Dang good healthy treats

Just recently, my husband and I got away and escaped life for a few days in the mountains. It doesn’t happen very often (time off) so we were stoked. :-) Getting ready for our three nights away I started to gather a few healthy recipes that I wanted to try, this would be my first…

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21 Day Sugar Detox Wrap-Up

I completed the 21 Day Sugar Detox. And what do you know, I survived. :-) Not that it was ever a question, but there were a few days in there when day 21 seemed like a looooooong ways away. So why did I do the detox? I eat clean, crazy clean, as in no grain,…

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Consistency. At least once in a while.

Start… stop. Start again.. stop. Start and go a little bit longer and stop.. again. How many times have you stopped and started a healthy eating plan or exercise routine? Ok, I won’t make you answer that question. But answer this for me.. tell me about the success you’ve had when you stayed with a…

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The master of…

Working with people who are trying to lose weight, I’ve noticed something: People are either a master at making progress or they’re a master at making excuses. Some excuses are so clever, so well thought out, that seriously, if there was a book made on the top 100 excuses of all time, these finely crafted…

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Easy Peasy Healthy Side Dish.. whoa.

When people start out on a new path to be healthy and fit, one of the first questions I get from them is this, “what can I eat?” The second question is, “can I still eat this?” But that’s a whole ‘nother post all together. :-) So, I tell them- eat whole foods. Single ingredient…

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Healthy Dairy-Free Whipped Cream

Can we just have a moment of silence for how my life has forever been changed? I’m serious. Can you just read that title again? A healthy, non-dairy alternative to whipped cream? Really? I had completely given up all hope of ever having another parfait with fruit and whipped cream and so many other amazing…

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THE Question

So many times when we start out on a(nother) journey to better health and fitness we want to jump right in and find out what we should and shouldn’t be eating and what kind of workouts we should be doing, etc., and we skip over, what I think is one of the most important keys…

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Meal Plan Rules July 4th-10th

Here’s my eating plan for the week of July 4th-10th, basically Monday through Sunday. I’ve created this for two reasons, one is, I have excess belly fat that I have regained that I want to lose and two is, I’ve allowed some foods back into my diet that are causing cravings, that I need to…

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Staying on track at a party

Even if you didn’t know what the date was, you would know the year-end holidays were right around the corner by all the articles that pop up about surviving holiday parties when you’re dieting. They’re everywhere. But as I’m writing this, we’re heading into Summer, which for my family means lots of back yard birthday…

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A Strong-end or a Weak-end?

So, hypothetical scenario here.. Monday rolls around and you’re ready for it. You’ve done your meal prep for the week, lined out your workouts and workout days, refilled your five gallon jug of water… man, you are READY!! Skip forward to Friday.. you’re on a serious “healthy lifestyle high,” in fact you’re glowing and people…

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