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Zucchini, Carrot and Apple Miniature Muffins

February 24, 2015

They often say you are either a cooker or a baker. I am definitely the latter. I love to bake. I like to know I can follow a recipe to the “t” and get the final product without needing to be creative. I also like to have sweet stuff in the house because: A) It makes my house smell good B) The Children constantly need healthy snacks C) I am a recovering sugar addict and appreciate daily sweets, esp in…

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Healthy doesn’t always look “Fit”

November 25, 2014

When I was outwardly considered the most fit, I wasn’t healthy. I meticulously counted macros, spent hours at the gym, turned down invitations to social gatherings, lacked life balance and focused mainly on physical aesthetics and not bodily function.  I didn’t realize that most images seen on magazines and advertisements are of paid models/athletes that tanned, dieted and depleted their body of water so muscles become more visible. Many develop eating disorders, body dysmorphia, infertility, metabolic damage, depression and caffeine…

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Failure is perception.

October 15, 2014

I fear failure. Funny statement considering, most people view me as a successful person. What people don’t realize is how much I’ve failed in this process in uncovering my life’s path. In 2008 I experienced an unplanned pregnancy that left me depressed, anxious and worried about the future. I didn’t have a steady income, I lacked health insurance, I recently moved home with my parents, I was overweight from years of disordered eating and while we were engaged, we weren’t…

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25 Summertime Shape Up Tips!

May 22, 2014

Like most people, my job isn’t to be in shape and fitting in workouts means managing time between work, cooking, cleaning and caretaking my three little boys who I gave birth to in 2009, 2010 and 2011. While it’s difficult to prioritize YOU (especially when you are last on your list), it is possible to get into great shape.  Here are 25 great tips I use to get ready for the summer time (or any time). 1.      Write both long (3-12…

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25 Things I Don’t Do.

March 9, 2014

Often time people want to know what I do. It gets very boring to tell others I workout for an hour five times a week and eat small balanced meals containing complex carbohydrates, lean protein and healthy fats throughout the day. So let me tell you what I DON’T DO on a daily basis. DISCLAIMER: I’m not saying that if you DO any of these things it’s necessarily a bad thing. This article is just a guide to anyone who…

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10 ways to melt the Muffin Top

February 14, 2014

 I still remember the days when I had a muffin top! I was very self conscious in form fitting dresses and tight tops. My vision was to confidently wear a tank top and jeans in the summertime! It took consistency, discipline, faith and patience but I finally got rid of mines and here’s some tips on how to get rid of yours! If you have any tips, pics or success stories to help others, please share! 1. Strength train your…

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10 words of Advice for New Year’s Resolutions

December 30, 2013

Two days left before the New Year. Do I do resolutions? Absolutely! The New Year is a time to reflect on 2013 and DESIRE to do better in 2014. Whatever excuses that prevented you from hitting goals this past year hasn’t changed – the only things that has changed as we approach Jan 1st is your attitude. Every year we start with new hopes, ambitions and dreams, but according to statistics, only 8% of you will see that goal realized.…

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Vegan Chocolate Bundt Cake

December 19, 2013

I love to bake. I bake 1-2 times a week and our cookie jar is rarely empty. So, for my son’s 2nd birthday I originally wanted to make a watermelon cake, but (duh!) watermelon isn’t in season. So I opted for a chocolate vegan bundt cake. It was very easy to make and only took me an hour. Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 tablespoon corn starch 1/3 cup cocoa 1/2 teaspoon salt 1.5…

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4 words I will Never Use.

November 25, 2013

There are certain terms I rarely use in my vocabulary that has been used a lot lately via comments on my Facebook page and website. While I am often portrayed as uncompassionate by viewers, personal friends and family members know I am highly sensitive and very direct.  I don’t view life with negative lenses, I see how people react as a reflection in how they see themselves or what they are intimately experiencing in their own life. Since my influence…

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