10 DAY CHALLENGE

#MotivationalMonday

EAT YOUR VEGETABLES! You’ve likely heard this your whole life! And, it’s true! So, let’s cut to the chase: I challenge you to eat 10 servings of fruit and/or vegetables daily for the next 10 days. Why? …you already know it will help you to be healthy, but what you might not know are the specifics. … Read More

HAVE A BALL, PART TWO

#FitnessFriday

The exercise ball has become my friend, and I hope yours too! It adds fun to the workout, hits many muscle groups, and requires balance too. When you add these variables, you’ll get more “bang for your buck” than if you just hit the gym equipment. And of course, I love the added benefit of … Read More

HAVE A SPIRULINA DAY!

#TransformationTuesday

SPUR-WHAT-A???….It’s in EVERY Purium Shake! If you haven’t heard of Spirulina, a type of blue-green algae, it’s time to welcome this SUPERFOOD into your home! Admittedly, I hate to overuse the word, “SUPERFOOD,” seeing as it’s so widely used. This time, however, it might just be well-deserved. Spirulina is 65% Amino Acids/Protein, is rich in vitamins, … Read More

HAVE A BALL, PART ONE

#FitnessFriday

When you’ve hit a plateau in weight loss, you’re feeling a bit “burned out” on your normal routine, or you need a challenge to hit that next level, it’s time to HAVE A BALL! I love the exercise ball, because it requires balance and engages more than one muscle group. Grab an exercise ball, and … Read More

GASPARILLA GADGETS

#FitnessFriday

THE GASPARILLA CHALLENGE OF RACES IS AN AMAZING WEEKEND OF ENERGY, FUN, AND NEARLY 31 MAGICAL MILES. AS A PACER, I ALSO DISCOVERED NEW RUNNING GEAR, WHICH I NOW CONSIDER MY “GO TO’S” FOR COMFORT, OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE, AND…OF COURSE, FASHION TOO! RooSPORT 2.0 As a marathonpacing.com pacer, I was fortunate enough to try out this … Read More

STARBUCKS AND OPRAH…A PERFECT COMBO!

#ThirstyThursday

You want to be healthy but Starbucks is calling your name! I GET IT! Today was a cold, windy Florida day. Even though we aren’t enduring freezing temperatures, the social and emotional pulls to food and beverages is inherent within all of us. From the day we are born, an emotional connection to being nourished … Read More

SPA WATER TO BOOST HEALTH

#ThirstyThursday, Healthy You

Remember the last time you visited the spa, sat in the waiting area, and sipped on fruity spa water? I’m guessing you felt both hydrated and equally important, I’ll bet you were determined to maintain that great feeling of health and wellness! I’m right, aren’t I? I know this because I’ve “been there, done that!” The … Read More

BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH PECANS AND CRANBERRIES

#WednesdaysWeCook, Dinner Recipes, Recipes

Tis the Season for fancy veggie dishes!! Sadly, the mere mention of Brussels sprouts makes many run the other direction. Such a reaction is so undeserved. These tiny, bite-sized morsels are an amazing addition to any dinner table. They are rich in valuable nutrients, being an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, … Read More

LOVE ME SOME KATE HUDSON!

#TransformationTuesday

THINK YOU CAN’T HAVE YOUR BEST BODY EVER? THINK AGAIN! LOVE ME SOME KATE HUDSON! Nothing has made me happier in the last year than to see Kate Hudson’ s going very public about her healthy lifestyle, all while loving and eating pizza (occasionally) and eating REAL FOOD…no starvation diet, and lacking of perfection! Kate’s focus … Read More

CHERRY WALNUT STUFFED CHICKEN

#WednesdaysWeCook, Dinner Recipes, Recipes

Cherries, walnuts, and brown rice…OH MY! Today, I’m serving up a dinner that is rich in antioxidants, heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, fiber, protein, vitamins, and an excellent source of those hard to find omega-3 fatty acids. Not only does this make a beautiful, gourmet dish, but it uses precooked, organic brown rice, so it’s fast and easy too. Best … Read More