The “No Excuses” Workout

  Short on time? Traveling? Need a quick ‘pick-me-up’ in the middle of your day. Here’s my go-to workout for these situations. Turn on your favorite music and warm yourself up. Then get started. Each circuit takes about 5 minutes. For a 10 minute workout: Repeat 2 times For a 20 minute workout: Repeat 4 times For a 30 minute workout: Repeat 6 times Comment when you finish and let us know what you think and what kind of workouts you’d like to see in the future!

Seriously? That’s what’s in my water?

Is our tap water safe to drink? Is well water safe to drink? This is the question I asked myself as I sat down to research this topic which seemed to be creeping into conversations I’ve had with my health-coach peers. Many have installed water filtration systems and I knew they had to have good reason for it. The Flint water crisis had brought even more concerns to the front of my mind. What is in the water our family is drinking every day? First–I’m shocked at what we’ve had to do to kill waterborne disease in our water supply. …

Is Microwaving My Food Dangerous? 6 Tips for The Microwave

Perhaps one of the more controversial topics of our time: The Microwave I’m sure you’ve see the headlines warning against the extremely convenient tool we all have in our kitchens–the microwave. The claim? Microwaving removes the nutrients from our food and is generally harmful to your health. Some sources present convincing evidence that microwaving does reduce food’s nutritional value. Other sources indicate that microwaving foods such as vegetables actually retains nutrients (especially vitamin C) better than steaming. Instead of diving into the controversy, I’m going  to provide you with tips to minimize your microwave use and to microwave safely.   …

Why Your Struggle Matters

  I was putting away laundry tonight and I had two epiphanies. Have you ever heard that it is harder parenting girls as they age. Maybe you’ve heard the opposite about boys. My epiphany was this: that is a load of crap.   It’s not that kids don’t get more challenging to parent as they age, but I was lying to myself that it is hard. Learning a new language is hard, parenting is challenging. Things that are challenging I absolutely want to do because they create struggle. That struggle is where you find yourself learning and growing. That struggle …

5 Reasons Regular Exercise is SUCH a Hard Habit To Build

  Imagine with me for a moment. Pretend that I am your very best friend. I’ve just told you that I have an amazing and easy task that will totally transform your life in just 20-30 minutes per day. For this really small time investment, I could experience these benefits: A fantastic mood Increased energy Increased mental sharpness (good-bye brain fog!) Live a longer life Feel young & strong Improved mobility as you age (No canes/walkers for me please!) A stronger immune system Lowered risk of heart disease Lowered blood pressure Reduced risk of many cancers Lower risk of poor bone …

Easy Beef Stir Fry

Stir fry is one of our favorite things to make together as a family. Happy Cooking! Easy Beef Stir Fry 0 from 0 votes Print Rate Course: Kid-Friendly, Main Dish Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Servings: 8 Servings Ingredients2 heads broccoli (cut into evenly sized pieces)2 lbs asparagus (cut into thirds)12 oz flat iron steak (cut into thin pieces, cutting against the grain)1 tbs sesame oil1 tbs grapeseed oil1 tbs black bean sauce InstructionsCut your broccoli & Asparagus into uniform sized pieces for even cooking. If your asparagus has fat stems, cut them in …

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No Added Sugar Cranberry Sauce Recipe (Keto, Low Carb, Paleo)

I’m very excited to share my recipe for No Sugar Added Cranberry Sauce! As we approached the holidays, my husband asked if I could create a keto cranberry sauce recipe! One that wouldn’t leave him missing out on one of his favorite holiday dishes. So, I started experimenting. Inspired to create an end result with full flavor, I played around with some ‘secret ingredients’ until I got the flavors just right. This Keto Cranberry Sauce is utter cranberry perfection. Just a little bit goes a long way. Did you know that cranberries only have 4 grams of sugar in 1 …

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Easy Roasted Potatoes

Did you say POTATOES??? My mother­-in­-law is a HUGE fan of potatoes and so are we. These versatile starchy veggie can be eaten in many ways. This is our family’s favorite way to quickly have crunchy potatoes in the oven or on the grill. You can use Fingerling (the small skinny potatoes pictured) or baby potatoes for this recipe. You can also cut up regular potatoes into small pieces and use those. This recipe is very flexible. Easy Roasted Fingerling Potatoes 0 from 0 votes Print Pin Rate Cuisine: Traditional Recipes Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Servings: 5 People Author: …

Orange Blossom Facial Wash: The Perfect Way to Start and End Your Day

With spring just around the corner, we sometimes experience both the “lion” and “lamb” weather that is typically associated with March. In some parts of the United States, this phenomenon can happen in a matter of days. These extreme weather conditions can sometimes cause a variety of skin problems, requiring extra care. That is why I have chosen Young Living’s Orange Blossom Facial Wash™ as the focus of this blog post. It is the perfect way to start and end your day (especially during this crazy time of year). With an abundance of phytonutrients, Orange Blossom Facial Wash gently removes the …