Month: January 2018

Beet Hummus

Growing up the word “beet” brought one thing to mind: Beautiful Beets. Beautiful Beets was a dish that my mom made, and her mom made, and probably her mom made. Think mashed beets with sour cream – magenta pink, earthy and for a child, anything but beautiful. Sorry Mom, no hard feelings I hope. My […]

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Not Perfect, But Enough

If there is one thing that I could tell my 20-year old self, it’s that perfect is not the goal. You don’t have to be perfect to be all that is enough. My 20-year old self would disagree. But in the past 10 years, I’ve experienced some convincing moments that have taught me a few […]

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Fat Burning Treadmill Workouts That Won’t Bore You

If you’re looking for a quick, fat-burning session to beat the boredom of a straight hour slugging away on the treadmill, look no further. I’m not a huge fan of treadmill running, especially when I have nothing to break up the monotony of step, step, step, step, step. But if I have a goal and […]

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Strength Training Basics

Funny thing about exercise – it’s not all created equal. Is one form of exercise better than another? Depends on your goals. If your goals include getting lean, building muscle or just looking better all around, you should be strength training. Why You Should Be Strength Training You’ll get stronger and stay stronger longer. Building […]

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10 Reasons to Eat Dark Chocolate

Chocolate is one of those foods that invokes immediate feelings of guilt in some people. And while it’s still true that over-indulging on chocolate (or anything), every day isn’t healthy, there are plenty of reasons why you should enjoy a couple of ounces of dark chocolate a couple of times a week. Side note: studies […]

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5 Weeknight Chicken Dinners

Chicken. Potential health benefits: high. Potential risk of boring: ditto. One ingredient, five ways. Chicken is one of the healthiest proteins you will come across in the grocery store. But nobody wants to eat chicken breast, no matter how you slice it, every single day. But it’s the perfect weeknight protein. It doesn’t take long […]

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Strong, Sexy Arms in 4 Moves

Ladies, I know you’re not all out their spending copious amounts of time pumping iron with the meatheads, watching your biceps grow in the gym mirror. However, I also know that when you put on a dress, a short sleeve tee or a tank top, nothing says “I get $hit done” like lean arms with […]

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