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Getting Started: A Fitness Checklist

fitness checklist If you’ve seen any ads for fitness companies, it seems like you need the latest clothes, fabulous accessories and technology and a membership to a trendy gym with a personal trainer. How else will you get those 6 pack abs to show off? In the real world, you do not have to spend a fortune to get in amazing shape. So long as your clothes and accessories are comfortable and functional, you can be well on your way…

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21 Inspiring Quotes by Bruce Lee

  Few people can rival the drive and passion of the great Bruce Lee. Though known for his acting and martial arts skills, he was actually a bright philosopher who spent a lot of time considering how the ideal life should be lived. He aimed to improve himself and live up to these standards every day and serve as an amazing example for the rest of us.   One of my favorite books is Striking Thoughts, a compilation of Lee's…

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Quiche: The Perfect Brunch

  Want to impress friends and family with an amazing brunch? Try a quiche. These are a classic brunch meal; they are fluffy, savory and so filling. It sounds fancy and everyone will think you spent hours working on it! I can’t ever decide on fillings and one never seems enough, so this recipe will make 2 quiches, one spinach and one bacon. Feel free to modify this to use your favorite ingredients and cheeses.   These are easy to make…

Take Your Workout to the Next Level: Interval Training 101

I have good news and bad news for you. Good news…. If you hate spending hours doing cardio, then you will love this. Bad news…. That “I don’t have time to exercise” excuse you keep using is getting chucked out the window for good.   What if I told you that you could: Burn Fat Improve Metabolic Health Improve Muscular Endurance Reduce your Risk for Diabetes Burn Calories After your Workout And Improve Cardiovascular Health All in a 20 –…

Protein Packed Steel Cut Oats

I love how warm and delicious steel cut oats are in the morning. They're fun to experiment with to suit your cravings, and they're so easy to make. I came up with this recipe while trying to find a way to add more protein into my diet and was very pleased with the results! The oats are cooked like normal with protein added towards the end to keep them smooth and flavorful. I use a vanilla protein which adds a…

50 Tips to Start Losing Weight

Losing weight can seem daunting but here are 50 tips that you can implement right now to get started on the right track! Eat less Move more Eat slower, this will help you realize when you are full Drink more water Eat less junk and more real food Try Interval Training Find a physical activity you enjoy Eat less sugar Go for a walk every day Eat more fiber and protein Take your own lunch to work Get enough sleep…

Simplify Your Finances: Pay Period Calculator

I have tried so many different budget apps and software to get me on track, but nothing feels right. I feel like every pay check I have to sit down, figure out what is due during that pay period, then hope that I have budgeted correctly to survive for 2 more weeks. I've been wanting a pay period calculator to do this for me, but there are no apps that do just what I want. Half of the apps won't…

Perfect Paleo Salmon Patties

Having a delicious seafood meal doesn’t have to be expensive. These paleo salmon patties are so easy to make, will satisfy your seafood craving, and best of all it’s good for you! This recipe is paleo and gluten free but can be modified with regular or almond flour. I use a high quality canned salmon and organic peppers and eggs. My favorite canned salmon is Wild Planet Wild Alaskan Salmon. The salmon is sustainably caught and packed in a BPA…

Delicious Healthy Iced Chai Latte

Chai tea is one of my favorite year-round drinks. You can drink it warm in the winter or over ice in the summer. You can use caffeinated tea in the morning, or decaf at night. Basically, chai tea is the perfect go to beverage. But buying chai mix in stores or getting a chai latte from a coffee shop can easily put you over budget on calories, sugar and money. This chai tea recipe is way better for your wallet…