Breaking Fitness Stereotypes and Finding True Health

Can we talk very honestly and frankly about health, fitness, and our cultural standards around how we look for a moment? I decided to put a photo collage of myself together at various moments in my life. I’ve lived every side of the “weight” spectrum, and each different time in my life, I’ve had a different level of health and …

Unlocking New Year Magic

    December 31st, 2010, just fourteen months after the untimely death of my healthy and young husband, and I realized life was never going to improve, change or move forward unless I did the work to make something happen.   I sat by myself at around 11 pm, and I felt something move, something shift deep in my soul. It …

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 forever shape my world, I instinctively turned to fitness to handle my stress, trauma, and grief. I was called to …

Amazing, Delicious, Soft, Chewy and HEALTHY – My Favorite Avocado Cookies

Who doesn’t love cookies? I mean, my kiddos could LIVE on them…literally. What’s not to love? They are so soft, yummy, and if you are like me, just the right amount of sweet. Even though we love cookies they aren’t the pinnacle of health food so here is my favorite recipe that takes a twist on an old favorite and …

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Toxic Tits: My Story of How an FDA Approved Product was Slowly Killing Me

Sometimes you just know something isn’t right. I’ve learned to listen to my inner voice since becoming a widow in October of 2009. Life has taught me that my inner voice is there for a reason and I should heed what it’s telling me. In 2017 and 2018, I just didn’t feel good. Truth be told, I hadn’t felt right …

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The Health Food Trap. How to Spot Lies In Marketing to Eat Well.

Don’t be fooled! Next time you’re out shopping, watch for the words “Healthy”, “Low fat”, “Reduced Sugar”, and “Natural” on your food packaging. They are all buzzwords geared to sell products to those wanting to make better choices for themselves and their family. Sadly, they can be quite misleading.  Healthy is subjective and can be used to meet a very vague …

For The Woman At War With Her Body

I spent years at war with my body. At the time, I believed the war was external, caught up within numbers on scales, clothing brands and measurements. My value, my worth, and my life seemed to fluctuate with the rise and fall of numbers that nobody knew, or honestly cared about, except for me. As it turns out my war …