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Prana Fall 2017 Review

Nothing like some new clothes to brighten your day.  Especially when summer is coming to a close and it is your favorite season. Continue reading “Prana Fall 2017 Review”

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Summer Run Essentials

I hate to say it but sadly we are already into August.  This is something I should have posted back in June but never did.  Good thing we still have a bit more time before my favorite season is over.  I hope this post will help you out now and get yourself prepared for next summer.

As someone who goes out every day for either a walk, run, or bike ride this is my ESSENTIAL list of things I either use before hand or bring along with me for the ride.  While some are summer specific others are year long must haves and I will let you know which items make that list as well.

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Bikini Series Daily Moves – Charts – Tone It Up

For the past 8 weeks I have been writing down and tracking every daily move that was given to us during the Tone It Up Bikini Series.  Below is each week laid out.  I will additionally post the 7DSD week (full week – as it is only Tuesday!) once this week is over 🙂

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Eat Your Way Around: Washington, D.C.

Recently I took a road trip for a long weekend to Washington, D.C.  I had the opportunity to run the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler and it quickly became one of my favorite races to date.

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“M” & “C” – Mango Black Bean Chicken

I had every intention of using this recipe as taco and make it completely different but when I started cutting the chicken I got inspired and wanted to use up some of the ingredients that were in the refrigerator.  It was pretty quick and REALLY easy to make.  When i do my next Whole 30 I plan to change the recipe a bit removing a couple ingredients and adding a few others.

I am not going to lie, as I was preparing I was a little scared it wasn’t going to come out good.  My husband had the first taste as he was heading out the door for softball.  He said it was absolutely delicious.  Words like that don’t get thrown out of his mouth so I knew I did something okay!  I made enough to have as our dinner tomorrow night as well. Continue reading ““M” & “C” – Mango Black Bean Chicken”

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“B” is for Bar – Nakd Bar

Recently I had the opportunity to try out some bars from a company called Natural Balanced Foods.  They are a British based company making delicious and good for you snacks and bars.  Their bars are different than a lot of the “cereal” or “snack” bars on the market because they contain all natural and whole ingredients.  There is no added sweeteners or sugars in their bars.3.jpg

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S is for Supplements & T is for Turmeric

Vitamins to fruits & veggiesVitamins, minerals, herbals, botanicals, amino acids and enzymes are all considered dietary supplements.  While most of these are all found in the foods that we eat, supplements can be used to get adequate amounts of essential nutrients missing from your daily diet.   The body needs roughly 40 vitamins and minerals each day for good health.

There are 13 vitamins and they can be either water soluble (8 B and C) or fat soluble (A,D,E, K).  Water soluble vitamins dissolve nutrients in water and may need to be replenished every day.  Whereas fat solubles dissolve in fats and are stored in body tissues.  This storage can accumulate and it can be dangerous.  Keep in mind that, you have to account for all sources combined.

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H is for Healthy Human + GIVEAWAY!

Anyone that knows me knows that I carry a water bottle around wherever I go.  Always a reusable (unless I am out of town) and ALWAYS filled with water.  I have more bottles in my kitchen than I can count.  Both my mother and husband have told me, at different points in my life, to PLEASE stop bringing new ones home.  If I have to buy a bottle of water I will use the bottle more than once because I feel guilty of having to buy in the first place. Continue reading “H is for Healthy Human + GIVEAWAY!”

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“N” is for Nuts about Trader Joe’s

When ever I need to stock my pantry with raw nuts I head over to my local Trader Joe’s.  You can find almost any variety that you want at great prices.

Not only do they have individual nuts but you can also find variety packs that have chocolate, raisins, cranberries, yogurt chips and several other sweet treats!

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