Holidays

This is it. The last weekend to shop for Christmas or Hanukkah. I always wait until late minute and subsequently get super stressed out. But studies say giving actually makes us feel better and is beneficial to our health. Well, once we have figured out what to give, I guess it does…  To reap the […]

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Stockings are funny and many families have various traditions regarding them. In my family, we open our stockings first, then eat breakfast – which is always a homemade coffee cake and now a healthier quiche, then open presents one at a time, taking turns and then shower – workout – whatever until family comes over […]

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Today’s post is taken from my exclusive app. Typically, each week I provide new meal plans featuring a range of different diets from vegan to Paleo. The plans feature recipes, meal ideas and/or an easy to follow weekly meal planner that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. his week I decided to change things […]

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This year, I headed up to Portland, Maine for Thanksgiving with Roomie and his family. After teaching at 9am, taking Derek’s class at Barry’s at 10:15 and then teaching at noon, we drove up in the middle of the snow storm to Vacationland. It looked more like Christmas than Thanksgiving when we arrived! Despite the […]

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I’m traveling for Thanksgiving and will not have access to a gym AND we are set to get hit with a snowstorm so running outdoors might not be the safest way to workout. Luckily, I shot this 10-min no equipment cardio workout for this exact scenario.  We filmed this workout video in real time so […]

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I have had Thanksgivings where I probably did consume nearly 4500 calories from the minute I woke up to the time I went to bed, which is the average number American’s consume on T-Day. I would like to hope that is not true since I started this blog but I am not someone that is […]

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I’m all for moderation but Halloween is anything but… be honest with yourself. No, one mini sized Snickers bar is not going to kill you or even cause you to gain weight. Enjoying two or three in one sitting won’t either. But is Halloween really an excuse to eat 4 minis a day until October […]

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Ahh Memorial Day. To those of us who live in states with brutal winters, this weekend has so much riding on it. On one hand, we mentally think it is the start of summer but on the other, it really doesn’t get “bust out your bathing suit” warm. It is however usually nice enough to […]

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Did you know that on average we consume an extra 600 calories per day between Thanksgiving and New Years? No need to “restrict” yourself but a few rules can help you feel satisfied, tipsy and in control. Here are my 5 health holiday eating tips for navigating a good holiday party. Click image below to […]

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Last week, I shared two new gift guide videos on YouTube. Many blogger gift guides contain gifts that were sent to us for review by a PR company and while some are worth of sharing, many are not. I pride my videos on containing mostly items I discovered on my own peppered with a few […]

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