INJURY-FREE WORKOUTS

#FitnessFriday

Fitness enthusiasts are a walking contradiction. How do I know?…I’m one of them! We engage in physical activity, all in the name of looking and feeling our personal best (of course it beats therapy fees too!), yet injury rules the day for many! It’s a question I frequently get and am now a walking model … Read More

LOOK INTO THE NEW YEAR…WHAT DO YOU SEE?

#TransformationTuesday

The New Year is COMING!!! Maybe you’ve set a New Year’s Resolution. To lose weight? To be a better parent? To cook healthy meals for your family? To volunteer more often? Regardless of your specific goal, it’s human nature to seek personal improvement, to seek change. Our Country was founded on this premise! Too commonly, however, most individuals stop … Read More

THANKSGIVING GAME PLAN

#TransformationTuesday

The Countdown is ON. Thanksgiving is just days away, and it’s time to formulate your gameplan, but “no,” I’m not referring to your NFL or College football picks! Instead, it’s time to get your head in the game for how you will enjoy Thanksgiving without deprivation or guilt. You’ll be shocked to know that a recent study … Read More

PUMPKIN ENERGY BALLS

#WednesdaysWeCook, Dessert Recipes, Recipes, Snacks

I’m not going to lie, I love fall and everything it has to offer. Pumpkins and their seeds, cool air, fall leaves, and sweet treats. What I don’t love are the added pounds and the sluggish feel following my overindulgences. These Pumpkin Energy Balls have answered my call for all things fall without the negatives … Read More

PECAN PIE BITES

#WednesdaysWeCook, Dessert Recipes, Recipes

Did you hear the bell ring? I’m not talking about the (movie) Polar Express’ bell that only those who “still believe in Santa” can hear!…No, I’m talking about THE BELL..the one that rings in the SUGAR BINGE FEST that is about to ensue over the next 6 weeks!!! I’m bracing myself HARD! With all the sugary … Read More

BUTTERNUT SQUASH STACKS

#WednesdaysWeCook, Dinner Recipes, Recipes

It’s November, and I cannot get enough “comfort food,” even though I’m still wearing Florida flip-flops! I’ll swear there’s a gene that predisposes us to the idea we must eat comforting food, full of fall flavors, regardless of the temperatures outside. Maybe it’s triggered by all the fall decor at Pier One?!?!? Whatever the catalyst, … Read More

BUTTERNUT SQUASH BISQUE

#WednesdaysWeCook, Dinner Recipes, Recipes

SOUP!!! You know you love it! I’m quite certain that EVERYONE loves soup…For goodness sakes, there was a whole Seinfeld episode devoted to it! Doesn’t that really just punctuate my point? Shoot! Now I’m showing my age! Back to work…this soup business is serious, especially this time of year. Cool weather and fall leaves can’t … Read More

YOUR CHILDREN NEED YOUR HELP!

#MotivationalMonday

**This is an updated, repost because it is a timeless issue that is important to your family’s health! HEALTHY AND FUN DO COEXIST …for children too! IT’S MONDAY! IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF THE HOLIDAY BREAK! WE SLEPT IN (yes, even Pacer Kristen!)! My first thoughts turned to taking the kids out to a local, DIY Pancake … Read More