Fit Friday: Raise A Glass to 2016!

It’s actually here, the last few days of 2016 are upon us and a New year is on the horizon. I am a big fan of New Years. This could be due to the fact there is a high volume of sparkly things and corks of bubbly popping everywhere or because I love an excuse to reflect and reset. Either way I love it and look forward to it. Instead of mourning the loss of this past year and commenting on how fast it flew by, I like to relish in all that has happened and look forward to an […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Detox To Retox w/ Charcoal

With one holiday over and another on the horizon there’s one word I’ve been focusing on this week: DETOX. After consuming more than I usually do (especially in the cocktail department) I am in need of some serious detoxing before we pop another cork this weekend. The recent buzzword for detoxing in the health and wellness circuit has been activated charcoal. I first saw it used in a drink on a trip to DC a few years ago. I went to a juice bar looking for something to help with jet-lag and jump start my system and the sales associate […]

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Motivation Monday: R&R To Slim

With the New Year approaching and the time off I’ve had for the holidays there’s been plenty of time to reflect on this past year and more importantly on what I plan for the upcoming one. Starting this blog has been more than a creative outlet for me, it’s almost therapeutic and with content research I feel like I’ve been learning a ton and been given an excuse to learn more about the things I’m interested in. While I don’t plan on slowing down with content about health and wellness, I will say all trending diet and claims I’ve covered […]

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Fit Friday: Cookie Swap

During the holidays you can count on an influx of sweets-especially cookies when going to parties, cookie exchanges and work gatherings. For me, the homemade variety is always worth the splurge in the calorie department-especially if it’s a family recipe that was passed down generation to generation or there is some other significance behind it. This time of year only comes around once a year after all! I also prefer homemade treats because there is a greater chance the ingredients are closer to whole or natural and have less nasty chemicals and unknowns in them than the store-bought variety. Whatever […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Peppermint

Tis the season for giving, caroling and peppermint. Peppermint flavored coffees, candies and lotions starts with the first mention of the holiday season and doesn’t let up until after New Years. I thought it would be a perfect time to elaborate on the seasonal ingredient and possibly surprise you with the laundry list of health benefits it brings. Peppermint and it’s treatment for a variety of symptoms and ailments is not something new. The use of peppermint leaves, essential oil, and tea has been something humans used for centuries yet there is still so much we can learn about it. Peppermint […]

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Motivation Monday: HoliDAZE

I aim to keep the posts this week short and straight to the point. Not because I’m uninspired or don’t have much to say (ha!) but more because I’m positive I’m not alone in feeling the pressure of the season and am down to the wire for holiday shopping and prep for this week’s festivities. I’d like my info/reading straight up-no chaser this week. You too? To keep focused and motivated this week I thought it would be fitting to include some motivational material to help rock out this week so we can get all our to-do lists complete and […]

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Fit Friday: Festive Pomegranate Bark

Holiday season is in full swing and I could not be more in the spirit! I am indulging in the festiveness this time of year brings in a BIG way. I found myself indulging a little too much this week with all the treats and gifts coming through our home and at work. To ensure I don’t go too far off the deep end, I am keeping up with my regular workouts and making a plan to meal prep and prepare some things that satisfy my cravings that I know are nutritious too. The most important thing to remember around the […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Don’t Pass On Grass

You may or may not be familiar with the amazing benefits of consuming wheatgrass. Whether you are familiar or just reading about it for the first time, I hope you come away with something you didn’t know and hopefully are inspired to run to the nearest bar (juice bar that is) and order up a shot! There are a few people I know who’ve undergone complete diet and lifestyle changes as well as rigorous chemotherapy to fight the cancer in their body. All instances, although different types of cancer varying at severity and diagnosis, were recommended to take wheatgrass shots twice […]

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Motivation Monday: The Gift That Keeps On Giving

This past weekend I was completely wrapped up in the spirit of the season, doing some holiday shopping, decorating our house and planning out the rest of the month and the festive events it entails. There are many reasons this time of year gets us in the spirit of giving back to those in need but I feel a large part of it can be attributed to all the gift giving we are doing amongst ourselves–and we wouldn’t feel right about indulging in this much cheer if not everyone was included. For me, giving back is not completely self-less. I […]

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Fit Friday: To Chew Or Not To Chew?

Living a fit lifestyle can be rewarding when you are feeling in sync with your body, have a routine down that keeps you on track and you feel like you’ve got it. It can also get overwhelming when you begin to question every part of that lifestyle, ensuring you are up to date on the latest and greatest workout and diet trends. I feel like I know what works for me but I’m also continually self-improving on many areas. It’s not a bad thing to keep on reaching for something better but it can be exhausting. That’s where I’m at […]

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