Fitness Friday – 8 Minute Power Workout

Happy Friday! The holidays are upon us and I know everyone is busy busy and time is more precious than ever. But do NOT think you don't have time for exercise. You DO!!! Today's workout is a powerful full body workout that will take 8 minutes. Add a  2 minute warm up and make sure to stretch afterward and you are looking at 15 minutes total time. Yes - You - Have -Time - for - this! And … [Read more...]

Design the Perfect Gift for the Fitness Enthusiast on Your List #YourReebok

This post contains affiliate link and I receive a small commission on purchases made with those links. This supports this blog and the content you love so thank you! If you are looking for a unique gift for the fitness enthusiast on your gift list, you are going to love this cool gift idea from Reebok. Did you know that Reebok lets you customize your athletic shoes?  How cool is … [Read more...]

3 Moves to Rock Your Core

Alright let's be honest here, who does not need to give her core a little extra TLC? "I'm dying for stronger abs" is probably what I hear most from fellow moms when we talk about toning and strengthening our bodies. And with good reason! Our core goes through a lot!  Yep pregnancy is amazing and the way our body stretches fascinating albeit a little weird, but the result is more or less the … [Read more...]

Spiced Pumpkin Chia Pudding

I love breakfast. And I know the importance of choosing the right kind of fuel to launch my day. A good balanced meal that's tempting and tasty is always savored with joy. This pumpkin chia pudding is a real power breakfast that's just as enjoyable as a scrumptious treat for dessert or any time you crave a little pick me up. I prepare this before going to bed so I have an easy, … [Read more...]

How to Dress for Cold Weather Training

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It finally feels like fall here in LA! Though I thoroughly enjoy our warm sunny California days I was thrilled to have to put on an extra layer as I headed out for my morning hike. At six am the air was brisk and clean with temperatures in the low forties.   I love this kind of weather! I find it invigorating and inspiring! As you may recall from a … [Read more...]

Will Your Healthcare Plan Be There for You When You Need It Most?

This post is sponsored by United Healthcare. Content and opinions are my own. When I dialed 9-1-1 on January 23, 2015, my healthcare plan was the farthest thing from my mind. I needed to get my daughter to the hospital, and I needed to get her there FAST! I did not know on that day that eight months later we'd be facing more than $100,000 in medical bills. Nor did I know that I'd be … [Read more...]

Apple Butternut Squash Soup

Fall is such a delightful season for shopping and cooking... All the squashes have so much to offer from a nutritious point of view, but also benefit from wonderful texture and flavor! I was inspired to combine four simple ingredients to make this exquisite soup -- butternut squash, apples, parsnips and vegetable broth.  That's it! No spices or other boosters.  Just simple fruits and … [Read more...]

Fitness Friday – Infuse Your Workout with Rockin’ Energy!

When it comes to getting the most out of your workout,  Mind-Body Connection.  As we explored in a previous article, it is important to eliminate as many distractions as possible, especially television and magazines to create that mind-body connection. After reading that post, many of you asked if music is also a distraction so let's address this today. The short answer: NO! In fact music … [Read more...]

The Simplest Way to Peel an Onion

I peel and chop a LOT of onions, and yes that means I cry a lot. I've tried all the tricks in the book and sadly I have not yet found the trick that works for me to not cry. I hold on to hope that some day I will... What I have figured out, however, is how to swiftly and efficiently peel an onion. This works every time and with every kind of onion -- yellow, white, sweet, red... Here's … [Read more...]

Mixing Up the Holidays KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway

Cookies... Cakes... Pies... Mousses, creams and decadent confections... That's what holidays are made of... Lots and lots of baking projects that are so much more fun with the perfect mixer :-) I've dreamed of owning one of these babies for years and that's why I am so excited to have teamed up with a great group of bloggers to bring you this "Mixing up the Holidays with … [Read more...]