Motivation Monday: Facing Your Fears

This past week I’ve had a lot of time to reflect and take into account where I am and where I’d like to be. I think this is so important to do from time to time, no matter where you’re at in your career/life, how old you are, etc. Even if you believe you’re ‘satisfied’, doing a temperature check once in awhile is never a bad thing. I wish I could remember the source to site it here, but I remember listening to a podcast a while back and during the interview someone referenced music and how the simple act […]

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Fit Friday: And The Oscar Goes To…

This Sunday the Oscars come into town. I have always enjoyed award shows, the pomp and circumstance of it all including the fashion (I was a fashion major back in college so always have a soft spot for it!) and seeing everyone dress up and come together to celebrate the arts, it’s just so fun! Since I am lucky enough to be married to someone who enjoys movies as much as I do (maybe even a little more) we have made an effort to see the nominated movies each year so we can participate in the build up and anticipation […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Choosing The Variety Pack

Should we eat the same thing day in day out? This is a topic I struggle with because I feel like it really depends on the week or circumstance. In my opinion there are two answers to this question and both are equally correct. If you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle then yes, eat the same thing everyday. If you would like to absorb as many nutrients as possible, then be sure to eat a variety of foods. I find I go through patterns when it comes to my meal planning. There are some weeks when I am focused […]

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Motivation Monday: Cheers to 30 Years

It’s going to be tough to keep this short and sweet because this past weekend was spectacular…and to give it the credit it deserves will be tough to wrap up in a few paragraphs (but I will try to keep it simple!). Since Mondays are all about spirit on MSF and feeding that spirit with motivation, inspiration and drive for overall wellness, I thought this past weekend I spent celebrating turning 30 with some of my favorite humans is very fitting. There is nothing more fulfilling than being around those that build you up, create a positive atmosphere and love […]

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Fit Friday: You Have My Heart 4 Ingredient Truffles

Happy Friday! Was it just me or did this week seem to DRAG? It could be because I am on my way out of town for a weekend away, or just because there’s been a lot going on. Whatever the reason, I am extremely grateful and in need of  a trip to one of my absolute favorite places. I will do a follow-up “recap” post with all the highlights. Stay tuned! Until then, I’m still in Valentines Day mode because…why not? Love is in the air and it’s been fun to see the romantic side of everyone. The other thing […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Caffeine Fix For Your Skin

While I love showing all those around me how much they mean to me this time of year, I have a soft spot for showing my love some love. I reserve a special spot in my Valentine’s Day celebrations for my “valentine”, and this year marks our seventh one together. It’s fun to get dressed up and go somewhere fancy, order food in, or even decorate the house and cook something out of the ordinary (bonus points if it’s heart-shaped). Whatever says special to you is what really matters and nothing makes a night out or in with your valentine more […]

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Motivation Monday: Love Is Love

There are a lot of opposing opinions about Valentines Day and I honestly I can relate to both sides. It’s a Hallmark-inflated holiday that appears to be created in the hopes of taking advantage of those in the puppy-love stage or needing to fan the flame on their long term relationship. On the flip side, it’s incredibly tempting to get swept up in the pink and red heart-shaped goodies, seasonal flowers and decadent chocolates all in the celebration of love. For me, I look at it as an excuse to show all those in my life-friends, family and hubby how […]

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Fit Friday: 3 Simple Steps To Reset & Get Back

Everyone I’ve come across this week has given me the same impression: it’s been a week. When these kinds of weeks happen I feel like the first thing to suffer is our health and wellness. We get a little relaxed with the self-care and give more to outside things than to ourselves. While this selflessness is admirable and what we are taught to do in most circumstances, it can also lead to feeling burnt out and run down. Essentially we are no help to anyone especially ourselves. When I find this sort of helpless feeling creep up and begin to see […]

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Wellness Wednesday: Why I’m PRObiotics

There are some things we take or include in our lifestyle because somewhere along the line we heard they were “healthy”. Often times we can’t quite remember when or why. For a long time this was probiotics for me. I knew they were good to include in my diet, but I wasn’t clear on the exact reasons (something about keeping the good bugs in your system?). I touched upon why I started cutting dairy out of my diet in previous posts but didn’t go into how I began to notice adverse affects from the elimination of my daily yogurt (aka probiotics). […]

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Motivation Monday: Touchdown

Yesterday was the Super Bowl and being involved in all the pre-game preparation (betting squares, food menu planning, game day outfit) had me thinking about the pomp and circumstance of it all. Last year I didn’t “have a team” playing or one that I had a connection to-and lets face it, the game was not too engaging (if you can even remember). This year, my hometown team-the Patriots are in it (Mom is from Boston and I am a New Englander through and through) so I had a log in the fire so to speak. It doesn’t take much to […]

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