Struggling with Fitness I completely understand how frustrating it is to figure out a game plan for this whole fitness thing. You know what to do, when to do it, how often, etc. The following tips have really helped me during my fitness journey … especially during the times I felt frustrated, grumpy or tired. Whether you’re following a routine for the first time or refocusing your efforts, I hope these tips will also help you re-energize to get the results you’re seeking! 1) Finding Your Soulmate Workout! I used to SUCK at this whole fitness thing. Seriously. I would join the gym, flail and fail … and quit after a month. I hated working out, actually. But then I found a cardio kickboxing workout that soon became my “soulmate…

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Are you struggling with nutrition? I COMPLETELY understand how frustrating it is to figure out the right foods to eat … and in the right portions! The following tips helped me the most when I was starting out on my health journey. If you’re just starting out – or have been struggling lately – hope they can inspire you and help you get on the right track! TOP 5 NUTRITION TIPS 1) Make a Commitment & Routine Your body is your one and only true home – treat it right. Okay, this isn’t necessarily about food directly, but it IS about setting priorities to keep YOU healthy and influencing your decision to eat healthy. So that’s why it’s #1. You have to first evaluate where you are on a scale 1-10 when it comes…

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How Your Friends & Family Influence Your Fitness Journey Operative word here is “influence.” No one can make you gain weight, you ultimately have control. However, we are all human are heavily influenced by those we spend the most time with. I have personally experienced this “influence” not only with working on my nutrition, but when I was trying to quit smoking 10+ years ago. (Can you believe I’m an ex-smoker?! Yuk!) But don’t just take my word for it. British researchers from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, say that social norms can strongly influence the type and amount of food we eat. In other words, if your friends and family think that fast food, processed foods or big bag of chips determines a meal, you’re less likely regularly eat…

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I love blueberries. And I love bread pudding. So here’s a great recipe that uses whole grain bread, almond milk and maple syrup, and definitely think it’s a little bit more interesting. The end result? A soft, dessert dish that’s just as satisfying to the tastebuds as traditional bread pudding, but better for ya! And you can choose to use fresh or frozen berries. One tip if you use frozen blueberries: remove them from the freezer just before you add them to your batter. Doing so will give you the prettiest result because as the berries start to defrost, their color tends to bleed. [line]   Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes Servings: 8 Calories: 235 kcal Ingredients 8 large eggs lightly beaten…

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Detox drink It’s 5 o’clock somewhere. 🙌🏼  Okay. This is not alcohol, but it’s definitely happy hour because this Debloat Potion will definitely help you un-fluff for any occasion. This detox drink is made with turmeric, which has powerful anti-inflammatory benefits and is a strong antioxidant. Helps keep the fluff down, plus super good for you! Perfect before the beach, a big event … and especially after some unscheduled cheat meals.   Ingredients: 32 oz. warm water 1.5 – 2 lemons 1 inch ginger root 1/2 to 1 Tbsp Turmeric* 1/2 to 1 tsp ground Cayenne* (Optional – Stevia, cinnamon or organic maple syrup to taste) Directions: Fill post with 32 oz. of water. Squeeze fresh lemon and add ginger – whole or pressed. Bring to boil. Remove from heat and set it…

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