Can you believe we are less than 60days away from 2016, a brand new year! It’s crazy how quickly this year flew by, how much happened and yet how much I feel like I have left to do. It’s right around this time that I pull out my list of goals I write out at the beginning of every year. There are goals on there that I have accomplished, a few that I still plan to conquer by the end of December, and some that I totally forgot about.
What kind of goals did you set for yourself this year? How many of them did you accomplish? Many of us will include a health and fitness related goal on this list. That goal, for me, seems to always be sabotaged by the holiday season. Continue reading →
What comes to mind for me are feelings of comfort, joy, family, and energy. How we view the food we eat, what we see it as being, impacts our whole attitude towards it. In my opinion, food is good! Continue reading →
This weekend we experienced some pretty terrible weather with the impending approach of a Category 4 hurricane (Joaquin). Luckily, Joaquin decided to take a detour and spare us from even more dangerous weather. Nevertheless, it was still dark and stormy out with all day rain– totally ruined my half marathon training, but life goes on. While I was “rained in” I decided to experiment with a weather-inspired beet juice recipe. I call this baby The Hurricane since it was “born” into existance in the midst of hurricane Joaquin’s threat to strike the east coast. Continue reading →
I am almost half way through training for my very first half marathon, but this week I worried that my training would hit a bit of a roadblock. I caught a slight cold & have had some sinus congestion. Continue reading →
Today I want to talk to you about a healthy habit that is not only going to help you manage your weight, but also improve your overall wellbeing. This healthy habit is eating MORE. Yes you read that right! …specifically, eating MORE vegetables and fruits. Can you guess how many servings of veggies and fruits you should be consuming daily? Experts recommend 5 to 9 servings per day! When I initially heard this recommendation I was pretty surprised and realized I was getting no where near this amount. Are you? Continue reading →
People are often curious about my diet, wondering what I eat versus don’t eat and why. Well here it is… I follow a “mostly” plant-based eating lifestyle. I say “mostly” because who doesn’t enjoy a treat here and there! 🙂
I was a girl that loved chocolate milk, bread and butter, and the Double Decker Supreme at Taco Bell (hold the tomatoes). My parents tell me I was a pretty big candy addict too, throwing tantrums if I didn’t get my sugar fix. I remember eating McDonalds for lunch almost every day my senior year of high school. On the rare occasion that I had fruits it was usually strawberries dunked in sprinkled with sugar, because I didn’t think they were sweet enough otherwise. I was a picky eater, not caring for anything “green”—you know, like broccoli, spinach, avocados—or any other fruits and vegetables for that matter. I was completely ignorant about nutrition and the implications it can have on a person’s health.