How many workouts do you really need?

How many workouts do you really need?

I have been a certified “fitness junkie” for years now.  I thrive on the adrenaline, the feeling of pushing my body to the limits.  I love the feeling of getting my heart pounding  and being drenched in sweat.  There is nothing like that shaky muscle feeling after a workout in my opinion – you know, when you can barely sit down or raise your arms above your head?  Bring.it.on! For years I have craved that feeling.  I have bounced all…

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Life Lately

Life Lately

I know this space has been pretty food-heavy lately, and I haven’t done a lifestyle post recently.  So here is life lately (as seen from my iPhone). This was from a Sunday afternoon when Little Miss needed a nap but didn’t think she did.  I sent her to her room for “rest time,” and came up 10 minutes later to find this disaster (and where’s waldo in the middle of it).  Notice she also put on her Sheriff Callie dress…

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Clean Kiddo Meals- Part 2

Clean Kiddo Meals- Part 2

Time for another edition of clean kiddo meals!  I love reading other blogs that feature their kids’ meals, as I am always looking for ideas.  I feel like my kids definitely eat better when I mix things up, so I am constantly trying new food combinations, flavors, etc.  So here are some meals the kids have been enjoying lately. This meal was dinner on a Tuesday night when Nathan was at the gym.  Since he doesn’t believe that breakfast foods should…

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My Weekly Meal Prep – 2

My Weekly Meal Prep – 2

We were out in PA visiting good friends of ours this weekend, and as we were chatting my friend Lindsay shared with me her struggles to get healthy food on her family’s table.  She is a full-time working mom with 2 young kids, and she explained how hard it is during the week to cook dinner.  It seems they have fallen into the habit of eating the same dinners week after week, and she is so hungry by the time…

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Do things in your life die?

Do things in your life die?

Nathan and I were talking the other night, and I admitted to him that I feel like a part of me has been lost ever since I stopped running.  Running is how I defined myself for a long time (ever since college) and it is strange to not have that part of my identity right now.  That’s not to say I won’t start running again in the future, but for now I am content without it.  But that doesn’t mean…

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What I Ate in a Day – 2

What I Ate in a Day – 2

A few week’s ago I wrote about an entire day’s eats, and I thought it would be interesting to look at a weekend day to see how they compare (or contrast).  A few things to note: This was on daylight saving’s time, which is always a strange day for me. I was coming off a pretty sizeable cheat meal the night before (3 slices of Santucci’s famous Philly pizza and a massive brownie sundae).  This may have affected my appetite a…

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Breaking the snack cycle

Breaking the snack cycle

Our kids are probably like most kids in that they seem to live for snacks.  And who could blame them?  Carby goodness in the middle of the day?  Yes please!  But unfortunately food that we normally put into the “snack” category aren’t always the greatest.  They seem to be carb-heavy or contain excess sugar.  And for some reason most kids don’t think a hard boiled egg or a handful of nuts qualifies as a snack.  But a bag of teddy…

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Natural skincare hacks

Natural skincare hacks

My sister-in-law and I were talking the other night about our skincare routines, as she is just as neurotic about removing chemicals as I am.  It was amazing to hear the various things she has discovered that are natural, simple, and don’t break the bank.  Now you are talking my language!  So I asked her if I could share some of her tips on here, and she graciously agreed.  She is beautiful inside and out, and knows WAY more than…

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Going against the grain

Going against the grain

I think it’s absolutely fascinating to see the trends/changes our society has gone through in the past 20-30 years in regards to food.  It seems like things are constantly changing – coffee is bad for you; never mind, a daily cup of coffee is actually good for you.  Don’t eat chocolate; dark chocolate is actually a good antioxidant. It’s hard to keep up! After talking to my brother-in-law Kyle back in May about changing up my diet/meal plan, I was given some…

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29 Question Blog Survey

29 Question Blog Survey

Happy Friday everyone!  We are wrapping up an amazing week of sun and fun down here in Florida, and are already dreading re-entry into less than tropical temps tomorrow.  So today I figured I would do something fun – a blog survey!  I recently saw this over on Tina’s blog at Carrots ‘n Cake, and wanted to play along this morning.  Feel free to pick a question and answer in the comments. Who are you named after?  When my mom…

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