Green Tea

Green Tea Chalkboard

Green tea should be a superfood, if it's not already.  (I'll have to check the list for it.) I usually see this amazing tea on lists for weight loss "hacks".  I frown when I see that because green tea isn't just good for weight loss.  Green tea has a host

Scale vs Tape Measure

Tape Measure vs Scale

It's the middle of Summer...YAY!!!  Picture this (à la Sophia Petrillo)...Back in January you made a decision to get back in shape.  You set some amazing goals.  You meticulously planned your meals.  You also plotted your workouts and rest days on iCal or your Google calendar.  And you're even sticking

Clutter…How Much Does It Matter?


Clutter doesn't sound like a common topic in a health & wellness blog.  Workouts, water intake, and motivation are, perhaps, the first things to come to mind when talking about fitness.  Clutter is something we only think about when it comes "spring cleaning" or when it's time to move.  Even

Get Outside!


It's Summertime!  Well, ALMOST summertime.  It is, however, the perfect time to take your workouts outside.  Winter was brutal in most parts of the country.  Hopefully everyone is thawed by now and takes advantage of the warmer temperatures.  You can take virtually any exercise into the great outdoors.  A mere

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes always make an appearance in my shopping cart.  Not only are they good for you (superfood status, anyone?), they are also delicious!  Back in Missouri, I only purchased the yellow variety, as that's all that was available.  However, in South Florida, I've been purchasing white sweet potatoes regularly.

Morning Routine

Morning Routine

Morning routine... Everyone has one.  The difference is that some routines are chaotic, while others are organized.  Either way, it sets the tone for the day.  Successful people attribute a large part of their success to their morning routine.  Tony Robbins promotes taking a 'power hour' each morning.  Steve Jobs talked about looking himself

Self Care Importance


Self-care should always be top of mind.  Not only important, self-care is necessary to keep a healthy body and sound mind.  You know the saying, "You can't pour from an empty cup."?  It's true!  If you don't have time, money, patience, love, or anything else, you can't expect to give

Recharge Your Batteries

Recharge your batteries

Do you need a recharge?  In today's go-go-go society, being busy is glamorized.  We may get the feeling that if we're not busy, then we're not accomplishing anything.  However, this is not always the case.  Busy doesn't always mean progress.  Sometimes, it feels as though nothing is going as planned.

Rest Days

Rest days

Rest days should be a part of your workout regimen.  It's essential to take rest days regularly. Without them, you run the risk of burnout as well as injury.  Sure, it's always fun to count steps, miles, strokes, and reps.  But you also need a break.  Don't look at it

Cheat Meals

cheat meals

Cheat meals are a frequent topic of discussion when it comes a fitness routine.  If enjoyed properly, cheat meals will not hinder your progress.  Actually, when it comes to progress, cheat meals are essential.  Keep in mind, I'm not talking about a streak where you're eating nothing but junk.  I'm