Consistently Inconsistent

Consistently Inconsistent

Ok, so my goal two weeks ago was reach my step goal (12,000) at least three days of the week, and to track my food diligently. Did that happen? No.  Well, this week I did hit my step goal three days, but other than that, no. Why did this not happen? Because of what I … Continue reading

Back at it

Back at it

I would say, all in all, a successful week was had. When I weighed myself last week I nearly lost my mind – my scale told me that I was only about 5 pounds away from how much I weighed when I was 40 weeks pregnant. My daughter is now almost 3. Not good. Now, … Continue reading

30 until I am 40

2017. The year of the cliché. For me at least. I have 30ish weeks until I turn 40, and my New Year’s resolution is to streamline, create space, and grow. Rid myself of all excesses. Excess stress. Excess body fat. Excess material goods. Fruitless distractions. Rationalizations and excuses that hold me back from being what … Continue reading

How do you like them apples?

I bet a lot of people would name ‘The Apple’ as being the most boring, commonplace fruit there is. I used to be one of them. Couldn’t be further from the truth. One of my favorite things to do is go apple shopping at my local grocery. I usually get 2 or 3 of about … Continue reading

Masala Egg White Omelette

I don’t know what makes me happier…when things go exactly as planned, or when experiments turn out way better than you expect. Tonight for dinner, I felt like having an omelette, but wanted to try something different. After clicking through several pages of Google results, I came across this recipe. I was immediately very excited … Continue reading

Power UP!

Since becoming more healthy and fit, I like looking for ways to challenge myself. When you have spent basically the entirety of your life as a heavy person, you don’t ACTUALLY know all the capabilities of your body. But my plan is to find out! So I saw this article online from Active.com about increasing … Continue reading

Treadmill Compilation

Just to counteract the doughnut post…Here is a compilation of my current favorite treadmill workouts! http://carrotsncake.com/2011/12/a-virtual-pr.html http://carrotsncake.com/2008/10/3-mile-challenge.html http://www.fitsugar.com/Treadmill-Workout-One-Minute-Intervals-28175888 http://www.self.com/healthystars/2011/03/minka-kelly-workout-slideshow#slide=5 http://www.fitsugar.com/45-Minute-Treadmill-Interval-Workout-Fight-Belly-Fat-23165725 As you can tell I am a big fan of interval workouts on the treadmill. One, because they really rev up the metabolism, and two, it’s really hard to feel bored when you are running … Continue reading

Not-so-old-fashioned baked doughnuts

Went toy shopping at Bed, Bath, and Beyond with my handy-dandy 20% off coupon, and got me a DOUGHNUT PAN! I’ve only been thinking about getting one for about six months now…been weighing the pros and cons. Pros: it’s fun, it’s cool, I can make all the doughnut recipes I see on Pinterest. Cons: more … Continue reading

Healthier SBux Cranberry Bliss Bars

Again, Pinterest inspires my inner culinary alchemist. Leading up to Christmas this past December, copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss bars were the THING TO DO for the Annual “It’s-the-holidays-so-screw-the-diet-and-stuff-yourself-full-of-treats-in-the-staffroom-daily” Festival. The thing is, when I look at those things all I can see is the refined flour, trans fat, and refined sugar. I KNEW I could … Continue reading

Healthier BeaverTails

I saw a pin on Pinterest about making pizza dough with just self-raising flour and Greek yogurt. So, I thought…smaller scale, frying pan, cinnamon-sugar. A completely natural divergence obviously. Healthy BeaverTail: 1/4 c self-raising flour 1/4 c plain greek yogurt Cooking spray for pan In a medium bowl, combine flour and Greek yogurt until it … Continue reading