Lemon bars, lemon pound cake, citrus butter cookies, and a shrimp stir fry all made the cut that year. As I was baking I noticed that these weren’t anything like the lemons I was used to at the store. These were round and plump with smooth skin. They were so juicy even one slice of the knife spilled juice all over the cutting board. They weren’t sour and bitter, but tangy and mildly sweet. … More Lemon Survival
For those of you following my Instagram, you may have noticed I’ve been posting more and more frequently about my progression where running is concerned. I’ve set a big, audacious goal. There’s no doubt in my mind that I can do it, but I also won’t necessarily share what that goal is, until after I’ve conquered it, or at least am a few milestones closer. … More Running. Running…Running……and Goals.
Quite a few people have been curious about what types of workouts I do from week to week, so I thought I would share my typical schedule. What’s nice is that with a couple of free weights, a mat, and a foam roller, I can do these at home, at the gym with an instructor, or even while a travel. … More The Wonders of Foam Rolling
They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. About a year ago my obsession with Rachel Hollis started. Don’t get me wrong, this has been a good problem to have. At a time when I was beyond frustrated, feeling that I’d been let down, and putting all the blame on myself, I … More Made for More
There are a lot of words we could use to describe what’s going on in the world lately. There are even more to describe how we all feel about it. The word I find myself using the most is “weird.” It’s weird out there you guys. The world is weird. While hundreds of things happening on a “normal” day will wind up in a history book somewhere, it is an odd feeling to realize what is happening with COVID-19 will be in everyone’s history books around the world. Even more, the chapter is still being written and we don’t know how it’s going to end. … More Five Things to Counter Stress
It is easy to pull a fire alarm and cause panic, feet rushing through the halls to the exit. Others stopping to grab valuables on the way. Very few checking to see if there are any wisps of smoke. Right now the sirens are blaring but no one has stopped to question whether this is just a test or perhaps something that a single fire truck can manage. Instead we’ve got the whole crew out there and people are flocking to the scene. … More Research Instead of Hysteria
It’s so easy to start a challenge strong, so exciting to jump headfirst into the attack plan of a new goal. What isn’t as easy is the journey. … More #Last90Days at a Close
We’ve all heard that we should be grateful for what we have, and that is often easier said than done, especially when no one teaches us how. … More Five to Thrive: It’s the Little Things!
As part of my newfound journey of healthy eating and being on the go, I’ve found that protein smoothies have a way of making sure I get lots of fruits and veggies without all the fuss of a million dishes and the time it takes to prepare a fully cooked meal. Plus a flavored protein powder helps make sure I’m getting the nutrients my body needs. Here are a few of my favorite combos: … More Smoothie Love
Substituting water seems like an easy enough solution to quenching my thirst, but drinking enough water left me with a few challenges. How much was enough? … More Five to Thrive: Hydrate Baby!