Choices…

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could just wake up one morning and decide that we were finally ready to embrace a healthy lifestyle and the body of our dreams would just manifest right before our eyes in the mirror? Yeah, we think so too! Unfortunately, that’s just not the way it...

Recipe: Hummus-Crus...

I made this chicken recipe for dinner this past Saturday and it was a huge hit! True, it was our Free Day, and could have easily given us the excuse to order pizza, but the wonderful flavors of this dish were perfect! On a regular day I would have served it with brown rice or quinoa, but on a...

Recipe: Slow Cooker...

When Deb and I decided to remove gluten and dairy from our lives (MOST of the time) in August, 2013, it was a big decision, and we knew it would be difficult. However, we also knew that we had our Free Days to enjoy, and if we really wanted something that contained gluten or dairy, we could...

You Got This!

Do you ever just stop and wonder sometimes if any of this is actually working? Boy, I know I sure do! I mean, I have the evidence that it’s working on my body, in my performance, and in my reflection in the mirror, but sometimes Mr. X rears his ugly head and I question whether my REAL...

Searching for a Good...

(Reprinted from http://www.naturalnews.com/043689_eggs_cage-free_organic_food.html#) (NaturalNews) If you eat eggs, the variety you choose can make a big difference in nutrition. Conventional, organic, free-range or pastured? Terminology can be confusing or downright misleading. Mother Earth...

Stop The Presses!

HOLD EVERYTHING!!!  It has just come to my attention that today, April 2nd, is in fact In honor of this momentous day, I give you the following: 55 Peanut Butter and Jelly Recipes How to Make the Perfect Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich 10 Ways to Use Peanut Butter Top 10 Unusual Uses for...

The Beginning…

What do you want in life? Not what do you think you can get… Not what do you think you should be happy settling for… What do you WANT? Today is the first day of the rest of your life!  What are you going to do with it? I don’t care if your goals are physical, financial,...

Don’t Wait!

I remember a conversation with a co-worker back when I was in my late 20’s about having children.  He already had a young daughter and had just announced that he and his wife were expecting baby #2 at the office.  He asked me when my husband and I were planning to start a family (we had...

It Takes Time!

It can be discouraging when you first start a new nutrition and exercise plan and you work so hard and no one seems to notice.  You feel like maybe it’s not working because even YOU can’t really see a big difference and then one day you easily pull on a pair of jeans that required you to...

Top 10 Tips to Creat...

One of my life mantras is: “I am so happy and grateful that I always have time for the people and things that are important to me.” Whenever I start getting overwhelmed by my life and my schedule (not surprisingly, this happens … oh, daily), I close my eyes and repeat this affirmation...

Recipe: Spicy Chick...

This “recipe” – and I use the term loosely, because it’s more of a method than an actual recipe – is quickly becoming my go-to lunch favorite. It is super-quick, super-easy, and super-delicious. It is also an AWESOME way to use up leftovers, which appeals to my...

The Gluten-Free/Dair...

It’s one thing when you, as an individual, decide to make some changes in your diet, but it’s a whole other animal when you decide to bring your family along for the ride. Back in August, I made the decision to remove wheat and dairy from my normal, everyday diet (free days are a different...

Best Shrimp Scampi R...

When we were planning our Free Week menu Deb suggested that we have Shrimp Scampi one night.  I was happy to comply – I love Shrimp Scampi and we rarely have it because 1.  Deb is not a big pasta fan (and you HAVE to serve scampi over pasta) and 2.  I thought it meant a plate laden with...

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