Just Start

There are tons of blogs and articles out there about starting your health and fitness journey.  Everyone has their idea of the “proper steps” to take to ensure a successful outcome and while I agree that there are things you can do that give you a great foundation to build from, the key is simple……

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Find Time for Fitness

5 Tips to Finding Time for Fitness Many people resolve to get into better shape but sometimes find it hard making the time to exercise.  We are all so busy juggling work, family, significant others and our daily chores, that there is little time left for fitness.  Yeah yeah, I know. I hear it all of the…

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Cherry Vanilla Smoothie

Cherries… the sometimes forgotten berry. Due to their relatively short peak season from May-July, cherries are a summertime favorite that is often forgotten about once Fall arrives which is unfortunate considering their many health benefits. There are two primary varieties of cherries you should know about: sweet and tart (also known as sour cherries). Sweet…

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Workout Wednesday

24 Set #1 (6 minutes) 8 In and Out Squat Jumps 8 Supermans 8 Bird Dogs each Side 8 X Jumps Rest 2-3 minutes Set #2 (6 minutes) 8 Suicide Push-ups 8 Side Plank w/ hip dip – left side 8 Side Plank w/hip dip – right side 8 Standing Tuck Jumps Rest 2-3 minutes and…

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Avocado Veggie Panini

I’ve talked before about the benefits of avocado… They’re heart healthy, high in fiber, and incredibly delicious! Here’s an awesome Avocado Veggie Panini that will leave you feeling full (you won’t even miss the meat!) Serves: 4 INGREDIENTS 1½ tablespoons butter or olive oil 1 minced shallot (onion or garlic works too) 8 ounces sliced baby…

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Hindsight is 20/20

If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself. – Eubie Blake Do you know how long you will live? I sure don’t but I do know that as long as I am living I want to have the best quality of life as possible. Yes its true, the longer…

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Need to Reduce Stress

Need to Reduce Stress? Exercise isn’t always about losing weight and being healthy. Stress relief is something we need to think about every day.  If you are over stressed, you will find it very difficult to lose weight because your digestion will be filled with high cortisol levels. It will stay inflamed and unhappy no…

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BANANA SPLIT SMOOTHIE

Check out this awesome smoothie recipe for #ThirstyThursdays and let us know what you think! It’s a great tasting way to get in your protein in between meals! BANANA SPLIT SMOOTHIE 1 cup nonfat milk 1 1/2 cups frozen banana slices 1/2 cups pineapple chunks 5 frozen strawberries 1 Scoop chocolate protein powder Pour milk into…

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All the Way Up

I’m All the Way Up! Perform the following exercises starting with 1 rep of each exercise, then 2 reps of each, then 3 reps of each… all the way up to 10 reps of each. Rest as needed. 1 Burpee, 1 Push-up, 1 Squat with Calf Raises 2 Burpees, 2 Push-ups, 2 Squats with Calf…

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Asian Stir-Fry with Zucchini Noodles

Here we go! A delicious, versatile recipe to put in your arsenal… One of the things I encourage is getting creative with recipes and making them your own. I’ve put some reminders in here to get you to do just that. Give it a try and let me know how you like it! Asian Stir-Fry…

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