I won’t lie, I love a good Cranberry Walnut Chicken salad! There is something about the combination of the sweetness of the craisins, the salty crunch from the walnuts, combined with chicken for a true taste of summer. Last summer that was by go to at the ballpark, instead of the burgers, brats or hot […]
Hamster confessions, February 2018
There comes a time when you look in the mirror and ask yourself the question, “what happened?” Stuck in a job you really don’t like anymore… Maybe you put on a few pounds… or did you just make a huge purchase that you weren’t really planning? Regardless, you now need to face the reality of […]
It’s not diet OR exercise, it’s BOTH
…but one IS more imortant than the other! As we talk about the struggle to lose weight, everyone has advice to share. The advice we are most often given is to diet and exercise, but it turns out that one of these factors plays a bigger role that the other. While both are key to […]
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Make Ahead Breakfast in a Jar
We all have days when we are on the go and just need to find breakfast on the go. Instead of drive through or something full of unneeded carbs and sugar, how about a quick filling breakfast you can just grab and heat up!?!? If you are like me, your mornings can get a little […]
Do you really know what that means?
We have all seen them. They are all over the grocery store now! The variety of claims on food labels Organic, Non-GMO, rBGH free, cage free, free range, grass fed these are just some of the things we see when we walk through the grocery store. What does all of it mean? Should I really be […]
October 31st… it’s not just about Halloween and candy for me
It’s about the day my life changed! For some that day can be a wedding day, birth of a child or so many other things. Halloween 2012 will always be one of those days I’ll never forget I was going to save this for #TBT, but it was more fitting to share today! I was […]
End of summer wake up call! Time to get the train rolling again!
Welcome to the end of August… where did summer go? Don’t get me wrong, I love my fall sweatshirt weather and lighting that first fire in the fireplace, but there is nothing like the adventures of summer! Stepping on the scale today for the first time in several weeks was a true wake up call. […]
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Super Bowl snack that won’t result in penalty flags!
It’s that time of year again… The biggest NFL game of the year. Yes, I am bummed that my Green Bay Packers are not in the Super Bowl this year, but I’m still going to enjoy the game. Time to gather up some friends and enjoy the excitement! It’s the biggest game for friends to […]
Running and the mind games we play with ourselves
Being positive doesn’t mean ignoring the negative…. being positive means overcoming the negative Ask any runner and then will tell you, some runs are better than others. Some days you feel like you can keep going all day, when other days, just getting a mile in is a chore. 2 Miles one day feels like […]
What I Eat Wednesday meets Meatless Monday – Lentil Meatloaf time!
With more and more concerns coming out about what is actually in the food that we are eating, it is important to look at everything, including meat! Yes, that meat that you buy in the grocery store is usually unseasoned, plain and whole. However, have you thought about what the cow was fed before it […]