Healthy Kitchen Must-Haves

Just in time for Christmas, Eat This, Not That! put out a list of 40 Things Healthy Cooks Always Have in Their Kitchen.  Although I’m now adding an Oil Spritzer to my Amazon Wish List, I’m pretty impressed at how well equipped my kitchen is by these standards.  How did yours measure up? P.S. You…

Becoming a Morning Person

Punctuality, particularly first thing in the morning, has never been my strongest suit.  I’m such a motivated person throughout the day, and that fire can stay strong well into the evening hours when I should be winding down; then getting up and running in the morning is hell.  I read this fantastic article from Foundr about some important tips…

21 Days Later

So I’ve made it through 21 days of “clean” Paleo-ish Crossfit-eating!  Yay!  I’ve lost 13 lbs since my weigh-in on day 1.  I also measure about 2 inches less around my waist and 2 inches around my buttocks.  I feel great and I’m so glad I did it. I had a few cheat meals and definitely…

“Stupid Simple Salsa Chicken”

It truly is “Stupid Simple”  (from: Canada Girl Eats Paleo) Prep time: 5 min. | Cook time: 5 hours | Total: 5 hours 5 min. Ingredients: 1 cup prepared salsa 4 chicken breasts 1 TBSP chili powder 1 onion, chopped (possible additions: 3 cloves minced garlic, 2 TBSP cayenne pepper, and/or 2 TBSP Adobo) Directions: Place all ingredients…

“Stay Motivated for the Long Haul”

It’s been 1 week of my changes to a lifestyle of fitness, so I thought I’d post this motivational message.  It’s from a site called Meditations for Women. “Keep the passion for change alive.” When you decide to change something in your life you start out with commitment, determination and passion to make it happen. But,…

Getting Into Fitness: 10 Tips

Today is a day for turning over a new leaf; like so many Americans, I struggle to maintain a heathy weight.  While exercise is super-important, nutrition is the key to making an impact and living healthfully, so for the next 21 days I’m going to make some drastic changes to the way I eat.  Coupled…