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Quick and Healthy Eats

Strawberry Chicken Salad

There's a local fast food chain where we live that my mom loves to frequent (despite my constant protestations 🙈🤷🏼‍♀️😂). She recently texted me a picture of a salad she had ordered there saying basically, "Hey! Check it out! Health Food!" I tried to nicely let her know that you've really gotta be careful about… Continue reading Strawberry Chicken Salad

Health and Wellbeing Exercises

Choosing positivity and truth

It's been a pretty wild month around here. My husband was away for military drill and the kids got incredibly sick. When he was finally allowed to come home to help care for them, he ended up coming down with it himself. We had $1000 stolen from our bank account. The neighbors backed into our… Continue reading Choosing positivity and truth

Quick and Healthy Eats

Summer dinners

This isn't a recipe as much as it's just an example of some quick and healthy dinner options that lend themselves to the lackadaisical, laid back feeling of summer evenings with easy, satisfying flavors. Chicken tenders are a staple in our house. We make them a couple of pounds at a time, eat them with… Continue reading Summer dinners

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A goal achieved: my journey to flight on the silks

In December of 2015, I was finishing up my 200 hour yoga teacher training and we had a guest teacher come to lead a handstand workshop. I didn't participate, citing a shoulder injury I was working to recover from. It was only a half truth though. My other motivation for skipping the handstand work was… Continue reading A goal achieved: my journey to flight on the silks

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Naturally sweet treats: delectable desserts without the added sugar

In my last post, I talked about doing a mini reset to get myself back on track with my health and fitness goals by cutting out all added sugar for at least 72 hours. This means I will only consume natural sugars found in fresh fruits and dairy products like milk, Greek yogurt, and cottage cheese so all processed food is off the table, no eating out, and no sugary dessert indulgences. If this sounds impossible or terrible to you, stick with me for a moment and hear me out while I explain what's going on in this process and why resetting in this way is a helpful tool for success in reaching your health and fitness goals, as well as how it's actually still possible to eat delicious dessert treats without eating junk that harms your body!

Health and Wellbeing Exercises

Preventing lapse from becoming relapse: what to do when you get out of your health and fitness routine

No matter where you are on your health and fitness journey, there will come a time when you experience what is called lapse. Lapse is a break from your routine when you can't or don't, for whatever reason, keep up your ordinary physical fitness schedule and/or you depart from making healthy food choices. Maybe it's travel, illness, a visit from out of town family or friends, a social event, or something at school or work. Whatever it is, lapses can be difficult to rebound from. However, it can, and it must, be done in order to prevent entering relapse. Relapse is a return to previous behaviors and food choices that did not serve your health and fitness goals. Since it's like starting over from scratch, coming back from a relapse is infinitely more challenging than recovering from lapse so it's very much to our benefit to recognize a lapse and act on it as quickly as possible. That's where I'm at personally right now. I've experienced a lapse and I'm working to come back to my routine and get myself back on track. I'll share with you how it happened.

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Go-to groceries for my Quick and Healthy Eats recipes

Recently, my friend Mark told me that he really enjoys seeing the recipes I post and that he'd love to make more of them but that he never seems to have the ingredients on hand without having to make a trip to the store. He asked me if I could make him a list of… Continue reading Go-to groceries for my Quick and Healthy Eats recipes