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  • Long Busy Day
    on Mar 13, 2012
    Long, busy day.Got up at 6 am which is only an hour and a half earlier than usual.Whole wheat toast with almond butter and banana slices along with 1/2 cup of grapes.  Job interview so I had to get all pretty and professional.  Drove 45 min...
  • Stay or Go
    on Mar 8, 2012
    Sorry for my absense.  I've been focusing on trying to find a job.I was going back and forth about whether or not I should continue this blog.  Would I have time with working fulltime, a nasty LA commute, and school?I decided that my origin...
  • Tabata Workout
    on Mar 2, 2012 in weight loss exercise fitness
    Do you want to add some variety to your workout?  Perhaps you just need to get started but don’t have an hourevery day.  Tabatas are perfect. They take four minutes and can be done alone or added on the end of yourstrength workout.&n...
  • Motivation Monday: Never Give Up
    on Feb 27, 2012 in Motivation Monday
    SourceWe all have goals that we want to accomplish. As long you never give up you will reach and surpass them. Sometimes we get sidetracked but hopefully your determination leads you right back to your goals.  If you miss a workout or eat s...
  • Food Prep Basics
    on Feb 23, 2012 in nutrition savings clean eating
    Do you prep your foods when you bring them home from the grocery story?I started it a few months ago and it makes everything so much easier.  While I do enjoy cooking, I do like things to be quickly accessible especially when packing snacks for...
  • Eating Healthy and Couponing - Is it possible?
    on Feb 21, 2012
    Can you eat healthy and still use coupons?The answer is yes, of course, and here is how I do it:1. Instead of cutting every coupon from the circulars or printing online, I only keep the ones that I will actually use including personal and h...
  • Monday Motivation: Just Do It!
    on Feb 20, 2012 in Motivation Monday
    Sometimes it is hard to do the right thing.It just is.  You get discouraged, distracted, or disinterested. Life happens. But you just have to get up and do it. Goals will never be met with excuses - valid or not. Things have been hard around her...
  • Earn Money with Ebates
    on Feb 18, 2012 in savings
    Do you buy things online?  Would you like to earn a little extra money just for buying things online?I have been using Ebates for a few years now and I figured some of you may be interested in it as well.  Likely you won't earn a fulltime i...
  • Recipe: 3 Minute Single Brownie
    on Feb 18, 2012 in recipes
    If you love chocolate and you want to make a quick treat then this is the perfect recipe for you.  When I was a low carb dieter I loved to make warm brownies that contained cocoa powder, splenda, powdered milk, and water.  And I would top t...
  • Recipe: Coconut Cookies
    on Feb 17, 2012 in recipes
    I LOVE cookies so I make them more frequently than any other treat.  Since I have about three treats per week, I try to make them a healthier alternative so I don't go crazy.  These cookies have a mild coconut flavor.These cookies aren't ne...
  • Motivation Monday: Self LoveSourceSelf love is essential.  After having dealt with postpartum depression, I know how important loving yourself is to succesfully acheiving goals.  After the birth of both of my boys, I was miserable.  Don't get me wrong, I loved my...
  • Recipe: Blueberry Eggs Over Easy
    on Feb 10, 2012 in clean eating recipes
    This isn't the best picture but you get the idea - bed of blueberries covered in an egg over easy.  I prefer my eggs over medium but whatever works.  Get prepared for the fastest and simplest breakfast EVER.  You cannot tell me that th...
  • Weekly Q & A: Home Gym for Beginners
    on Feb 10, 2012
    Weekly Q & A: What do you have in your home gym?  What do you recommend for a beginner?First, I want to congratulate you on taking the first stepto working out at home and getting in shape.  Working out at home is convenient andaffordab...
  • Recipe: Whole Wheat Flax Tortillas
    on Feb 8, 2012 in clean eating recipes
    I've talked about my love of flax before like here and especially here.  I haven't really gone into my love for tortillas yet although you may have seen my recipe for whole wheat tortillas.  Typically I don't eat bread but I do enjoy tortillas.
  • Recipe: Italian Turkey Meatballs
    on Feb 7, 2012 in clean eating recipes
    Spaghetti & Meatballs I usually don't make meatballs but my boys have been really enjoying turkey burgers so I fiured this would be a good way to get them to eat something besides the noodles. I will be making meatballs from now on becaus...
  • 5 Reasons to Workout
    on Feb 7, 2012 in sexiness weight loss exercise fitness
    Source There are many reasons to workout but here are my five favorite: Stress release – Exercise helps relieve tension, giving you a natural high through increasing endorphins. Focusing on a situation will only make you more stressed so in...
  • Monday Motivation: Promise to Self
    on Feb 6, 2012 in sexiness Motivation Monday
    Self motivation is always helpful to get you over the challenging times.  A few tips are to set mini goals for yourself and make a long-term promise to yourself.  You can see my promise below.  Do you have goals set for yourself?  Inste...
  • HIIT Tips & Suggestions
    on Feb 2, 2012 in sexiness weight loss exercise fitness
    The key to fat loss is HIIT.  HIIT is the most effective form of cardio. The key to HIIT is the high and low.   During the high you really need to go as hard as possible so I recommend counting your reps during the first round.  Then in th...
  • Recipe: Chicken Stir Fry
    on Feb 1, 2012 in clean eating recipes
    Do you struggle with ideas for dinner?  Well this is a simple yet satisfying recipe that your whole family will enjoy.  It is also so very versatile so you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand.  This is also one of those meals that has s...
  • Weekly Q&A: Post Workout Meal/ShakeQuestion: Is a post workout meal really necessary?  If so, what do you suggest? A post workout meal is really important to help your body recover from the stress you placed on it during your strength workout.  Lifting heavy weights will stress...