It can be a positive force that motivates us to ‘Get’er done’ or a negative force that zaps our energy and vibrance.
Life moves fast- and the busier you are the faster it goes. Pretty soon you will stop and look back and wonder where the heck did the time go? We are all so busy working our butts off to climb the corporate ladder, provide for our families, have nice homes, drive nice cars, go on those awesome vacations AND be SuperMom that YES- life goes by very, VERY FAST! (more…)
At first look, eating out on a plant-based diet seems daunting. Most of the food on the tables you walk by contain meat or other things you can’t or choose not to have. Don’t fear though – with a little creativity and attention-to-detail, it is easy to get the food you want without compromising your diet. Here’s how.
Just as all that glitters is not gold, some “health foods” are actually not as healthy as you might think. Some are even downright unhealthy. Some of the problems you have encountered in the past when trying to lose weight might have to do with the fact that you have been hoodwinked into eating the wrong foods. Yep, not your fault. (more…)
It is possible to save time while eating more fresh food. Enjoying a healthy diet does not have to eat up big chunks of your time. The following 6 food preparation tips help you eat more fruits and vegetables and enjoy the health benefits those foods deliver, while saving you time in the process.
Disclaimer!! This is super crazy good and you WILL want more!
You will be looking for ways to use this on your food and in your recipes.
I made this to use with a specific recipe and I made a little extra to have on hand- and I am SO GLAD I did. No doubt that this will not go to waste! (more…)
Toss the bleached grains! I have a question for you. If you went to the bank with a $100 bill, and asked for change and the teller gave you $3.00 back 57 would you consider yourself ENRICHED by the transaction, or DEFRAUDED?
Well, that basically describes what is done to supposedly ‘ENRICHED’ flour products. Most of the good stuff (more…)
● 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
● 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2-inch pieces
● 1/2 onion cut into wedges 3 cloves garlic, peeled
● 1 egg
● 1 tsp. chili powder
● 1 tsp. cumin
● 1 tsp. Thai chili sauce or hot sauce
● 1/2-cup bread crumbs (gluten free)
Do you ever have something that’s working out pretty well, but you decide to make it even BETTER and it turns into a big fat failure?
Could be like that favorite recipe you have and you decide to kick it up a notch and NO – just NO.
Or maybe it’s a spreadsheet that you’ve been using and you decide to make it more efficient and you break the whole damn thing? (more…)
Hey Guys Last week I shared a video about the 5 KEY players that affect your Metabolic Rate.
Now- I know EVERYONE’S metabolism is different. That’s why some folks can seem to eat whatever they want and not gain weight and others just look at a loaf of bread and gain 5lbs. But just because someone is over weight doesn’t mean they have a slow metabolism. (more…)
Okay – it’s nearing the end of January and I’m starting to see lots of social media posts from folks who have just ‘finished’ their diet. They are touting great success, improved this and improved that. ‘My aches and pains are gone…’ (more…)
B Vitamins are essential!!
It is one vitamin that I won’t be without. It helps increase my energy, boosts my immune system, supports my muscle and hormone functions, helps to break down carbohydrates and use them for energy, helps my body to manage stress better and a whole bunch more!! (more…)
There was a time when I couldn’t even imagine that I would complete a marathon! Until one day I was asked to join a group. Once I started to imagine it, I started to map out a plan for it. (more…)
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It’s never any fun getting called out on your own shit…
It was just another morning of me taking my vitamins. Pick up bottle, unscrew the cover, shake out my vitamins, put the cap back on and plunk the bottle down. Pick up the next bottle, shake out my vitamins, put the cap back on and plunk that bottle down. This happened several times before my husband lost it. Well…he didn’t really lose it, but I think he wanted to. (more…)
I was so excited to check my app and see that today’s run was short. Like -super short compared to the norm. (more…)
Reflecting on the last 4 weeks- and have just had a complete breakthrough.
Call it what you will- divine intervention, a download, the universe- all I know is that I have been given an amazing gift and have been wasting it by playing it safe. Not going full out. Fear of RISK. (more…)
I believe so many more women struggle with their self-worth and self-image than we even know. I had a conversation with a gal last night who is GORGEOUS and is in great shape and she told me that she NEVER wears shorts. Just won’t do it. Believe me when I say so many people would be doing cartwheels if they looked like she did! (more…)
Stress- it doesn’t just wear on your psyche- it also makes you FAT! NO LIE!
How? Adrenaline draws on your energy stores during stressful situations, but too much cortisol will consume your muscle tissue to use for fuel. Chronic stress can also lead to increased blood sugar levels because your body is struggling to adjust. Bottom line, if your body is in a state of chronic stress (whether emotional, environmental or chemical) it can be extremely destructive to your metabolism, muscle mass and your overall wellness. (more…)
Here I am stretching- this was my favorite part of today’s run!
I did NOT enjoy today’s run one bit. I generally run in the morning but there it was 3pm. Hell- I was doing it right? (more…)
Ever heard of this thing called ‘Skinny Fat’? It’s when a thin person has a high percentage of body fat. So while you’re looking at them from afar- you think ‘They’re thin, they’re in good shape…’ Not so if they have a high percentage of body fat. Skinny people have heart attacks every day. (more…)