October 28, 2019

I am a sugar addict.

Yup! 

I REALLY wish I did not like sugar and sweets, but that is my kryptonite.  

I've always had a sweet tooth, but I didn't always crave chocolate.  As I've gotten older, I now sometimes crave chocolate as well...  So I don't keep those things...

November 28, 2018

This time of year is notorious for overeating and indulging in foods we don’t normally eat.  It all adds up and we often end up feeling sluggish and bloated.

But never fear, you can do something about it and help your body recover quickly from those indulgences.  

Here a...

November 15, 2018

'Tis the season to be JOLLY!

Although the word "jolly" may conjure up Jolly Old St. Nick in your mind, you don't have to be pleasantly plump to be jolly.  In fact, you may feel even jollier if you don't leave the dinner table feeling like a stuffed turkey.  And even jol...

October 19, 2018

Call me weird, but I LOVE grocery shopping!

I love to look at all the fresh fruits and veggies in the produce aisle.  It makes me smile!  It's such a beautiful section of the grocery store!  There are so many different colors and textures to behold!

I love it s...

October 11, 2018

It’s 3:00 pm. 

You’re hungry. 

Your kids are hungry. 

Actually, they’re STARVING after school!

Time to cook up some ramen noodles!  Or pour a bowl of super sugary cereal!

Ummmm… yeah… about that.

Snack time does not need to be fussy, but it also doesn't mean it's a fr...

October 4, 2018

When you eat a whole foods, plant-based diet filled with a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, you supply your body with loads of naturally-occurring vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that your body needs to perform it's basic function...

September 27, 2018

This may be a divisive post for some, but hear me out.

I wrote about the benefits of protein and protein powder earlier in the year.  You can read about it here and here.  But I have since changed my views on the subject.

Since writing those articles, a lot has...

September 3, 2018

This is race week for me, so I'll be keeping the workouts short and movement-based.  I've been training to run Big Cottonwood Marathon and am hoping to qualify to run the Boston Marathon in April (crossing all my fingers and toes).

Last week we were all pretty sore.  I...

July 2, 2018

I'm in Alaska visiting my daughter and it's Independence Day this week, so I'm keeping my workouts short, using the Trim in 20 workouts since I have no space and no gym.  Just myself and a floor!  I brought my resistance bands with me, so I will be using them instead o...

January 18, 2018

Last week I talked about why protein is important and some different ways to get it.  If you missed it, read about it hereIt's a pretty quick read and gives you a good basic understanding of what protein does for you.

Personally, I advocate getting your protein from...

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