, a mother of two, very young children who had a […]...

December 20, 2021

Uncluttering our Christmas

Let’s chat about parenting guilt for a few minutes Who has ever experienced the soul-crushing guilt of not giving your children the childhood or life you expected Sure, it’s often out of our control, and it’s not realistic to provide […]...

December 20, 2021

What You Don’t Know About That Parent Who Brags

They were just 13 months and nearly three years old when their Dad died in a small plane crash They were BABIES; I hadn’t even stopped nursing our son yet He was still in diapers; she was just out of […]...

December 20, 2021

Grilled Chicken with Immunity Boosting Spice Mix Rub

We here at My1FitLife are keen on keeping your muscles and your immunity systems strong! Winter means it’s time to pump up your immunity game I’m sharing one of my favorite immune-boosting weapons, so you can go through the winter […]...

December 20, 2021

What is TRE®? Tension/Trauma Releasing Exercises

A little over a year ago, my husband came home with a fascinating book about how our body stores trauma and tension deep in our muscular and nervous system  The book, written by Dr David Berceli, after he spent three […]...

December 20, 2021

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